Albion Hills – MTB / Park Trail 16500 hwy 50, N of Bolton
Posted on February 18, 2018
Albion Hills – MTB / Park Trail
Listing Types : MTB Trail / Park Trail
Note : EPIC Ride
Total Trail Km : 50
MTB Track % : 40
Double track % : 30
Hiking trail % : 30
Rate Skill Levels : Easy, Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : sandy spots, smooth soil, logs jumps, crushed gravel, wood chips, can be muddy, large hills, steep hills, open field, twisty & gnarly, tree roots
Faclities : parking, bike wash, food close by, toilet, outhouse, drinking water, change rooms, lodging, trailhead map, good signage, trails maintained
Trail Fee : Yes

Length – 50 km

40% MTB single track
30% hiking trail
30% double track access roads

Elevation – rolling medium hills, open grass fields, some steep climbs, nice switchbacks, gnarly bits

Terrain – smooth soil, can be very muddy, sandy spots, a few rocks, wooden bridges, ramps

Skill – all levels, best for intermediate MTB riders, or Park path riders

Maps – paper map at gatehouse, numbered signposts

Facilities – parking, bike wash, washrooms, showers, snacks, pool, camping, also rent Fatbikes

Highlights – well maintained, black race trail, lots of variety, chalet, good camping

Trail Pass – $6.50

Hours – 9 am – 4 pm, weekends to 5 pm

Phone – 905 880 0227

Website – Albion Hill Conservation Area

Similar Trails – Durham Forest, Palgrave, Hardwood

Local Clubs – HAFTA , Caledon Cycling ClubMilton Bicycle Club

Access – Enter main gate at 16500 on hwy 50 north of Bolton. Drive to parking lot by chalet, most trails start south up around bend

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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.

PDF map

Albion bike trail map

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