Simics - TRAIL

Simics - Trail, Sudbury, Ontario

The simics are ultra-rocky with tons 'o roots and a few drops. Climbs and descents are usually on the shortish side but tend to be very steep. The trail system falls under the control of the NDCA(Nickel District Conservation Authority). Definetely worth a look if you're up this way.

User Reviews (9)

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Rob   [Oct 14, 1998]

I posted the original review. At the time however there was no way to leave my name or e-mail, so here it is!! Also I should point out the the trail tends to be more of an advanced to expert level trail than one that caters to all abilities (itchy mouse finger I guess;).

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Dave   [Nov 28, 1998]

When I live in Sudbury I rode it once every 2 weeks or so. Very hard rocky single track. Go to the Outside Store tell them u want to ride it and they will say u are fucked. So they will introduce u to Sid and Bern. These guys can ride. If u are not a strong rider or strong in the body u will have a very hard time and its almost not worth doing because u will walk most of it.
I think the guy said its like 40 to 50 km's , well its not. The actual Simics trail is like 15km or so but the rest of the Laurentian trail system is alot longer. They are of a vast range of skill level. Not Simics. Its fucking hard. But great when u know a beer is your reward from the back of Vic's van.

Customer Service

Follow dirty-bern or Sid

Similar Products Used: Any of the Laurentian trails are good. Garson has some fast stuff which goes out towards the airport.
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5
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Lee Deciantis   [Jan 08, 1999]

Fucken Awsome

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5
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Peter Pathfinder   [Mar 09, 1999]

THese trails are hot hot hot
You need to be advanced to ride these trails or you'll end up bleeding all over the place
Ride with the Pinnacle and Taylor boys!
Some severe downhill runs and some sick rock sections
worth a 34 hour drive

Yeah! five star!

Customer Service

Behind LU or off main trail

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5
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Bill Lukko   [Apr 04, 1999]

Good technical areas, challenging climbs, nice scenery,
sick downhills with rocks and roots. All around a fun ride. Ask the Earnie the "Legend" Desjardin to take you on these trails.

Customer Service

Trail that loops to conservation area

Similar Products Used: Conservation area trails. Pole line. Hydro road in wanup. Loaches road on the way to Ralphs.
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5
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Shaun Hensher   [May 21, 2000]

Fun trail. Difficult. Rippin' downhills (watch for rocks and trees on trail!) Many different routes.
This one can hurt, but it's worth it!

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From behind the LU athletics area.

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5
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RESTLESS   [Aug 29, 2000]

This area could use a decent trail map, Really enjoyed the terrain and level of difficulty. You definitely need the basics in handling skills and some fitness to do these justice, beginners should not apply.There were lots of optional lines and playgrounds. I will be back

Customer Service

Go to Laurentian University (right at Science Center North on Ramsey Lake rd.) Find the race tracks near the Physical science building and the trails take off to the south-east. Look for color coded (small plastic markers) indicating single track and follow blues or reds

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5
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Mike   [Mar 05, 2001]

This place is worth the 4 hour drive. I go several times a summer. While I am there I swear I will never go back because the place punishes you. After a few days I forget about the pain and remember the rush and invariably go back. Full suspension (moderate travel) is the way to go. Tons of traction on the slick rock, and where else can you ride a beaver dam? Sick drops, rock strewn down hills, insane climbs which are actually doable due to the traction. Pick your own line if you dare. Very Hot in the summer, not much breeze.

Customer Service

Park at the Tennis courts at the university.

Similar Products Used: Powerline trail, for you endurance freaks.
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5
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Hedgie   [Sep 05, 2002]

Excellent ride...not fast but lots of rock gardens, roots. drops (1-2ft), flat rock..great test of your skills. Try to avoid the bail-outs and trust your bike..you can do the recommended path!

Customer Service

Park near the PhysEd complex at LU. Head up the trails an look for the blue markers.

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4
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