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      Crothers Woods is a 52-hectare mature maple-beech-oak woodland located in the Don River valley. Many trees in Crothers Woods are more than a century old, with parts of the forest remaining in much the same condition as it was before European settlement. In 1995, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) designated this site as an Environmentally Significant Area due to its diverse, mature and relatively undisturbed forest and the presence of herbaceous plants and tree species that are rare in the Toronto region. The forest includes beaked hazel, bitternut hickory, black walnut, blue beech, butternut (a Provincially endangered tree species), eastern hemlock and sugar maple trees and herbaceous species such as bloodroot, jack-in-the-pulpit, mayapple, trillium and trout lily. This unique forest also attracts diverse bird species. A recent TRCA study identifieds 26 birds that might nest and breed in the area, including eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher and red-tailed hawk.

      As such, Crothers Woods offers a unique opportunity to escape into nature and is a popular destination for trail enthusiasts, with approximately 10 kilometres of natural surface trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Open on Nov 4, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #107
      State Ranking
      #6
      Trails
      20
      Total Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      894 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      400 ft
      Total Vertical
      135 ft
      Reports
      541
      Photos
      68
      Ridden Counter
      4,145

      Photos of Crothers Woods Mountain Bike

      1,583 |
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 10:23am
      Oct 30, 2018
      Sanitation Plant to Ridge
      2,465 |
      Apr 4, 2018 @ 10:49pm
      Apr 4, 2018
      Pottery Road to 3 Rocks
      5,792 |
      Jan 21, 2018 @ 3:47pm
      Jan 21, 2018
      Redway Road to 3 Rocks Climb
      5,936 |
      Jan 9, 2018 @ 7:33am
      Jan 9, 2018
      Pottery Road Climb, My City
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      Videos of Crothers Woods Mountain Bike

      Urban Mountain Biking in Toronto - Brickworks...
      1919 | Oct 14, 2017 , Toronto
      Don Valley Trail in Cinematic 4K Resolution
      525 | Sep 24, 2017 , Toronto
      Brickworks and Crothers Woods - Toronto
      168 | Jun 23, 2017 , Toronto
      Mountain Biking in Toronto
      369 | Jun 23, 2017 , Toronto
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      Crothers Woods Mountain Bike Routes

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      10 miles
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      2 miles

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      user #1634293VOAGOOOtrailPottery Road DownhillOne big mud pile at the bottom of enitial...
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 8:12pm
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      user #1199347NECPreportSanitation Plant to RidgeFeature removed by City staff. Please refrain...
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