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Level: Intermediate
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +148/146 ft
Total: 61 riders
 

Mountain Biking Bowmore (Woodland) Hill's

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#28 of 311 mountain bike trails in Ontario
#1167 in the world

This trial offers an amazing escape from the city life! Beautiful green hills and plush forests! A great trail to ride all day or for some after work relaxation. Mix's of fast downhills, twisty stuff & a good climb here and there. Bowmore takes advantage of all the different terrain

Tip. there's a nice downhill section on the northern loop (run it clockwise)

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Trial is located in the woods above upper Canada Mall, just south east of Greenlane & Bathurts. Parking is available on Woodspring Ave. 20ft from the trial head
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Newmarket, Ontario

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Beginner | 1 mi

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Q: where is the main entrance
A: hello, I'm very new on singletracks, It is gilpin dr, newmarket.

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  • Bumusia
    *****

    Very nice trails, lightly traveled, couple of steep hills to climb (or go down hill, depending which direction you going). The trails connect with the Enviromental Park on Woodspring and with Peggy Woods park so you can alternate between Singletracks and some cruising on paved roads.

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  • Mel Griffin
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    I was a little suspect of the list order as I've been to most of these places and thought Joyride being in 4th place was a misnomer. However, the only reason I went to Bowmore was it was 12th on the list and in comparison to Bayview & Stouffville (9th place) I thought this would be a great place to ride. I did all of the single track twice and was lucky to eke out 10km. Nonetheless, after seeing Dagmar( a MTB Playground) in 21st place should have red flagged the list order immediately.

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  • Walms
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    Thanks for the feedback guys.... I also agree we need to step up as a unit and the trail will be one of the best in the area. I live up the street and this is the time of year we could really make a difference... I'll give out my email so feel free to contact me and maybe we can organize a clean up day: jeffwalms@gmail.com...

    Looking forward to meeting a few of you riders out there this year

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  • Forestfun
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    Good fun close to home! These trails have great potential if more volunteers will only step forward and use initiative to develop them. Many ride here but only very few build bridges and fun features - at their own expense and precious limited free time. About 6 years ago some good 24" wide bridges were built that really opened up these trails for hiking & biking to everyone in the whole community to enjoy. Some more are needed and many older ones need replacing Come guys take a shovel along and build a dirt feature when & where you feel it can enhance the trail. Use your imagination!! Be sure it is safe and not too difficult so no one can get hurt. No official maintenance body exists that I know of for the dirt trails, so it is up to us trail users ourselves to make it better and nicer. In the spring many fallen branches usually need removing. Please lets do our part - every little bit helps!

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  • Bigdultra
    *****

    Great fun, and a big Thank You to whoever maintains the trail!! Me and buddy who lives in NM went there this morning for the first time, we're in our mid 40s and thought it was super for us!!

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  • Gweedz
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    A lot of fun. mix of paved (on the outskirts) to tight singletrack in the interior. It looks like a good flowing trail but I was too busy exploring all the side trails. I've been there 3 times so far... will return for sure.

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  • Sam Hanlon
    *****

    Great spot. Had no idea this was right behind my house. Like to meet some of you guys around here.

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  • danlevin
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    Moved to Newmarket and found this little gem a 3 min ride from my house. Still getting to know my way around but for the most part it has solid flow, bridges to cross streams, easy climbs and easy/fun decents. Whoever takes care of this place, thank you so much. It is a perfect place to take my wife as she learns the sport or for a quick spin before/after work. I would give this place a beginner difficulty if it werent for the skinnys scattered throughout. It is like king (centennial trails) except it covers more ground and is slightly less maintained. A bit less flowy than king as well. Both great beginner spots.

    Please keep us posted for trail maintenance days so we can lend a hand.

    Cheers

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  • olimoo
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    I definitely enjoyed my ride at Bowmore. The trails are 45 minutes north of downtown Toronto and worth the trip to check out.

    The locals who have carved out these trails on the wooded slopes of this ravine should be proud of what they created and I'm hopeful that next time I go back (and I will go back) they'll earn a higher score as I'll have a better idea of the way to connect the numerous sections of trail to find that ever elusive flow.

    There were some great fast sections dropping down slopes, throwing the bike between trees, mixed in with tight, slow switch-backs and a few roots and short bridges to negotiate. The trails definitely improve the further you get from the parking lot on Woodspring Road. Go explore and don't give up until you ride through the creek, the best trails are in a loop that will bring you back to the same crossing point.

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  • JasonProvidence
    *****

    Was my first time at this trail and I had so much fun. It's a great trail, well marked out, so you can just ride and know you will find your way out eventually, if you ever want to leave. I loved the small climbs and some of the narrow paths. It's just so much fun. Will be going back a lot more.

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  • Mel Anderson
    *****

    A fun ride! A mix of technical spots and fast downhills with some great scenic chill spots!

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  • Sandro Verrelli

    Hats off to the trail builders and maintainers... this is such a fun track with a great variety of skill-testing twists, turns, roots and rocks! Today was a perfect early evening ride through this magnificent trail post rainstorm. Surprisingly not too wet... tacky enough to entice pushing it. I have to come back and search out all of the runs hidden throughout the Woodland Hills!

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  • Walms
    *****

    Located near upper Canada Mall this trial offers an amazing escape from the city life! Beautiful green hills and plush forests! A great trail to ride all day or for some after work relaxation

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