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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +46/ -44 ft
Total: 17 riders

Mountain Biking South March Highlands

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#64 of 312 mountain bike trails in Ontario
#3,027 in the world

Network of singletrack trails that's open to fat biking during the winter.

First added by Greg Heil on Jan 29, 2015. Last updated Apr 26, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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  • BadgerPete

    Trails are a lot of fun with nice technical Rocky section on the back side. Best signage system in Ontario very easy to follow.

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  • Paul Loeffelholz

    Stuck to mostly west of Terry Fox drive . Narrow trails packed down by snow shoes and hikers with plenty of offshoot other snow trails . Deep snow each side if you have to put a foot down . Main area was hard packed with a slippery top crust

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  • Paul Loeffelholz

    awesome conditions
    -28 C with the windchill ,smooth trails well packed down and by other fat riders ,some icy areas covered with snow . No rocks showing or mosquitos

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  • Paul Loeffelholz

    Apparently Ottawa has had a full month of daily rain that makes for a muddy trail even when on rocks . Wet areas everywhere with mud and out of control mosquitos.

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  • Paul Loeffelholz

    Narrow smooth path well of compacted snow by fat tires, snow shoes and hikers . Fresh snow covered some icy sections in Pwt. A completely different scene from the rocky areas usually found

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  • Jshredsalot

    Good distances and all trail types

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  • Kevin Cameron

    The South March Highlands is a network of trails that have been in the works for over 10 years. In recent years the local mountain bike club entered into a stuartship agreement with the city allowing for the addition of signage and for the trails to be identified as "mountain bike trails".

    These trails are are very technical with a large range of rock features. There are some man made bridges crossing some ponds and swamps. The network has been designed as a stacked loop with the trails near the trail head being rated easier than those farther in. The majority of local riders ride these trails with medium to long travel full suspension bikes. Club rides are every Thursday evening from mid may till early Nov depending on the weather and trail conditions. Very popular for fat biking once there is a good base of snow.

    Local club web site is www.ottawamba.org where you can find details and local trail maps.

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