Don Valley

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91
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Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is a very technical trail due to it's steep climbs and descents. A majority of the trail is off camber and requires advanced skills to ride. Some parts of the trail are on paved bike paths in the Don River and Taylor Creek system. There is a large network of trails and it is hard to get lost if you know Toronto. You will eventually pop out at a major street and one can navigate their way back on the roads if the trails become confusing. GPS track files to follow.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Hi, we are coming down from Quebec and i am wondering what is the best place to park in order to start at the bottom, and if we dont know Toronto well, are we gonna be able to go trough the trails easily with trail fork without getting lost? Thanks -MarjoriePoirier

A: If you park at the Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4W 3X8) there is paid parking lots and it is close to many of the trails and the paved bike paths, and from my experience Trailforks will work for your rides, just make sure you check out some of the updates about trail closures etc.

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Q: Hi, Im heading to Toronto for a few days in late July and am looking forward to riding a bit while Im there. Can anybody recommend a place where I can rent a decent bike near to this track? -MattyV

A: Sweet Pete's has a location at the brickworks, right in the Don Valley.

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Reviews (36)
 

Singletrack


January 20, 2019
lhzawd Singletrack  
 
Review: Fresh snow covering everything with -23 windchill temps. Low psi on fat tires worked great . Still discovering new sections of the Don each time

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Trailblazer

May 16, 2018
 
Review: Traveling to Toronto, I wasn't planning to ride here after reading the recommendations to go with someone who knows the trails and all the linking of portions you need to do on roads/trails. However, after a nightmare commute to the Kelso trails, we decided to ride these closer trails instead. We parked near the lower Don trails by the Loblaws grocery store and decided to just go, and hope we would like it and that we could figure it out. We were pleasantly surprised that it was pretty easy to just keep riding, We were able to ride out 50 minutes and could have kept going, before we turned around to go back the way we came. Within that time, I only consulted my phone to check directions 3 times, and we were able to ride straight back tracing our route. So, out-of-towners, don't be dissuaded! These were awesome trails! I couldn't believe all the elevation change occurring right in the heart of the city, and the features were great! I enjoy technical trails, and flowy trails, and these offered portions that were both. Not for a beginner (although segments could be). Fantastic find in the middle of the city!

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Gramcounter

October 30, 2017
 
Review: Follow the link below for an awesome highlight video of the Don Valley mountain bike trails in Toronto, Canada! I post a new video every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more! Link: https://youtu.be/KRO1YUAz74g

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Gnarly


October 25, 2017
 
Review: Don Valley never ceases to amaze me. The topography and trail design are very cool even before you consider it's all in the middle of a major city. There are some pretty insane trails here, and some of the ingenuity used in the trail building is quite impressive. There are a number of jumps and obstacles here which really add to the fun. And there are trails that are a bit too torn up, but most of them are in good shape. I highly recommend riding here, and if you can you should ride with someone who is familiar with it. Trailforks is also extremely useful here.

Similar Trail: Crazier than any other trail I've ridden in Ontario

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Singletrack


October 1, 2017
lhzawd Singletrack  
 
Review: Overall great with dry conditions . Using trails forks to add in new sections each time with this time more along river and eglington north.

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Gramcounter

September 25, 2017
 
Review: Copy and paste the link below for an awesome highlight video of the Don Valley trails in Toronto. The Don Valley is a really sweet spot right in the heart of Toronto that boasts over 50 miles of trails from beginner green to double black diamonds. The trails are pretty flowy and dry making them a bit slick if you aren't careful. The double black trails also tend to ride on some pretty steep cliffs and there are some huge drops, gap jumps, and other obstacles along the way. This clip shows two of the many segments that I rode on the first day. 'Party Atmosphere' and 'Rim Job' both are killer trails if you are an advanced rider! I post new videos from different spots around New England every Monday, so be sure to subscribe for more! Link: https://youtu.be/bt2a5I8q77I

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Gramcounter

April 24, 2017
Revolver Gramcounter  
 
Review: Not much signage, lots of options , very fun ride

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Singletrack


February 19, 2017
lhzawd Singletrack  
 
Review: sun has turned the snow to mud on upper levels making them un rideable. But lower areas with some snow ,slush and ice under water are good with a low pressure fat tire- temp was 12c

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Singletrack


November 21, 2016
lhzawd Singletrack  
 
Review: second time in this fall , each time piecing more of it together and finding the good stuff..

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Granny Gear

July 11, 2016
timoteotec Granny Gear  
 
Review: Visited The Don today solo but had the great luck to run into Ian - a great ambassador for the area. As I'm visiting from Bermuda I don't know the trails, so Ian says let me show you something. Amazing!!!!

Thanks so much for your hospitality Ian !!!!!

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Granny Gear

January 19, 2017
Kaizen Granny Gear  
 
Review: Ian is a great guy, gave me a handful of trails to start me out in the summer , the low down on what intermediate trails to hit after that.

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Don Valley MTB Trail 4.53 out of 5 based on 36 ratings. 36 user reviews.
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