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Camp Fortune XC Race Trail

Average Rating:    (4.63 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

technical downhills, grueling uphills, incredibly fast sections, it has everything you can think of in a X-country trail.
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Latitude
45.453869270923235
Longitude
-75.77957153320312
Trail Directions
From Ottawa just take King Edward Ave over the bridge to Hull and stay on it for about 10 mins and look to your left and you'll see Camp Fortune mountain. Just go to the ski resort and have a ball.
Trail Length
6.8km
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Gatineau
   


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Review Date
October 23, 2015

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Pat ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trails at fortune are awesome. Rocks, roots,some built structures and great flow. It takes some solid climbs to get to the good stuff but keep those pedals rolling because once at the top it is well worth the effort. The cost is 8$ for the trails which I feel is worth it as I regularly see the trail crew out there keeping things in order. This year they added a couple awesome rock rolls on switchback and have re routed the top of sunset to assist drainage. The only real shame is that the NCC wont open up the rest of gatineau park for 'real' mountain biking. Suggestion for fortune is to improve the signage right out of the parking lot. It took me 2 or 3 times to fortune to actually find all the trails. (Perhaps update the trail map too!)

Recommended Route:
I typically start with Brians climb straight out of the parking lot ..a long frustrating technical climb that starts between the health center and the kids camp building at the parking lot. Note to fortune trail crew - adding a few switch backs to reduce the incline on Brians would do wonders for drainage and for my angry legs. Brians Decent is worth the climb.

Once done brians decent, climb the fire tower road and follow the signs for 'sunset'. Sunset starts at the top of the fire road. Sunset in itself is a great technical trail that is say 5k of winding around the ski area and ends just above the parking area. I often tack on switchback as a part of sunset which adds a little more distance.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mont Ste Marie has become a formidable trail system in the area over the past few years. Rip the trail, drink a Beaus and crush a Di rienzos sandwich for the full Ottawa area experience...your life will never be the same.

Kanata Lakes (South March Highlands) is also a great due to the bedrock geology (rippin the precambrian shield) but less elevation changes than fortune or ste marie.

Forest lea in Pembroke (red loop!)



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Review Date
September 4, 2006

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Cheers! ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Just went to camp fortune to do some mountain biking. My 1st time there. I read the reviews here on mtbr thinking it was going to be truely awesome. Not the case. I paid my 5 bucks. Got a crummy map. I'm ok with the map and the 5 bucks. But when you cycle to trail entrance after trail entrace and there are signs saying no bikes allowed and the map clearly indicates it is a mountain bike trail... I get mad. I didn't drive all this way to cycle double track... grrr... Out of all the mark trail entrances I only came across 2 that were allowed for biking. All others were marked no biking. I had originally asked what was a good route to take when I bought my pass, the girl behind the desk said I don't know. I should've known somehting was up or atleast fishy when I was 1 of 2 cars in the parking lot at noon on a long weekend with amazing weather. Almost no one else on the trails at all.

Later in the day I entered into a trail in which it was marked no cycling allowed by accident when I took a wrong turn doubling back. The trail there was awesome. Too bad you aren't allowed to ride on any. Maybe in the past you could, but now you can't.

I give camp fortune 0 out of 5 stars...

Recommended Route:
None.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
New to area, will continue to explore Ottawa



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Review Date
September 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: gruber , from aylmer

Summary:
this is one of the best places to ride in the eastern part of canada. it offers great flow and some technical riding. some of the climbs are amazing and the downfall is even better there is even some downhill trails in the area if you head towards skyline. they hold a quebec cup there evey year if you are into xc then camp fortune offers the best trails around. awsome rides everytime. the best time to go is in late summer which is now so, head out there for a great time

Recommended Route:
any

Other recommended trails in the same area:
kanata lakes aren't bad for something different



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Review Date
July 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: chever , from renfrew

Summary:
I raced here a couple of monthies ago so me and a couple of pals decided to make the trek out after I told them a little about the course. this is a fun trail to ride for everyone. one of my buds is just starting out and he had a blast. Some tough climbs, a little harder than I remember but, the descents are worth the struggle up. I would recommend this trail to anyone in the area or anyone that is going to be near ottawa.



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Review Date
July 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: joe , from minnesota

Summary:
the trail is in good shape right now. I have been here a couple of times and I always have a blast when I ride here. Some tricky sections even for me a whiley old vet of mountain biking. Great stuff



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