Collins Bay - Kingston - Trail, Kingston, Ontario

Collins Bay - Kingston - Trail, Kingston, Ontario

DESCRIPTION

technical and speed twisty and straight uphill and downhill pretty much everything in one

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 27, 2013]
matt penney
Weekend Warrior

hi there I have never been on this trail and was wondering if I am able to ride my cr 250 dirt bike on it

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1
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1
[May 26, 2005]
blloyd
Weekend Warrior

This trail is the best in the area I find, Some areas are hard and fast where some are very technical. Also know matter when you ride these trails you are going to get dirty. When I ride these I usually do a loop by going on the left side of the trail, then cross over Taylor-Kidd and going through the right side via the atv trail.

Customer Service

To get to the trail, if your coming from downtown Kingston, Take Highway 2 down to taylor kidd turn left and stay on that road untill you come to colins bay rd go past the lights, go overe brige and either pull to the right shoulder or go onto left side.

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I would recommend Fort Henry Hills, or Parrots Bay Conservation area.

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5
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4
[Mar 26, 2004]
Eric Kiepek
Cross Country Rider

One of my favorite routes is as follows- Go left off Taylor Kidd and follow snowmobile trail to first right singletrack. Take rocky path until it forks at a huge fallen tree. Take left path along singletrack that crosses small stream and two wood obstacles. Comes to another fork at a steep hill- take either route up but take the furthest left singletrack. Comes to the uphill side of a 2 foot drop. Right before the lip take a left and ride along the ridge. Young trail but take the obvious route. After crossing over the pseudo doubletrack take the single track that follows the ridge. Don't take the crazy downhill!! Folow along the ridge until it crosses an obvious downhill -fast and smooth. At bottom of hill take a left and head for the bend in the river. Have a smoke and a bite to eat. Next travel along right river bank. Fun trail lots of loose rock and log obstacles. Beware of stinging nettles in mid summer. Follow this single track until there is no more. Don't take the first turn off. Stay by river. This leads to river bed section with two drops back to back leading into rock garden. Coming out on to double track take right then left then right. This brings you to a long haul up the ridge ending with steep section of loose rock. At the summit head straight along double track until crosses fire road. Head straight across road and take first right up into Sherwood Forrest. Lots of fast ups and downs, roots, exposure along a ridge. After travelling up the ridge take a right through hidden valley. This meets up with fire road. Take turn off to left just before. Short trail takes you into moon like rock garden. Follow rock and stick markings to cliff edge on other side. Leads to back to Sherwood Forrest. Take right at crossroads. Leads out of forest along trail you rode in other direction. Cross fire road again and take trail on left you passed over earlier. This trail will eventuall take you back out to Taylor Kidd. For extra riding cross over the road and do the other side of Collin's Bay--see Brawnyland.

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4
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4
[Oct 15, 2003]
Jere John
Weekend Warrior

very nice and hard

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5
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4
[Aug 01, 1999]
Damian Bradley

Both the north and south sides of Taylor Kidd have some amazing trails.

Theses are the best trails in kingston. Everything from singletrack, fast to technical, vertical downhills, banked corners, river crossing, rockr, roots and so on. Enough trails ot keep you busy for at least a few hours, but could be longer.

The trail is maintained almost constantly by someone behind the scenes. I'd like to thank them.

I have taken the time to map these trails with a GPS unit and actually have a published version available. E-mail me for a copy.

Customer Service

Taylor Kidd past Collins bay...over the bridge, immidiate right or left.

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5
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[Oct 22, 1999]
Leo van den Tillaart

The trail has a little bit of every thing, climbs, dowhill, technical and some single track.
But is to short.It's a great place to brush up on your technical skills. Very narly rock sections.

Customer Service

North and south side of Taylor-Kidd Blvd.
Exit west off of Collinsbay road.Trails start at the west side of Collins Creek.

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Fort Henry Trails. These trails are a bit difficult to find. It is best to ask at one of the local bike shop for details.Nice long trail well worth it.

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3
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[Oct 22, 1999]
william

Have fun and I hope to see you all out there

Customer Service

Hey guys I'm from Kingston too, and I can tell you that the trails at Collin's bay are on private land. Luckily for us the owners are nice enough to let people ride there. I'll agree that these are the best trails in K-town, but please remember that these ARE on PRIVATE land. So let's cut down on the divulgence of the location so as not to over populate the system and piss the owners off and make them want to close the trails off to us. The land is owned by two parties one of which is the Horse farm across the fields on the north side of Tylor Kidd Blv. The trails are often used for the Horses, and I'm sure that the last thing the owners want, is to have a bunch of mountain bikers out spooking his horses on the trails, someone could get hurt. Furthermore it is a popular dog walking spot, so "beware of dogs" and the pedestrians that accompany them, if the dogs are sufficiently spooked they may bite! Last but not least respect the nature of the trails. Try not to skid and tear up the trails. When descending on a steep slope and you find your back tire skidding ease up on it put your weight further back and increase resistence on the front tire. If we destroy the land with skidding and trashing I'm sure the owners will want to close off the tracks to us.
To: Damian Bradley you may want to check in with owners to make sure that they don't mind you publishing maps of theire land.
Finally, we should try to get in touch with each other and organize some group rides and maybe even some clean up days so as show the owners we appreciate the use of their land and are willing to take care of it.
My e-mail:
3wgw@qlink.queensu.ca
or
shogi1@hotmail.com

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5
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[Jan 31, 2002]
paulo and victor

these trails are the best
but it would be nice if we had a map of the treails me and 2 of my freinds ride them everyday and it would be nice to see a trail that i technical with logs and jumps we are bmx and we are kinda going toward mountain bike and the trails are the best in kingston

Customer Service

collins bay off taylor kidd bvld

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fort henry the trails there are also good

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5
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[Sep 02, 2002]
Smytty

I spent 2 hours riding there today, both North and South of Taylor Kidd. Not a drop of mud to be seen, no bugs, it was fantastic. There are a few places (especially on the south side of the road) where bushes are overhanging the trail a bit, but things widen out. Lots of varied single and double track to choose from, most of it pretty technical in places.

Customer Service

As described

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Fort Henry.

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4
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