Albion Hills Conservation Area is a top MTB destination on the NW side of Toronto.
It offers a well cut variety of trails through a forested area of x-country ski trails with lots of single track loops added.
The terrain has a little of everything and as the name implies it has hills!
Most of this course flows well, has bridges, steep climbs, twisty track, open areas, and a scenic cliff view onto the pond. (which is now drained!?)
It has got some nice well cut switchbacks that are a blast to ride and a few new log rollovers, rock drops, and rock gardens added. (with optional easy bypasses)
Recently a few route changes have made it even better. As with any area that is popular, has races, the trail is getting wider and roots are starting to get exposed making it now a bumpy ride in sections.
One can work up a good sweat doing the 20 km race course which pro MTB riders will love.
In the spring it can have bugs around the wetlands, so keep moving.
As a Park Trail type of ride, stay on the easier x-country ski paths which are wide with rolling medium sized hills.
There is lots of variety for the family, with various loops lengths you can pick as you ride in the shade of the woods.
Full amenities make the trail fee worth it. As a park it has camping right at the trailhead and decent services to change, shower, swim, a bike wash and have a snack by the chalet.
Take the paper map at the gatehouse as there seems to not be post maps except at the chalet. Sure the trails are marked well with numbers, but without a map for reference you may get lost.
This top spot on warm weekends gets busy. Get out of the city, make your way there for the exercise, the challenge or just a recreational ride you will certainly enjoy.