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Northumberland Forest

Average Rating:    (3.82 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

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Latitude
44.13318859431454
Longitude
-78.08893203735351
Trail Directions
Not really sure, 20 minutes north of 401
Trail Length
50 km
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Cobourg
   


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Review Date
February 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: KevinJ ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The marked trails are very fast and lots of fun but in no way technical and are mostly wide single track. Across Beagle Club RD. and the other areas the other reviewers mentioned there is more technical single track.

Recommended Route:
We usually warm up with a red which has a quick climb at the beginning and then the rest is pretty flowy and lots of fun if you're going fast.
Then we hit up the blue until it crosses the fire road, take a left and ride the fire road down a sick burmed downhill section that brings you back out to the green and then follow that from there on.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ganaraska Forest. Durham Forest.



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Review Date
August 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Fast Eddy 47 ,  Cross Country Rider , from Kingston

Summary:
These trails are pretty lame. I rode the blue and red trails. I've heard the greens the best but after the red and blue I'd seen enuff. Also my dog was pretty hot and there isn't anywhere to swim. I went out after three days of steady showers but the ground was still pretty loose. Like biking along a beach. Lots of ups and downs, not technical at all. No rocks or roots or anything. Would be more fun at pace but the threat of running into a sandy patch and washing out prevents too much speed even if many turns have bearms built up. The single track isn't even twisty turny. McCauly Mountain in picton county is way nicer and has very similar terrain. Maybe it's a result of logging but this isn't like any forest I've ever seen. (Native NB'er) There isn't any soil out here it's just loose sand. Wildlife is also non-existent. There isn't any scrub or low lying vegetation at all--just trees growing in rows. For the experienced rider the trails are lacking. For the beginner the hills present a serious cardio challenge. For canines there is no water.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
McCauley Mountain conservation area, Collins Bay, Fort Henry (latter two in kingston)



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Review Date
June 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Scott Curtis , from Cobourg

Summary:
Lots of variety. Map at start of trail. Follow markers depending on how far you wish to go. You'll find hills, roots, and trees, not really any logs or spots that are super difficult. I'm looking for people to ride with during the summer so send me an email!

Recommended Route:
Take hwy 45 off 401 and go north about 10-15 min. Turn left on Beagle Club Road. Take your first left at the Ski Trail sign.



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Review Date
May 12, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: trailpimp , from the g.g.a

Summary:
same as above!!! IF YOU REALLY LIKE NORTHUMBERLAND.GO EAST!!! there is a mecca of great singletrack east of #45 and even better if you go 1-2 km north of the cenerton STORE.park on yer right and ride east. dirt-pavement-dirt(2km)look for trail on left.gravel rd go east (r) parking area on (r) more singletrack. p.s.respect private property. BRING YOUR DAULLY!!
THIS TRAIL SYSTEM IS NOT MARKED (OVER 30 KM).

Recommended Route:
see above



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Review Date
March 11, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Art , from Colborne

Summary:
Like everyone says the x-c ski trails are fast, But there is lots of fire roads and trials on the east side of hwy.45 If you don't know the area try and hook up with a rider who does. the trails on the east side are not marked.

Recommended Route:
Green trail to get warned up,then ride out in to the forest.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ganarska forest



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