Hardwood – MTB Trail 402 Old Barrie Road West
Posted on May 25, 2016
Hardwood – MTB Trail
Listing Types : MTB Trail
Location : Central Ontario
Note : EPIC Ride
Total Trail Km : 50
MTB Track % : 60
Double track % : 40
Rate Skill Levels : Easy, Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : sandy spots, smooth soil, logs jumps, crushed gravel, wood chips, bridges, large hills, drains well, steep hills, twisty & gnarly, tree roots, rocky patches
Faclities : parking, bike wash, food close by, toilet, outhouse, drinking water, change rooms, trailhead map, good signage, trails maintained, bike rentals, pro shop

Length –  50+ km
60% MTB single track
40% double track – nordic ski 

Elevation –  main route straight flat as it climbs northward, lots of short hills (some steep) as you move onto side loops

Terrain – loam, sandy,  leaves in fall suck your energy, structures, pump track

Skill – all levels, best for seasoned riders with good legs

Maps – well signed on trail,  Hardwood site map

Facilities – full facilities, parking, change rooms, bike body wash station, cafe, bike shop, bike rentals, lessons, pump track

Highlights – pro services, endless challenging trail, excellent technical sections, lookout to south

Trail Fee – $14.50 adults, 13-19 years $12.25   Kids 6-12 $9.25,  younger free

Phone – 705 487 3775 or 1 800 387 3775

Website – Hardwood

Similar Trails – Copeland, Durham Forest, Albion Hills

Local Clubs – Hardwood Next Wave

Access – Hwy 400 to Exit 111, a few km past Barrie. Go about 9 km northeast on Forbes Road (Simcoe Rd 11) which becomes Old Barrie Road W., follow this for 10 minutes to Hardwood Hills, north side of the road.  Grab a map and head northward



Hardwood Ski and Bike  north of Barrie, is a private, well- managed playground to let loose your energy . Tons of variety and skill challenges for everyone.

You can even rent and take lessons. The terrain is hilly indeed and wooded for most of the trail, with a few structures and logs.

This is Ontario’s world class center. The Pan Am Games were here in 2015. With the high cost of riding, comes all the extras and well maintained trails to ride on.

Here you could run out of juice before you run out of trail.

Within the areas nordic ski trails are countless; single track MTB side trails that weave in and out.

Some are strictly for the experienced rider, while most a fit person could manage.

Most of the trail is smooth with a few roots, logs and the odd rock. Too much riding on some areas has the sand exposed.

Lots of well laid out track that flows with some leg burning hills. Harder trails to try are Crank’d, Sidewinder, Gnarly and Radical.

Fat Bikes are welcome but only on weekdays in the winter as this spot become a major cross country ski destination when the snow comes.

Races are Wednesday night plus many weekends. One of the few places you can rent a bike. From $32.50

Fatbike trails and rentals in the winter.

If you smell garbage on a hot summer day, it’s unfortunately coming from the dump next door.

hardwood bike trails

Hardwood bike trail map

 
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