Ganaraska Forest

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.25 out of 5
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Intermediate
322
km

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↑ 300 m
↓ 300 m
270
elevation (m)

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Trail Description
About this trail
There are 100s of km of single track and double track trails here. Many climbs and technical gnarly sections. Something for everyone. Off Highway 115 south of Peterborough/north of the 401. Fee to use conservation area, payable at main gate. About $10.
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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: do we need own mountain bikes or are there rentals? -Guest

A: No rentals.

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Q: Average time to ride Paul's dirty 60 -Guest

A: Just did the 15 k for the first time. Under 60 minutes with a few stops. Trails well marked but can be a little confusing.

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Recent Trail Check-ins     (19 total check-ins)
  Chris Braun   on Oct 8, 2018
  Pauli Paul   on Jul 21, 2018
  Mel Griffin   on Jun 30, 2018
  michaelschafer01   on Jun 25, 2018
  lhzawd   on Jun 17, 2018
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Reviews (20)
 

Singletrack


July 4, 2018
lhzawd Singletrack  
 
Review: I was in that sand dune section also , but I went back to the areas and trails that are marked Paul's dirty enduro - 15k , 30 k, 60 k are dirt and are actually really good non stop winding through the forest and you can easily take a fire road back to main start point when you've had enough

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Gramcounter


July 1, 2018
 
Review: I've been all over the place riding and this is the worst place by far. The trail description here says "around $10"...NOPE! It's $12. I can't believe it costs anything to ride on poorly kept, poorly marked sand dunes. Horses and motorcycles are also allowed and they beat the piss out of the place.It's all small logging type roads and what is considered single track is few and far between. If you've been to Durham(Uxbridge), King City, 3 Stages or Ravenshoe...you're going to be seriously disappointed with Ganaraska. Never again for me.

Similar Trail: The beach or any sand dune.

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Trailblazer

June 27, 2018
 
Review: Lots of sandy double-track, nicely churned up by all the horse traffic. I wouldn't recommend it.

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Trailblazer


July 1, 2018
 
Review: You're not kidding. Poor place to ride even if it was free. If this was in my backyard...I'd drive to Uxbridge.

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Trailblazer


June 29, 2018
 
Review: Used to be a great place to ride but went downhill in the recent years. Zero maintainance from the stuff of Ganaraska made a place not enjoyable especially if they want you to pay twelve dollars to ride.

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Singletrack


June 18, 2018
lhzawd Singletrack  
 
Review: Started from main entrance and office. Spent most of the time doing sections of Paul dirty enduro trail 30k sections . Amazing flow and well set up course and trails . Minimal sand compared to west end and no atvs in this area for biking

Similar Trail: Turkey point

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Singletrack


June 17, 2018
lhzawd Singletrack  
 
Review: Tried West end of forest where atv and motocross roam , some double track , single track all chewed up with loose gravel rocks and lots of sand in certain areas , but this area is multi use so keeps your ears open for high speed users.

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Gnarly


May 24, 2017
 
Review: This was my first time this year in Ganaraska and I had a good time. I did 30km and I would say p of single-track was leaf and debris free. They had a race there on Saturday so the organizer and volunteers did a real good job of cleaning it up. Hopefully Ganaraska stuff will take care of the rest of the debris, fallen trees and old leafs. Trail is a bit soft in certain sections but with more riders and rain will be as good as last year. Watch out for horse poop as they are giving Paul's Dirty Enduro whole other meaning.

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Gnarly


February 4, 2017
 
Review: Did anybody ever done Fat winter biking in Ganaraska? I heard they are open for fat bikes.

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Gnarly


December 7, 2016
 
Review: If you are looking to ride some natural terrain this place has the best single track in Southern Ontario. Signage is good so you cant get lost. Still some leafs on the trails but In a week or so should be a good place for fat biking.

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Gramcounter

July 3, 2016
tedwiktor Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is a great place to ride. The single tracks are seemingly endless. There is a good variety of both up and down hill, without anything too steep.

My favorite spot on the trail is the "pines", the ground is covered in a carpet of needles and is quite picturesque.

There is nothing man made in here, this is the best natural mountain biking around this area, with a good variety of roots, and fallen trees to navigate over.

Was just on the trail on July 1st, and the trails do have quite a bit of debris, but that didn't hold us back from doing the 30K loop.

I found the signage to be better this year than in past, but even if you don't go with a GPS, the single track will eventually lead to a fire trail, and you can get back to the parking lot fairly easily from there.

If you don't like crowded areas, this is the place for you. Just prepare yourself for the incredible amount of poison ivy - as long as your protected, your ok.

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Granny Gear

April 28, 2016
 
Review: Deforestation/forest clean up in progress. A lot of single track is covered in debrie. Double tracks and main routes are clear.

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Ganaraska Forest MTB Trail 3.25 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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