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      Backus Woods’ Trails

      Discover Nature at its Finest in Backus Woods

      Backus Woods is one of the highest quality old growth hardwood forests in all of Ontario and the best remaining example in the Carolinian Life Zone. The Carolinian Life Zone comprises less than a quarter of one per cent of the country’s landmass, but is home to 25 per cent of Canada’s species at risk. Several occur in Backus Woods. Prothonotary warblers nest in deep wooded swamps, Jefferson’s salamanders breed in vernal pools, and woodland voles forage in runways below the litter. In addition, some of the oldest living trees in Ontario are found here, including black gums that may have been seedlings when Jacques Cartier sailed into the Gulf of St Lawrence in 1534. Tulip trees, the tallest growing trees east of the Rocky Mountains shoot 35 metres straight up and through the canopy of maple, oak, pine and hickory.

      Maintained walking trails guide you through numerous habitats such as dry forested ridge, wet slough, buttonbush swamp and floodplain. The trails are open year-round and are ideal for hiking in spring and fall and cross country skiing in winter. No hunting is allowed in Backus Woods.

      Backus Woods is owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). NCC purchased the 875-acre property in 2011 from Long Point Region Conservation Authority. This acquisition was made possible thanks to The W. Garfield Weston Foundation.
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      Caution on Sep 3, 2018

      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #5,071
      State Ranking
      #130
      Trails
      21
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      211 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      718 ft
      Total Vertical
      106 ft
      Reports
      15
      Photos
      27
      Ridden Counter
      92

      Photos of Backus Woods Mountain Bike

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      21 |
      Apr 14, 2017 @ 7:50pm
      Apr 14, 2017
      Backus Heritage Conservation Trail
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      65 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 1:13pm
      Aug 28, 2016
      Backus Woods Trail B
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      79 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 1:12pm
      Aug 28, 2016
      Weston Family Trail, Hamilton
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      67 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 1:11pm
      Aug 28, 2016
      Backus Woods Trail B
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