Ravenshoe – MTB Trail 22612 McCowan Rd. and Ravenshoe
Posted on September 27, 2018
Ravenshoe – MTB Trail
Listing Types : MTB Trail
Location : Central Ontario
Note : Popular
Total Trail Km : 15
MTB Track % : 50
Double track % : 20
Hiking trail % : 30
Rate Skill Levels : Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : sandy spots, structures, logs jumps, can be muddy, bridges, gentle hills, twisty & gnarly, tree roots
Faclities : parking, trailhead map, good signage, trails maintained
Trail Fee : Free

Length – 15 km

50% MTB single track
30% hiking trail
20% double track access roads

Elevation – a flat square forest tract with lots of small and medium climbs

Terrain – loam, sandy spots, some gravel, can be muddy, a few wide hiking paths with excellent twisty MTB trail, many log jumps and ramps

Skill – Easy to advanced

Traffic – Popular spot on weekend with MTB riders, and a few hikers and dog walkers.

Trail Pass – free

Facilities – limited parking, two lots

Highlights –  So much twisty track in such a small area. Flowy trail and new boardwalks!

Maps – Map board at trailhead with well marked signposts on loops.

Phone – none

Website – York Region

Similar Trails – DagmarAlbion Hills, Puslinch,

Local Clubs – Durham Mountain Bike Association

Trailhead – most riders enter where the map is on McCowan Rd. side and ride the loops clockwise, another entry point is on the northwest side

Directions – Hwy 404 north, exit Green Lane, east to Woodbine Ave, north 5 km to Ravenshoe Road, east 9 km to McCowan Rd., south 600 m, parking on the right.



Ravenshoe (Brown Hill Tract) offers a lot of compact gnarly, technical, twisty, fun in a small woodlot. A challenging, well-designed  circuit of loops will dish out plenty of action.

Here you will find bridges, stunts, roots, logs and greasy mud to test your worth. One of Ontario’s hardest/favourite rides.

As a favourite and it can get busy on weekends. Recently many of the ramps were rebuilt, with a few long ones but none get too high off the ground.

This 2 km square woodlot packs in a lot of trail. Relatively flat on some sections, it winds endlessly. Gnarly it is!

Try cleaning the Skunk Trail, near impossible as it twists endlessly. (my favourite challenge) Most of the trails are a slow ride, more for the technical types, not for speed demons.

Big Meany is another rider favourite and so is the Bell Ringer. You will have a hoot riding in here.

Some of the paths are getting a little wide from too much use, but most are holding up well.

Avoid riding after a good rain as it will be very muddy and slick. Not only will you crash, but other riders are also going to be pissed that you are trashing the trail.

Mosquitoes are a plenty during wet summers, so don’t stop too long or the bugs will catch up with you…and it can get bad.

Ravenshoe Brown Hill bike trails

Ravenshoe Brown Hill bike trails

 
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