Closed for Hunting season and soft conditions.
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An epic, all-mountain journey that starts from the main trailhead behind the churches and loops all of the areas best trails.
This ride starts at the main trailhead behind the church. This loop starts with some scenic doubletrack and then hits the nice, flowy and fast beginner trails. The middle part of this loop uses the expert trails, so expect rocks, drops, some very nice view points, and more rocks! The final part of the loop uses narrower technical singletrack and the grand finale features the best trail of the network: The Bobine . A crazy fast and flowy descent with many switchback turns.
Start with a gradual climb on the doubletrack trail - Terminus  starting from the main street (rue principale). Take Les Pins  from the top of the Terminus  trail and the bottom of the Bobine . This trails descends on a doubletrack to reach the Chemin des Côtes. Use this trail to climb up to the houle parking lot using the Chemin des Côtes instead of the harder and steeper Bobine .
From Chemin des Côtes take Montée Pittoresque . This easy climb starts on a open trail and then traverses a old christmas tree plantation before reaching the Bobine  trail. Bobine  is the signature trail of Circuits Frontières and features an incredible, flowy descent. Eventually, you'll meet up with Aiguille , which starts from the Houle parking lot and makes for a great beginner loop with the Ficelle  trail.
After taking Aiguille , turn onto Héritage , a flowy intermediate trail with many long wooden bridges. From Héritage , take Tilly's Turnpike, which eventually leads to JDA .
Usually the way up to reach the start of the expert Chasse Galerie  trail. JDA , is a steady and steep trail up to the junction. Chasse Galerie  is located at the mid-point up Mount Hereford. It's rocky and technical, but a very flowy downhill, and home of the famous Sidewalk (trottoir) drop. This stuff is prime East Coast technical but flowy all-mountain goodness.
After the white knuckle descent of Chasse Galerie , the 50 Pesos  Trail is a nice, effortless break. A 1 km pump track... need we say more? From 50 Pesos , take Sam and Tilly's Turnpike to Chainon Manquant . Chainon Manquant  literally means Missing Link. It's the connector trail that links the trails on the Mount Hereford mountain to the trails below. It's a screaming fast trail with a very short up that you can fly over if you're going fast enough.
Starting from the intersection of the Chainon Manquant  & Troll , Indian Stream  is either a quick, but steep and technical climb or a fast descent. On the small round summit you have a very nice view of the surrounding mountain in the spring or autumn. Take a right on Panache , aptly named after beautifully intact panache (antlers) found while building this trail. Either way you ride this trail you'll have a nice downhill with bermed turns and a taxing little climb.
From Panache , take Corvette to Ficelle . The Ficelle  is the second half of the beginner loop that starts with the Aiguille  climb. It's a fast , flowy and easy descent through a fir forest. Eventually you'll intersect with Bobine , again. It's the signature trail of Circuits Frontières, enjoy it! Finally, descend Terminus  back to your car.
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More Stats for Circuits Frontieres complete XC loop mountain bike route
Altitude min1,134 ft
Altitude start1,157 ft
Altitude end1,157 ft
Distance climb10.4 miles
Distance down10.0 miles
Distance flat4.0 miles