Copeland Forest – MTB Trail Ingram Rd. & Line 4 North
Posted on May 16, 2016
Copeland Forest – MTB Trail
Listing Types : MTB Trail
Location : Central Ontario
Note : EPIC Ride
Total Trail Km : 30
MTB Track % : 40
Double track % : 20
Hiking trail % : 40
Rate Skill Levels : Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : sandy spots, smooth soil, logs jumps, water crossing, can be muddy, large hills, drains well, steep hills, twisty & gnarly, tree roots
Faclities : parking, food close by
Trail Fee : Free

Length –  ~30 km

40% MTB single track
40% hiking trail
20% double track access roads

Elevation – flat area with wetlands, large climbs on the eastside, switchbacks

Terrain – smooth trails,  a few roots and bridges, sandy spots

Skill – All levels, moderate, best for seasoned riders who are good with directions

Trail Pass – free

Facilities –  parking lots, restaurant  at Horseshoe Resort

Maps – none, possible to get lost

Phone – none

Website – none

Trailhead –  many access points, east, north side and south side

Directions –  Hwy #400 north to Horseshoe Valley Road exit #117, turn right onto Horseshoe Valley road.  On the south side use the Horseshoe Nordic center on Horseshoe Valley Rd. W. or continue on the east side – Turn left onto 5th line.

Park along the road trailhead on the west side of road, 3 trailheads. or the north side  entrance (where the flag on the map is) can be found along Ingram Rd. just east of  4th Line.

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Copeland Regional Forest is big, a seemingly endless ride. Trails wind up and down slopes, through sandy sections and along flat nordic ski track.

With no signage and your focus on some tough track, you could get spun around and rather lost.

What you will find hidden in there are logs, ladders and jumps. It’s a giant maze that will make you work and keep you smile’n.

The forest floor is rather flat in the valley rising up on the east side where the hill is and the better riding.

Be ready for some of the longest hills in Ontario. (which is not that high as elsewhere in the world) Naturally the higher you climb the better the bomb down the hill. 🙂

Some nice flowing descents will get you smil’n. Watch the slippery mud and leaves don’t take you down.

Some of the hill trail on the south end can be sandy and you may have to push your bike up.

As you head west the terrain levels out and will get into marshy spots and may suite trail park riders. Most of the good riding is on the hilly eastside.

Lots of tight track, some off camber. This place could use some signs, everything looks green. Pack a compass or GPS. It feels like the trails go on forever…

Copeland Forest Mtb Trails

Copeland Forest Mtb Trails

 
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