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And now for something new on Geocities. Welcome to Morgan's Trail Swap! This completely interactive resource allows mountain bikers and recreational riders to leave information about the best places in Ontario and abroad to ride. Even better, the information is available to everyone else who visits immediately!

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Bruce Trail - 12/03/00 18:46:21
Nearest City / Town: Niagara Escarpment

Comments:
The Bruce Trail has been established, built,and is maintained by the member/volunteers of The Bruce Trail Association as a footpath for the Public. Please respect The Trail and use it only for walking/hiking/snowshoeing

TRENT UNIVERSITY - 11/17/00 00:33:15
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): on a scale its a 7out 10
Your name: Aaron
Your E-mail: hellow_you@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Peterborough,lakefield

Comments:
very technical lots on mogals and rocks deep in the forest down amazingly steep hills!!! if u come here ride thisz!!!!!!

Edmonton - 11/07/00 02:36:10
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): no
Your name: Corey
Your E-mail: mt-biker-hunk@home.com
Nearest City / Town: Edmonton

Comments:
E-mail me for info. It is in the river valley. Corey http://bikecanada.homestead.com

Hastings Heritage Trail - 09/16/00 20:02:24
Your name: Tina Barton
Your E-mail: tbarton@mccarthy.ca OR tina.mike@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Belleville / Bancroft

Comments:
I'm looking for information on the Hastings Heritage Trail. I've found only one site and there wasn't much information. Has anybody out there ridden this trail?

Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area - 09/16/00 14:43:11
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): More so than it used to be
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Definietly
Your name: Susanne
Your E-mail: snoozeanne@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Picton, Belleville, Trenton

Comments:
Fun trails, GET A MAP to find the trail you really want to ride. vaugly marked for difficulty level, roughly 25k of trails ranging from beginner to expert.To get the latest water-on-the-trail update go to the Bloomfield Bicycle Co. in Bloomfield (west of icton on hwy 33). Please keep in mind that this is CONSERVATION land, so don't ride the trails when it's wet (especially the inside down). If you want to help build trails please contact the Bloomfield Bicycle Club at 613-393-1060 These trails are free. Watch for hikers.

sudden tract - 08/31/00 22:40:13
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): moderate
Your name: denis
Your E-mail: denis_d_sidewinder
Nearest City / Town: cambridge/paris

Comments:
nice trail a few laps & it's no as challenging though.but about 15 min's away there us another trail

- 07/31/00 20:05:00
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): no
Nearest City / Town: Hamilton

Comments:


12 mile creek - 07/22/00 20:26:35
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Your name: chris
Your E-mail: opitz@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: st.catharines

Comments:
some puddles knee deep.mud galore.will eventually run into shorthills if you follow pelhem road.

King Trails - 07/16/00 23:30:57
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Ken
Your E-mail: goatfarm@home.com
Nearest City / Town: King City (northwest of OakRidges)

Comments:
Beautiful trail in a quaint, peacfull little town. Trail flows throught surrounding forrests and beside fields. There is terrain for the begginner and average user. (Nice Jumps too) There are hundreds of entrances to the trails. The trails strech about 20 m but have some bad a$$ terrain!. E-mail me for info and enjoy ur trip!

turkey point - 07/16/00 19:28:54
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: brent barber
Your E-mail: kiu7@yahoo.ca
Nearest City / Town: simcoe/port dover

Comments:
take hwy. 24 south and follow signs to turkey point. park at beach and ride bak up hill or ride east along beach and go up old hill road once at the top of either start exploring. the trails vary from fire road to single track and there is plenty of both harringtons sports in simcoe is a good place for details if you want them or email me. weride there every mon. and wed. ... all are welcome!

turkey point - 07/16/00 19:27:29
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: brent barber
Your E-mail: kiu7@yahoo.ca
Nearest City / Town: simcoe/port dover

Comments:
take hwy. 24 south and follow signs to turkey point. park at beach and ride bak up hill or ride east along beach and go up old hill road once at the top of either start exploring. the trails vary from fire road to single track and there is plenty of both harringtons sports in simcoe is a good place for details if you want them or email me. weride there every mon. and wed. ... all are welcome!

DVCA, Burlington - 07/10/00 16:27:22
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes for enthusiasts
Your name: Lee-Ann
Your E-mail: lholloway@gt.ca
Nearest City / Town: Burlington

Comments:
I take the Bruce Trail off Upper Middle and pretty much stay on it to Waterdown - takes 20 - 30 minutes. I ride DVCA once in a while - I'd like to try some tougher, more technical trails but would like to go with someone who knows their way around. Grea Website...not enough input from the girls though.

hilton falls - 07/05/00 03:26:40
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): very
Your name: david
Your E-mail: derwin@attcanada.ca
Nearest City / Town: milton

Comments:
four hours of wide gravel paths. took me three tries to conquer the single track stuff,multiple rock combos and root challenges. can be very fustrating.must have dual suspension.with practice your friends will be amazed as you climb the combos with ease.< r>
- 07/03/00 18:57:43
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Nearest City / Town: Wheatly, Windsor

Comments:
You can find all the info at http://www.rocket.on.ca/

Pipe Line / Jack Pine Hil - 06/25/00 06:21:47
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Derpends on the riders adventurous streak
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Excellent ride
Your name: John Gideon
Your E-mail: johngideon@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: North Bay

Comments:
I ride this area about four times a week, because it's close to home and, alows me the choice of how hard or light I want to ride. there are some groomed trails for the better riders and the old pipeline roads for the less cultered riders. If your in th area it mite be worth a look. Later day'z P.S. Johny boy here just say'n come on out.

Ecology Center - 06/22/00 19:19:11
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Sylvie
Nearest City / Town: Mattawa/ North Bay

Comments:
Great camping, beautiful landscape. Trails in the woods and many side roads, along the mattawa river.

Buckwallow Cycling Cnter - 06/15/00 01:50:43
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Jeff Hill
Your E-mail: spiderslair98@yahoo.com
Nearest City / Town: Gravenhurst, Ontario

Comments:
Muskoka's best kept secret! Relatively new center for all levels of riding. Hard packed and wide main trails cover an approximately 7km loop on winter ski trail. In addition, there are 11 singletrack section that traverse a wide range of terrain and varie technical requirements. Some singletrack is fast and fun, like "Eager Beaver", "Border Run" and "Pine Pitch"; or there are some significant technical challenges in others such as "Do Drop In" and "Spur Line." The longest current singletrack section is 11 0 meters ("Bear Bluff"). New singletrack is added throughout the season, including two in the last three weeks! ("Cliffhanger" and "Bad Pit")Also, the facility features a weekly race series, held all summer long on Thursday evenings. The events attract ov r 40 local racers and provides for some exciting competition throughout the season! Call 705-687-8858 for information, etc.

- 06/13/00 01:53:36

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rattle snake south - 06/10/00 14:04:09
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): not at all , crash
Technical Terrain (yes/no): very
Your name: steve
Nearest City / Town: cambellville

Comments:
WOW u want technical and secret..... go due south of rattle snake on excarpment 5 to 10 km on the road that drops south . head towards the south excarpment you can see fromm rattle snake . park were trail starts in off the rroad so u cant be seen, 4x4 re emended. trail is offf to the left when heading south at very hard left in the road ... is bruce trail i think,,, there is proberly a top way to get in havent found it yet...........HARD terrain lots of carring your bike great veiws lots of trails on t e top cool... lots of rocks wear a helmet... dif head craker.. met one guy there .. very protective of trails and didnt want any one to know about this graet place..... so enjoy..trails are free for all !! so tell him to kiss your ass.hard tail rider might end up with a soar ass.

Waterdown - 06/09/00 04:06:21
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes!!!
Your name: John (Hansi) Poos
Your E-mail: pooka@golden.net
Nearest City / Town: Waterdown

Comments:
Went there once. Parked at the Tim Hortons. Found the trail at the end of the street. Got lost. Crashed my bike & broke it. Only rode about 10 klm but trails were awsome. Does any one have have any detailed info about this place? Please e-mail me. nxious to go back. Wouldnt mind linking up with someone who knew their way around in there.

Glassgo Street - 06/09/00 01:26:31
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Chris
Your E-mail: pennywise128@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Kitchener

Comments:
This trail is right off of Glassgo street, right behind the Dump. If you want to know further information, give me an email

Seaton Trail - 05/31/00 17:49:55
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): so so
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Silver Surfer
Your E-mail: silver@surf.com
Nearest City / Town: Pickering to Whitevale

Comments:
This is a really good trail nice and close to the city. Go up Dixie and parks in down one of the subdivision streets. Ride up Dixie and cut through the hydro cut and drop in down a crazy steep. Then ride your way all the way to Whitevale. The trail contin es if you have the time. Word of caution......there is a dump upstream so stay out of the water.....other than that, it's a great time....

Black Bay Road - 05/26/00 18:31:41
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Not yet
Your name: Over the Bars
Your E-mail: twpushie@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Pembroke/Petewawa

Comments:
Wow!this is an incedible site.Good to see everyone out there ripping it up. Most of my riding years was in Cape Breton N.S. I`v yet to anything close to it up here in Ont but HeH with all these riding sites you guys are listing I`ll sure find em.The trail out Black Bay road is off the 417 between Pembroke and Petewawa.I`m currently looking into building some trails that would lead into some recreational racing. Always looking for that trail that`ll make ya shxxt your pants.Any info near my area would be gr atly help.

Cambridge-Dundas Rail Trail - 05/16/00 10:47:08
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): no
Your name: Bruce
Your E-mail: bes@easynet.ca
Nearest City / Town: Cambridge/Paris/Brantford/Ancaster/Dundas

Comments:
80 km. of level riding on rail trail which runs between Cambridge and Dundas. Excellent for families with young children. Fairly scenic, runs through Carolinian forest between Cambridge and Brantford.

Hard Wood Hills - 05/08/00 00:09:45
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): somo,not much
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes/No
Your name: Mike
Nearest City / Town: Barrie

Comments:
Fun

Hard Wood Hills - 05/08/00 00:08:07
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes/No
Nearest City / Town: Barrie

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Hard Wood Hills - 05/07/00 23:57:58
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): some, not much
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes/no - mostly
Your name: Mike, age 13
Nearest City / Town: Barrie

Comments:
Very challenging and fun. These trails have every thing. Ruts, roots, rocks, drop offs, jumps, logs, obsticals, single track, wide track, climbs, decends, curbs, bumbs stumps you name it, they got it, and six different trails of it to chose from to. They o anywhere from 2km to 15km so you can pick how far and what you want to ride. Great ridding for $5. So if you ever get a chance some day take your bike and $5 and drive on down to Hard Wood.

Aaron Park - 05/03/00 16:57:04
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: DUDE
Your E-mail: HELLO>COM
Nearest City / Town: Dryden

Comments:
This trail is good I ride here often enough to know that hikers suc they really really suck

Durham Forest - 04/19/00 14:47:50
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): moderately
Your name: Warren Hillier
Your E-mail: warrenhillier@canoemail.com
Nearest City / Town: Uxbridge

Comments:
Trail with a good mix of beginner to intermediate difficulties. Lots of hills for those who like to downhill. Scenery is great as well. Totally suggest hitting the trail if your in the Uxbridge/Newmarket area.

Batawa Ski Hill - 04/11/00 00:25:32
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): mostly
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Dan Coulman
Your E-mail: dfc_88@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Belleville/Trenton Ont.

Comments:
I'm trying to sell my bike to go to N. Van. and ride some different trails for a change. It's a Gary Fisher Big Sur, Aluminum frame (Easton programmed tubing), XT,LX, and STX RC parts, Rock Shox, $1500 new, owned by a proffessional bike mechanic for most of the last two years, asking $750, email me for more info. Must sell before April 20, will meet you anywhere in Southern Ontario if you are seriously interested.

Three Rocks - 04/06/00 18:50:13
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Jeremy Schaab
Your E-mail: jeremyschaab@canoemail.com
Nearest City / Town: Claremont

Comments:
These trails are great no matter what level you are, there is some great single track, some tough downhill, a lot of roots even some north shore catwalks. Give your self a lot of time because there is a lot of space out there and you can end up going in ircles. It's situated between Durham Forest and Dagmar but there is less of a crowd and it's free. Relatively easy to find, take lakeridge road north of the 401 for about 15-20 k then turn left at Lakeridge Ski hill keep heading west and you will hit a ravel road turn left just before the road starts to go into a valley and follow the twists and turns until you see the three rocks on your right. You should see the trail start right there. Bring a compass, power bar, water and some mary jane and enjoy he ride. Have a good one and please e-mail me if you have any great trails up in Simcoe county.

Hungry Hollow Trails - 03/27/00 21:00:57
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Some
Technical Terrain (yes/no): YES
Your name: Dave
Your E-mail: caxjr@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Georgetown

Comments:
Very good trails, lots of mud and water. Also lots of hard hills. Just minutes from terra cotta.

???? - 03/25/00 07:18:36
Your name: Wendel
Your E-mail: wendelx@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Kitchener->Hamilton

Comments:
Looking for a route from Kitchener to Hamilton. Rail trails etc. Did not know if there was anything out there.

Blue Mountain - 03/21/00 17:13:41
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Not very...so so.
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Oh yeah!
Your name: Joel Harding
Your E-mail: chris.joel@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Kingston/Lansdowne/Gananoque

Comments:
About 30-40 min from Kingston, 20 min from Gan, just north of Lansdowne. Take 401 east (out of Kingston or Gan), take Renalds Road Exit and head north. Pass directly through small village of Lansdowne, head north for about 10 km till you hit Warburton d and turn right (east)...you should be able to see the mountain in the distance off to the left (north)...go to straight till you get to the 90 degree turn in the road, park at the end of the (unmarked) dirt road and ride in! It's a good, technical ride, about 7-10 km to the top. Watch out for hikers! The trail will take you around to the north side of the mountain, where you'll start the climb. Although it's tough, it's rideable! The descent can be quite a rush. When you reach the top, the wiew is pretty awesome. Watch for the trail that will take you further north, it's not a loop, so you'll have to turn back after a few km's. It's not bad, pretty fast, but a little short. Just a few miles north is Charleston Lake Provincial Park if you wanna make it a weekend. You're not allowed to bike the trails here, but they are great for hikin with a lot of points that you can swim off of. Bring a canoe if you've got one. If you're not sure of the directions, don't hesitate to contact me, it's really easy to find though.

- 03/18/00 22:18:59
Nearest City / Town: guelph

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jo trials - 03/11/00 02:35:29
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): hard
Your name: MORGAN SUTHARLAND
Your E-mail: gfrteee>com
Nearest City / Town: fgsejsuiq

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High Park - 03/09/00 20:58:16
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes, but watch out for dogs and cops...
Technical Terrain (yes/no): a bit not really
Your name: krusty lips
Your E-mail: the_psychoanimal@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: toronto

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- 02/02/00 19:22:20

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Bruce Trail - 01/29/00 07:37:03
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Joel a.k.a. scuzzi
Your E-mail: scu_zzi@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Calaedon

Comments:
the bruce trail has many branches of rideable trail for beginners and intermediates. I am kind of looking to find a map of the area so I can plot routes to take rather than going helter skelter. Also, there is the calaedon riding club, which does do tra ls through the area.

backroads of Frontenac twp. - 01/05/00 03:24:02
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes old railroad beds
Technical Terrain (yes/no): no
Your name: Doug
Your E-mail: St_99_le@yahoo.com
Nearest City / Town: Sharbot Lake

Comments:
Many sharp hills and cool woodes roads . Few cars .Bring lunch.

Eden Mills, ON - 12/31/99 23:54:06
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: the Pope
Nearest City / Town: Guelph, ON

Comments:
This trail starts off in Guelph. First off, you cut through a great off-road trail system that runs alongside downtown's Speed River. This trail will exit on a highway. Cross the highway and look for a Boy Scout camp. The new trail starts right off the dr veway to the camp. Follow the Scout camp trail to the top of a hill. There's a road leading down. Take the road, then turn right. Go up for a couple minutes then on your left you will see a trail cut through the woods will a wooden gate of sorts leading t the entry. Once you're on this wooded trail, you can either follow it out to the end, or cut left onto a narrow trail that leads up some nice slopes. If you're into hill-climbing, the latter is the best choice. Both the hill trail and the forest trail wi l dump you in an area marked with "No Trespassing" and "Private property" signs. Ignore these. Keep biking to the end. The trail will get very technical and rocky (but not that steep). Eventually, the trail will lead up to a road, right by a big "for sale sign. There's a town nearby, named Eden Mills. The last part of the trail is a real sweat-fest. A great overall system that's kind of like a bunch of mini-systems all put together. Takes maybe ninety minutes to ride the whole trail from start to finish.

Guelph Lake, Gorba Trail - 12/31/99 23:45:12
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Sean
Nearest City / Town: Guelph, ON

Comments:
This is a very scenic, very mixed trail. Some steep inclines, but nothing that most bikers couldn't handle. Some of the trails cut through a very beautiful forested area and lead right down to the lake (you can swim and ride, if you want). Nice, winding paths and lots of surprises. Go off the main trail and you'll find all sorts of great little hills and weird slopes. It's such a big area that you won't be bothered by lots of other bikers or hikers. So much of this trail system is forested that it can easily be tackled in rainy weather (the trails in the woods get muddy, but are still rideable).

Don Valley - 12/31/99 23:33:42
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): very
Your name: Nate
Nearest City / Town: Toronto

Comments:
Believe it or not, there is a very challenging off-road trail almost in the geographical centre of Toronto. It's the Don Valley trail, and the off-road part isn't actually listed on any official trail maps in the city. At the bottom of Pottery Rd., go lef over some RR tracks and up one of two trails on the side of a hill. Trails go on forever, and some are extremely technical. Some good slopes. Be prepared to sweat. If you do the complete trail, it's quite a workout. Be careful about going on the slopes w en it's muddy - easy wipeouts. One big advantage - if you do wipeout, you're always fairly close to civilization on this trail.

Don Valley - 12/31/99 23:33:26
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): very
Your name: Nate
Nearest City / Town: Toronto

Comments:
Believe it or not, there is a very challenging off-road trail almost in the geographical centre of Toronto. It's the Don Valley trail, and the off-road part isn't actually listed on any official trail maps in the city. At the bottom of Pottery Rd., go lef over some RR tracks and up one of two trails on the side of a hill. Trails go on forever, and some are extremely technical. Some good slopes. Be prepared to sweat. If you do the complete trail, it's quite a workout. Be careful about going on the slopes w en it's muddy - easy wipeouts. One big advantage - if you do wipeout, you're always fairly close to civilization on this trail.

Bruce Trail - 11/25/99 20:00:52
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Derek Graydon
Your E-mail: None
Nearest City / Town: Terra Cotta

Comments:
The part of the trail that runs through Terra Cotta where I live is excellent. Lots of rocks and tree roots to ride over. Very nice countryside to look at.

harwood - 11/19/99 01:32:23

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no name - 11/18/99 02:41:18
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Jonathan Clark
Your E-mail: mistapeo40@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: kingston

Comments:
all terain trail

Cape Split - 11/15/99 03:24:18
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): not really
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Ryan Legge
Your E-mail: 041262l@acadiau.ca
Nearest City / Town: Canning

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Bowmanville River - 11/07/99 20:36:37
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): No!!!
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes!!!
Your name: John (Hansi) Poos
Your E-mail: pooka@golden.net
Nearest City / Town: Bowmanville

Comments:
You can find this gnarly single track in Bowmanville just off hwy#2, just east of regional road 57 (north of the 401). It starts behind the old mill. When heading east into Bowmanville turn right just before the bridge over the river and then immediately left and park down in the lot. Ride behind the old mill (its stoes now) and follow the trail. There is some wicked riding, very steep, several bridges (including the bridge of doom!). when you come out to the paved road, cross the bridge and follow the rail along the river to the left again. Always follow the river. When you get to the fallen down bridge, cross the river. Follow the trail to the coffe shop - turnaround and go back - about 11 klm each way - some pretty technical stuff but a lot of fun nd challenge not to "dab"!

king forest - 11/04/99 21:12:17
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Matt Howden
Your E-mail: mr_m_howden@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: hamilton/stoney creek

Comments:
some hard hills some easy hills some hard trails some easy trails.

Bruce Trail - 11/02/99 20:02:11
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Ron
Your E-mail: roncuffy@mailcity.com
Nearest City / Town: Dundas, Ontario

Comments:
Some really good hills. Both uphill and downhill. If you're a nature lover, bring your camera. Just on Sulphur Springs Rd. in Dundas.

Hardwood hills - 09/06/99 22:00:04
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes/no
Your name: matt ellis
Your E-mail: mellis@bconnex.net
Nearest City / Town: Barrie

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Hardwood hills - 09/06/99 21:59:49
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes/no
Your name: matt ellis
Your E-mail: mellis@bconnex.net
Nearest City / Town: Barrie

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Culham trail (2nd) - 08/24/99 21:46:19
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): very
Technical Terrain (yes/no): nope
Your name: Syl
Nearest City / Town: Mississauga

Comments:
this is the same name as another one (ask the city why?) but not connected in any way. A bit shorter and no real hills or anything (a few short ones) but still very scenic. Pure sunday afteroon lesiure ride. Starts at eglinton and ends around dundas. You can park in a parking lot on the corner of eglinton and Mississauga Rd. and the trail starts just 200meters east of mississauga rd on eglinton. watch for the signs. And to have some fun, go take a dip in t e river.

Culham trail - 08/24/99 21:42:07
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): very
Technical Terrain (yes/no): no
Your name: Syl.
Nearest City / Town: Mississauga

Comments:
This is a nice easy relaxing trail. A few uphils and some short downhills but mostly flat following the credit river. Go north on Creditview, turn left onto Falconer then first left onto side road. At the end of the road is a park. There is a sign saying Culham trial starts. Go nuts.

Brocktel/Black & Decker Trails - 08/19/99 19:01:12
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes/No
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: J.J
Your E-mail: farfrom_sober@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Brockville, On

Comments:
Singletrack. Lots of roots, rocks and some hard climbs. The main trail is about 10km to 15km long with alot of smaller singletrack trails that branch off here and there.

general motors trail/gate 12 - 08/12/99 03:20:59
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): depends how fast you go
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: greg
Your E-mail: jsgm@sprint.ca
Nearest City / Town: st.catharines/niagara on the lake

Comments:
QEW use glenridge exitgo staight,2 lights its on the left.(go over welland canal lift bridge,you went too far.)gate 12 entrence to the end, and park. enjoy from there. watch out for motorcycles, they hurt when you hit them. don't drink the water!."o sh*t ATCH OUT FOR THE TRAINS THEY DO NOT SLOW DOWN NEAR THE BRIDGE..... any-body intrested e-mail me and we will make plans to ride the 5 trails .will drive if needed.

Gatineau Park - 08/04/99 02:59:28
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): can be
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Everything to your hearts content
Your name: Cameron
Your E-mail: cameron_ashton@ocdsb.edu.on.ca
Nearest City / Town: Chelsea--Ottawa, Hull

Comments:
Gatineau Park offers many trails mostly double track, easy riding, but take one of the single track off shoots and you could be in for the ride of your life. Lots of technical with switch backs, drop offs, roots, and bolders to get lots of air off of.Many of the double track will take you to smaller towns, and belive it or not there are trail signs with distances to the next town. My favorite trail! The old mill trail past Chelsea off of highway 105. From Ottawa follow King Edward drive North over the Ottawa river into Hull,Quebec follow signs 105 to Chelsea. At the off ramp turn left into Chelsea, drive through staying to the le t, the rode gets very windy. You pass a skill hill on the left, keep going and on the right hand side you will see a booth for a parking, lot enter here. Word of advise; Try to get there before 9am, you won't have to pay for parking. Have fun and good lu k... If anyone nose of some good intermediate trails in and around the eastern part of Ontario I would definitly like to no.

- 07/14/99 04:23:43

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Don valley - 07/07/99 11:24:33
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): a little
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Danny
Your E-mail: shyan@sprint.ca
Nearest City / Town: Toronto

Comments:
I haven't ridden much of this trail. Started at Bayview and pottery just left of rail tracks. Fun loop..quite technical in sections.

Don valley - 07/07/99 11:24:21
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): a little
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Danny
Your E-mail: shyan@sprint.ca
Nearest City / Town: Toronto

Comments:
I haven't ridden much of this trail. Started at Bayview and pottery just left of rail tracks. Fun loop..quite technical in sections.

RE: RE: "Erosion is the key factor" - 06/30/99 03:42:20

Comments:
Im not so sure that erosion is caused by mountain bikers as i am that forest destruction is caused by mountain bikers. being a Hiker of many years who has taken up mountain biking. I can look at both sides of the coin with an unbiass opinion. I recall a mountain in BC, Burnaby mnt. (one of the smaller mountains of BC) the whole mountain is a park except for the Simon Fraser University at the top. I grew up near this park and froliked in forrest often. shortly after mountain biker became comon I supose arount the time kmart stoped selling 10 speed road bikes and started selling mountain bikes. several or maybe even more than several new trails had oped up where before no trail existed. I used to know every trail very well. now the mountain is rancid with mountain bike trails and those people who wish to hike up the mounatin take there life into there own hands whan taking the main trail due to the peed and frequency of mountain bikers. I supose what i wanted to say was dont blaze a new train in a beutiful forest. it makes me angry

nono - 06/22/99 02:18:32

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- 06/07/99 01:38:26
Your name: Mike
Your E-mail: wilkins@echo-on.net
Nearest City / Town: Sudbury

Comments:
I'm in Sudbury This week, Any good 1-2 hr. trails to ride on?

RE: "Erosion is the key factor" - 06/06/99 00:12:32
Your name: Bike Trail owner!

Comments:
This is addressed to Peter and anyone else who blames erosion on bikers. That thought is an interesting thought yet an ignorant, selfish, uneducated one. As an owner of a 2 km bike trail near Kanata and Stittsville I can tell you that bikes make up maybe 0% of the erosion and hikers make up 10% as well. Erosion is a problem with all well used trails be it hiker, biker or both. The real culprit for erosion on all trails is the Spring melting and the rain that we get. To say that bikers are the "Key factor n erosion" is ludicrous and stupid. Next time you should look into what the hell you're talking about!

- 05/05/99 17:36:38
Your name: Aspen

Comments:
I am looking for a new/used good quality frame. 16-17", light weight Aluminum/Matrix.

Don Valley Ridge - 04/22/99 18:51:06
Your name: goodnews/badnews
Your E-mail: brigitten@gingkogroup.com
Nearest City / Town: TO

Comments:
The Ridge is the greatest place to play but this is a word of caution learned the hard way. There's some pretty brutal poison oak and ivy in the valley. I know this because my boyfriend had to p... and caught a severe case of poison oak, breaking out in h rrible sores and stuff too gross to describe in detail. If you do end up in the bushes for one reason or another, keep an eye on your bodyparts that may have got in contact, watch out for irritated skin and bumps, and don't let it be diagnosed as shingles Despite all that, the Ridge is still the Ridge, and a great place to hang out ... just save your bathroom break for later. Enjoy.

RE: Bikers are the key factor in EROSION - 04/20/99 22:43:07

Comments:
Also in response to Peter. As a mountainbiker I take issue with your comments. (sorry Peter, you're not going to get much support on this site I reckon) I feel that most mountainbikers are very considerate of the problems of trail maintenance and erosion I for one never ride in early spring when the trails are more vulnerable to damage. Also I am very considerate to give way to hikers I encounter on the trail and dismount if necessary. When are people going to realize that both hikers and mountain b kers can contribute more to trail conservation and development together instead of fighting over who has the right to use a trail system intended to be enjoyed by all.

RE: Bikers are the key factor in EROSION - 04/20/99 14:02:40
Your name: Outraged biker

Comments:
This is addressed to Peter, the one who regards bikers as the key factor in erosion on the Bruce's Trail. I hate to tell you but a pair feet trudging along a trail have more impact on the soil composition than that of two rubber tires making contact with a trail at 25km/h. Secondly I know many a people whose homes and property are a component of the Bruce's Trail, they are more than willing and happy to allow the use of the trails to riders. The Bruce's trail is maintained by people who frequent it and ant to see it survive. By you saying that bikers are the key reason for natural occurences is outrageous and ignorant. You might as well tell the thousands of rock climbers who climb on the rock faces scattered along the trail that they are the key fact r in erosion as well. The next time you vouch for a mass of land three quarters the size of Ontario, educate yourself on its unbiased purposes.

Bruce Trail - 04/17/99 23:29:52
Your name: Peter
Your E-mail: munshaws@bmts.com
Nearest City / Town: Most anywhere

Comments:
Nice idea to swap info. Thanks. BUT please note that almost all of the Bruce Trail is NOT for mountain biking. It is for, and maintained by, hikers, not bikers. Much of it is on private land by kind consent of owners, who for their own reasons do not want erosion, liability etc problems. You could jeopardize long-standing relationships and the very integrity of this far too rare resource for hikers. There ARE places, such as Mono and Kolapore, where both are permitted, but PLEASE, bikers, don't spoil our WALKING trai

Bruce Trail - 04/17/99 23:28:33
Your name: Peter
Your E-mail: munshaws@bmts.com
Nearest City / Town: Most anywhere

Comments:
Nice idea to swap info. Thanks. BUT please note that almost all of the Bruce Trail is NOT for mountain biking. It is for, and maintained by, hikers, not bikers. Much of it is on private land by kind consent of owners, who for their own reasons do not want erosion, liability etc problems. You could jeopardize long-standing relationships and the very integrity of this far too rare resource for hikers. Ther ARE places, such as Mono and Kolapore, where both are permitted, but PLEASE, bikers, don't spoil our WALKING trai

Rockcliffe Trails - 04/16/99 20:46:02
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Andrew
Your E-mail: andrew.j.martin@ac.com
Nearest City / Town: Waterdown/Burlington

Comments:
Probably the most fun mountainbiking I've had in the Burlington/Waterdown area. Can be accessed from several ways. You can highway 5 from Waterdown and a short ride through Rockcliffe survey. Also can go by the Bruce Trail from Snake Rd. via Hidden Val ey (bitch of a hill to walk your bike up though). Ride about half a click up a slight incline of technical and cross the railway tracks. Excellent maze of trails. Different combinations will keep you from getting bored. Combinations of short steep downhills and long slopes. Watch for hikers and make sure your in good shape or have a really good bike. I've moved to Ottawa recently. Any recomendations?.

No name - 04/12/99 16:45:00
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes/No
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Wickett
Your E-mail: wickett@home.com
Nearest City / Town: RichmondHill/OakRidges

Comments:
This is a hidden gem. Take BAYVIEW north as far as you can go, up until STOUFVILLE SIDE RD. You will reach a set of traffic lights, you make a RIGHT on Stoufville Side Rd. [east]. Approximately 100 meters down the road look to your left and you will see a clearing blocked off by a small barrier. You will see the trail entrance with a sign telling you where to safely park your car so you don't get towed. DON'T PARK ON THE ROAD!!! The trails go on for ever and offer a variety of technical and intermediat terrain. Plenty of loops with some nice lengthy ones as well. ENJOY!

No name - 04/12/99 16:44:09
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes/No
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Wickett
Your E-mail: wickett@home.com
Nearest City / Town: RichmondHill/OakRidges

Comments:
This is a hidden gem. Take BAYVIEW north as far as you can go, up until STOUFVILLE SIDE RD. You will reach a set of traffic lights, you make a left on Stoufville Side Rd. [east]. Approximately 100 meters down the road look to your left and you will see clearing blocked off by a small barrier. You will see the trail entrance with a sign telling you where to safely park your car so you don't get towed. DON'T PARK ON THE ROAD!!! The trails go on for ever and offer a variety of technical and intermediate terrain. Plenty of loops with some nice lengthy ones as well. ENJOY!

Brook's Mill Conservation Area - 04/12/99 09:23:23
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Pollmann Family
Your E-mail: abp@linetap.com
Nearest City / Town: Simcoe

Comments:
Take Hwy.# 24 south through Simcoe. Go past the downtown area then turn left on Woodhouse St. and then right on Owen St. until it ends. There's a parking lot here. Take the Lynn Valley Rail Trail east from here. Just over the first bridge, the fun trails tart on both sides. There's only 3 to 4 kms. of trails here but they are well worth the ride if you're in the area. It ranges from rail trail to some short but gnarly singletrack. There are a couple of purpose-built (thanks!) switch-backs that would chall nge any rider. With a little exploring, you'll come across the remains of a rail bridge and Brook's Mill. You can also stay on the Lynn Valley Rail Trail and go the 8 km. to Port Dover for an Arbor "foot-long" and return.

Wood End Conservation Area - 04/05/99 12:17:36
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Some
Your name: Steve
Nearest City / Town: St. Catherines/Niagara Falls

Comments:
Exit QEWat Glendale,just after the Garden City Skyway ( St. Catherines),go south for 1/4 ml.to the 1st. light and turn left. Go 1/2 a ml. S.,at the top of the first hill turn into the parking lot and unload your bike.Follow the dirt road and you will see rails along the way.At the end of the road is a white house,the trail goes around the house,but don't worry it's not a problem. You now enter the woods and travel along the Escartment,lots of roots and rocks,but not too technical. Be careful not to get to close to the edge ,on your right hand side,BIG drop off. The trail will bring you back to your car,but the Bruce continues on right across the street from where you parked.I wouldn't tavel too far to ride here,but if your in the area stop by for a little excitement.

Hilton Falls Conservation - 04/04/99 14:47:17
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes..I think so :)
Your name: Danny Shyan
Your E-mail: shyan@sprint.ca
Nearest City / Town: Milton/Halton Hills

Comments:
"Hilton Falls" Conservation area..Very pretty and relaxing place. Trails run through the woods and natural wetlands. Main trails are fairly wide and easy. Side trails range from very narrow with a grass base to very narrow and steep with nothing but rocks and tree stumps. I had an excellent 2 hour workout and didn't see most of the place. Take highways 401 to the Milton/Halton hills turnoff which is highway 25. Turn north and follow the signs. you will turn west (left) When you see the hilton falls and Kelso signs. Kelso and rattlesnke point are in the area as well. Kelso allows biking. the other doesnt. Haven't been there yet though. Regards, Danny

Base Borden CISM Trail - 04/04/99 03:44:37
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Sorta.
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Oh yeah!
Your name: Brux
Your E-mail: btkm@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Angus/Alliston/Barrie

Comments:
Aprroximately 25-30 km of single and double track trails. The singles have very technical spots with fast hills. While the doubles give plenty of room to open up. Best way to get here is take Hwy 90 from Barrie straight into Borden. Turn right on Rang Rd at the McDonald's and you'll see the trail on your right. Park at the Rod & Gun Club.

Firemans Park - 03/28/99 02:50:11
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Steve
Nearest City / Town: Niagara Falls

Comments:
Take QEW to Mountain Rd.exit,go E.for 1 ml.Turn left at the sign (firemans park) Down the hill,over the tracks park on the left,trail on the right.The trail runs along the escartment, and the Bruce trail.Lots of up and down and tight single track and many hairy short down hill runs off to the side. This was my first time on any trail , but my son and I had a great time.Enjoy!

- 03/26/99 17:14:30
Your name: Peggy Martin
Your E-mail: martin.derek@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Sudbury

Comments:
Are there any books, maps. etc that I can buy that will give me a good selection of mountain biking trips I can do in Ontario? Thanks

Blaise Riou - 03/24/99 06:41:18

Comments:
Je visted GeoCities et le somhow a fini vers le haut sur votre page Web. Combien d'heure avez-vous investie dans votre site Internet? J'espère avoir un bientôt!

lindsay cn rail corr. - 03/19/99 01:24:25
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): no
Your name: sid lochlin
Your E-mail: sidloc@sympatico
Nearest City / Town: lindsay

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Killaley - 03/06/99 19:00:08
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): not really
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: All Mighty Pop-A-Lots
Nearest City / Town: In London, Ont.

Comments:
This trail covers alot of London stretching from Highbury Ave N to past Western University. There are many sections to it connected by paths or having to cross a road. There are some very techie areas and some are not so techie, it's a good couple hour ide, an hour and a bit if you want to jam. I recommend you ride it and post comments about what you think thanks again. Another trail endorsed by the Almighty Pop-A-Lots

rockcliff trails - 03/06/99 16:22:23
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): not really
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yep
Your name: g-off
Nearest City / Town: waterdown

Comments:
near hwy 5 & 6 . go through the old quary across from wendys. you will see a pump house . ride up the hill ..... good luck and you will see a trail at th quarys edge follow it into the forest.this set of trails is huge and some of the best riding around. wouldnt go here unless you have been riding for at least 3-6 months. big technical down hills bar brusing narrow trail and off camber trails are just the start.have fun and please dont ride this trail when it's wet.

3 Stage - 02/15/99 02:31:40
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): NO! NO! NO!
Technical Terrain (yes/no): YES!!!
Your name: Teri
Your E-mail: teri.reidt@gte.net
Nearest City / Town: Collingwood

Comments:
In a nutshell - mountain bikin' heaven. Bring an iron lung! The trail runs along the backside of Osler Ski Hill. It's accessible at either the bottom or top...I recommend starting at the top,otherwise you start your ride with good mile uphill. You hav everything from old logging roads, technical hairpin downhill turns, amazing single track...even a secluded lake for skinny dipping...eyes open for hikers. Used to be unknown but becoming more popular. Too hard to describe how to get to...Go to Squire J hn's (on Hwy. 26 just before Thornbury) ask for a FAT MAP. Gives details on trail systems in the area. See you there!

- 02/12/99 20:44:25
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): somewhat
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Joel
Your E-mail: jaguar61@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: In Toronto

Comments:
Going up Bayview turn into the faomous Pottery Road. Right before the rail road there's a tril leding up the hill. Drag your bike up or, if you can handle it, ride up. On top is the best off road mt. biking is the city. This tral is too hard even for the expert. I'v been on it tens of times yet every time I go theres something new. This trail runs easstward, along a branch of the Don River parallel to the Don Biking Trail(that's all paved), and behind the water treatment plant. This trail is wet often so e carefull. The best part about this trail is that is was not prffesionally designed with all the hazards removed. It's more like a trail worn out of the forest by the few that go through it. This trail crosses some deep "cannions" almost so you'll find three ver steep and long declines, one almost fifty feet high, acompanied by those beutifull inclines everyome looks foward too. You may think it's gonna be easy when you start, but by the time you're at the end (if you make it to the end) you'll realize why there are so few people. Bring a city biking map along and if you get lost the first time, try a different route next time.

Yet to decide - 01/26/99 22:09:56
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Bob
Your E-mail: triter@cyberbeach.net
Nearest City / Town: Sudbury

Comments:
I was thinking of starting a trail system that would have two nights stay over at different intervals along the trail.The trail(s) is a large loop which heads north along one river system swings east and the return route is along another. I was just E-mai ing you to see if something like this would be fesible.If any comments please reply.

Beaverpond Trail - 01/18/99 20:57:59
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Shayne
Your E-mail: Shayne_Paddock@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Kanata/Ottawa

Comments:
The beaverpond trail is fun for people of all abilities. Steep hills and rocky descents make for great riding. The trails are short, but there are a lot of them to keep you happy for a whole day.

Ourimbah forest - 01/17/99 11:14:58
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no its downhill
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: dr x
Your E-mail: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - -
Nearest City / Town: Tugerra

Comments:
This sight is stupid its toooo much damn xc. More downhill

Craiglieth ski club - 01/11/99 15:11:36
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Andrew Townsend
Your E-mail: ghicks@netrover.com
Nearest City / Town: Collingwood

Comments:
This Place has wicked downhills with unlimited speed depending on how much you value life. The only problem is you have to walk up a ski hill to get there

Minaki Wilderness Centre - 01/05/99 14:50:52
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): some
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Jordy McBride
Your E-mail: jordy@voyageur.ca
Nearest City / Town: Minaki or Kenora

Comments:
Minaki offers 25 kms of single track trails that wind through the boreal forest and out on to the rocks of the canadian shield. The site offers a day lodge with washrooms and changing facilities, we also have a bike rental and repair shop. Travel North of Kenora on hwy 596 until you reach Trailhead rd. about 45km. Or check out our website http://www.voyageur.ca/~jordy/index.htm

Dundas Valley - 12/06/98 04:22:13
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Gord McGuire
Your E-mail: gmcguire@interlynx.net
Nearest City / Town: Dundas / Ancaster

Comments:
The whole area around the Dundas Valley is owned mostly by a Conservation Authority. The cost is @ $3 for a one day pass and the riding varies from steep and technical to a long flat converted rail line. Try the trails from Spring Valley in Ancaster. No as busy as some in the main valey. Lots of hikers, dogs and horses too!! So look sharp.

Nature Trail - 12/04/98 19:31:23
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Graham Shrive
Your E-mail: shriveg@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Arnprior,On

Comments:
Wow!! Here you get the largest selection of trails I have ever seen! Everthing from Ultra technical, to rolling fire roads! One bad thing, only about 7 kilometers long.

Proposed Hwy. 403 - 11/15/98 23:20:16
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): No
Your name: Bikerdude
Your E-mail: wdavid@cgocable.net
Nearest City / Town: Burlington

Comments:
1 word:FAST. of course it matters witch way you are coming from. There is entrances to it on Brant St. (currently locked), Upper middle Rd., Guelph Ln., and Hwy. 5. It is occasionly used by dirt bikers, people walking there dogs and bikers. It is mostly d wnhill if you start on Guelph. Starting at Guelph Ln. going towards the lake, after you pass no frills (used to be Fortinos) you will see a path just before you go over the bridge. go down that path. When you get to the fence make a left keep going, you w ll see paths going to the left. Turn left on to the second left turn off. go through the hole in the fence. go straight. On the first right turn. When you come out you will see a path leading straight through to Upper Middle. Cross Upper Middle(no light) o the other side. Go over the ditch, over the sidewalk. Through the fence. There is a wicked downhill with a few jumps at the bottom. after the jumps there is a big ditch so slow down after the jumps. Go through the other fence. You can turn left and go t another trail or you can turn right or you can go straight. Go straight, cross the creek, go up the hill and then come down. Go under Brant St.(no exit) nice straight. when you get to the end there is an overpass going over the north service road(you can go over it if you want but there is nothing there). There is a path leading to the right and a path leading to the left. The right (all downhill) leads out to the service road, the left is way cool. It goes along the road on top of the hill. There is alot of trees to run over. It comes out near the Power Centre (Brant and North Service). That's about it, ENJOY YOUR RIDE!

Proposed Hwy. 403 - 11/15/98 23:18:58
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): No
Your name: Bikerdude
Your E-mail: wdavid@cgocable.net
Nearest City / Town: Burlington

Comments:
1 word:FAST. of course it matters witch way you are coming from. There is entrances to it on Brant St. (currently locked), Upper middle Rd., Guelph Ln., and Hwy. 5. It is occasionly used by dirt bikers, people walking there dogs and bikers. It is mostly d wnhill if you start on Guelph. Starting at Guelph Ln. going towards the lake, after you pass no frills (used to be Fortinos) you will see a path just before you go over the bridge. go down that path. When you get to the fence make a left keep going, you w ll see paths going to the left. Turn left on to the second left turn off. go through the hole in the fence. go straight. On the first right turn. When you come out you will see a path leading straight through to Upper Middle. Cross Upper Middle(no light) o the other side. Go over the ditch, over the sidewalk. Through the fence. There is a wicked downhill with a few jumps at the bottom. after the jumps there is a big ditch so slow down after the jumps. Go through the other fence. You can turn left and go t another trail or you can turn right or you can go straight. Go straight, cross the creek, go up the hill and then come down. Go under Brant St.(no exit) nice straight. when you get to the end there is an overpass going over the north service road(you can go over it if you want but there is nothing there). There is a path leading to the right and a path leading to the left. The right (all downhill) leads out to the service road, the left is way cool. It goes along the road on top of the hill. There is alot of trees to run over. It comes out near the Power Centre (Brant and North Service). That's about it, ENJOY YOUR RIDE!

Tansley Woods - 11/05/98 00:12:19
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): some
Your name: Bikerdude
Your E-mail: wdavid@cgocable.net
Nearest City / Town: Burlington

Comments:
Awesome trails covered with bumps and some jumps. There is some fire roads too. And some cool singletrack. It is just by the library.From Waterdown, turn right on Appleby Ln. from Hwy. 5.(Dundas St.) Go down Appleby untill Upper Middle road. Turn right. G down Upper Middle till you get to Tansley woods library and swimming pool.( There is a snack bar there.) It is way cool. After you finish riding all the trails (takes about an hour and a half) there is a construction site at the end of the road. Go past he big bulldozer that is supposed to keep you out, ride for about a minute then turn left. There is a nice man made pond. Go up the sides of the dirt. There is a path on the top. Keep going and you get to a big hill you have to go up. But then you get to o down. Hope you have good brakes!!!

Tansley Woods - 11/05/98 00:11:50
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): some
Your name: Bikerdude
Nearest City / Town: Burlington

Comments:
Awesome trails covered with bumps and some jumps. There is some fire roads too. And some cool singletrack. It is just by the library.From Waterdown, turn right on Appleby Ln. from Hwy. 5.(Dundas St.) Go down Appleby untill Upper Middle road. Turn right. G down Upper Middle till you get to Tansley woods library and swimming pool.( There is a snack bar there.) It is way cool. After you finish riding all the trails (takes about an hour and a half) there is a construction site at the end of the road. Go past he big bulldozer that is supposed to keep you out, ride for about a minute then turn left. There is a nice man made pond. Go up the sides of the dirt. There is a path on the top. Keep going and you get to a big hill you have to go up. But then you get to o down. Hope you have good brakes!!!

Tansley Woods - 11/05/98 00:10:26
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): some
Your name: Bikerdude
Nearest City / Town: Burlington

Comments:
Awesome trails covered with bumps and some jumps. There is some fire roads too. And some cool singletrack. It is just by the library.From Waterdown, turn right on Appleby Ln. from Hwy. 5.(Dundas St.) Go down Appleby untill Upper Middle road. Turn right. G down Upper Middle till you get to Tansley woods library and swimming pool.( There is a snack bar there.) It is way cool. After you finish riding all the trails (takes about an hour and a half) there is a construction site at the end of the road. Go past he big bulldozer that is supposed to keep you out, ride for about a minute then turn left. There is a nice man made pond. Go up the sides of the dirt. There is a path on the top. Keep going and you get to a big hill you have to go up. But then you get to o down. Hope you have good brakes!!!

Tansley Woods - 11/05/98 00:09:13
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): some
Your name: Bikerdude
Nearest City / Town: Burlington

Comments:
Awesome trails covered with bumps and some jumps. There is some fire roads too. And some cool singletrack. It is just by the library.From Waterdown, turn right on Appleby Ln. from Hwy. 5.(Dundas St.) Go down Appleby untill Upper Middle road. Turn right. G down Upper Middle till you get to Tansley woods library and swimming pool.( There is a snack bar there.) It is way cool. After you finish riding all the trails (takes about an hour and a half) there is a construction site at the end of the road. Go past he big bulldozer that is supposed to keep you out, ride for about a minute then turn left. There is a nice man made pond. Go up the sides of the dirt. There is a path on the top. Keep going and you get to a big hill you have to go up. But then you get to o down. Hope you have good brakes!!!

COOL - 10/31/98 02:49:04
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): NO!!!!!
Technical Terrain (yes/no): YES!!!!!
Your name: BIKERDUDE
Nearest City / Town: MUSKOKA

Comments:
Me and my FSR ripped up the trails at a little place in Huntsville, near Muuskoka.I have no Idea how to get there so nevermind, but it has some huge drop-offs amd some narly technical singletrack. it's fun just after it rains. Really muddy! it's great fu . Later.

Revenna - 10/29/98 04:47:08
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): not really
Technical Terrain (yes/no): YES !!!
Your name: Mike
Your E-mail: benninge@golden.net
Nearest City / Town: Thornbury

Comments:
about 60 KM's of the dirtiest, knarliest, wildest, craziest and funkiest stuff my Joshua has ever seen, but get a map before you go in, as getting lost is very easy!!!

- 10/28/98 21:26:53
Your name: Seth
Your E-mail: wildcayote@yahoo.com

Comments:
come and join my yahoo club MTB Canada. you can swap trail info, tech tips and have chats about our latest ride. http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/mtbcanada

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Etobicoke Creek - 10/22/98 03:57:41
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): not really
Technical Terrain (yes/no): very technical
Your name: Greg
Your E-mail: GregAuMad@aol.com
Nearest City / Town: Etobicoke

Comments:
If you live in the Toronto area and want to ride some gnarly and extreme trails, then look no further. The Etobicoke creek trails run from Burnhamthorpe to the airport on both sides of the creek. These trails are raw and unused. They feature some reall radical downhills and climbs with roots, rocks, logs and jumps. But the best feature of this trail would have to be the super technical singletracks which go along the edge of a 40 foot cliffs on both side of the creek (I'd like to see someone ride the reek without putting their foot down at least once!). I'm available to show riders the trails, but I do recommend that you bring your health card along! The Etobicoke Creek IS Toronto's best kept secret.

The Pits - 10/21/98 14:10:05
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Can Be
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Everything
Your name: Iain
Your E-mail: iain_andrew@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: In Cadmus (Blackstock)

Comments:
Its a bunch of good trials used for motorbikes and 4x4's. Gives you an excelent workout through sand, water and MUD! Amazing bumps for jumps and some mad downhill action.. Test your skills on Test hill and try to run through Nightmare alley! All mud! ut don't get tuck in the mud. E-mail me for directions! Near Blackstock or Port Perry.

RBG - 10/04/98 23:45:48
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): on the main trails
Technical Terrain (yes/no): not on the main trails
Your name: Bikerdude
Your E-mail: wdavid@cgocable.net
Nearest City / Town: Burlington/Hamilton

Comments:
Ur not allowed in the Royal Botanical Gardens unless U say Ur going on the Bruce Trail. I went on the Bruce Trail there and it is very technical with some hills. After that I was kinda bored so I went on the Coote's trail. On all of the main and marked tr ils it's smooth and not rough at all (way beginner freindly). But as soon as U hit the unmarked trails U can go down some narly descents that lead right into the bay, of course U could always make a way tight turn and end up hitting some geese, squirrels, chipmunks, nuthatces, wood-peckers, innocent hikers and whatever else that might be in the way.I have to go now so E-mail me for more info.

Lowville park - 10/04/98 14:34:14
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): some
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes very hilly
Your name: bikerdude
Your E-mail: wdavid@cgocable.net
Nearest City / Town: Milton/Burlington

Comments:
These trails are awesome. Ther's these huge hills that U have to go up,but all U have to remember is what goes up must come down. There is lots of trees to swerve through and lots of different trails to choose from. When me and my friend went there we tried riding across the cree . Then we were trying to show these other two kids up and we ended up driving through the creek all day, upstream and down stream. There is some wicked rocks to go over, and some awesome drop-offs into the water and in the water. All I can say is YOU'LL G T WAY WET!!!

-------- - 09/26/98 11:41:29
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: jon
Nearest City / Town: woodstock

Comments:
it is very easy go to #59 going south and when you get of the brige by woodstock go left

- 09/24/98 23:51:59

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Glenn Major/Walker trails - 09/11/98 14:48:47
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: RedHanded
Your E-mail: dj_i@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Uxbridge

Comments:
This is a really sweet trail, fun for beginers with some techincal stuff. Lots of crazy hills, some to dangerous to go down, enough trails to get lost on! Theres even some cool areas with jumps that get you air born. For more information on how to get th re e-mail me, this trail is not to far from the main Durham forest. And let me just say durham forest is crap, for a real decent ride check out this place: Glenn major/Walker trails.

Cindy - 09/09/98 12:10:13
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My Email:cinth@usa.net
comment: Nice page.... please come visit my site :-) Thanks, Cindy
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Holland River Trial - 09/08/98 00:08:03
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): no
Your name: Jeff Harris
Nearest City / Town: Newmarket

Comments:
This is a nice beginner trial that also offers something for the more advanced rider, if you know where to look. Access is gained on the north side of Mulock Drive just east of Cane Pkwy in Newmarket (between Yonge St. and Bayview ave. near the train tr cks) and continues north following the course of the river about 10km to Roger's Reservoir Conservation area. This is where the tougher singletrack is to be found, on the west side of the reservoir. Also note the old lock system located all through this a ea. Good luck and watch out for pedestrians.

Holland River Trial - 09/08/98 00:03:51
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): no
Your name: Jeff Harris
Nearest City / Town: Newmarket

Comments:
This is a nice beginner trial that also offers something for the more advanced rider, if you know where to look. Access is gained on the north side of Mulock Drive just east of Cane Pkwy in Newmarket (between Yonge St. and Bayview ave. near the train tr cks) and continues north following the course of the river about 10km to Roger's Reservoir Conservation area. This is where the tougher singletrack is to be found, on the west side of the reservoir. Also note the old lock system located all through this a ea. Good luck and watch out for pedestrians.

Guelph Lake, Gorba trail - 09/03/98 00:19:14
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Your name: Al
Your E-mail: al.miskie@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Guelph, Ont.

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Guelph Lake, Gorba trail - 09/03/98 00:15:04
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Your name: Al
Your E-mail: al.miskie@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Guelph, Ont.

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Wendy's Trail - 09/02/98 19:37:58
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Nearest City / Town: Trenton

Comments:
Just an update, some parts of the trail are washed out due to the heavy rains we had

Dave Mckee trails - 08/30/98 18:45:12
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Nick Cicci
Your E-mail: nickcicci@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: North Bay

Comments:
Go down Gourmanville towards Cyclops Video and go straight until you get old non used road.Follow the road until you get to a big wooden structure.Go past the structure and choose any trail all are fun and a little challenging.Enjoy!

Dryden Track - 08/26/98 16:50:29
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): minor
Technical Terrain (yes/no): majority
Your name: John Thompson
Your E-mail: reftool@sgci.com
Nearest City / Town: Cambridge

Comments:
Leaving Cambridge take 24a to Paris. After leaving the city limits take the first right which is Alps road (there's no sign though). Take Alps road past two country roads, one off to the right and one off to the left. When Alps road becomes hilly, look f r an entrance on the left. Keep your bearings (sense of direction that is) because it is easy to get lost.

killer's forest - 08/25/98 21:01:16
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes, if you hold no value on your life
Technical Terrain (yes/no): some
Your name: Animal
Your E-mail: bigdog@ils.net
Nearest City / Town: keswick

Comments:
This is not really much of a technical trail if thats what your after. But what it does have will make you shit your drawers. There are 4 or 5 extreme downhill runs that you will have to break on, with sharp turns where if you do not make them you may ta e a tumble down large, steep hills. If you wipe out here, you won'ty be too quick to get up!

- 08/09/98 09:38:37
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Hugh Foster
Your E-mail: hugh_foster@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: North Bay

Comments:
Located in NorthBay just off Lakeshore Drive,just south of Premier Rd.If heading north into NorthBay take highway 11, and get off at Lakeshore Drive, turn left and drive for about five minutes, you,ll see it on your left (a fresh trail with lots of trees nd grass). If you pass Premier Rd, you've just missed it, turn back. A great technical trail that is fresh and untouched. Light tracking, Enjoy.

Three Sisters - 08/03/98 23:45:30
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Little
Technical Terrain (yes/no): YES!
Your name: Ducky
Your E-mail: jettek@ibm.net
Nearest City / Town: Acton

Comments:
This place was widely used by 4 X 4 in the past, lots hills and air. It is not a very big place but lots of criss crossing single track. Take HWY 7 west into Acton, turn left on Churchill Road (south), follow unitl it turns to gravel then after the bend l ok to your left and you can't miss it.

Dalewood - 07/31/98 02:17:09
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Duane Lunn
Your E-mail: webhoe@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: St. Thomas

Comments:
Sweet trail with some good terrrain. Send me some email and I will shell out some better info.

Dalewood - 07/31/98 02:16:00
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Duane
Nearest City / Town: St. Thomas

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Dagmar - 07/30/98 14:47:14
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): some
Technical Terrain (yes/no): YES!
Your name: David
Your E-mail: bellaalen@sprint.ca
Nearest City / Town: Whitby

Comments:
Dagmar is near Durham Forest but the trails are all marked. At Durham if you don't know the area you can go around in circles for hours. The trails at Dagmar have been cut by Chico and there are some great technical sections. Check out Chico's wild ride! f you like continuous technical without all of the long flat sandy doubletrack of Durham this is the place.

Xanders Trail - 07/28/98 17:17:41
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your E-mail: s7600426@nickel.laurentian.ca
Nearest City / Town: Espanola/ Cuttler lake lodge

Comments:
trail begins a cuttler lake lodge and travels around maple lake. follow orange markers from the leading double track trail

Collins Bay (Kingston,ON) - 07/26/98 22:52:27
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Mostly
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Oh Yah!
Your name: Owen Knapp
Your E-mail: owen_2000@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Collins Bay

Comments:
Collins Bat isn't very big but the trails are pretty good. The trails are located on Taylor Kidd Bvl. At the lights of Collins Bay and Taylor Kidd (If you are going west this is) go straight passed a bridge and about 100 yards up the road on the right th re is a trail sign but you can already see the where the trail goes. They are pretty technical and getting more because of the ice storm '98 but they are also good for beginners too. So if you wanna have a challenging yet satisfying E-mail me and I'll tel you any info. that is needed. HAPPY TRAILS!

Ravenshoe - 07/21/98 04:14:02
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Dave Archer
Your E-mail: archerd@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Newmarket

Comments:
Directions: From Newmarket take Woodbine NB to Ravenshoe Sideroad. Then go East on Ravenshoe Rd to Mccowan rd. Go south on Mccowan for about 1 km look for "York Region Forest " sign on west side (small parking lot.) Lots on winding single track. Locatio of the Ravenshoe Enduro.

Palgrave/Albion Conservation Area - 07/15/98 20:22:25
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Kevin
Your E-mail: krob@ionsys.com
Nearest City / Town: Palgrave/Bolton

Comments:
Highway 50 north of Bolton through Palgrave, just past the pond on the right is the enterance on the left side of hwy 50. There are approx 25 Km of trails X-county/MTB trails lots of moderate hills up and down. Watch for the BUGS !!

Minnesing Mountain Bike Trail - 07/14/98 13:46:06
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): sort of but not really
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Brigitte
Your E-mail: bneukomm@gingkogroup.com
Nearest City / Town: Algonquin Park

Comments:
If you get a chance to get away to Algonquin Park you'll love this trail system. You can camp at Canisbay Lake campground right off the trail or any other campground nearby if that's filled up. The trails are beautiful and physically challenging - with ni e surprises along the way: we crossed paths with four mouse. Get more info at http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/bicycle.html

Optimus Park - 07/10/98 21:31:03
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): nope
Technical Terrain (yes/no): extreme
Your name: Carl
Your E-mail: thedude27@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Burlington

Comments:
This is a very hard trail in a park by my house, at least 10 feet long, it's a 5 second trail ride, but there is this massive 1.5 foot drop. I find it terribly hard.

Waterdown/burlington trail - 07/10/98 18:18:31
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes but mostly experienced riders
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Joe
Your E-mail: none
Nearest City / Town: starts in waterdown

Comments:
Great trail. Follow king road into burlington, look for bruce trail on right.

Mono Cliffs - 07/05/98 19:24:59
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): not the cliffs
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Stormo
Nearest City / Town: Orangeville

Comments:
There is some huge hills. The trail that goes up the hill to te right at the parking lot in Mono center goes along a huge cliff, it is high as hell. On the way back down you can get some real speed just gliding, but make sure you stay to the left, it is really far down, you wouldn't get up again. There is quite a few different ways you can go in there, access roads and single track. The cliffs make a cool driving range so bring your golf clubs!

owen sound park - 06/25/98 20:33:36
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): if you are
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: joe blow
Your E-mail: jakerobinson@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: owen sound

Comments:
Dont eat yellow snow it will give you cramps when biking eat tuna and not cat food(mike) dont piss off an owen sounder they are all crazy. Adam Lang and Jake Robinson are the kewlest people in this town and if you see them make sure to give them all your money and your bikes. the trail starts beside the tree overlooking the big house next to the river then hang a right to the store there you will meet willy the crazy store owner he will tell you where to go you just might see the famous BRUCE of owen sound he will be the one with the CB on his bike and the garbage on the back. Make sure to steer clear of a guy with fuzzy hair wearing a tarp and riding a motor cycle.he goes by the nam(Dan)

- 06/19/98 12:25:32
Your name: chris
Nearest City / Town: milton

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Northumberland XC Ski Trails - 06/14/98 16:23:44
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: jerry
Your E-mail: rdjerry@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Coburgh

Comments:
Take 45 north from Coburgh and turn left at the XC ski trail sign (15 min N). There is some great single track that is marked with trail maps at junctions. If you aren't laughing and yelling yeeehaaaa then there is something wrong with you.

Wendy's Trail - 06/14/98 16:18:57
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): some
Your name: Jerry Meyers
Your E-mail: rdjerry@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Trenton

Comments:
Take the Wooler Road exit just West of Trenton off the 401 and park at the car-pool lot. The trail begins on the other side of the road up the embankment and if you end up at the top of a hill with a radio tower you are at the right place. Keep going We t along the edge of the field and take the trail to the left. At the bottom is the old picnic area by the Wendy's rest stop. Follow the trail beside the outhouse and you can wander into thr Brighton wildlife preserve. Take heart because at the top of t e radio tower hill it's almos all down hill back to Wooler road. There are some sandy sections so be forwarned.

Batawa - 06/14/98 16:07:26
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Some
Your name: Jerry Meyers
Your E-mail: rdjerry@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Trenton

Comments:
Just north of Trenton at the Batawa ski hill. There is some nice single track on top of the hill, a fun trail down the back and a fast run down the front. Legend has it that there are a pair of Oakleys laying in the poison ivey on the front of the hill, llok for them if you dare. Some nice single track goes North and also some trail South. Don't rest under the big power lines for too long.

McCauley Mountain - 06/14/98 15:58:27
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Some
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Jerry Meyers
Your E-mail: rdjerry@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Picton

Comments:
These are excellent with some steep/technical and some tight & twisty single track. Also a fast DH on the old ski run. Stop in at the Bllomfield Bicycle Company in Bloomfield for more info.

Goodrich-Loomis - 06/14/98 15:16:42
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Jerry Meyers
Your E-mail: rdjerry@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Brighton

Comments:
Highway 30 north of the 401 from Brighton and turn left at the Conservation area sign. The trails in the park are okay especially for beginners but the best are out of the boundry. Look for a yellow gate on the south boundry (keep left) and cross the fi e road. Keep exploring as there are lot of good single track to be found with some technical parts and lots of fun.

Raddle Snake Point - 06/08/98 02:37:33
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Some Parts
Technical Terrain (yes/no): For Sure !!!
Your name: Trevor
Your E-mail: Vic_20@netcom.ca
Nearest City / Town: Milton

Comments:
This is one of the toughest trails i've ever rode, i've rode Kelso trails quite often and this is a very tecnical trail...tonnes of small rocks. WARNING: DONT GO INTO THE RATTLE SNAKE POINT ...this is part of the bruce trail and it leads into raddle snake point and Mountain bikes are not alowed in the part (so get ready for a chase). This trail is only min away from Kelso, follow Steels rd untill you get to the "T" intersection of Appleby line and Steels and the entrance is right there....on the first par of the trail keep right and go through the field...(unless you can ride through swamp)....E-mail me for the fine details....there many diffrent paths....Enjoy !!!

Dragon's Drop - 06/03/98 16:18:43
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Mike Meusel
Your E-mail: hmeusel@orc.ca
Nearest City / Town: Stratford

Comments:
It as got some nice jumps, and some technical terrain Usless for endurance

Twin Ponds - 06/01/98 09:48:14
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Very
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Some
Your name: Gary
Nearest City / Town: Cambridge

Comments:
The trail can be accessed from the Puslinch Lake Road just south of the 401. Used extensively by Quadrunners who have ruined some of the trail, there is quite a bit left untouched. Other trail users include: Hunters in season; Horseback riders, say hel o; dirtbike and quadrunners, don't say hello; hikers; swimmers. Two great ponds for a refreshing dip after a hot ride. The main trail is easy to follow with several side trails that wind back and forth. Don't let the dirt magnet get ya!!

Presqu'ile Prov. Park - 05/22/98 21:52:19
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): No
Technical Terrain (yes/no): No
Your name: Don
Your E-mail: donacolb@enoreo.on.ca
Nearest City / Town: Brighton, Ontario

Comments:
Presqu'ile is one of the nicest parks in Ontario. The fact these XC ski/bike trails exist is a great asset. You'll love the easy rides -- about 10 km of relatively flat terrain through several ecosystems. When you're finished there's a great beach from wh ch to have a swim. Cost is that of admission to the park.

Hockley Valley - 05/22/98 17:53:26
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): not really
Technical Terrain (yes/no): some spots
Your name: Deek
Nearest City / Town: Orangeville

Comments:
is off limits to mountain bikers so rich people who stay at resort sometimes are annoyed at bikers poaching the trails.smile and be friendly. Hills, hills, and more hills. Goes up and down through forests, tight saueezes in some spots. One insane drop ff. Also a couple of switch backs. Trail ends at dirt road. Hike your bike over the fence take a left and ride down the road until you see trail. Hike bike back over fence and begin more fun. More than one trail can scome back on different trail. Fol ow hwy 10 to hockley Valley road. Turn right on road toward resort. go up large hill and look for trail on your left. Better to park car at bottom so you can ride down the hill when you're done. Careful of hikers.

Meadowlilly - 05/22/98 03:35:24
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): somewhat
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: All Mighty Pop-a-Lots
Nearest City / Town: London, ON

Comments:
This trail can be user friendly and can also be a challenge to an experienced rider in some spots. There are scetchy ravines and uphills, there are also a lot of fast downhills. The trail is free to ride, eventhough mountain bikers are not allowed me and the crew ride it often. It is a good trail if you are willing to deal with HOHA [hateful old hike s association]. If ever in London check out the Meadowlilly Trail. It is a good 2-3 hour ride there is always another path that you haven't yet travelled. Directions: Hamilton Rd. by the YMCA there is a gas station across the street go down that street and across the old beat down bridge. Continue on down the road until you see a white picket fence as soon as the white picket fence ends the trail begins o the left side of the road. There is a chance you could over look it so keep your eyes peeled. There is also a trail on the right side of the road which is pretty @#$*!@ poopy! Happy trails from the All Mighty Pop-a-Lots

Parrot Bay Conservation Area - 05/21/98 12:52:09
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Lisa
Your E-mail: indigo@kos.net
Nearest City / Town: Amherstview, Ontario

Comments:
Parrot Bay is a great though short trail. There are several nice hills, some rocky and wet areas and a place across the road at the end for a great swim!!!

Petersburg Agreement Forest - 05/13/98 21:32:08
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Some
Your name: James Morrison
Your E-mail: james.morrison@elecom97.mail.net
Nearest City / Town: Kitchener/Waterloo

Comments:
Directions: Take Highland Road West past Fisher-Hallman. Turn right at the first turnoff after the yellow barn (this entrance looks like a driveway, and it is partially). Cross over tracks and immediately to the right there is a parking spot for about 2 cars. Trail Description: Trail starts after chain. First bit has a lot of loose gravel. Take heart, after about the 1km you'll get to better stuff. The pine forest has some very technical trails (toughest I've biked anywhere in s/w Ontario--better than Kelso). Rumor has is these trails are maintained by a local bike shop. As you get out of the pine forest toward the hydro lines, the trails are less technical and can be taken with some speed. These trails alledgly go all the way to New Hamburg following the power lines, but I've only taken them as far as the road which con ects Petersburg and St. Agatha. There are also a bunch of trails though a hardwood forest which are good as well. If yoiu are adding trails, please include exact directions. Telling me about a great trail which I can't find is worse than me not knowing about it at all. Thanks....

Short Hills - 05/09/98 04:41:50
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes and No
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes and No
Your name: Brian
Your E-mail: bwatson@iaw.com
Nearest City / Town: Fonthill, Welland, St.Catherines

Comments:
DIRECTIONS: QEW -406-Highway #20(Turn right)-Turn Right on Effingham-Fallow till it ends- Turn right there(i can't remember that street naem) - the park will be on yur right- it's a very good sized park, with a variety of trails, all single track- no rac s held yet (just "runs") but hopefully this summer, very hilly, with technical areas, a variety of trail styles including dry open areas, enclosed damp tree areas, a few gravel trails, and even a swamp. Watch out for the 2 waterfalls, absoluetly beautif l. There is one fault, it is a conservation area which means that you will have to watch out for thoes damn hikers and the odd horse. Enjoy!

Short Hills - 05/09/98 04:34:17
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes and No
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes and No
Your name: Brian
Your E-mail: bwatson@iaw.com
Nearest City / Town: Fonthill, Welland, St.Catherines

Comments:
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Clay pits - 04/30/98 13:00:56
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Scott Harrott
Nearest City / Town: Burlinton

Comments:
Deadlist down hill in Ontario. Tryed it 20 times made it down with bike still under me once. Huge double jumps, natural 12, 28 and 32 packs. Contains forested as well as wide open areas.

Mansfield Outdoor Center - 04/27/98 15:21:02
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Little
Technical Terrain (yes/no): YES!
Your name: Rick S.
Your E-mail: ricksom@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Mansfield, Ontario

Comments:
Nice trails, scenic, very challenging technical and unforgiving dense forest to the point of creating a love/hate passion the whole ride, especially the western section. Some double track "ski trail" sections. Just when you are dying of exhaustion when ou reach the "Ridge Top" and can't go any more, the trail finally opens up into nice, fast pine trails with a few tricky switchbacks. (I would recommend others to warm up on the Deer trail before hitting the difficult hills at the start of Achilles). The trail designer is a little sadistic in the way he likes to "strategically" place trees in the tight turns and switchbacks of the single track (Most of the single-track is little more than shoulder width). If your timing on these sections is just slig tly off, you do a nice body check into a tree, or hook your bar-end into a damn sapling. Even though I loved these dares, you start to tire of them because they are constant. I find there is usually only a handlebar width through many turns and switchbac s. "Beaver Tooth" is definitely a "must try", and I found myself swearing with a stupid smile on my face this whole lumpy, twisty section. The downhill section after "Big Kahuna" looks easy (steep though) but is full of "body sized" pot holes at least 1 foot deep that are covered with leaves. I did a beautiful endo down this section. I love the fact that most of the soil is loam and wood decay, and makes falls and wipe outs kind of "cushy", and pushes me to take more risk without fear of destroying my body. Conclusion... I would rate it the 3rd best place to mountain bike in southern Ontario after Hardwood Hills and Dagmar resort. If you like tight, deep forest single-track; this place is your style!

Ken Reid Conservation Area - 04/24/98 02:40:39
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes/No
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Somewhat!?"*&!
Your name: Grant Duxbury
Your E-mail: hollywood.duck@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Lindsay

Comments:
Nice little trail for a small town. If you are heading North on highway 35, stop, you might enjoy yourself...The place doesn't see many mountain bike enthusiasts, so be careful..They don't turn us away. But don't leave the trail..or any garbage. If you wa t a challenge..try the boardwalk when its wet...or dry...Keep it slow unless you want to swim home... Enjoy ..

Rattlesnake Point - 04/19/98 17:35:19
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Some parts, but be careful
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Oh Yeah!
Your name: Sean
Your E-mail: sgwg@sprint.ca
Nearest City / Town: Milton

Comments:
Kelso may be a diamond in the rough. Not only do you have the conservation area, which is perfect for beginners, but you also have a ski hill, that is riddled with technical trails all throughout the bush. But it does get even better than that. A few of m friends and I went up to Rattlesnake Point and did some Climbing and Riding for a weekend. It kicked some serious ass. Not only is Rattlesnake point challenging, it's totally fucking dangerous!. Check it out. Take Steeles Ave West, until you come to a hilled crossroad in Milton. You'll see signs for Glen Eden Ski resort, keep going straight on Steeles, up the hill. You'll get to a dead end, where you wnat to make a left. Follow the signs, and you'll soon be th re. Don't forget to bring some ropes and a cell phone may come in handy. Not for the weak stomached. LATER!

- 04/15/98 16:41:12
Nearest City / Town: haliburton

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Hilton Falls Conservation Area - 04/13/98 12:15:53
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Morgan
Your E-mail: morgan_d@reocities.com
Nearest City / Town: Milton

Comments:
Directly accross the 401 highway from the Kelso Conservation area is Hilton Falls. Made up of a number of loops with distances between 2 and 12 km, the trails are nicely groomed for beginners with some roots and rocks showing up as you venture farther fr m the entrance.
Take Appleby line north until the end. That leaves you at the corner of Appleby and #5 Side Road. 100m to the west is the entrance to the conservation area. Admission is $3.25 per adult.

PIPE LINE - 04/07/98 20:00:06
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): NO WAY
Technical Terrain (yes/no): LOTS OF IT
Your name: VEZY
Your E-mail: mbviz11769@falcon.fanshawec.on.ca
Nearest City / Town: DIRECTLY IN FONTHILL, (SUR.WELLAND, ST. KITT'S)

Comments:
SOUTH BOUND: HEAD TOWARDS NIAGARA FALLS ON HWY.#20. WHEN YOU HIT FONTHILL SLOW DOWN TO 110 MPH AND KEEP GOING UNTIL YOU REACH A LUMBER YARD ON THE LEFT AND TURN LEFT ON THE STREET BEFORE YOU PASS IT.(NAME OF STREET UNKNOWN). FALLOW THAT STREET UNTIL THE E D(ITS SHORT)THE PATH STARTS THERE AND IT'S A MAZE!!!!! TAKE A FULL CAMMEL BACK YOUR GOING TO NEED IT. THIS PLACE WAS FORMED BY MASSIVE RUN OFF AND ITS ALL IN A BEAUTIFUL FOREST. THIS PLACE IS KNOWN BY THE RIDER'S THAT KNOW ABOUT IT, BY A HILL CALLED " DE ILS DECENT" ITS A TUMBLER, IF YOU CAN FIND IT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? IT'S NOT A PARK, SO THERES ARE KNOW HIKER'S OR RANGERS. ITS UNTAMED AND FAST ALL OVER WITH THE BEST THAT NATURE HAS TO OFER IN THE NIAGARA REGION. IT'S LITTLE SISTER IS CALLED THE SHORT HILL . THE BRUCE TRAIL RUNS THREW IT BUT THE SHORT HILLS DOESENT LIVE UP TO ITS NAME THAT IT HAS IN THE REGION. I INTEND TO SHOW THAT THE BETTER RIDING LYE'S TO THE WEST OF ST.KITTS AND NOT IN IT. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Bruce Trail - 04/06/98 20:13:50
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Kevin Vokurka-Brown
Your E-mail: brownkev@msn.com
Nearest City / Town: Craigleith/Collingwood

Comments:
Everyone knows the Bruce Trail. The section I have done and enjoyed starts at the Base of Craigleith Ski Club. Join Trail at North Lodge which joins with winding single track up escarpment. Once at top, proceed south (Beautiful Scenery, streams etc.) al ng escarpment. Joins up with Blue Mountain Road. Continue south along road and past Scenic Caves. Following white markers, Join trail again just below scenic caves. (Right Side of road) This is my second year biking and this trail has provided both techn cal and easier terrain. Enjoy! Kevin

Albion Hills Conservation - 04/06/98 02:39:44
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): some
Your name: John Leonardelli
Your E-mail: john.leonardelli@wilcom.com
Nearest City / Town: Bolton

Comments:
Albion Hills has 4 loops that vary from 2km to 9km. So one has a chance to take a shorter route to warm up and then go for the longer one. Some fast downhills, but trails are mostly double track mixed with single track. There is a big lake with swimming, a convenience store and camping avaialable. A short drive from toronto.

Hamilton Area - 04/04/98 20:46:33
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): No
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Tim Forbes
Your E-mail: 905-526-2714
Nearest City / Town: Hamilton, Ontario

Comments:
I've done the DVCA a number of times and also the Kelso, Glen Eden trails and find them both to be very stimulating and a good work out. Just wondering if there is anyone who would like to join me, since I cycle mainly by myself. Contact me at 905-526-2714. Thanks.

Hamilton Area - 04/04/98 20:42:23
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Nearest City / Town: Hamilton, Ontario

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- 03/22/98 07:31:25
Your name: Drew Soltes
Your E-mail: Soltes@aol.com
Nearest City / Town: Cambridge

Comments:
Please mail me info on Grand River Trail. Where does it start and end. is there camping. Thank-you Drew Soltes

- 03/13/98 21:33:19
Your name: Tracey George
Your E-mail: tgeorge@misseast.bdo.ca

Comments:
Actually, I really would appreciate some help!! I have a cousin that is coming to Canada for two weeks from the U.K. this summer and is interested in cycling from Toronto into Quebec and back. He is interested in trails where he can camp along the way. If anyone has any info that I can forward to him, it would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks kindly.

Fort Henry Trails - 03/11/98 22:56:24
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Some What
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Some What
Your name: Brad Bethune
Your E-mail: bethune@kingston.net
Nearest City / Town: Kingston,Ontario

Comments:
Very cool trail it has alot of steep climbs and decents it is also a really good trail muddy or dry. The trails are located just 10min outside of kingston.

Inglewood - 03/10/98 18:50:15
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Jason Bradley
Nearest City / Town: Inglewood

Comments:
20km loop with other trails branching off. Some downhills, lots of short steep climbs. Excellent evening ride. Sweet site!!!!!

Inglewood - 03/10/98 18:49:53
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Jason Bradley
Nearest City / Town: Inglewood

Comments:
20km loop with other trails branching off. Some downhills, lots of short steep climbs. Excellent evening ride. Sweet site!!!!!

Chicopee Ski Hill area - 03/01/98 19:56:35
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): some
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Matt Schweigert
Nearest City / Town: Kitchener

Comments:
This trail starts at the top of the ski hills where the various ski runs meet.One may park by the chalet at the bottom of the largest run.You can go either to the left or right both choices will open up a killer set of singletracks.Theres trails alongside farmers fields rocky technical areas and my favorite deadly incambents that could drop you several meters to the winding Grand River below.Anyhoot explore,enjoy and be trail freindly.

Ganaraska - 03/01/98 01:45:00
Your name: Frank
Your E-mail: fazevedo@netcom.ca
Nearest City / Town: Kirby

Comments:
Hi! I was just wondering where I could get a map of the trails of Ganaraska forest possibly off the net. Thanks! Frank

Ganaraska - 03/01/98 01:43:37
Your name: Frank
Your E-mail: fazevedo@netcom.ca
Nearest City / Town: Kirby

Comments:
Hi! I was just wondering where I could get a map of the trails of Ganaraska forest possibly of the net. Thanks! Frank

Don Valley "Ridge" - 02/22/98 03:35:45
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): not really
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: bob bonner
Your E-mail: jbonner@idirect.com
Nearest City / Town: Toronto

Comments:
Lots of off-camber with logs and some really fun chutes. Almost unrideable when wet. Good introduction to technical riding and its really close! Enter off the east side of the Bayview extension just south of Nesbit (north of Pottery Road) or from Seato Park.

Paris/Brantford - 02/22/98 02:56:14
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): NO!
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes (Lots of it)
Your name: Michael McSavage
Your E-mail: mcsavage@brant.net
Nearest City / Town: Brantford

Comments:
This trail has alot of technical parts to it. There is alot of hills and obsticals to overcome. It is an excellent trail to ride after it has rained because it gets very slippery and more of a challenge that it already is (bring a change of clothes!)

Pine Rd. Trail - 02/15/98 02:52:28
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): no
Your name: David Henschel
Your E-mail: henschel@onlink.net
Nearest City / Town: North Bay

Comments:
This is an excellent trail that offers a 20 Km retrun ride to a beautiful lookout. The trail is very fast and generally flat with no significant technical terrain. Follow highway 63N past Redbridge. Pine Rd. will be on your right. Take the road until i ends and travel the main trail to the lookout. There are signs.

Pine Rd. Trail - 02/15/98 02:47:36

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Kolapore - 02/10/98 16:09:38
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): some of it
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yep!!!!!
Your name: Mike Williams
Your E-mail: girvinboy@yahoo.com
Nearest City / Town: Thornbury, Ont.

Comments:
This trail could be some of the most technical $*!@ that you will ever ride. It offers a large campsite right in the heart of it all and tons of mud and miles of trail.

Paris to Brantford(aka Hardy Road) - 01/22/98 04:04:52
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no really
Technical Terrain (yes/no): tons
Your name: Ryan Dey
Your E-mail: rdey@execulink.com
Nearest City / Town: Paris

Comments:
Sweet site!!

Gipton wood - 01/07/98 10:29:21
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): erm yeah
Your name: BOB
Your E-mail: slatesrus@usa.net
Nearest City / Town: Leeds

Comments:
YOU need to be fast , slowing down is unadvisable .The local wild life can be dangerous.PLease return any comments to some one who cares at the above adress!

Gipton wood - 01/07/98 10:29:02
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): no
Technical Terrain (yes/no): erm yeah
Your name: BOB
Your E-mail: slatesrus@usa.net
Nearest City / Town: Leeds

Comments:
YOU need to be fast , slowing down is unadvisable .The local wild life can be dangerous.PLease return any comments to some one who cares at the above adress!

Fanshawe - 12/15/97 23:19:48
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Luke bennett
Your E-mail: Ollie3@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: London

Comments:
A good place to ride if your beginning or advanced. You have to look for the trails, they are sort of hidden. There is a really good trail on the side of the Dam where the exit road is. Entry to the park is like 1$ or something, but there are 2 trail e trances that you can use to enter free. There is one on each side of the Bridge on Clarke Side Road.

Boler Mountain - 12/15/97 23:15:07
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes, and lots of It
Your name: Tom Bennett
Your E-mail: ollie3@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: London, Ontario

Comments:
This Is a great area to ride. There are lots of trails ranging in difficulty from too easy to very difficult. This is the spot the ONTARIO SUMMER GAMES chose for the mountain biking event. Passes are 6$ (Or something close) They also have races. But n winter biking because it's a ski hill in the winter.

Ganaraska Forest - 12/05/97 20:27:45
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Ron Duguid
Nearest City / Town: Bowmanville

Comments:
In my previous blurb on the Ganaraska Forest I forgot part of the directions. They should read head north on Highway 35/115 to Kirby. Turn east on Sideroad 9. Sorry for the confusion.

Ganaraska Forest - 12/05/97 20:20:52
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Ron Duguid
Your E-mail: rduguid@i-com.com
Nearest City / Town: Bowmanville

Comments:
The Ganaraska Forest covers 44,000 hectares or roughly 90,000acres. It is a multi-use area used by horses, hikers and mountain bikers. To get there go north on Highway from the 401. Take Sideroad 9 east at Kirby. The left hand turn to the forest is well sign posted. Park in the parking lot at the head of the trails. There are various other entrances to the park but this is the easiest one to find. There is an honour system for the paying of day passes. Please be sure and pay as this contributes to the upkeep of the forest. The best place to start riding is on the cross country ski trails. They all start from the parking lot and are well marked. Bring lots of water. If you decide to ride off the ski trails it is easy to get lost. The terrain is quite hilly but the e are some great roller coaster runs which really allow you to pick up speed. Any time I have been there there have been very few people so it's a great place to ride if you want to really get away.

Porcupine Ridge - 10/29/97 20:42:31
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Charlie Deeks
Your E-mail: jimdeeks@interlog.com
Nearest City / Town: Bracebridge

Comments:
An awesome place located in Santa's Village, Bracebridge. Take 400 north from Toronto until you get to Bracebridge, and just follow the signs to Santa's Village. Porcupine Ridge consists of a double track loop (approx. 3 km) with several challenging, tech ical single tracks branching off from the double track. "Devil's Backbone" is a good technical test and "Gravity Gulch" is extremely technical, but still it is quite fun. "Corkscrew" is all tight and twisty switchbacks that is all downhill. A great place o ride (and the only real mountain bike area) in the Muskoka area. Contact Ecclestone cycles in Bracebridge for more info.

Powerline Trail - 10/19/97 03:41:43
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): No
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Derrick Maidment
Your E-mail: dmaidment@compuserve.com
Nearest City / Town: Paris / Brantford

Comments:
Directions: Hwy.# 24 south from Cambridge or north from Brantford. Look for Powerline Rd. just north of Hwy.403. Follow west and look for Westcast Ind. and Purolator bldng. Park at barrier at end of Power Line Road. Head down the hill and watch for single track to left 3/4 way down hill. GO have some fun. Stick with trail for app.8-10 km along Grand River. Climb fence at end for a road, ride back or turn around and do it again. There is also a trail to the right of the trail head but I have yet to try it s I've had too much fun going left. P.S. - Many thanks to the guys I've met on the trail that maintain it. I wish I knew who they were.

Little Track - 10/19/97 03:15:25
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): some
Your name: Dave Atwood
Your E-mail: dave.atwood@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Cambridge/Guelph

Comments:
From Cambridge: Take Townline Rd North off 401 near Cambridge. Turn right on Wellington Rd. #34. Follow 34 through flashing yellow. Proceed approx. 1-2 km and look for parking on the left. From Guelph: Exit 401 on Hwy #6 North and turn left at first lights (Wellington Rd 34). Follow for approx 6-8 km and look for parking lot on right. This is the first trail that got me and my buds interested in thrashing. This 200 acre Agreement Forest has a bit of everything. Follow the main loop for a mild ride or branch off on the single track for a little more fun. Watch out for that downhill t at ends in the swamp!! This is a good beginner to intermediate ride. See you on the trails.

durham Region Forest - 10/16/97 10:16:46
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Dave Archer
Your E-mail: archerd@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Uxbridge

Comments:
From Toronto: -Take 404 North to Bloomington Rd - East on Bloomington, will eventually become Hy 47. - at Goodwood, Take Durham Rd 21 & continue east - at Concession 7 go south for 1 mile - Voila !! you are there!! Many miles of single track, including hills. There are marked loops or you can just ride till you drop as all loops intersect. Bring H2O, trails are shared with hikers & horses so dont forget trail etiquette. * Verry pretty this time of year, with the leaves changing Enjoy : ) on Track!! Dave ______________________________________________ }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Coulson Hill - 10/05/97 05:36:45
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Dave Archer
Your E-mail: archerd@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Bradford

Comments:
Directions: From Highway 400 take Highway 88 East to the 10 Sideroad. Go north to the 11th Concession. Go west on the 11th untill you get to highway 400, YOU'RE THERE!. There will be a sign "Simcoe Forest" that is where the trails run . Many miles of si gle track, some areas are technical, can be difficult depoending on your skill. It's worth the trip. FYI there are weekly citizens races on Tuesdays in the summer, worth attending. Bring H2O no source there. Apres Riding: Bradford has plenty of places t grab a bite etc.

99 Steps - 10/05/97 05:11:03
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): No
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: Dave Archer
Your E-mail: archerd@hotmail.com
Nearest City / Town: Newmarket

Comments:
Directions: (From Starbucks on Yonge Street.) Go east on Highway 9 to Dufferin Street, South on Dufferin to 19th Sideroad (Mullock Street) turn East and go for about 1 km , on the right is Thorton Bales Conservation Area. aka 99 steps, the start of the trail is down 99 steps thus it's name. There are plently of single track with lots of downhills and climbs, not recommended for beginners. Many miles of trails occasionally shared with equestrians so yield to oncoming horses! Apres riding: Newmarket offers lots of watering holes and restaurants . Cycl path is on Davis Drive (highway 9) 2 lights east of Yonge Street for your last minute repairs/accessories. Enjoy! :)

Huron Wildlife Area - 10/03/97 02:24:38
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: jason swan
Your E-mail: jason.swan@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Kitchener

Comments:
Take Homer Watson blvd go west on Bleams Rd.Grab a Tim Hortons first. Go thru next lights at Strasburg rd. Turn at next left into Kitchener Industrial Park. Keep to your right as road splits, follow along till you come to a steel barrier. Park in and arou d that area, you'll see the wooded area to the south lots of interconnected trails, watch for walkers, skiers in the winter, and the odd dickhead on a motorbike. Roughly 5-8kms of trials, lots of hills, ponds and gooey stuff!! email me, see you there!!

rail trail/GRCA - 10/01/97 18:48:38
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): quite easy
Technical Terrain (yes/no): no
Your name: jason swan
Your E-mail: jason.swan@sympatico.ca
Nearest City / Town: Cambridge/Paris

Comments:
Nice easy recreation trail leaving from the edge of Cambridge on Hwy 24, park at lot right after GTO gas station, near churchill park. Trail runs along the Grand River all the way to Paris. Approx. 40 k return.Old abandoned rail line,well maintained..loose gravel. Great family ride lots of rest stops/lookouts along the way...

JEFFERSON FOREST - 09/12/97 01:06:47
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): YES
Technical Terrain (yes/no): YES
Your name: JEFF HARRIS
Nearest City / Town: RICHMOND HILL

Comments:
A NICE BIT OF FUN RIDING NOT FAR FROM THE CITY.LOCATED AT STOUFFVILLE RD. AND BAYVIEW AVE.JUST LOOK FOR THE PARKED CARS.PLEASE STAY ON THE TRAILS AS THIS IS A SENSITIVE AREA ie. FARMERS. GOOD LUCK!

Speedvale River Trail - 09/03/97 18:43:02
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): not really
Technical Terrain (yes/no): some
Your name: rob haskett
Your E-mail: rhaskett@golden.net
Nearest City / Town: Guelph

Comments:
forgot email address last message...there is a neat little trail that is hard to find here in Guelph. Head out Wellington road towards cambridge ( wellington becomes highway 24 ) and at the last set of lights before the big hill ( there is a furniture st re there, i can't remember the name of the street that intersects ) on the left hand side ( south side ) there is a big-ass fence. The fence ends here and there is a trail that follows the edge of the fence towards the river. Follow this trail and it go s through some pretty fun single track, no big climbs, but lots of logs roots and slippery rocks to climb over. If you stay on the trail closest to the river, it comes out on Niska road, and if you head right from where you come out near the bridge on ni ka down to the bend in the road, there is another trail head that eventually meets up near the head of the first trail. There are likely more sub trails in there, but these two are the main two. Very fun riding. I think its about 7 or 8 km total.

Arkell Trails - 09/03/97 18:34:27
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): parts of it, yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): A bit
Your name: r haskett
Nearest City / Town: Guelph

Comments:
If you want to start from Guelph, there is a really nice mostly flat trail that starts just off Gordon street ( east side, first street south of the bridge over the eramosa river )...go to the end of that street and you'll find a little access road for th golf course that's on the right side. Follow this until you reach the big-ass pile of rocks and portage it ( or hop across if you are part monkey ), the trail continues on the other side...follow this until you end up underneath a big bridge, this is vi toria road. Keep following the trail eastward...it eventually turns south ( but you'd never know it ) and hits stone road. cross this road, and go through the trail at the boy scout camp. it ends up on another dirt road on which you will head east ( le t when you exit the trail ). this meets up with watson road, turn south on watson road ( right ) and its only a short distance to a double-track trail on your left that is protected from motor vehicles by a big-ass gate, but has a nice entrance for biker and hikers ( idiots with dogs ). From here, you can end up most anywhere. If you follow it straight through, you will eventually end up just outside of Erin Mills, or if you turn and cross the big concrete dam ( 1.6km from the gate, turn right ) you ca ride fireroads and single track for quite a while. There is a monster hill that i've never seen anyone climb yet. I've made it about 2/3 of the way on my crud bike. Can't wait till I get a better bike. There are trails all over the place in here.

Durham Forest - 08/27/97 20:10:01
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Kevin Harman & Sean Thamer
Your E-mail: kharman@interhop.net
Nearest City / Town: Uxbridge

Comments:
Durham forest has many different trails ranging from single track to fire road. Durham has enough trails to give you a different ride everytime you ride there. There is a trail leading to Sky Loft ski resort, and a downhill on wich you can go up to 60k /h on and recieve many laccerations to your arms and legs from the raspberry bushes and undergrowth. Come and give Durham a try.

Kelso Conservation Area - 08/22/97 16:40:12
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes, and No
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Yes
Your name: John Willson
Your E-mail: jwillson@clearnet.com
Nearest City / Town: Milton, Ontario

Comments:
Kelso is "Your All-Season Outdoor Recreation Centre" (or something like that). In the winter it's a ski hill, but its worth to MTBers is no secret. You start the ride with a short but steep climb, on a gravel road alongside the ski lift, to the top of th Niagara Escarpment. Let's call this spot the trailhead. The bush behind the ski hill is riddled with technical trails, double and singletrack, most with a nice downhill slope away from the trailhead (good for scary speed). Most trails are short, and end up back at the trailhead. This makes Kelso good for beg nners. What should give beginners pause is the non-beginner nature of some of the technical stuff. Newbies, don't come alone. Keep your group together, as the trails cross and branch often. There's a sweet downhill back to the bottom of the ski-hill, if you can find it! More technical than the Dundas Valley Con., but smaller, too. This place has more non-stop action than a Lethal Weapon flick! Worth the drive to Milton. Take the 401 west to Hwy 25, go north to Campbellville Rd (at lights, not far). Turn left and go west about 2 clicks to Tremaine Rd (there are Kelso signs from here). South on Tremaine and right at first road. Keep going west until you get to the gates ($3.25/person). Bring lots of water because there's none. For the Apres-boot, look South of the 401 on Hwy 25 for fast-food fortification before the drive home.

searchmont resort - 08/17/97 01:23:27
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): big time
Your name: J J Hilsinger
Your E-mail: justice@age.net
Nearest City / Town: sault ste marie

Comments:
There are over 250 km of wilderness trails at Searchmont very well known to riders in Michigan but unknown to those in Southern Ontario. Trail system is extensive designed through scenic wilderness,lakes, rivers, lookouts, waterfalls, wetlands and includ s three systems which provide recreational to expert trails. At Searchmont there is a 42km race called the Blazing Saddles Sept 12 to 14th and next year the newest AMBC series race THE LOOSE MOOSE AT SEARCHMONT with the longest downhill ...THE BAD AXE DO NHILL, in the Midwest.

Country Route - 07/27/97 04:28:33
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Some parts
Your name: Ryan
Your E-mail: cyoung@ebtech.net
Nearest City / Town: Sarnia

Comments:
Hi there. WEll, in case you haven't noticed, me and my bud Scott up there love to moutain bike in Sarnia. There aren't very many trails around here though, so we try to make up our own trips. As of a couple months ago, we've been doing roughly a 30 km b keride up this route, every week, to visit some friends, and basically keep in shape. We're very lazy, so this gets us up and doing stuff. We head east on Confederation Rd until we hit Brigden Sd. Rd. We then turn right or south onto Brigden. We head own that way for a bit, stop into a few of our friends houses, no names mentioned, go past Churchill Rd, and continue going straight until we hit Marshall Lane. Oh yeah, after awhile, you get used to the lovely country smell. WE turn right on Marshall u til we get to our friend Carlie's house. Then we stop for a bit, and head back. If ya do it all with out stopping, it should take you roughly an hour. WE do it around 25-30 km/h so just take your time and enjoy the country life. Just watch out for the traffic, it's not bad once you turn on Brigden Sd. Rd, but Confederation is a main road, they tend to go a little fast. Have a fun time, me and Scott always do.

St. Clair Parkway, Sarnia Bay Trail - 07/25/97 20:23:04
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): In some parts NO
Technical Terrain (yes/no): In Various places
Your name: Scott Williams
Your E-mail: thunder@mnsi.net
Nearest City / Town: Sarnia

Comments:
This trail is basically a few trails combined into one. The St. Clair Parkway is a paved, 2 lane road which runs from Sarnia Ontario to Mitchells bay. The ride is calm from Mitchell's bay to Sarnia which is about 60km. The traffic is fine. Good for a begi ning biker. Once you get into Sarnia you will notice that the parkway stops at the St.Clair river. There is a long line of CNR tracks which run side by side with the river. These tracks have since been removed and the area patted down. Excellent for speed riding in gravel and sand. The tracks will lead you to Sarnia Bay. Here there is a short 1km ride around the bay to the Government Docks. The trail splits for a few seconds from here. Once you get to the Government docks you will get on River Rd. Follow r ver road to the top at Exmouth St. You will make a left and come up to Venetian BLVD(don't think I spelled it right) turn Left on to the BLVD and follow it. Directly in front of you are the twin bridges.. Ride up to the end of the Blvd. There will be a di t road just past the Yacht Club(Bridgeview Marina) Turn Left here and ride up to the CN rail Sheds.. Take a breather as the terain from now on is tricky. You will want to be in control at all times. Ride down underneath the bridges. Follow Michiagn Ave if you want to. There is a asphalt trail which rides up to a hill. This monster is the Environment Hill. Nice hill, Hard climc if you don't know what you are doing or are in the wrong gear. Get to the top and ride down. Follow the road past the other Yacht C ub (Sarnia Yacht Club) and you will come back to the asphalt trail. Go through the Wood and ride up to the end.. You will cross Albert St. at some APRT's. Cross over and around the wood(the trail around courtesy of me and ryan) Follow it. Now you have a c oice. The more experienced Riders whoudl go left at the fork. This takes you on to a wood chip trail.. very tricky, Your tires slide everywhere. The Beginner's Stay right o the path. You will both meet at the same place. Once you reach the paved walkway s op and look around. You should see a parking lot, a baseball field and washrooms. Turn Left into the Clearing. You can go straight or take the turn. Straight is no fun.. Just takes you to a huge hill that is smooth. The other way takes you up and around t en when you think it is over you round a corner and go down and have to make a tough climb up a steep grade. The ruts, rocks and grass make the ride up a little hard. Get to the top and you are home free. You are now in Tarzan land. Jumps galore.. Ryan an I call this area our second home. Have a ball BUT the forest is technically off limits to bikes courtesy of some idiot who was watching where he was going and plowed into a group of ederly people. You can ride it but keep an eye out for people. The turns are sharp and greasy. You will slide. You have to use your smarts and gadge your speed. Other then that have fun at 1 of 2 good Sarnia trails.

Howard Watson Trail - 07/25/97 16:28:17
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): Yep
Technical Terrain (yes/no): Nope
Your name: Ryan
Your E-mail: cyoung@ebtech.net
Nearest City / Town: Sarnia

Comments:
Hi there!! This is a very simple trail which used to be an old railroad line. It's about 16 km and is a gravel trail, but is relatively smooth. Good for all types of bike. But watch out for the walkers cuz this isn't just a bike trail. I ride this tr il at least once a week. Enjoy.

Hamilton to Brantford Rail Trail - 07/25/97 01:48:40
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): no
Your name: Oliver
Your E-mail: meynon@mcmaster.ca
Nearest City / Town: Hamilton/Brantford

Comments:
A very pleasant ride at railroad grades (uphill towards Brantford) that takes you through some really pretty scenery, as well as by the trail- head of the Dundas Valley system.
[Morgan's Note: for a picture of the Rail Trail see the Picture Gallery]

Guelph Off Road Biking Association Trails - 07/24/97 23:46:29
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Noah
Your E-mail: noahgenner@kw.igs.net
Nearest City / Town: Guelph

Comments:
Near Guelph Lake. At the end of the Royal City Recreation Trail, which begins in Riverside Park and runs North and South throughout the city. An excellent beginners set of trails, with some more demanding technical sections for the experienced rider. Nothing too tuff. Well maintained. Run by G.O.R.B.A. (Guelph Off Road Biking Assoc.)

Dundas Valley Conservation Area - 07/24/97 18:50:03
Beginner Friendly (yes/no): yes
Technical Terrain (yes/no): yes
Your name: Morgan
Your E-mail: morgan_d@reocities.com
Nearest City / Town: Dundas / Ancaster Ontario

Comments:
As I've said in my personal page this is the most varied and extensive network of trails you're going to find anywhere in the Hamilton area.
The DVCA has something for every level of rider.
To get there, follow Governors d. West about 3km past Main St.
You can get to Main St. by taking the Main St. West exit off the 403 as it winds through Hamilton.
Once you know the trails you'll also discover all kinds of back entrances throughout Dundas and Ancaster.
Enjoy!


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