Shabomeka Legpower Pathfinders

4.80 out of 5
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About this trail
A 60 km network of beautifully scenic paths meandering through a wide variety of habitats in the forest heartland surrounding Shabomeka Lake in the Madawaska Highlands of the Land Oí Lakes region of Eastern Ontario.

For a free path network map, go to the pathhead or send a stamped self-addressed envelope to Shabomeka LEGPOWER Pathfinders, PO Box 217, Cloyne, ON K0H 1K0.

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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: What is the access point for this trail system? I have mountainbiked near Ompah have me curious....any fishing? -Guest

A: 1067 Shawenegog Lake Ln I heard on a forum its near bon echo provincial park and the city cloyne.

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Q: Wondering if there is an access point in the southern part of this trail? -Rosie

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October 6, 2018
lhzawd Singletrack  
Review: There seems to be some missing updates on this location and that's one of the main reasons I went /it intrigued me . After arriving late at night and boondocking in an area I set out to explore early morning . Winding small pathways are well kept ( green and blue sections on Trailforks ) any trees that have fallen have been cut away making the pine needle layers paths clear . Spacing between many of the trees is less than 760mm so wide bar bikes will need maneuvering , I took a fat bike but regular MTb tired bike would be fine . After several black sections I planned to large black trail loop around the back of a few other lakes -trails 8 ,8c ,8d . The further I went the less the trail became evident with minimal triangle tree markers and infrequent set stone markers . Numerous trees down and once on the other side the trail would be lost again and again , the only way I made it through was the compass feature on trail forks / using it to point left or right and find where the trail actually was - I enjoy way back woods biking :hiking , but if for any reason my phone gps had stopped , it would have taken many hours to try and find a way out -frustrating . By the time I got out to the more frequently used trails I was out of ride time . Over all the network of trails is great for biking and legpower sports but be well prepared if heading way out back . If packed down by hikers and snowshoers in winter it would be a great area for fatbikes

Similar Trail: Silent Lake

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May 22, 2017
tedwiktor Gramcounter  
Review: Has anyone ridden these trails lately?

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September 16, 2017
Review: I checked on Trailforks and looks like the place is not getting much activity so I would expect alot of overgrown vegetation and bushwaking. Doesnt look like the person that build those trails is around anymore.

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February 21, 2017
Review: Is it fat bike friendly in the winter?

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October 9, 2015
Review: I only got a very quick ride in but will definitely be back. It is more of an adventure than simply a ride going out there. The "paths" as laid out very well and from what I saw easy to follow and well maintained. Take the time to meet the trail builder, one of those encounters that will leave you with a smile on your face.

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July 30, 2014
samps Granny Gear  
Review: These are the most awesome trails and everyone should experience them. The scenery is amazing and the technical aspects of the terrain keep it exciting. Thanks Glen for maintaining them and we can all thank him by riding them!

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July 3, 2012
btipping Poseur  
Review: This is real mountain biking only steps away from Bon Echo Provincial Park. The 60 kms of technical singletrack says it all! Trails are in mint condition as it does not appear ATV’s and dirt bikes ride on these trails. The trail builder has very carefully laid out these trails to make them both enjoyable and taxing and you will leave respecting the area. Carry maps are provided at the trailhead in a box by the trailbuilder – Glen Pearce. As fun as the trails were, we were lucky enough to meet and talk to Glen after our rides, who had some fascinating mtb stories and offered our party a swim on his beach to clean up. Glen has made mountain biking his passion since retiring some 25 years ago and is incredibly fit. He rides a 3 speed 1984 Sierra mtb that has been repaired and reinforced and likely weighs in the 40lb range. You will want to take a picture of this bike because your friends will not believe it when you try to describe it.* Review edited 7/3/2012

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Similar Trail: I have not ridden anywhere else that has 60 miles of technical singletrack like this

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Shabomeka Legpower Pathfinders MTB Trail 4.80 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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