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Brant Tract

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

800 acres of forest lands bounded by the mighty Saugeen River - many miles of IMBA designed single track with more to come in 2003
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Latitude
44.33956524809713
Longitude
-81.2109375
Trail Directions
The Brant Tract County Forest is located 6 kilometres south of Paisley on Brant Concession 12,one Kilometre east of Bruce County Road 3
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Paisley
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Review Date
September 4, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: techn0canuck ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Fairly large network of single-track connected with a large double.
Pretty easy non-technical, single track.

Recommended Route:
Its good for a workout.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Inverhuron bike park's got some fun/extreme stuff (although too short).



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Review Date
July 29, 2008

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: stylesx ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We just came back from a weekend where we were going to stay up and ride the Bruce but after trying out the Brant track we were not at all surprised. The trail has very very poor drainage and it was muddy all over. And even if the trail was dry we did not find anything at all challenging with the routes we took which may i add were the more advanced runs. One thing i must hand to them is that the trails are very clearly marked and its very difficult to get lost. I guess in my opinion i didn't find it worth it to drive up 3 hours to get there, but it was worth a try i guess.



Comments
Reactor_Rat (04/05/2009)
You're right about the drainage/mud.. last year was exceptionally wet. I ride it quite often and it's very fast and flows nicely during the dry season.. enough to get a bit of a rush.
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Review Date
February 24, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: RatchAttack ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode this trail on a mini roadtrip in July/07. Great trail, good flowing singletrack, a few technical bits with rollings hills and a few steep bits but no extended climbs, trails are marked out well with no chance of getting lost. While I was there I didn't see any other riders and managed to get in 2 laps. Be sure to check out the Brant Tract website http://www.mtbthebruce.com/
Best part is that this awesome trail is free to use!!!

Recommended Route:
follow the trail markers

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Carrick Tract



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Review Date
May 22, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: ThisIsMyName ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail system is a lot of fun as it's fast and has great flow. You'll never have to "touch down". I gave it a 4 because the trails lack difficulty but they're still a lot of fun if you like going fast.

Recommended Route:
Buck Run, Razor's Edge, Widow Maker

Other recommended trails in the same area:
there aren't really any, unless you consider Collingwood and Owen Sound to be in the area



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Review Date
July 23, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Styles ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is fun to ride. Back home where I'm originally from, in Dundas, there are so many good trails that I think I'm spoiled. The Brant Tract doesn't live up to Waterdown standards or even Dundas Valley Conservation Area, but there are some good challenging trails here.

IMBA did a good job on designing these trails. The trails are cut across the hill faces to minimize erosion. The trail surface is hardpacked dirt singletrack, with lots of roots. If you have a singlespeed, you can definitely ride these trails. I saw a guy out there with a GT Ruckus singlespeed, and he looked happy. Lots of rolling little hills, but not many climbs or drops.

The one disadvantage to these trails is that the surrounding area is low-lying, and there are sooooo many mosquitoes. Every time I go here, I use up 1/4 bottle of Muskol. Once you get on the bike, you can't stop or the mosquitoes will EAT YOU!

I live up near Paisley now, within biking distance of the Brant Tract.
I'll definitely make it out there lots more times this summer.

Would be nice to see more bikers on these trails.

Recommended Route:
Widow Maker



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