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Horseshoe Resort Copeland Forest

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

Everything from begginner to pro. Huge ups and sick downs, stick to the red and yellow for advanced riders, get a map at the resort
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Latitude
44.553536733850365
Longitude
-79.67662811279297
Trail Directions
Take the 400 north to Horseshoe Valley Road exit #117, Turn right on Horseshoe Valley Road the trail system starts at the heights of Horseshoe Ski area.
Trail Length
red=13km, yellow=9.5km, green=10km
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Barrie-Craighurst
Web Address
   


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Review Date
November 4, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Al ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Did Copeland yesterday afternoon. Temp was 5 degrees so a bit chilly. Didn't take long to warm up though. Parked in lot across from 4th line and Ingram Rd. Got there around 3. Ended up getting side tracked but somehow made it heading south to parallel line 5 then headed inward in a westerly direction and found some great single track. Came out on a road off of Horseshoe Valley Rd called Pine Lane. Went back in and paralleled the golf course for a bit. Ended up on some trail with a marker which said Ganaraska or something like that. Had no idea where I was but knew I was heading north. Kept going until I found an end to a trail that said beaver damn, back tracked and followed a creek for a fair distance until I ended coming out at a parking lot beside the train tracks a couple of clicks west of the parking lot I had parked in. Took Ingram Rd back to the 4th line parking lot. 2 and a half hrs total time. Good time despite the frozen toes.

Recommended Route:
Not a clue other than parking in the lot across and down abit from 4th line. Many trails, not very well marked but as long as you know which way is west (look for the sun), you will always be able to eventually find hwy 400 to the north, 5th line to the east, Horseshoe rd to the south and Penetang rd to the west.
I'll definitely be going back in.



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Review Date
July 3, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Stretch ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The trails in copeland are awesome if you have the balls to explore. The double track trails are pretty boring but once you get into the single track you can spend hours exploring and not hit the same trail. Lots of up and down and winding trails. A handheld GPS and compass are probably needed if you have no sense of direction. But once you get back to the double track it is relatively easy to get your bearings. The main double track are marked with green, red, yellow markers. Park on the Ingam road just west of the 4th concession. If you keep going south you will get into the trails at horseshoe. One knock on the double track is that the idiots that bring their horses in do not stoop and scoop. Sure would be nice if they brought a shovel and cleaned up after dropping a land mine . Pretty disgusting .

Recommended Route:
Park on Ingram road just off of the 400 - 93 junction.
Coming off of the 400 go south on 93 til you get to ingram road on the left. Drive down ingram road to the 4th concecssion, the parking lot is just on the right. Hop on your ride and go right from the parking lot. Cross the rail tracks and you are on your way. Go left just a little ways up the hill and you will be into the single track. Enjoy



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Review Date
June 21, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Rocket66 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I lived at the condos in the valley for 2 years and rode these trails on regular bases. With out a doubt this maybe some of the best kept seceret in Ont.. The real key is to try and hook up with a local maybe from maybe the condos speak with them or if you lucky join them, a few of them pioneered this system. The trails are not marked and they are very where!! very easy to get disoriented be careful.

Recommended Route:
if entering form the cross county ski building head mostly in a North Easterly directing.. you will find them..

Other recommended trails in the same area:
7th oro, midhurst, buck wallow



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Review Date
October 4, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: joey brooks ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I park at the parking lot off ingram road that runs paralell to hwy 400. there is miles of single track all joined by double track.the bottom half where i start is relatively easy with some bridges and small climbs, it is a great loop if you just want to spend an hour or 2.the last few times out i have explored futher and further,the single track is amazing with alot of climbs followed by great downhill.i have spent hours in there and still dont have a good understanding where i am most times.if anyone out there has a map or knows the system i would like to hear from you.

Recommended Route:
park in the parking lot off ingram rd,go to the far rh corner of the parking lot and head down the double track trail,cross over the train tracks and head up the hill,half way up the hill turn right onto the single track and stay to the left,it is a great first ride to explore.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the 7th and eight off basslake side road.



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Review Date
June 12, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: scorpio101 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Don't overlook, or underestimate the Copeland Forest. Wide cross country ski trails give way to some of the best single track trails in Central Ontario if you know where to look. That's the rub. The bike trails aren't marked...perhaps on purpose. It's like a giant maze of riding with hidden entrances and secret portals. But serious riding awaits the enthusiast; they criss cross the cross country country trails. The challenging trails await midway through the Red trails. They rise up the ridge...a steep climb..leading to very nice cross ridge riding. Like a great video game, there are hidden treasures all around...a seven foot drop jump, ladders, logs everywhere. Someone deserves credit for a smart and secretive trail system. You know you have unlocked the final level when you reach the plateau and there is a plaque advising you of the trail rules and the need for respect of the forest and the trails. Brilliant.



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