BrockTel or Black and Decker - Trail, Brockville, Ontario

BrockTel or Black and Decker - Trail, Brockville, Ontario

DESCRIPTION

This is one of the most demanding trails around Brockville that I know of. It has lots of double track and many sections that are technical single track. There are lots of fast downhill sections and lots of up-hill sections, there are also lots of flat sections where you can gain lots of speed. On the trail you will encounter some logs, drops and river crossings.

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 12, 2012]
Daemongrad
Weekend Warrior

As stated previously, this is an excellent trail offering many levels of terrain. Be prepared for some intense climbing sections, though there is always an easier route if you're willing to look. :) The downhills are fun... a couple smooth flowy sections, some VERY technical... stream crossings, drops, ladders, bridges... a new(ish) jump track built by the Brockville Freerider Society(we are currently only a society by name, lol... nothing official yet...) Not huge, but a full minute of rippin fun if you race it. It is very easy to find yourself and your friends spending a couple hours there, as every "feature section" has a couple options and a bypass if you're feeling too slow or too fast.

Customer Service

Start by heading up the gravel to the top of the hill... the trail clearly opens up in a little cleared out spot on the left... if you want back country/all mountain, take the first right turn... if you want to play around on the jumps stay to the main track and follow it to the first berm after the big jump and the little step up, go over the berm and ur on the backside trail with the drops and a few more jumps... if you follow the berm you are on a nice single track with berms and pumps... follow your chosen path from then on and enjoy the ride!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 16, 2010]
DJ
Weekend Warrior

Here is some helmet cam footage from the Brocktel/Lyn Road trails:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOMS9l6ufMo&hd=1

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 16, 2007]
jesseliketoride
Weekend Warrior

technical and rocky with lots of short ups and downs. this trail can punish you and your bike. it starts off with a nice flows bit of single track to warm you up before things started getting really hard. more and more drops are being built and harder line scouted. this is by no means a free ride trail but aggresive xc on 5-6 inch bikes would probably best describe it.

Customer Service

every bit of single track you can find. trails are not marked but everything is good. then when you hit lyn road turn right and go up to the second side and ride some more awesome single track.

Similar Products Used:

blue mountain (north of mallory town), limerick, calabogie, camp fortune, kanata lakes

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 24, 2004]
gettingsquirrely
Weekend Warrior

One word....SURPRISE!!! No chance to rest because a drop or steep slick climb awaits every corner. A good trail to prepare yourself for the rock garden at 3 stages in Collingwood (next wknd)

Customer Service

Drop in at the end of the road at Black and decker....take the jeep trail in and merge right for a small and gentle climb and take the first left onto single track for a warm-up. You will loop back to where you are in about 5 minutes and warmed up and ready to hit the gnarly stuff. Been there once...rode for about 2.5 hours and just got my bearings once I left. Will go and meet a local next ride. Not a trail to bring your wife just getting into the sport or someone who fears a little blood.

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Good ole fort henry and the trails north of Hwy two are treating this new Kinston resident well. A good group of local riders as well....watch out for the yahoos without helmets....this is a first for me to see on the trails, but they are there....I just don't get it....must be something residing in their water bottles.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 24, 2004]
gettingsquirrely
Weekend Warrior

One word....SURPRISE!!! No chance to rest because a drop or steep slick climb awaits every corner. A good trail to prepare yourself for the rock garden at 3 stages in Collingwood (next wknd)

Customer Service

Drop in at the end of the road at Black and decker....take the jeep trail in and merge right for a small and gentle climb and take the first left onto single track for a warm-up. You will loop back to where you are in about 5 minutes and warmed up and ready to hit the gnarly stuff. Been there once...rode for about 2.5 hours and just got my bearings once I left. Will go and meet a local next ride. Not a trail to bring your wife just getting into the sport or someone who fears a little blood.

Similar Products Used:

Good ole fort henry and the trails north of Hwy two are treating this new Kinston resident well. A good group of local riders as well....watch out for the yahoos without helmets....this is a first for me to see on the trails, but they are there....I just don't get it....must be something residing in their water bottles.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 25, 2003]
DennisD
Cross Country Rider

The Brockville stuff provides an excellent example of what true trail-biking is all about. The first section before Lynnn road has plenty of lung busting climbs and equally crazy descents and is plenty rocky with some excellent singletrack thrown in. The second section just past Lynn road features some of the greatest singletrack I've ever had the privelege to ride. Be forewarned: this isn't a "free-ride" destination. Leave the big-bikes at home and bring your XC rigs. There are at least 50kms of single and doubletrack out there. a typical ride for me is about three hours. I would consider these trails to be somewhat advanced from a physical fitness perspective. But if you've got the lungs Brockville is a "must ride" destination".

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 13, 2003]
Fast Eddy 47
Weekend Warrior

Rode this area once . Great climbs and descents. Contains both technical and easy routes up and down the mount. I ride hardtail but dual suspension would be a welcome asset at this place. If you ride with a canine companion note the is no water in the form of rivers or lakes. Perhaps not the best place for a beginner as the crash factor is very high.

Customer Service

Follow the single track from the power lines up-can't miss it. At the base of the mount there are several ways up, pick one and give'er. Once at the top there are several trails leading down, some take you further along the trail system while others lead right back to the base of the hill. Just wander around- it's all good. If you find yourself travelling parallel to the 401 then your going the right way. Pick a single track leading up the hill and head along the ridge to get to some cool drops and more technically inclined single track. On your way out get ready to bomb down the hill, it goes forever.

Similar Products Used:

Collins Bay, Kingston and McCauley Mountain, Picton

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 10, 1999]
michael guest

the brock / gun club trails provide excellent terrain for brockville and area riders seeking technical single track off the beaten paths of other ontarian trails. two different forests provide excellent scenery and the full gamet of gradients and difficulty.

best ridden east to west ending at the most northern point.

Customer Service

enter off of stewart blvd. ride west 2miles along some of the most technical single track & ice storm ravaged trail in north america. ride to end of trail at lyn road and ride north 0.5 mile taking left at the telephone poles. enter a faster less technical track through new growth elm forest, eventually coming out north behind the gun club and north on lyn road from the brock tel trail.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 27, 1999]
Robert Gates

This is one of the most technical trails in the area. The area is very rocky (Frontenac Axis) with short climbs and a lot of singletrack that is maintained by our riders from the area. Loop takes about 1.5 hours to complete and includes a short stream crossing and some very nice tight & twisty sections. Run a lot of tire pressure if you don't want snakebites.
There are a group of riders out every Tuesday & Thursday @ 6:00 (5:30 in the Fall) from April until the snow flies.

Customer Service

Trailhead is at end of Central Ave. Start of 23km (15 mile) loop. Take south singletrack straight & cross over to the north singletrack which takes you out to Lyn Road. Follow north to Chemical Road and head out through the field. Follow singletrack loop until you return to Chemical Road. Head out to Lyn pit and follow the trail until the snowmobile trail before the rail crossing. Make left and look for singletrack (1.5km). Follow singletrack back out to Lyn Road and trace trail back to trailhead.

Similar Products Used:

Blue Mountain. Excellent singletrack and snowmobile trail with gorgeous view at the summit. Stop for a swim at Basin Lake.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 23, 2000]
Peter

I rode this trail a couple times this summer while visiting Brockville. I stayed on the part east of Lyn Road, and found lots of good riding with different levels of difficulty. Things come in short bursts in this section; a bit of singletrack, then a bit of a technical climb, a bit of mud, etc but it all adds up to a nice ride. Watch the poison ivy though, there's a lot of it and it's hard to see and avoid when you're moving fast. Next time I'll cross the Lyn Road and try the rest.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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