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calabogie peaks

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

the best dh in ontario. good technical sections some sweet drops, blue trail has flow! down home atmosphere, nothing like the sterility of the mini whistler at blue mountain
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Latitude
45.26624863886749
Longitude
-76.78851127624512
Trail Length
three to five minutes
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Ottawa
State/Territory/Province
ON
Country
CA
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: lacerhead ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Closed 2009 due to accountants and lawyers.

Recommended Route:
Closed

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none



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Review Date
October 23, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: kona kid ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Calabogie is an amazing place to ride! They have a very nice beach at the base of the hill, classy condos and camping is available about 5min away. At 760 ft vertical, it isn't a massive mountain but the trails are excellent. The trails have it all: big jumps, gigantic berms, tech DH, smooth singletrack, open fireroads. I love this place so, sooo sooooo much!

Red: Freakin' awesome!!! (see below)

Pink: Tech for the first half of the trail, with plenty of rocks and roots for you DH racers. It the drops into the open with a nice step-down. Then you go into a big booter, then another jump, then another step-down. This sets you up for a step-up to berm to mini flow jump. Then you have a blazing fast open section at the base.

Blue: Classical DH style of trail. Not particularly steep or tech but it is still very fun. It also has a few jumps mixed in there

Extension: Probably Calabogie's longest trail. It has a few small berms and jumps, but nothing crazy. Extension is for the most part fairly smooth, but it has one very nice rock-garden 3/4 of the way down. For me, the only downside to Extension is the two climbs (which are short) in the middle. Fun trail anyway.

X-Roads: Is pretty short, and only covers the top 1/3 of the hill. It has a bit of tech and one very nice berm. It's main purpose is to access Orange, Raw Deal and Grinder.

Orange: Orange is very "freeridey". It's opening feature is a big rock roll-in, to big 25ft step-down. Some bits of the trails are tech DH style, but mostly there are a tonne of drops and jump place on the trail.

Raw Deal (aka White): As Air_Junkie said, Raw Deal is definitely the most difficult trail at Calabogie. It's steep and technical for the entire trail. Also, the roll-in is very sketchy. You should definitely walk it the first time.

Grinder: is similar to Raw Deal, tech DH. big rocks and some steep lines. Don't go on either of these two trails if your technical skills are questionable.

Bender: Bender is an easy trail. It is mostly singletrack and is intended for the riders who aren't ready for rocks or steeps.

Zig Zag: ZZ is entirely on open fire roads. It's very beginner friendly

Recommended Route:
RED-LINE!!!!!!!! Red, as mentioned, is Bogie's "flagship" trail. It starts out on flowy, open, slickrock, and then drops into the jump section. This consists of three big booters. These range from 12-25ft in length, and are ridiculously smooth if hit properly. You then go drop into the woods. This section is also quite flowy, nothing too steep or tech. At the end of this wood section is a steep, fairly tech DH bit of trail. The woods end with a 5 foot drop to better tranny. This sets you up for the most 2 orgasmic and perfect berms in history. After riding the giant berms, there is a small (6-7ft) flow jump that shoots you back into the forest. This next section is also very fun, with some tight switch backs, tech bits and super fast & fairly smooth single track. At the end there is a fairly steep descent (only 50-60ft long) which leads into two double style jumps. The first being around 12ft, the second only about 6 ft. The final forest section is about 100ft long and ends with a nice berm. Once you get out of the woods you take a very fast, open trail to the base.

I have that trail memorized and it takes me around 3:30 to get top-to-bottom on Red

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Camp Fortune DH. Calabogie and Fortune are very, very different places. Fortune has no beginner trails whatsoever. Don't go there if this is your first time DH'ing.



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Review Date
September 8, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Air_JuNky ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Calabogie is by FAR the best riding place in Ontario, it has something to offer for any kind of rider. The people are very chill and probably the most fun and laid back group of riders I have have ever met all in one place...VERY friendly! The trail builder, Nick, puts alot of work into the trails and rides them himself to make sure everything is perfect...and it is. The thing that no other resort in the ottawa area does like Bogie is following the feedback they get. Calabogie is always adding new features and making sure everyone is happy. If you want AMAZING riding, BEAUTIFUL views, EXCELENT trail building, and SUPER friendly people all in one go to Calabogie!

Here is a Break down of the trails:

White: Hardest Trail at Bogie...its not insanely difficult but you really need to walk the trail before riding it! Fun and unique
Yellow: Techy but flowy... rocky
Orange: Fun Freeridey trail with skinnies, drops, rocks and jumps, its all here and LOADS of fun
Blue: Classic trail, very flowy and quick , would make a good race trail!
Green: Easy Flowy- great for a warm up or for inexperienced riders
Pink: Rough/Rocky and a short up hill in some parts at the top-the bottom can be seen from the lift and is the reason most people go on the trail. Has been used for races- be careful if conditions are wet.
Red Classic & New: There are several ways of doing red the main two are the original Red and the New red trail add on.
~Original red is VERY FUN and is in my opinion the flowiest best trail at bogie. You can hit this NO BRAKES 90% of the way if you know it well (dont even think about it on your first try). Make sure you go with someone that knows the trail well to show you how to hit stuff and whats up ahead - DEFINITELY try this trail at least once (it's like a Potatoe Chip, you can't just have one). Red Original is probably the most popular trail as well. Features include - steepish DH's to Drops, Fast open turns to DH, Big Berms, flowy woods sections and epid rock riding spots at the top.
~New red- Great warm up run! Snappy NS type riding, its getting better as more work is put into it and will soon have full blown NS sections. Try it out. Features include: Switchabcks- drops/jumps, flowy sections, its a great chiller.


Recommended Route:
My favorite trail is red. Fast Fun Flowy...my favorite three f's on the best F***in trail ;-)

If it is your first time going ask someone at the top of the hill if they could show you around or if you can follow them...make sure you tell them that it is your first time so they tell you whats up ahead in the techy spots.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Check out the DJ sand the Pump track at the bottom of the hill...also check out the beach a across the road. Great for taking a dip after a hot day of riding!



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Review Date
December 4, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ffoghorn ,  Downhiller

Summary:
calabogie has six great dh trails and one nice beginner trail. the trails have improved tremendously in 2006 with many new jumps and drops. flow is improving all the time. looking to improve your technical riding skills? this is the place! lots of personal growth available. i've never grinned so much about trails.
they also have cross country trails which i hear are great too. the lure of the lifts have kept me off them though.

Recommended Route:
calabogie is actually closer to perth... aw just go to the website for directions and days of lift operation



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