Length – 20km (with 35km+ more on the north end across the road at Durham Forest and Dagmar)
30% MTB single track
50% hiking trail
20% double track access roads
Terrain – small to large hills, a few steep climbs, open field area in middle, straight hiking path mixed with good gnarly single track
Surface – smooth track , sandy spots, some gravel sections, can be muddy, a few log hops and boardwalks
Skill – All levels, some steep sections and tight turns
Trail Pass – free
Facilities – 2 parking lots, out house up the road at Durham Forest
Maps – also at trailhead and numbered posts on most intersections (map courtesy Mike Sweet)
Website – brochure
Local Clubs – DMBA on facebook
Trailhead – The two main entry points are the south parking lot (3 rocks) and north parking lots on the west side of Sideline #4 gravel road.
Directions – From Toronto, Hwy 401 east to Brock Rd. in Pickering. North on Brock Rd. to about 20 km to Claremont, turn east on Durham Road 5. Travel to Balsam go north on Sideline #4. About 3 km north to parking lot on west side. Or further past the white church to the north end 4 km beyond, park on the west side as well.