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Level: Advanced
Length: 14 mi (22.5 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Elgin Trail

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#217 of 312 mountain bike trails in Ontario
#11,528 in the world

Hiking trail, winding through back woods along river , rough terrain, trees down ,some hike a bike. Bike if you enjoy adventure rides off the beaten path

First added by Paul Loeffelholz on Jan 21, 2017. Last updated Apr 21, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Payne's Mills
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Rider questions

Q: So, it's obvious to see a trail somewhere right off Paynes Mills Rd?
A: it is off of Talbot line in the village of paynes mills- little park with a barn, after 30 minutes in there you will cross Lyle road and after a few hrs you will come out at the train tressel on sunset dr in st thomas . this is a hiking trail though so expect some hike a bike and a great ride if you enjoy way off the beaten path . there's been too much rain recently it will be muddy though

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  • Paul Loeffelholz

    Wet with deep standing water in areas , numerous trees down some still across the trail

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  • Paul Loeffelholz

    Wet and slippery with mud , some trees down but not over grown yet

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  • Paul Loeffelholz

    This ride concentrated on mostly the Payne's mill area of the Elgin trail
    By its appearance it's Currently not used by hikers unfortunately despite it being the actual trail head .This section of the trail is over grown with tall weeds with numerous trees and branches across the trail. Volunteer maintenance has always been a problem as the original workers have aged and new personnel are hard to find .

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  • Paul Loeffelholz

    wet,muddy,trees down,flooded, icy
    amazing adventure

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