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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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      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #5,180
      State Ranking
      #129
      Trails (view details)
      20
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails Hike
      20
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      836 ft
      Total Vertical
      170 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      782 ft
      Reports
      8
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      119

      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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      Recent Activity

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      user #1411555MrsshorttyaddridelogDec 29, 2018 ride log
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 10:31am
      Dec 29, 2018
      user #1411774ShorttyaddridelogDec 29, 2018 ride log
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 10:31am
      Dec 29, 2018
      user #97756bobsagetaddridelogDec 22, 2018 ride log
      Dec 22, 2018 @ 6:40am
      Dec 22, 2018
      user #1673581kayvonmwishlisttrailTrail to the 187 foot tall Cottonwood Tree
      Dec 3, 2018 @ 4:19am
      Dec 3, 2018
      user #16186882TraveladdridelogOct 25, 2018 ride log
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 10:40am
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