Durham Forest

4.10 out of 5
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↑ 400 m
↓ 300 m
elevation (m)

Trail Description
About this trail
Many trails here with perhaps a 100 km or so total. Several routes to choose from and networked together. Follow coloured signs for various trails. Some great singletrack and technical sections. Some of it gets sandy towards the fall. Free to ride here.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (28)

Granny Gear

August 15, 2019
yuckadoo Granny Gear  
Review: Only hit this trail for a short time but was quite enjoyable. Some really good downhill/flowy/bermy areas. Trails are not marked well at all (could have been where we entered from, maybe Lakeridge Ski area is better). Some sand in spots but nothing overwhelming. Would definitely go back.


May 20, 2019
lhzawd Singletrack  
Review: Trails were in great condition with new ones being added by trail crew


June 30, 2017
Review: Great trail system with an awesome variety of terrain. The dirt here is great other than a few sandy spots which aren't that bad. There's some decent elevation in spots which make for some fun downhill. Highly recommended, but I'd say to go at an off hour as it seems like it's gotten a lot busier, which was the only thing that really took away from the ride. And it is a bit hard to navigate (though hard to get lost), so I'd recommend using an app like Trailforks to see where you are.

Granny Gear

June 3, 2017
Review: poorly signed - too easy to get lost after the logging last fall double track is unpleasant to ride too many 'bros' and 'type A' s ignorant of trail etiquette or general civility making riding no longer a fun place


Granny Gear

June 6, 2017
Review: I am suprised that you came accross some not so respectfull people on the trail. I ride in Durham all the time and rarely come across people like that. Now i do agree that we need signs in Durham forest and i think that will happen in the near future but for now try using trailforks. You should ride Dagmar its usually less busy and everything is maped out.

Granny Gear

June 2, 2017
BenTerin Granny Gear  
Review: OFSAA 2017


January 28, 2017
Review: After almost two weeks of warm weather I was finally able to ride again. The trails are in good conditions especially after such a crappie weather. There are some icy sections so studs would be a good idea but not mandatory. I would say most of the trails are hard packed snow with some icy sections.


December 10, 2016
Review: Went with a friend of mine yesterday and it was amazing. Great place for fat biking. The snow was tacky and wasn't icy. If you have a fat bike and looking to ride this is one of the best places. Just make sure you have a GPS with you and also make sure that you keep it warm so it won't die on you while you are on the trail. My friend had a regular bike but in the winter this place is alot more fun to ride with a fatty.


August 22, 2016
tedwiktor Gramcounter  
Review: A great place so close to the city with a very wide range of trails.

No matter how often I come, I'm able to find new trails.

Only drawbacks are that the trails are not well marked. Best to go in with a GPS and explore. You can easily link up Glen Major from here as well.

The other drawback is the poison ivy - not much better than Ganaraska, so be careful.

Don't let the large crowds in the parking lot keep you away. This place is big enough and enough trails to keep you busy and not have you bumping into too many people. (I went on a weekend with a full lot and only crossed path with about 3 people). However, trails are multi directional, so always keep an eye out.

July 28, 2016
Review: maps available on MikeMaps

Granny Gear

March 19, 2016
Flydyl Granny Gear  
Review: Huge fun. Great trails. I say four out of five only b/c (a) the trails aren't very challenging, and (b) it's pretty easy to get lost in there (poor signage). But I love this place and always have a good time. And it's large and it's free.

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