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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
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  • > 80%
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  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
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      Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes is a high-profile near-urban wilderness area on the edge of Halifax. An addition in 2015 expands the area from 1,316 to 1,767 hectares, or about the size of Halifax Peninsula.

      This wilderness area protects an important, intact, forested habitat patch in the midst of a fragmented suburban landscape. It includes forests, barrens and interconnected lakes and wetlands. It protects valued wildlife habitat and a range of exceptional wilderness recreation opportunities, all within minutes of Atlantic Canada’s largest urban centre.
      AKA: Blue Mountain, Kearney Lake
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
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      Region Details
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of May 1, 2020

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      21
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      21
      Trails Trail Running
      21
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      21
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      1,906 ft
      Total Vertical
      327 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      494 ft
      Reports
      20
      Photos
      10
      Ridden Counter
      267

      Popular Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      Past Week
      • 0 rides

      Photos of Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area Mountain Bike

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      Recent Trail Reports

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      Lewis Lake Terrace Logging Road
      May 1, 2020 @ 2:27pm
      May 1, 2020
      Unknownbent6543 TRAILFORKS
      Anahid Dr logging road
      May 1, 2020 @ 2:27pm
      May 1, 2020
      Unknownbent6543 TRAILFORKS

      Activity Feed

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      user #2040685eastcoastbennyriddentrailAnahid Dr logging road and 2 more
      May 23, 2021 @ 3:36pm
      May 23, 2021
      user #1747238julievdhaddreportHobsons Lake Loop
      Feb 28, 2021 @ 12:02pm
      Feb 28, 2021
      user #2480993AliceJohnsonaddreportFox Lake Trail
      Nov 12, 2020 @ 4:41am
      Nov 12, 2020
      user #2005109varsenault93addreportHobsons Lake Loop and 1 more
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 2:29pm
      Sep 7, 2020
      user #2005109varsenault93addreportHobsons Lake Express and 1 more
      Sep 4, 2020 @ 2:03pm
      Sep 4, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Whopper Dropper 3 102.4 km
      Hemlock Ravine 82.6 km
      The Links at Brunello 62.7 km
      Sandy Lake Park 1 8 14.1 km
      Range Trails 6 12 14.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike22 miles194 ft4,869 ft98 ft
      #862056
      E-Bike22 miles194 ft4,869 ft98 ft
      #11201
      Hike2119 miles1,906 ft5 miles328 ft
      #1001019100
      Trail Running2119 miles1,906 ft5 miles328 ft
      #991929
      Horse22 miles194 ft4,869 ft98 ft
      #641
      Dirtbike/Moto22 miles194 ft4,869 ft98 ft
      #64
      ATV/ORV/OHV22 miles194 ft4,869 ft98 ft
      #642
      Snowshoe2119 miles1,906 ft5 miles328 ft
      #4441
      Nordic Ski13,839 ft66 ft1,624 ft56 ft
      #534
      • By bent6543 TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: MRWA
      • #27583 - 1,296 views
      • blue mountain - birch cove lakes wilderness area activity log | embed map of Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area mountain bike trails | blue mountain - birch cove lakes wilderness area mountain biking points of interest

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