The Dagmar North Trails have just reopened Sept. 2015, and the mountain bike riding community is all excited and with good reason. These trails on Conservation land are mainly new MTB specific trails, designed and cut for thrills and spills and not resembling much of what was there 11 years ago.
Between the forest roads in this valley the DMBA bike club has done an excellent job of running single track side trails. Some are easy, smooth and winding for beginners while other bike trails have rock gardens and constructed log jumps and beams to play on for veteran riders. One never gets bored or winded from too many hills, perhaps a bit spun around as the signs are still a bit confusing. I would suggest printing out the map.
Upon entering the trailhead from the road you will see a map board and a single trail. The fun starts right away as it winds along a benched wooded section into an open field. On the other side of the field going right would be an easier ride than left on the north trail CattleLogs.
Here you will find most of the log structures grouped together on one trail rather than spread around the ride. Further along is a large challenging rock garden on Mr. Mayhem as you descend into the valley. Granite Planet is the other rock infested trail otherwise most of the track here is real smooth.
Easy fun cruisers for more speed can be found on Cistern Hill and rarely does one ride double track if they don’t want to. As with any well designed trail, there is always a choice to pick, the easy or hard route. I found the rating system a little exaggerated, as not much seemed worth a double diamond. With the hard work of over 200+ MTB volunteers + donations, the Toronto area has a new spot to ride.
It’s certainly welcome and with Durham and Glen Major trails, this makes this area a prime MTB mecca. Parking is an odd thing at this location. There isn’t any(!), but that will likely work itself out. You are asked not to park at the trailhead or on sideroads svp. Instead, pick one of the two lots for the Glen Major mountain biking and ride to the entrance. (the south lot is closer) Dagmar Parking Map