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Does Ontario have any hot single tracks that is equal to fruita or moab in the US? Is Ontario becoming too boring or too Canadian? Has anyone ridden the trails in Algonquin park ?
 

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Lots of great trails

But if we want to keep them we better not post them here. Think about why some trails are hidden gems. and keep them that way or they might be gone before you know it . Remember the case with our favorite laywer.
 

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But if we want to keep them we better not post them here. Think about why some trails are hidden gems. and keep them that way or they might be gone before you know it . Remember the case with our favorite laywer.
yeah. I remember our favorite, lovable lawyer. :mad: I believe I know which trail you are refering too. I wish we have legal option of banning lawyers from mtb trail completely. They are liability to us.
 

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what johny trail?

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Looks like somebody gave you a ride out of the GTA.
Have you rode Johnny's trail at the Heights? Bud
You are back phatty. How are you doing?
What johny trail ? The name is not even on the book I bought from bike store.
 

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I love all that simcoe single track - the heights and all the surrounding stuff.. it's awesome (including arguably Hardwood Hills, because even though it's its own closed system the topography is similar). The stuff at the Heights and surrounding is even better though..
 

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What simcoe track ?

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I love all that simcoe single track - the heights and all the surrounding stuff.. it's awesome (including arguably Hardwood Hills, because even though it's its own closed system the topography is similar). The stuff at the Heights and surrounding is even better though..
What simcoe track are you referring to fastwheniwanttobe? I am not familiar with it.
 

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Lawyer? Maybe I shouldn't ask.

What's wrong with HH, Picard? Bored with it, or ....... ? I can understand if you're going there all the time - it gets repetitous if you get used to it. Where all have you gone to? (yes, i'm also casing where to ride this year now that i'm back into it :D )
 

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Lawyer? Maybe I shouldn't ask.

What's wrong with HH, Picard? Bored with it, or ....... ? I can understand if you're going there all the time - it gets repetitous if you get used to it. Where all have you gone to? (yes, i'm also casing where to ride this year now that i'm back into it :D )
Hey man, I am no lawyer. I am technical support in IT. I am not some low life , greedy SOB. I rode H/H many times. The trails are predictable. I want to do wilderness trail like Durham forest or Buck wallow. PM me this May so we can ride. I want long expedition type ride. I don't like stunts man. I wipe out once. scared once is enough !!
 

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Uhh Picard, you are in Southern Ontario...There aren't too many wilderness trails...That includes Durham...You should try Haliburton Forest...They've got some nice trails there and I'd consider that wilderness...If you can get hold of a car and feel like crossing the border I can definitely recommend the Pisgah Forest in Western North Carolina....Now that is wilderness trails!!

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Best in West and Best in East

There isn't much like Fruita in Ontario, even as good as our local trails are, they can't compare.

Fruita is some of the best riding in the west, Luclily we're only 7hrs from some of the best riding in the east at Kingdom Trails, VT. It's worth heading out if you have a car and 4 days to go do some riding out there.

You may want to look into some of the trails in Tremblant as well, their single track was pretty epic last time I rode it, but that was a few years ago, it may even better now.
 

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There isn't much like Fruita in Ontario, even as good as our local trails are, they can't compare.

Fruita is some of the best riding in the west, Luclily we're only 7hrs from some of the best riding in the east at Kingdom Trails, VT. It's worth heading out if you have a car and 4 days to go do some riding out there.

You may want to look into some of the trails in Tremblant as well, their single track was pretty epic last time I rode it, but that was a few years ago, it may even better now.
What trails in Tremblant? There is no mountain biking in Tremblant. :confused: You can ride a mountain bike to the village of Tremblant, but that is very tame, boring ride.
 

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Picard said:
Does Ontario have any hot single tracks that is equal to fruita or moab in the US? Is Ontario becoming too boring or too Canadian? Has anyone ridden the trails in Algonquin park ?
There is nothing like Fruita or Moab in Ontario. We have trees and I can't explain to you how weird it is riding without trees above you. I live in downtown Toronto and it was just weird staying in Fruita without buildings towering over me too. We have some areas just as technical (little known secret: people only take pictures of the technical sections) but we don't have the elevation gains, large amount of slick rock, the epic straight line rides (we have usually have loops) and we're not a desert. We have different fauna and flora why would you want Ontario riding to change?

I've never ridden the trails in Algonquin (hiked and portaged some) but I have ridden Haliburton Forest and I think it has some good riding.
 

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Algonquin Park bike trails

You were asking about Algonquin Park....

The Minesing Mountain Bike Trail (XC skiing in winter) has a mix of very rocky sections, some hills, some smooth single track, and several boggy, muddy sections.

There are 3 or 4 different loops you can take, depending on how much riding you want to do. The longest is about 24 km, I believe. It's usually pretty wet in there until late summer, and it can be very buggy as well.

It's definitely worth trying out if you're in the area, but I don't know if I'd drive the 3-4 hours from the GTA just for a day on those trails. There's also a short trail at the Southern tip of the park that you can take bikes on, but I haven't ridden it.

The rest of the trails in the park are reclaimed rail beds. Not very exciting, but okay for beginners.
 

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good trails ?

I don't mind driving biking park outside of GTA but it better be exciting. The only place left is Durham forest, Buck wallow. Do you guys know any provincial park that has good trails above barrie?
 

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What trails in Tremblant? There is no mountain biking in Tremblant. :confused: You can ride a mountain bike to the village of Tremblant, but that is very tame, boring ride.
8 years ago I was riding there, and there were a few of other riders doing downhill as well there. I rode with a friend up the really long trail up a km or two and headed across the face on single track, continued for about 6 hours having no idea where we were and passed one person on fire trails.

Some of the best riding I've done..
 

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fastwheniwanttobe said:
I love all that simcoe single track - the heights and all the surrounding stuff.. it's awesome (including arguably Hardwood Hills, because even though it's its own closed system the topography is similar). The stuff at the Heights and surrounding is even better though..
Picard, there's a system of literally hundreds of kilometres of local-maintained trails around the Heights of Horseshoe.. part of this system was host to Lake to Lake North last year. Very easy to get lost in but oh so awesome. Whenever I've ridden them it's been with locals so I never get lost, but i'd be screwed on my own. Worth a trip.
 

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8 years ago I was riding there, and there were a few of other riders doing downhill as well there. I rode with a friend up the really long trail up a km or two and headed across the face on single track, continued for about 6 hours having no idea where we were and passed one person on fire trails.

Some of the best riding I've done..
Got it, but today they don't allow any mountain biking on the mountain itself. I go there skiing in the winter and trail running in the summer or fall. No biking allowed whatsoever these days. :(

Speaking of trail runnnig, anyone tried the Festival of Colors run, where you get to run from the bottom to the top (pretty much straight up the mountain) against time? I did it twice and managed to get close to 37 minutes. The very best do it under 30 minutes, but then I am 42 years old.
 
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