The Pine Ridge section starts at the cairn opposite the Town Hall in Port Hope, beside the Ganaraska River and within sight of Lake Ontario. The section ends west of Omemee, after some 63 kilometres of varied terrain. The initial part is fairly flat, following the Ganaraska River.
Be sure to see the fish ladder that allows fish to bypass the dam, near Highway 401. Then the trail follows country roads and paths through farmland and the Ganaraska Forest and skirts the Peterborough Drumlin field. The section is easy and novices should have no difficulties.