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Boyd Park

Average Rating:    (2.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Not your best trail around, but very good if you live in the area. Definately needs more riders. Keep in mind that the trails are not marked/connected. If you go more than once, you will be able to link your route through the park that will last you an hour or so ;)
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Latitude
43.81279123355618
Longitude
-79.59182739257812
Trail Directions
If you're coming by bike, just go south on Islington (from Rutherford) for about 2-3 minutes, until you see an opening to your left. Go in.. And there you are. I recommend heading left from there.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Woodbridge
State/Territory/Province
Ontario
Country
Canada
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 6, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Hundminen ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Boyd is a 5 minute ride from my house, so I know it quite well. There are a number of natural trails that branch off the main road that runs through the park, but many of them do not join. The park staff does not maintain any of the trails. Some have eroded and fallen into the Humber river. Other trails with wooden bridges that have collapsed have never been replaced, so are both un-walkable and un-ridable.

There is/was a nice trail that connects Boyd to Rutherford Road in the north end, but there is no way to pass under the bridge. On the other side is the William Granger Greenway access, but you have to cross 4 lanes of busy Rutherford road to get there (good luck!). Right now there is some construction activity to replace this trail with a wide gravel path, but it remains to be seen if they will actually connect under the bridge. There are some decent natural trails branching off the gravel path on the other side.

The park is very nice, and for a one hour ride after work it's okay, but overall Boyd has so much potential, yet they can't even maintain what they used to have, never mind adding new trails.



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Review Date
November 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Bloodfist ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail system for a great ride close to home.

Could be more busy.. not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing though.. up to you

Recommended Route:
Like the review said, go left at the trailhead. Keep going until you hit a 5' drop. Here you can walk your bike down, or jump it if you're good ;) Then.. go right, and after a minute you will be on a road. From there.. go left, and you will enter another system of trails. It's not that complicating, just sounds so ;)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kortright.. ? illegal?



Comments
Greying_Geezer (06/26/2008)
Three or four years after this review was written, the Humber Valley Trail (http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/trails-around-the-world/canada-trails/trails-canada-ontario/trail/PRD_411074_4528crx.aspx) was extended south to Rutherford Road, with the intention for 2008 of extending it even further south into the described area of Boyd Conservation Area. The trail is constructed for walking and riding, so might be too easy and boring for many readers, but if you are just looking for a pleasant ride with the significant other or spouse and kids then it's worth a visit.
Hundminen (09/06/2009)
Kortright? Yes, it is not open for biking. But since it closes at 4:00pm, I have gone in there in the evening, long after it is shut-down, and there are some terrific natural trails to ride if you know where you are looking. Much better than anything that nearby Boyd or William Granger Greenway have to offer. Also, there is some very pleasant scenery in this park. Just make sure you stay well clear of the normal operating hours.
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