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Sugarloaf

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Very long steep and technical climbs, mostly single track in the woods with several long double track sections. Several very challenging steep, loose gravel descents. Also some very fast sections (~70km/h) and slow technical descents as well. World class twisty downhill on a very narrow and grippy singletrack trail, guaranteed to get the adrenalin going.
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Latitude
45.63228585970125
Longitude
-61.973876953125
Trail Directions
Follow main st. past the hosipital to the second driveway on the left side of the road. Strait up the driveway across from the blue house is one of the many trail heads.
Trail Length
18 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Antigonish
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 13, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Puddle ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awesome single track trail. Best keep trail in the area. You can do a couple of loops, ride to the pin at the top of Sugarloaf from the front or back side. The back side is up a fire road but the front is single track that will blow your lungs. I ride this trail 4 times a week because it's takes 10 minutes to get to the best entry at Kell pit road and another 5 to the trail head. Roy is the master builder and we can't thank him enough. If your in the area you have to check it out.

Recommended Route:
If your not from town drive to Scotsburn Dairy. Head up the Fairmount Road 1 km until you reach Kells Pit entry. Turn right on the road and ride to the top of the hill and trough the pit on the lower side. Turn left at the end of the pit and the an immediate right into the trail. You will come out at the fire road and keep going uo the hill 1/2 km. Turn right and you are at the trail head. At the top of this climb turn left. You should be huffing. Good warm up for what is to come. Head up the trail and at the start of the next climb turn right. This will loop around the ATV trail. Turn right and at the Y stay right. You will be climbing. If your up to it keep right up the trail. This will blow your lungs and legs if you make it. Once you make the climb there will be a small break before the steep quick sprint to the pin. Brutal... Go down the back side and you will end up on the ATV trail you started on. Head back up the hill and take the single track on the right you passed on your climb. You can skip with loop if your a wimp. The rest of the trail is well maked rolling single track. You will see beautiful scenery of Antigonish Harbour along your ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Keppoch Mountain. Newly developed. It's on the XC and DH race circuit. Over 10km of new single track and more to come. It was rated as the best XC trail in 2014. It is a must. Things are looking up in Antigonish....



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Review Date
June 27, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: adam , from antigonish

Summary:
lots of uphill folloede by many downhill sections. Some of these are very challenging for intermediate bikers.

Recommended Route:
out fairmont at springrain, or gravel pit on cloverville.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
blow me



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Review Date
September 14, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Cory & Wong , from Amsterdam

Summary:
At the beginning it is veyr washed out and most of it is walked. But when you get out of the narrow washed out part at the beginning it opens up and it's a good clime followed by some quad burning uphill. followed by a a cross country field for a bit and then a nice cruise downhill to another extremely quad burning uphill section. Then a very nice downhill that can be taken fast or slow depeding ont he rider and conditions. very close to trees, but that makes it interesting and there are very many different trails that are possible.

Recommended Route:
From the blue house go all the way to to the field at the top and bike along the side of it to the corner and then take the path to the left.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
not much but the bird sanctuary is a nice cruise to take to town and to the trail beats the highway.



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Review Date
January 7, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tyson , from Antigonish, NS, Canada

Summary:
This trail is challenging enough for anyone and hardly anyone but antigonishers and StFX students know about it. this one is worth the trip from halifax.

Recommended Route:
Start at the backside of the trail in fairmont at the springrain factory and head over the top, cutting back through to the trail closest to the hospital.



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