Mountain Biking is a potentially dangerous sport and the user of the trails agrees to use the trails at his or her own risk. use of this area is for those willing to recognize and accept the risks associated with their sport, considering their abilities and the conditions. It is up to you as a rider to take the precautions necessary to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.
(Easy/More Difficult / Very Difficult) 4 km MAP
This rocky terrain trail winds its way through hardwood forest and conifer plantations near the Niagara Escarpment with single track and wide forest access road. Visitors will see frequent outcrops of bedrock, and a diversity of ferns and wildflowers. The Bruce Trail runs through this area and is off-limits to cyclists.
Inglis Falls Conservation Area
(Easy / More Difficult) 3 km MAP
The Pines Loop (all other trails hiking only) is mainly flat terrain with some rocky sections winding through hardwood and pine plantations.
(Easy/More Difficult /Very Difficult) 10 km MAP
These trails alternate between easy riding and rugged looping trails through hardwood and pine plantations. The trail is situated along the Niagara Escarpment providing some challenging hills and rocky terrain.
Hepworth Management Area (Sawmill Trails)
(Easy / More Difficult) 10 km
Looping trails featuring both single track and wide track trails. The trail tread is mainly sand and grass with some rocky sections and drains very quickly. The trails traverse moderate to steep rolling hills among hardwood and pine plantation forests and are ideal for an afternoon of riding.
(Moderate/ Difficult) 15 km MAP
This busy trail system caters to a variety of users including hikers and equestrians. Moderately technical singletrack through rolling mixed forest with some sandy areas and some good technical descents.
(Moderate) 10 km MAP
Upland hardwood forest and conifer plantations cover rugged terrain and provides many scenic views of the surrounding landscape. Wide trails on rolling terrain with some sandy areas. Due to recent ATV activity these trails have become somewhat eroded and much underlying coarse rock has been turned up resulting in difficult sections.
Camp Oliver/Grey Main
(Easy/More Difficult) 3 km MAP
This is an extensive natural area where the forest includes stands of sugar maple, pine, spruce, and cedar. Wetland communities add to the diversity, and Black Lake offers fishing for bass. Gravel-based loop trails with some moderately steep hills. Trail runs along the north edge of the property, with cycling and hiking trails in the interior.
Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Trails
(Moderate/More Difficult) 50 km
This is primarily a cross-country ski trail system, but in summer, mountain biking is allowed on most of the trail system. There are several trails that run through sensitive wetland areas which are not suitable for any summer use. Maps of the trails are available at the Ravenna Country Market ($5) and are essential because the trails are a complex network with numerous intersections. These maps are a reference only. Conditions can change quickly, which means that new obstacles can occur or trails may not be passable. There are a substantial number of hikers on the Kolapore trails; riders must be prepared to share the trail. The terrain in this area is extremely rugged and remote and not maintained for biking; For more information about the Kolapore trails check out: www.kolaporetrails.org
(More Difficult / Very Difficult) 40 km
This natural rugged trail traverses a mix of hardwood forest and conifer plantations situated above the Pretty River Valley, near the Niagara Escarpment. The labyrinth of trails encompass just about everything from rocky technical sections, fast, flowing singletrack, to burn-inducing climbs and fast downhills. These trails are for advanced riding and sessioning.
(Moderate/Difficult) 7 km
Offering spectacular views of Georgian Bay, Loree Forest offers good trails for the intermediate to novice rider. Smooth, fast singletrack runs through mature forest along the Escarpment. For a more challenging trail head down Camperdown Road trail. Just don’t expect to be able to ride back up again! It’s a big climb.
Blue Mountain – Downhill
(Intermediate to Very Difficult) 10 km cross-country, 30 km downhill
Whether you are looking for a scenic ride around the area’s more gentle terrain, or a heart pumping adrenaline rush as you tackle the escarpment’s downhill trails, the Mountain Bike Centre at Blue Mountain will provide the information and equipment you need. Located at Grand Central Lodge, the Mountain Bike Centre offers rentals, repairs, trail passes, lessons and programs for ages 8 years (10 years for Downhill Biking) and up. Check out Ontario’s best downhill mountain biking at www.bluemountain.ca.
• Expect and Respect other trail Users
• Keep to the right to allow other users to pass on your left. When stopping for a break, move to the side to allow others room to pass.
• Stay on the trail! Don't make new trails or use unmarked (unsigned) trails.
• Respect neighbouring landowners by staying off private property, and avoid excessive noise.
• Leave the trail as you found it; whatever you pack in, pack out. Leave the wildflowers and wildlife for others to enjoy.
• Maintain control of your pets. Carry a leash for your dog and be prepared to use it.
• Those with animals on the Trail are asked to 'Stoop and Scoop' near residential areas and when waste is on the trail path.
• Use trails only according to the permitted uses indicated on the signage.
• Obey any trail closure signs.
• The trail bed may experience problems in the spring. Check the trail conditions. If you are leaving tracks over ½" deep don't use the trail. If there are no signs posted, but weather conditions have been bad, do not use the trail.
• Some sections of the Tom Thomson Trail are “on road” and it is recommended that trail users wear highly visible and/or reflective clothing.
*Bike Rentals & Tours: Ride On Bikes
*For more great rides, check out:
- Cycle B&B South Georgian Bay
- Bruce County Cycling Routes
- Manitoulin Cycling.