Length – 40+ km
50% MTB singletrack
30% hiking trail
20% doubletrack access roads
Elevation – One of the highest points on the escarpment, this bluff drops down in three stages. The top area slopes to the edge of the bluffs, then drops steeply to a terraced level area, then descends to the base.
Terrain – Smooth soil base, random limestone outcrops, log hops, well treed, mud patch and slippery when wet.
Skill – Intermediate – Advanced
Traffic – Light MTB usage, hikers; winter sees Nordic skiing and snowmobile trail use.
Maps – Little signage, no map; one could get spun around and lost; use a GPS phone app
Facilities – Small parking lots; pack what you need
Highlights – Tons of good-quality trail, fast flowy and gnarly rock, DH runs, lookouts, tasty apples
Trail Fee – Free
Phone – None
Website – Pretty River Provincial Park
Local Clubs – Team Van Go
Access – From Collingwood, follow Grey County Rd. 19 southwest towards Osler Bluffs ski hill; take 19 to the top of the hill. Moments later, turn south on 2nd Line, a dirt road. Drive south ’til you meet Side Road 6 and park where you can. Two trails going south get you in.
Or park west at the next intersection (at 3rd Line) and head south from there.