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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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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 3, 2021
      Local Trail Association

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      Trails (view details)
      20
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails Hike
      20
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      836 ft
      Total Vertical
      170 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      782 ft
      Reports
      17
      Photos
      20
      Ridden Counter
      335

      Photos of Backus Woods Mountain Bike

      22 |
      Jan 4, 2021 @ 6:00am
      Jan 4, 2021
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      Jul 29, 2019 @ 8:48pm
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      Jul 29, 2019 @ 8:26pm
      Jul 29, 2019
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      53 |
      Apr 14, 2017 @ 7:50pm
      Apr 14, 2017
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      95 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 1:13pm
      Aug 28, 2016
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      114 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 1:12pm
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      101 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 1:11pm
      Aug 28, 2016
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      84 |
      Aug 28, 2016 @ 1:11pm
      Aug 28, 2016

      Videos of Backus Woods Mountain Bike

      Backus Woods | Recurrence of Nature

      7:29 | 189 | Aug 2, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2692165Grammieinthewoodsaddphoto in My City and 3 more
      May 12, 2021 @ 5:31am
      12 hours
      user #2692165Grammieinthewoodsaddphoto in My City and 6 more
      May 5, 2021 @ 5:49pm
      May 5, 2021
      user #1243680lhzawdaddphoto in London, Ontario, Canada
      Jan 4, 2021 @ 6:00am
      Jan 4, 2021
      user #1243680lhzawdaddreportBackus Woods Trail D and 8 more
      Jan 4, 2021 @ 5:57am
      Jan 4, 2021
      user #496277smithgregcwishlisttrailBackus Woods Trail C
      Nov 24, 2019 @ 7:20am
      Nov 24, 2019

      Nearby Areas

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      Turkey Point Provincial Park7.9 km
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2013 miles837 ft3 miles171 ft
      #6,542#16491775
      Hike2013 miles837 ft3 miles171 ft
      #5,934#156111712
      Trail Running2013 miles837 ft3 miles171 ft
      #5,929#155173
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