Blue Mountain – DH MTB Trail 108 Jozo Weider Blvd., Blue Mt., Collingwood
Posted on July 4, 2020
Blue Mountain – DH MTB Trail
Listing Types : MTB Trail
Location : Central Ontario
Note : NEW Review
Total Trail Km : 25
MTB Track % : 90
Double track % : 10
Rate Skill Levels : Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : smooth soil, structures, logs jumps, crushed gravel, can be muddy, flat rock, large hills, steep hills, twisty & gnarly, tree roots, rocky patches
Faclities : parking, bike wash, food close by, toilet, outhouse, drinking water, change rooms, lodging, trailhead map, good signage, trails maintained, bike rentals, pro shop, shelter
Trail Fee : Yes

Blue Mountain is currently CLOSED due to Coronavirus issues. And may not reopen till next year.

Length − 25 km

20% MTB singletrack
80% DH singletrack

Elevation − 220 metres (720 ft) , easy descents to extreme verticals on ski hill slopes

Terrain − Clay/sandy base with limestone outcrops, loose stones, roots, off-camber sections, drops, bermed & twisty track, large dirt and wooden jumps, wood walls and bridge overpasses

Skill − Intermediate to Advanced Proline levels

Traffic – MTB riders, hikers and tourists at base and top of the hill

Maps − Good signage at the trailheads, paper map available

Facilities – Full-service resort, bike & gear rentals, lessons, large base village for food and lodging

Highlights − Best DH ride park in the province, lift access, fast descents, jumps, extreme technical riding, lookouts

Trail Fee − Ride park + lift ticket, season pass available, expensive

Phone − 1 833 583 2583

WebsiteBlue Mountain Resort

Similar Trails Horseshoe Valley, Three Stage, Copeland Forest

Local ClubsTeam Van Go, Collingwood Offroad Cycling

Access − The main parking lot for summer activities is at 108 Jozo Weider Blvd., Blue Mountain Resort, Collingwood You can park at the top (at 221 Swiss Meadows Blvd.) if you have a ride pass.

mtb trail guide

Downhill MTB riders who feel the “need for speed” come from near and far to Collingwood. The slopes of Blue Mountain bring avid DH riders for the best Ontario has to offer. Here you can taste a little bit of the action that otherwise can only be found on the west coast or in Quebec.

Blue Mountain is a large ski resort on the side of the Niagara Escarpment. Just about 220 metres (720 ft.) of vertical is all nature left us—hardly a mountain. Regardless, it’s got plenty of thrills packed in for you to conquer, or break bones trying.

An open gondola takes you to the top in no time. Or haul yourself up on the long 2.3 km Grind switchback, which can be done in 20 minutes. Though there are a few trails on the top to get you around, and the 3 km Cagey loops at the far end are decent, everyone is here for the wicked descents.

There is one lift on the centre of the hill, yet all the DH riding is to the left. This odd setup requires riding over every time you reach the top…and riding back across to the lift when you get to the bottom. The trails are well signed and accurate in the skill levels posted; you be the fool to underestimate.

Terrain is smooth black topsoil and, clay with fractured layers of limestone underneath. This stone is to be respected: loose patches, protruding rock shelves and drops keep things exciting. But there is even more, for Advanced riders…grab some air on the large dirt jumps and wooden ramps to test your form as you fly down the Prolines of Haole and H20. But first, you have to pass a Freeride assessment to get access to the magic kingdom.

The green Groove trail and blue Intermediate Minion’s Rush have little to get you airborne; they’re more about speed (if you wish it). Fast grades with wide, banking turns keep you moving and make a good intro to either Raisin Run or Embryo.

Heading down any black- or double-black-diamond run requires skill, courage and commitment. Grades get extreme, while the track gets technical as gravity pulls at you.  Pick your line, lean back and take it on; braking will have little effect on the loose stone and muddy patches. A popular, twisty, bermed track is…

 

Read more in my newly published MTB Trail Guide, with detailed maps. Ebook or Paperback.

Blue Mountain MTB trail map

Blue Mountain MTB trail map

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