Albion Hills - Trail, Caledon (Palgrave)/Peel Region, Ontario

Albion Hills - Trail, Caledon (Palgrave)/Peel Region, Ontario

DESCRIPTION

Great place to take your mom mountain biking. On weekdays, the trails are practically all empty so you can go as fast as you want. There are plenty of downhills which are longer than 1 km, too. Next year I will go up there and build some stuff in the singletrack section so the place will get better. Conservation area entry fee ($6.00 in 2007) and helmets required.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 14, 2016]
bettskis
Weekend Warrior

At $6.50 you can't beat the price of admission to this very good trail system. Beginner and intermediate describe the singletrack. The climbs will not kill you but at times they are substantial.

This place could benefit from better signage and markers. Most singletracks are not marked at the start / finish so at best you are guessing which trail you're on. I had some sweet little runs but can only identify the cluster of trails where I was (by the Sugar shack and the splash pool parking lot).

Makes a nice change from the dude-bro vibe at Hardwood.

Customer Service

Tonnes of fun stuff to mess around on. No losers.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 10, 2010]
GWG
Cross Country Rider

Smooth, fast and technically easy. Lots of hills so good cardio is a requirement.

Great for beginners and intermediates....lots of spped experienced riders...but not that technically challenging.

Customer Service

Start from Chalet and follow the black arrows....you cannot go wrong.

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Palgrave forest....just north of Palgrave...easy to find and FREE.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 13, 2010]
B-mo
Cross Country Rider

I rode these trails approx 30kms one day in June 2010 and I thought that the trails where kinda blaaa. I ride Copeland up by horseshoe quite frequently and Alibion is a 2 out of 5 with copeland being a 4 out of 5 in my opion.

I will not be going back unless it is the closest place early spring.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 07, 2009]
Hundminen
Cross Country Rider

Before this summer, I last rode Albion Hills 10 years ago, and it has certainly improved. Now 18 marked sections of single track. Back then it was just ride around and look for trails. And much of the newer trails are nicely cut into the side of the forested hills, with nice switchbacks and short steep inclines and declines.

The total single track (all 18 sections) is a 2 hr ride, and some of it is gets a little repetitive. Then the last 3 sections S.16 to S.18 offer more challenge - both aerobic and technical. These last sections are a bit more fun, and can be ridden at the end as per the markers, or they can be ridden at the start, because they are close to the parking.

Overall, Albion Hills is near-perfect for the intermediate XC rider.

Customer Service

Start in the campground parking lot. Follow the black arrows for the 2 hr single track run. Some signage missing (around S.6 or S.7) so be careful to not get lost.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 17, 2009]
Trentmeyers
Racer

Awesome, Fast rolling single track maintained by Chico racing. Follow black arrows and you will hit every single track trail. Its well marked and there is a weekly race series there every Tuesday at 7:00. Theres campsites, and no idiots can touch or "improve" ( destroy) the trails thanks to the bike patrol.
Theres also some pretty good climbs! :)

Customer Service

Black arrows will take you through every single track.!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 30, 2006]
reh
Racer

Very nice trail system not too far from Toronto. Clearly marked and well maintained trails. Pretty much typical eastern forest trails. No long climbs, but plenty of short steep climbs. Nothing too technical, a fast trail. I have not yet raced there, but I suspect that it is a very good place for a race, fast and lots of places to pass.

Customer Service

Follow the big black arrows for a good 2 hour workout.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 19, 2006]
Tim
Weekend Warrior

Great trails. Its the perfect place for people in or just around Toronto. Has some good technical trails as well as your usual run of the mill trails. Whether you looking for a cardio work out, or a good technical run with your buddy, its great for both.

Customer Service

I personally suggest the Hot August Nights trail, if you can look it up, or the black or red trails. They are a good mix of technical and arobic trails.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 09, 2006]
rkj__
Cross Country Rider

Well, the one word that describes albion hills the best is singletrack. If that is what you like, you will like albion. It is a great place for the O-Cup race, and even better for the 24h races. Great camping, and lots of trails. Not overly technical. You can ride pretty fast, as the trails have great flow. Yup, singletrack and flow...

Customer Service

follow the singletrack.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 10, 2006]
bigbore
Weekend Warrior

Great runs, Epic ride is nice if you keep a good pace and there are a few runs that really shine for me, we kept to the black sections rode about 2 hours and we never crossed back into the same territory, there must be hours of runs there.

Very arobic riding, lots of up and downhills, although nothing really steep that required getting off the seat too far IMO, then again i havent seen half of the trails so what do i know!!!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 17, 2005]
kreyes
Weekend Warrior

A great blend of double and single track. Great for beginners to learn on and the guys from Chico Racing maintain and build new trails every year. I don't care how much of a pro you are, training is still training, so there is always something to challenge you. Make it up sugarshack 10 times in row, you'll see. If you say you do, you are lying. Its in the GTA so its readily accessible by anyone. Perfect for people riding the leisure trails to the hardcore technical guys. For 90% of the season, its pretty empty until the 24 hr events, then it gets hectic. Kinda like the 401 during rushhour. Great downhills to rip down, even harder to ride up. pretty decent tech. riding. The one downfall is trying to follow the colour coded trails. For beginners, its easy to end up on the black trails so watch out. Also the network winds up on it self so a flowing trail is rather disjointed, its hard to find a real rhythm. Overall a great place to ride. Definitely worth the 35 or 40 bucks seasonal membership. Four bucks for a single day. I also live twenty min. drive from there, so you might see me there. I hope this review helps, Cheers.

Customer Service

None, you can theoretically ride a different trail every time, if you think about it, such a great network. But if you go everyday then it can get repetitive.

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Mansfield is about 30-40 mins north, its even better. Too far for every weekend.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
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