Laurentian – MTB Trail Laurentian University, Sudbury
Updated June 2, 2018
Laurentian – MTB Trail
Listing Types : MTB Trail
Location : Northern Ontario
Note : EPIC Ride
Total Trail Km : 20
Double track % : 10
Hiking trail % : 90
Rate Skill Levels : Advanced
Terrain : sandy spots, smooth soil, logs jumps, can be muddy, bridges, flat rock, large hills, drains well, steep hills, open field, twisty & gnarly, tree roots, rocky patches
Faclities : parking, food close by, lodging, good trail signage, trails maintained
Trail Fee : Free

Length –  20+km

90% hiking trail
10% double track access roads

Terrain – hilly, flat runs, large rock out crops, open rock ridges, drops, gnarly

Surface –  clay, roots, can be muddy, sandy spots, some gravel, boulders, flat tabletop rock

Skill –  moderate to advanced – technical

Trail Maps – none yet , paint swatches on posts

Facilities –   parking lot – metered

Highlights –  open flat rock riding, scenic high points, lakeview, fall colours

Trail Pass – donation box

Phone – 705 674-5249

Website – Rainbow Routes

Similar Trails – NaughtonPorcupine, Buckwallow,  South March

Local Clubs – Walden MBC

Access – parklot at SE, the back of the sports field of Laurentian University (flag on map location), also entry from Laurentian Conservation Area

 Behind Laurentian University in Sudbury is an awesome ride for the adventurous rock riders out there. This network of hiking trails behind the sports field offers some excellent technical trail riding with a few fast sections and flat rock ridges to climb.

This is a very scenic ride with lake views, white birches, tall grasses and lookouts. All the rock peaks are bald and the views go on forever. In the fall it is beautiful.

Definitely a must ride for any rock loving technical rider. (And perhaps better than Naughton.) The locals must have endless fun on all the trails branching out from this area.

 By following the red trail, and doing the blue marked loops you will keep busy discovering and climbing numerous rock peaks. Work your way to the back where the abandoned sports field is.

All the hiking trails close to the University are rideable: some are simple gravel paths, others steep rocky insanity.

Expect it to be slippery when wet and there are a few muddy patches. One can get extra riding beyond the north side of Lake Laurentian into the Conservation lands with some fun stuff but not as sweet.  An attempt was made to do the loop around the lake.

At first it’s a flat nice trail, but then you get to a long rock climb and the riding is spotty on top. It was turning into a hike-a-bike, so we did a U-turn. Bugs are thin by mid-July and blueberries are there for the picking.

 

Laurentian Bike trail map

not all trails shown, I will need to make a map….

 

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