Vallee Bras Du Nord Secteur Shannahan

4.92 out of 5
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↑ 200 m
↓ 200 m
elevation (m)

Trail Description
About this trail
Incredible network of mostly singletrack trails. Fast swooping singletrack on the Beurre d'erable (Maple Butter) and Sucre d'orge trails. Don't miss Chute a Gilles trail, named after trail designer and expert mountain biker Gilles Morneau, where the trail crosses a beautiful waterfall. More trails snake by the Bras du Nord river and even more extensions being built every year. Keep your eye on this trail, it should earn IMBA Epic designation soon! And stay a while in one of the yurts on the property and do some canoeing, hiking, or canyoning during the summer.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (4)
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Reviews (9)


August 13, 2018
Review: I would say the best trails in the world. Two Neilson loops must be done if you are ok with technical stuff and have a good cardio. There is nothing there that is super technical but expect rocky and rooty descents and climbs. The double track climb to get to Neilson is the worst but after that it gets easier.


September 5, 2017
Review: Best I have ridden in Canada so far. This trail almost kicked my !$!W$%, but it was EPIC!

Similar Trail: Squamish


July 19, 2017
Review: Awesome variety here. There's smooth and flowy trails with sweet berms that anyone can do (Beurre d'erable) and technical trails like Petit Ourse that are more challenging. Coulee douce is a must. I did about 20 miles overall and didn't repeat much and still had trails left over that I didn't do. The scenery is very nice here and the area is quite neat. My only real gripe is the cost - $15 to do XC mountain biking seems a bit much, but I suppose that's how it is with such vast trail systems that are on private land. If you're looking for somewhere to eat the Hotel Le Roquemont restaurant in St Raymond is pretty good, and Pizzeria Paquet is a solid choice as well.

November 16, 2014
Review: Paradise for mountain biker.
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Similar Trail: east burke

July 14, 2014
Review: We rode Shannahan and St. Raymond this past weekend. Both areas are fantastic. Nelson trail at Shannahan is a little techy in a few places but has some wicked cool bridges. The rest of the trail system we found to be a blast for fun, flowy trails. Joelie at St. Raymond was closed due to construction but WOW does it have a wicked cool bridge to launch off of into a huge berm turn and the rest of the trail is looking pretty cool. Can't say enough about these two areas. Motel Roquemont was a great place to base out of as the trailhead for St. Raymond was out the back door. These two areas are great for a solid two days of riding. Make sure to take a swim suit to take a dip after riding Shannahan.

Similar Trail: Pine Hill Park, Darling Hill at the KTA in VT.

Granny Gear

May 27, 2014
fdamours Granny Gear  
Review: Neilson, Sucre D'orge et Grande Ourse sont à ne pas manquer. Must ride tracks.

Bunny Hop

May 2, 2014
Review: Great place to ride, trails for everyone, from beginner to advanced. Trails are added every year, lots have been added since Mudhunny's visit in 2011. trails network totals now 40 miles singletrack 40 miles doubletrack.
Two sectors to visit: - Shannahan,(41km singletracks) in a beautiful wild surrounding with rivers, waterfalls, bridges, etc. must ride: Neilson, Beurre d'érable, Sucre d'Orge, Chute à Gilles, Grande Ourse.
- Saint-Raymond downtown (23km singletracks) Amazing new network of trails on two mountains, nice fast and flowy trails, more rural scenery.

Similar Trail: Kingdom Trails

Granny Gear

February 15, 2014
phil05 Granny Gear  
Review: Very nice network with something for everyone. Beurre d'érable ans sucre d'orge trails are defenatly beginner friendly, but are also Very fun for the advanced riders. Grande ours, petite ours ans chute a Gilles are must-go for intermediate and advanced riders, offering both flowy and technical challenges. Be sure to check the new Nelson trail. Its better to use the dirt road to climb up and then do the Nelson as a DH.

January 26, 2013
Review: Very nice single tracks. Many and well done trails

Vallee Bras Du Nord Secteur Shannahan MTB Trail 4.92 out of 5 based on 9 ratings. 9 user reviews.
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