Torrance Barrens

4.63 out of 5
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↑ 200 m
↓ 300 m

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Trail Description
About this trail
An easy to intermediate ride through beautiful Muskoka wilderness. Loads of slick granite to ride and a little bit of climbing up to the ridge line.
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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: Is this place rideable in the winter on a fat bike? -Downhill Mike

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Recent Trail Check-ins     (10 total check-ins)
  Glenn Boccini Nincheri   on Aug 18, 2019
  MichaelWO   on May 25, 2019
  Liv Outside   on Oct 9, 2018
  lhzawd   on Oct 3, 2018
  DNiner   on Sep 25, 2016
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Reviews (9)


October 3, 2018
lhzawd Singletrack  
Review: Mud and flat rock Amazing area .. Moab Canadian style Passed through just before rain started again , lots of mud in certain small areas but overall great. Wood bridges on back loop are technically closed and broken but still kinda passable . Definitely worth stopping in for a unique riding terrain

Granny Gear

April 11, 2017
Review: Great place to ride. Very unique compared to everything else I have ridden in Ontario. Lots of exposed rock surface. Would recommend going in July or August. I went in June and the bugs were pretty bad.

Granny Gear

September 25, 2016
DNiner Granny Gear  
Review: Beautiful area, rain from two days ago made some areas wet but overall conditions were dry. A few soakers but all in good fun.

Granny Gear

September 5, 2016
Review: Rode here with my teenage kids last week. Had rained the entire day prior so lots of water and mud. We had a tonne of fun, easy to navigate and trails marked with white paint on the rocks.

Funniest thing happened on the final portion of the route. In a spot where you have to hop over a 2 ft creek I encountered a turtle on the trail right next to it. It looked a pretty large so I stopped and inched the bike towards it. Turned out to be a snapping turtle who tried pretty hard to reach my tire with his mouth.


September 8, 2015
Review: Its like riding one big rock, one of the most unusual rides in Ontario. Intermediate with some good challenges and great flow.


August 15, 2015
Ledbetter Trailblazer  
Review: Unique ride on mostly Canadian Shield. A little rough on the rear riding a hard tail. Good mix of novice-intermediate technical sections. Not a lot of downhill but not a lot of climbing either. Quiet and picturesque.

Granny Gear

August 4, 2015
Review: Nice trail. Fun ride. Not a lot of maintenance which is nice in some respects. Would recommend. Would ride again.


November 3, 2014
Review: Torrance Barrens is a 1,905 hectare (4,707 acre) Conservation Reserve that is north enough from Toronto (in Muskoka) to be outside the light pollution of the city. Riding on the Precambrian Shield was surreal -- at times, it felt like we were riding on moon rocks. A fellow rider said Torrance reminded them of Utah, but without the heat! How cool is that? The place is dotted with lakes, wetlands and yes, we definitely got our feet wet. A lot! There are boardwalks and mud holes, and plenty of rock rolling in between. This is absolutely a place for fat bikes. The trail is marked with white arrows painted on the rocks. This ride was one of my favourites this year.


October 27, 2014
olimoo Doubletrack  
Review: LOVE riding here. A fantastic mix of slick rock, connecting singletrack and wooden bridges over the edges of the ponds and lakes you'll be riding round. Not the most challenging trails, everything is doable for an intermediate rider. There are a couple of short techy climbs and a couple of steep slick descents but you'll have a blast riding them. If you think it might be wet take a change of shoes and socks, you will ride through a few puddles and pools that will soak your feet, but that just adds to the fun!

Torrance Barrens MTB Trail 4.63 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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