FAQ's

Are the trails free to use? Yes. The trails are free to ride but please consider donating to the trails association as an annual membership. This not only helps cover costs, but also helps us by being able to produce a list of trail users. The last round of logging, this proved useful, and we had good cooperation as we could prove the value of forest as a recreation resource.

Who owns the trails? The trails are on Ministry of Natural Resources land which the bike trails and winter cross country ski club have a land use permit for.

Is horse back riding allowed on the singletrack? No. The singletrack is purpose built by and for bikers. The bridges will not hold the weight of a horse and the spook hazard is high with fast riding mountain bikers who don't expect horse riders on the trails. Horse riders are directed to the double track ski trails through out the forest.

Are dogs allowed? Yes. Be considerate of other users who may not be dog fans.

Are the trails marked? Yes. There are arrows at each intersection. Follow the trail back to the parking lot. If you go off the trail onto the double track, you are on your own.

Can I get hurt mountain biking? Yes. Ride at your own risk.

Are ATV and dirt bikes allowed? No. Same reason as the horse riding above. Motor riders are directed to the double track ski trails and the miles of ATV trails out the gravel road.

Why are the trails so rough? This is the Canadian Shield, and this is the topography of the forest. There is very little soil, and the singletrack trails seek out the seems of smoother terrain. Rocks and roots make up the forest floor. When the thin soil is compacted or worn away, we are left with rough trails. You will need to drive south if you are looking for cushy loam trails.