Laurentian Singletrack

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4.50 out of 5
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↑ 400 m
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269
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Intermediate trail with some technical loose rock on top of bedrock. Quick short climbs mixed with nice flow through sparse forest.
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  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
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  • Winter Fat Biking
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  MrClee   on Jan 15, 2019
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  MrClee   on Nov 22, 2018
  MrClee   on Oct 25, 2018
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Trailblazer


July 15, 2018
 
Review: Rode it again this weekend just to make sure it's really as good as I thought. Started at the Nature Chalet (free parking as opposed to $8.00 at Laurentian Athletic Centre) Went counter-clockwise this time and the trail is more rideable that way but I still walked about 100 meters of it. Super technical, rocky and just enough climbing to get the heart up. I'd say this is a solid Ontario black diamond with double black sections. Not to be missed for advanced riders.

Similar Trail: Azilda or Naughton

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Trailblazer


July 2, 2018
 
Review: Toughest 20km of single track I've ever ridden. over half of this track is on rock which varies between sharp, loose scree climbs and descents to 2 to 3 foot drops/rolls or punchy steep climbs. There's a 350 meter section of black granite climbing consisting of dozens of step ups and very steep grade that is virtually unclimbable if you go clockwise and would be a terrifying (read awesome) downhill going counterclockwise. I can't wait to ride it again. It's the type of track you need to do 50 to 100 times before you have a chance at riding it clean. Great vista's over the lake in several areas. Don't do this unless you are fit and technically skilled. It would make a better hike in this case.

Similar Trail: Never seen anything quite like it. Maybe Hilton Falls combined with Buckwallow and 3-Stages.

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Gnarly

September 3, 2017
MrClee Gnarly  
 
Review: Not for the faint of heart! These trails are not beginner friendly! That being said, these trails area a great ride. While there may be some wet and muddy spots the rocks are generally SUPER grippy. The climbs are generally short and steep with lots of technical sections. You will not believe how steep the rock climbs are until you try them. Route finding can be a little tough, but you can't get too lost. Very unique terrain.

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Granny Gear

August 5, 2017
 
Review: I've been riding here since 96. This is where free ride started in sudbury. Lots of hits to huck. Big bikes and big tires work best. I do suggest wearing body armour here. This place has something for everyone and is a challenge to the most experienced rider. So you think you can climb technical stuff ...? Wait till you ride here. At one time our group had Northshore style stunts built but are long gone now. FREE RIDERS WILL LOVE THIS PLACE. but be ready to suffer. Text me if you need info. 705 863 3171. Love these trails.

Similar Trail: Nothing like laurentien out there.

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May 29, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Very technical single track with rocky, and muddy sections. There are red, blue, yellow and orange trails. My personal favorite are the yellow points trails which are shown here: http://www.nickeldistrict.ca/en/trail-maps-conditions.html you can access all these trails via the university but are not mapped. The rock is very grippy when dry, but can be slick when wet. overall I would say section of these traisl are more technical than those of Naughton because Naughton is maintained, has signs posted and is equipped for races. If you have never been to these trails it makes all the difference knowing where to go so take you time or find someone to show you.

Similar Trail: Naughton Trails

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Bunny Hop


March 6, 2013
ToucanLife Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This place is really unique.

All blackrock, but the rock is really really grippy from the pollution from the nickel mines back in the day so I was told.

I got lost but got around ok, there are two loops one red and one blue, one is more difficult but I'm not sure which. They are marked fairly well with marking paint / ribbons.

Really jagged rough rock but surprisingly ridable and fun even though I am not into rocky tech trails (saying something). Also extremely unique because all you ride on is rock for the most part (some dirt obviously) you will climb massive 60-70 foot long rock formations which is pretty crazy / cool!

Trails are covered in wild blueberry bushes so you can enjoy trailside snacks / avoid the people out harvesting them hiking the trails.

I was told the trail goes all the way around the lake, pretty cool place to ride if you are in the area - those rocks grip!

Similar Trail: Hilton Falls, Buckwallow

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