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Level: Expert
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +417/400 ft
Total: 16 riders
 

Mountain Biking Laurentian Singletrack

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#57 of 311 mountain bike trails in Ontario
#2,625 in the world

Intermediate trail with some technical loose rock on top of bedrock. Quick short climbs mixed with nice flow through sparse forest.

First added by alvin.santoy on Jan 31, 2013. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
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  • 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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  • BadgerPete
    *****

    The trail system fallows a lot of very grippy rock outcrops. Consist of a lot of up and downhills. System has atleast 30 km of trails interconnected to the main red,blue and yellow trails. Best to find a guide to get the best rides. All trails are great and technical.

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  • michaelschafer01
    *****

    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.

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  • michaelschafer01
    *****

    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.

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  • MrClee
    ****

    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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  • Ernie desjardins the LEG
    *****

    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.

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  • ToucanLife
    ***

    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!

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