3 Stage – MTB Trail Side Rd 6 & 2 Line, Collingwood
Posted on May 16, 2016
3 Stage – MTB Trail
Listing Types : MTB Trail
Location : Central Ontario
Total Trail Km : 40
MTB Track % : 50
Double track % : 20
Hiking trail % : 30
Rate Skill Levels : Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : smooth soil, logs jumps, can be muddy, large hills, steep hills, open field, rocky patches
Faclities : parking
Trail Fee : Free

Length –  40+ km

50% MTB single track
30% hiking trail
20% double track access roads

Elevation – This area slopes down the escarpment. Some trails cut across the hill, others are steep descents and climbs.

Terrain – smooth soil base, random rock outcrops,  log hops, well treed

Skill –  best for Intermediate – Advanced

Traffic –  Lite MTB usage, hiker use too. Winter has Nordic skiing and snowmobile trail.

Maps – few signs, one could get spun around and lost

Facilities – small parking lot

Highlights – fast and gnarly rock, lookout, tasty apples,

Trail Fee – free

Phone – none

Website – Pretty River P.Park

Similar Trails – Agreement Forest,  Kolapore, Georgian

Local Clubs – Team Van Go

Access – follow trail south to get to the good stuff 10 minutes later

Directions –  Drive on hwy 124 into Collingwood, this becomes Hurontario St., left (west) on Sixth St. turn left at Osler Bluff Rd. then right on Grey Rd. 19 head up the hill  to 2nd Line, go left (south) to the end of the road at 6th Side Rd. Park, trail on the right.

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3 Stage is a challenging ride on the top of the escarpment, which goes down in 3 stages I assume.

It is in Pretty River Valley Provincial Park west of Collingwood. The park is not operational so there is no infrastructure or services. You are free to use the land.

Much of the 40 km here winds down the slope to a point looking over the valley, any further and you’re on your way to the bottom which is a long way if you dare.

Most are satisfied staying at the top doing many of the loops.

Much of this is a mixed forest with a few open areas such as the orchard.  In the fall look for apples from the old trees.

A few limestone rock faces and scenic lookouts between the trees.

Most of the trail connects and makes for a flowing ride that will make you work because little of it is level.

Up and down you go…There are some steep spots that are really tricky in the fall with wet leaves.

A fair amount of logs and rock will keep you happy and challenged. This park land has no facilities or staff and don’t get lost. Buy a map from the locals.

3 stage bike trail map

3 stage bike trail map

Map is a few years old but better than noth'n,  see if you can buy one locally. 
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