Horseshoe Resort Copeland Forest - TRAIL

Horseshoe Resort Copeland Forest - Trail, Barrie-Craighurst, Ontario

Everything from begginner to pro. Huge ups and sick downs, stick to the red and yellow for advanced riders, get a map at the resort

User Reviews (12)

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Al   Cross Country Rider [Nov 04, 2013]

Did Copeland yesterday afternoon. Temp was 5 degrees so a bit chilly. Didn't take long to warm up though. Parked in lot across from 4th line and Ingram Rd. Got there around 3. Ended up getting side tracked but somehow made it heading south to parallel line 5 then headed inward in a westerly direction and found some great single track. Came out on a road off of Horseshoe Valley Rd called Pine Lane. Went back in and paralleled the golf course for a bit. Ended up on some trail with a marker which said Ganaraska or something like that. Had no idea where I was but knew I was heading north. Kept going until I found an end to a trail that said beaver damn, back tracked and followed a creek for a fair distance until I ended coming out at a parking lot beside the train tracks a couple of clicks west of the parking lot I had parked in. Took Ingram Rd back to the 4th line parking lot. 2 and a half hrs total time. Good time despite the frozen toes.

Customer Service

Not a clue other than parking in the lot across and down abit from 4th line. Many trails, not very well marked but as long as you know which way is west (look for the sun), you will always be able to eventually find hwy 400 to the north, 5th line to the east, Horseshoe rd to the south and Penetang rd to the west.
I'll definitely be going back in.

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4
VALUE
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4
Stretch   Weekend Warrior [Jul 03, 2012]

The trails in copeland are awesome if you have the balls to explore. The double track trails are pretty boring but once you get into the single track you can spend hours exploring and not hit the same trail. Lots of up and down and winding trails. A handheld GPS and compass are probably needed if you have no sense of direction. But once you get back to the double track it is relatively easy to get your bearings. The main double track are marked with green, red, yellow markers. Park on the Ingam road just west of the 4th concession. If you keep going south you will get into the trails at horseshoe. One knock on the double track is that the idiots that bring their horses in do not stoop and scoop. Sure would be nice if they brought a shovel and cleaned up after dropping a land mine . Pretty disgusting .

Customer Service

Park on Ingram road just off of the 400 - 93 junction.
Coming off of the 400 go south on 93 til you get to ingram road on the left. Drive down ingram road to the 4th concecssion, the parking lot is just on the right. Hop on your ride and go right from the parking lot. Cross the rail tracks and you are on your way. Go left just a little ways up the hill and you will be into the single track. Enjoy

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4
VALUE
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5
Rocket66   Weekend Warrior [Jun 21, 2011]

I lived at the condos in the valley for 2 years and rode these trails on regular bases. With out a doubt this maybe some of the best kept seceret in Ont.. The real key is to try and hook up with a local maybe from maybe the condos speak with them or if you lucky join them, a few of them pioneered this system. The trails are not marked and they are very where!! very easy to get disoriented be careful.

Customer Service

if entering form the cross county ski building head mostly in a North Easterly directing.. you will find them..

Similar Products Used: 7th oro, midhurst, buck wallow
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4
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4
joey brooks   Weekend Warrior [Oct 04, 2010]

I park at the parking lot off ingram road that runs paralell to hwy 400. there is miles of single track all joined by double track.the bottom half where i start is relatively easy with some bridges and small climbs, it is a great loop if you just want to spend an hour or 2.the last few times out i have explored futher and further,the single track is amazing with alot of climbs followed by great downhill.i have spent hours in there and still dont have a good understanding where i am most times.if anyone out there has a map or knows the system i would like to hear from you.

Customer Service

park in the parking lot off ingram rd,go to the far rh corner of the parking lot and head down the double track trail,cross over the train tracks and head up the hill,half way up the hill turn right onto the single track and stay to the left,it is a great first ride to explore.

Similar Products Used: the 7th and eight off basslake side road.
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4
VALUE
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4
scorpio101   Cross Country Rider [Jun 12, 2010]

Don't overlook, or underestimate the Copeland Forest. Wide cross country ski trails give way to some of the best single track trails in Central Ontario if you know where to look. That's the rub. The bike trails aren't marked...perhaps on purpose. It's like a giant maze of riding with hidden entrances and secret portals. But serious riding awaits the enthusiast; they criss cross the cross country country trails. The challenging trails await midway through the Red trails. They rise up the ridge...a steep climb..leading to very nice cross ridge riding. Like a great video game, there are hidden treasures all around...a seven foot drop jump, ladders, logs everywhere. Someone deserves credit for a smart and secretive trail system. You know you have unlocked the final level when you reach the plateau and there is a plaque advising you of the trail rules and the need for respect of the forest and the trails. Brilliant.

OVERALL
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5
VALUE
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4
Jean   Weekend Warrior [Apr 06, 2010]

Wide and easily followed on the cross country ski routes at Horseshoe and in Copeland. Most of Horseshoe's trails are actually in Copeland. Some good big hills but these are the trails you'll find the families on. Single tracks more difficult and are a maze in places. Watch for hikers, dog walkers, horse back riders and most of all, hunters. Copeland is one of the most heavily hunted areas in all of Simcoe County. Turkey season starts soon and they'll be out there seven days a week, all day. Even on Sunday when bow hunting IS allowed.

Customer Service

Start out with the big wide track trails and then branch out onto the singles. Many trails dead end at a wet spot where fisher persons go in. They're not all bike trails. You just have to explore.

Similar Products Used: Hardwood Hills
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3
VALUE
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4
Rosscoe   Weekend Warrior [Aug 29, 2009]

A large tract of land with multiple single tracks that wind up and down the ridges and valleys. Some nice technical runs and some great climbs and downhills.Lower down towards the north you will encounter some easier single track beside the railway line and through cedar swaps with a number of fire roads in between. Easy to get turned around as are multiple forks and branches and I am still finding new trails after a couple of years of riding. Usually just see a couple of other riders. You can easily spend a day and never hit the same trail twice.

Customer Service

Drive north on th 5th line off of Horseshoe Valley road and park on the left at the first or second access point. This is the east site of the tract from here you can stay on the south ravines and hills or head downhill to the lower level trails.
Or you can park by the Cross Country Ski Chalet accross the road from the main Horsehoe VAlley ski club.

Similar Products Used: Simcoe County Forest Off of the 8th between Bass LAke Side Road and OLd Barrie Road or kiddie corner to it off of the 7th and north of the BAss lake Side road.
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4
VALUE
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4
Gurgle   Cross Country Rider [May 13, 2009]

Most of the trail system is actually owned by the Ministry of Natural Resources and is multi-use trail. You should have warning bells and you cannot get up to any speed for fear of encountering hikers (Ganaraska Trail is a sanctionned trail) dog walkers, horseback riders and the whole area is heavily hunted. Very heavily hunted. Don't wear any white on your back or you might look like the back end of a white tailed deer bounding though the bush. Bow hunters are legally here on Sundays and particularly numerous during deer season and the whole month of May for turkey hunting. Not a safe place to ride at all.

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3
VALUE
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3
vincenzo   Cross Country Rider [Aug 31, 2008]

Here is the problem with this trail system. "NOTHING"
You can travel all over Ontario and you will never find anything better.
But first you have to find the trails. There is over 40kms of the best trails you will ever find. They are simply amazing and very technical.
Anyone that is a true mountain biker will absolutely love this place.
If you dont have someone that knos this place then you better have a compass. The odds are you will never find the good singletrack because there is so many of them. You have to get lost to actually find these trails and when you do.....Just Scram and shout because they are better
than sex,,,,,,,,



Customer Service

Horse shoe valley Route to Copeland and back to the Horse.
A 3 -4 hr loop.........Also take a swom in the Pond that is amazing.
THE Pond Loop is crazy but Copeland North Section is the best in Ontario.

Similar Products Used: 8Th Wonder and 3 Stages....Hardwood is out dated....
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5
VALUE
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4
stefanb   Cross Country Rider [Jul 17, 2008]

Challenging climbs and descents, if you can find them. Many splits and forks, unmarked trails make navigating a challenge.

The Forest is huge so you can spend hours exploring. It's best to start at the north east corner and snake your way down to horseshoe. Use double-track to find trail openings, there are tons.

Customer Service

Look for orange tagged trails or make your own routes. Tons of choice.

Similar Products Used: Hardwood Hills, 8th line
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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
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