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      Around 10 km of trails opposite Starkey Hill. Rocks, roots, and steep hills. Arkell Spring Grounds is owned by the City of Guelph and managed with a co-agreement between Guelph Off Road Bicycling Association (GORBA) and the Guelph Hiking Trail Club (GHTC).

      Trails are *MEMBERS ONLY* for GORBA & GHTC members. Please visist https://gorba.ca/ for membership information.

      These trails are generally much more difficult than the GORBA trails at Guelph Lake.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Managed by Local Riding Association
      Land Manager: City of Guelph
      Starkey Hill Parking Lot google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Parking lot at Starkey Hill. Note: Starkey Hill is hiking only.
      Disclaimer:
      GORBA & GHTC Members ONLY
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      Region Details
      • 5
      • 13
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      • 7
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 18, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      42
      Trails Mountain Bike
      40
      Trails Hike
      35
      Trails Trail Running
      35
      Total Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent
      1,411 ft
      Total Vertical
      204 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,234 ft
      Reports
      342
      Photos
      49
      Ridden Counter
      7,783

      Arkell Spring Grounds Mountain Bike Routes

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      Arkell Main Loop
      6 miles
      Arkell Full Loop
      8 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 1 rides

      Photos of Arkell Spring Grounds Mountain Bike

      trail: Ridgeback
      11 |
      Oct 23, 2022 @ 10:35am
      Oct 23, 2022
      trail: Ridgeback
      13 |
      Oct 23, 2022 @ 10:34am
      Oct 23, 2022
      trail: Ridgeback
      11 |
      Oct 23, 2022 @ 10:33am
      Oct 23, 2022
      29 |
      Jun 16, 2022 @ 4:55pm
      Jun 16, 2022
      27 |
      Jun 16, 2022 @ 4:54pm
      Jun 16, 2022
      26 |
      Jun 16, 2022 @ 4:53pm
      Jun 16, 2022
      19 |
      Jun 16, 2022 @ 4:52pm
      Jun 16, 2022
      trail: Ridgeback
      154 |
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 5:46pm
      Oct 15, 2021

      Videos of Arkell Spring Grounds Mountain Bike

      Rock/wood roll
      trail: Ridgeback
      | Oct 16, 2021
      Dvp kicker
      | Aug 28, 2021
      Arkell Spring Grounds trails  - October 2022

      23:01 | 25 | Nov 9, 2022
      Arkell Spring Grounds mountain biking - Fall...
      trail: Esker
      17:42 | 158 | Dec 27, 2021 , Guelph
      Arkell Spring Grounds mountain biking - Fall...
      17:42 | 209 | Dec 27, 2021 , Guelph
      Arkell Spring Grounds mountain biking - Fall...

      19:54 | 173 | Dec 11, 2021
      Arkell Mountain Biking

      24:08 | 123 | Nov 10, 2021
      Ridgeback | Arkell Springs | MTB
      trail: Ridgeback
      10:54 | 321 | Jul 22, 2021 , Guelph

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Fenceline Connector
      Dec 17, 2022 @ 10:42am
      Dec 17, 2022
      Snow PackedHike Cdnchris
      Don Valley Parkway
      Dec 17, 2022 @ 2:42am
      Dec 17, 2022
      Snow PackedHike Cdnchris
      Downwind
      Dec 17, 2022 @ 2:42am
      Dec 17, 2022
      Snow PackedHike Cdnchris
      In-N-Out Connector
      Dec 17, 2022 @ 2:42am
      Dec 17, 2022
      Snow PackedHike Cdnchris
      New Esker
      Nov 26, 2022 @ 10:50am
      Nov 26, 2022
      Variableadrian427
      Spillway
      Nov 26, 2022 @ 10:35am
      Nov 26, 2022
      WetTrail is a little muddy, but not wet...adrian427
      Semi Sweet
      Nov 18, 2022 @ 6:43am
      Nov 18, 2022
      Snow Coveredjanegerritsen
      Maya’s Run
      Nov 17, 2022 @ 10:43pm
      Nov 17, 2022
      Snow Coveredjanegerritsen
      IS Connector
      Nov 17, 2022 @ 10:43pm
      Nov 17, 2022
      Snow CoveredSlippery with snow covering and exposed rocksjanegerritsen
      Outer Cloister
      Nov 17, 2022 @ 10:43pm
      Nov 17, 2022
      Snow CoveredSlippery with snow dusting and exposed...janegerritsen

      Activity Feed

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      user #1388869bespinneywishlistregionArkell Spring Grounds
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 3:24pm
      Jan 23, 2023
      user #1191864WillyChoiwishlistrouteArkell Full Loop
      Jan 16, 2023 @ 7:07pm
      Jan 16, 2023
      user #1406612BigShovel250wishlistrouteArkell Main Loop
      Dec 24, 2022 @ 6:21pm
      Dec 24, 2022
      user #1361698CdnchrisaddreportFenceline Connector and 3 more
      Dec 18, 2022 @ 7:34am
      Dec 18, 2022
      user #3129947adrian427addreportSpillway and 1 more
      Nov 26, 2022 @ 10:35am
      Nov 26, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #471910KabrextrailTwo RaccoonsJumps are a bit tiny if you carry enough speed...
      Aug 27, 2022 @ 11:31am
      Aug 27, 2022
      user #3053247BrennonPtrailSemi Sweetalittle bit sweet
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 5:47pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      user #314011MtbTicotrailMaya’s RunIts actually spelt 'Maya's Run'. Thanks for...
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 12:07pm
      Aug 18, 2021
      user #907386sdrvpertrailRidgebackAwesome trail, tons of features.
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:40pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      user #2074834B-5010reportRidgebackBoard has been repaired
      Nov 11, 2020 @ 9:49pm
      Nov 11, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Hanlon Creek 13 103.9 km
      Guelph Lake Trails 10 23 10 46 km
      Little Tract8.3 km
      Mountsberg Conservation Area 148.9 km
      Halton Region Agreement Forest (HAFTA Trails) 21 25 11 19.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4020 miles1,240 ft7 miles171 ft
      #1,081#395034221,307
      Hike3518 miles1,119 ft6 miles203 ft
      #886#32328188
      Trail Running3518 miles1,119 ft6 miles203 ft
      #887#3232829
      • By can-bike & contributors
      • Admins: GORBA, jeffrocx, RockyRaccoon, gorba, can-bike, DGCasey
      • #11923 - 21,071 views
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