Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.20 out of 5
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Intermediate
18
km

Singletrack
↑ 600 m
↓ 500 m

Loop
2:18
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
This place caught me by surprise. Its about two thirds doubletrack / one third singletrack winding round some small lakes and up the side of the Niagara Escarpment. Its essentially a few shorter trails that loop totalling 10-11km. Its beautiful countryside and the double track is totally beginner friendly and would keep an intermediate rider happy too. The green trail (cliff top trail) does need more skill and experience though. This single track trail starts off windy and relatively smooth before you're suddenly presented with a rock garden that would intimidate the beginner, shortly after which you drop down a steep switch back between and over boulders. A good technical challenge!
Anything "scary" is totally walkable/avoidable and so its a really good mix of beginner friendly and entertaining for the more experienced rider who will want to crank out a few laps.
Tip: Ride the loop counter clockwise from the main parking lot.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trailblazer


June 30, 2018
 
Review: Riding really well. Not enough trail here for a serious ride but it's scenic. Somewhat sandy in sections. A few log-overs on the cliff side trail.

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Singletrack


November 20, 2017
lhzawd Singletrack  
 
Review: Light coating of snow , some dirt showing in some areas was still packed even though lots of rain recently. Ice starting to form on rocks , lower sections of double track had some flooding but easy to go around . Great area

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Granny Gear

July 3, 2016
 
Review: Nice easy trail with some hills and a couple rooted and rock sections.

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Gnarly

August 25, 2014
 
Review: This place was a real surprise. It's more than the doubletrack as described in other reviews. There's a connection to the Dufferin Forest (Mono Tract) that will deliver you a near 20 km ride. Follow the Carriage (red) Trail to where it meets the Walter Tovell trail. Turn right. You'll pass a small lake. When you hit the next big junction, turn left and head up Puke Hill (not marked as such on the map, but aptly named by an overeager mountain biker who ate a little too soon before a ride LOL). It's really the Cliff Top Trail. Go past the viewing platform and you'll come upon a right turn before long. This will take you to the Mono Tract. It's fabulous singletrack. You'll know you're in the right place when you're along some backyard fences. And you'll come upon a steep downhill that requires dismounting for all but the bravest (or stupidest ... take your pick). The trail flies along, but you need to watch for tire tracks to the right (a 90-degree turn) as you fly down a hill. Loop back to the right (again, follow the tracks). You'll pass an old abandoned VW bug. This stretch is an amazing long flowing trail that rides fast (there's a serious whoop-de-do factor). Then double back on the singletrack and back to the Cliff Top Trail (green). Go right (south) and follow the Cliff Top; it goes on a switchback through some massive boulders (it's seriously technical and dangerous unless you've been riding for a long time). You'll pick up the Walter Tovell Trail again and fly back to the Carriage and out. There's also a long (and steep) stretch up the blue trail to the north, but you should enjoy climbing if you decide to go up. There are sheltered toilets and pay parking (take lots of change -- the prices posted on the Parks Ontario web site are outdated). The combo of in-park double-track and Dufferin forest swoopy singletrack make this an absolute gem.

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Doubletrack

July 1, 2014
olimoo Doubletrack  
 
Review: Good trails to come and knock out a few laps. Ok, so the majority of the doubletrack isn't technically challenging but there are singletrack sections on the cliff top trail that will require a lot more of your attention and the beautiful scenery just makes this a great place to come for a ride that won't tax you too much but that you'll still really enjoy.

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Mono Cliffs Provincial Park MTB Trail 4.20 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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