Brant Tract – MTB Trail 1300 Concession 12, Paisley
Posted on July 13, 2018
Brant Tract – MTB Trail
Listing Types : MTB Trail
Location : Western Ontario
Note : NEW Review
Total Trail Km : 20
MTB Track % : 70
Double track % : 30
Rate Skill Levels : Easy, Intermediate
Terrain : can be muddy, flat sections, gentle hills, twisty & gnarly
Faclities : parking, toilet, outhouse, trailhead map
Trail Fee : Free

Length – 20 km

70% MTB single track
30% double track access roads

Elevation – flat woodlands, a few hills, embankment drops to river and small gully

Terrain – smooth soil, field stones, some gravel, roots, wooden bridges

Skill – Easy, great for beginners, some harder loops with climbs & tight switch backs

Trail Pass – free

Facilities –  large parking lot, outhouse, picnic bench, shelter

Highlights – good riding in the middle of nowhere,

Trail Maps – at trailhead, mapped signposts at junctions

Phone – none

Website – MTB the Bruce

Similar Trails – Coulson’s Hill, Christie Lake, Midhurst

Local Clubs – no MTB clubs in the area

Access-  This location sits in the middle of farm country located just east of Bruce Road 3 at 1300 Concession Rd. 12. Trailhead is east of the large parking lot by the map

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The Brant Tract sits in the middle of flat Ontario farm country south of Paisley. It could be boring, yet this trail system has some surprisingly good riding.

Between hand cut single track for MTB riding and a few riverbed gullies to vary the terrain, you get a sweet fast ride.

This woodlot is well tree covered and well maintained. The 10 short loops vary from rolling flat terrain to some fine twisty inclines by the Saugeen River.

A great location to learn mountain bike riding.

The red “Advanced” loop, Ricks’s Retreat is so because of the climbs and tight switchbacks but not that tough. Good MTB riders need to seek out The Widow Maker at the back end, being the hardest/best loop here.

Actually there is nothing here for those who like the odd log hop or rock garden. :^(  The trails feels a little too neutered. Then again perfect for beginners.

There is excellent signage, lots of boardwalks and bridges built to keep it flowing and fun. Also it can be very muddy with bugs if it has rained. (slippery clay)

On could tie it in with the Bruce County Rail Trail just west on Concession 12 if you want real flat, rough MTB cross country riding that goes on forever.

Not a busy ride location, so pack tools and a tube just in case. You may find hikers, and even horses on the 10 km of extra access roads.

If you are passing through this area, do check it out, but it is not worth the drive from Toronto. Still there is not much else out this way if you get the need for speed.

Brant MTB trail map

Brant MTB trail map

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