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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
      Arkell Springs MTB Parking 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
      • 11
      • 11
      • 7
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 20, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      37
      Trails Mountain Bike
      35
      Trails Hike
      29
      Trails Trail Running
      29
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      1,044 ft
      Total Vertical
      172 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,201 ft
      Reports
      446
      Photos
      54
      Ridden Counter
      9,365

      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
      • 3 rides

      Photos of Arkell Spring Grounds Mountain Bike

      4 |
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 8:26am
      Jan 7, 2024
      5 |
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 8:26am
      Jan 7, 2024
      6 |
      Jan 7, 2024 @ 8:26am
      Jan 7, 2024
      trail: Ridgeback
      89 |
      Oct 23, 2022 @ 10:35am
      Oct 23, 2022
      trail: Ridgeback
      87 |
      Oct 23, 2022 @ 10:34am
      Oct 23, 2022
      trail: Ridgeback
      82 |
      Oct 23, 2022 @ 10:33am
      Oct 23, 2022
      56 |
      Jun 16, 2022 @ 4:55pm
      Jun 16, 2022
      50 |
      Jun 16, 2022 @ 4:54pm
      Jun 16, 2022

      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 | 118 | Nov 9, 2022
      Arkell Spring Grounds mountain biking - Fall...
      trail: Esker
      17:42 | 241 | Dec 27, 2021 , Guelph
      Arkell Spring Grounds mountain biking - Fall...
      17:42 | 426 | Dec 27, 2021 , Guelph
      Arkell Spring Grounds mountain biking - Fall...

      19:54 | 268 | Dec 11, 2021
      Arkell Mountain Biking

      24:08 | 215 | Nov 10, 2021
      Ridgeback | Arkell Springs | MTB
      trail: Ridgeback
      10:54 | 484 | Jul 22, 2021 , Guelph

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Nov 6, 2023 @ 4:01am
      Nov 6, 2023
      taylorarsenaultwishlistregionactivity #45593634
      Oct 24, 2023 @ 4:29pm
      Oct 24, 2023
      EVqWT7riddentrailactivity #45195121
      Oct 13, 2023 @ 5:57pm
      Oct 13, 2023
      Franky72003votetrailactivity #45192232 and 2 more
      Oct 13, 2023 @ 2:33pm
      Oct 13, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      skateboardnorthtrailTwo Raccoonsmeh, unimpressive to be honest
      Jun 4, 2023 @ 5:37pm
      Jun 4, 2023
      KabrextrailTwo RaccoonsJumps are a bit tiny if you carry enough speed...
      Aug 27, 2022 @ 11:31am
      Aug 27, 2022
      BrennonPtrailSemi Sweetalittle bit sweet
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 5:47pm
      Jun 19, 2022
      MtbTicotrailMaya’s RunIts actually spelt 'Maya's Run'. Thanks for...
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 12:07pm
      Aug 18, 2021
      sdrvpertrailRidgebackAwesome trail, tons of features.
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:40pm
      Aug 6, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Hanlon Creek 13 103.9 km
      Halton Region Forest - Conley Tract 13.9 km
      Rockwood Conservation Area 74.2 km
      Guelph Lake Trails 10 23 11 56 km
      Little Tract8.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3518 miles994 ft6 miles171 ft
      #1,058#405444621,529
      Hike2914 miles751 ft4 miles171 ft
      #846#33432217
      Trail Running2914 miles751 ft4 miles171 ft
      #848#3443239
      • By can-bike & contributors
      • Admins: CoG, GORBA
      • #11923 - 26,210 views

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