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      Come and experience southern Ontario's largest forest. Located within an hour's drive of Toronto, straddling the Counties of Northumberland, Peterborough, Victoria and the Region of Durham, the Ganaraska Forest offers the best in outdoor recreation.

      Today the forest is a living example of how the principles of integrated resource management can be used to balance many different uses of forested lands on a sustainable and ecologically sound basis. The forest is home to the Ganaraska Forest Outdoor Education Centre, which includes a public washroom and shower facilities.

      With hundreds of kilometres of trails, the Ganaraska Forest provides year-round opportunities for a variety of activities. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and nature appreciation are popular activities throughout the Forest. Motorized activities such as off-road motorcycle riding, ATVing and snowmobiling are permitted in the West Forest and East Forest only. The Central section of the Forest is maintained as a passive use area, and is where Treetop Trekking is located. The forest is used for many special events and is a popular filming location. Please see Ganaraska Forest Centre site for more information or contact the GRCA. *NEW* for 2020: Photographers are required to complete a Ganaraska Forest Special Event Application Form.

      Day passes or Ganaraska Forest Memberships are required to use the forest. Passes and memberships can be purchased online. Please call the GRCA between 8:30 am - 4:00 pm weekdays with any questions - 905.885.8173.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Community Forest
      Land Manager: Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
      Off-Road Vehicle Parking Area google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      All singletrack in the central forest is currently closed.
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      Region Details
      • 22
      • 2
      • 40
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of May 11, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      66
      Trails Mountain Bike
      66
      Trails Horse
      27
      Trails Hike
      66
      Trails Trail Running
      66
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      30
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      11
      Total Distance
      57 miles
      Total Descent
      4,904 ft
      Total Vertical
      434 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,134 ft
      Reports
      458
      Photos
      100
      Ridden Counter
      4,592

      Photos of Ganaraska Forest - Central Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: B+
      28 |
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 1:15pm
      Jul 3, 2022
      trail: B+
      57 |
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 1:15pm
      Jul 3, 2022
      44 |
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:22pm
      Nov 6, 2021
      68 |
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:22pm
      Nov 6, 2021
      trail: B Sharp
      108 |
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:22pm
      Nov 6, 2021
      trail: C Split Run
      69 |
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:22pm
      Nov 6, 2021
      trail: B Sharp
      79 |
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:22pm
      Nov 6, 2021
      trail: C Split Run
      62 |
      Nov 6, 2021 @ 8:22pm
      Nov 6, 2021

      Videos of Ganaraska Forest - Central Forest Mountain Bike

      Creekie Highlights
      trail: Creekie
      53 | Nov 8, 2021
      bmx
      trail: B+
      0:09 | 94 | May 3, 2019
      bmx
      trail: B+
      0:11 | 27 | May 3, 2019
      o chute
      trail: The Chute
      5:09 | 407 | Aug 29, 2015
      24 hours of Summer
      trail: Solstice
      2:04 | 153 | Jul 28, 2015
      NE Style B line
      trail: B+
      1:34 | 241 | May 18, 2015
      5th ride of the year!
      trail: Chaga
      3:24 | 241 | May 2, 2015
      24 Hours of Summer Solstice Albion Hills...
      trail: Solstice
      0:23 | 48 | Dec 30, 2014

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      Apr 15, 2024 @ 2:32am
      Apr 15, 2024
      Canadmosupdatetrailactivity #50799668 and 4 more
      Apr 4, 2024 @ 12:54pm
      Apr 4, 2024
      Canadmosaddtrailactivity #50797716 and 3 more
      Apr 4, 2024 @ 11:39am
      Apr 4, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      LarryZR7QdetrailTree Struck by LightingTrails closed
      Nov 5, 2023 @ 10:39am
      Nov 5, 2023
      will-rides-bikesreportB+Let's hope not but GRCA has not been very open...
      Aug 20, 2023 @ 9:44am
      Aug 20, 2023
      natedagreatreportB+permenantly?
      Aug 19, 2023 @ 8:19pm
      Aug 19, 2023
      Ti-pittrailTriple TToutes les singles track sont fermé
      Jun 24, 2023 @ 4:39am
      Jun 24, 2023
      Ti-pittrailTriple TFERMÉ..CLOSE
      Jun 24, 2023 @ 4:39am
      Jun 24, 2023

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike6657 miles4,905 ft23 miles433 ft
      #2,268#6010045831,540
      Horse2724 miles1,755 ft9 miles315 ft
      #743#102259
      Hike6657 miles4,905 ft23 miles433 ft
      #1,752#5345545
      Trail Running6657 miles4,905 ft23 miles433 ft
      #1,750#544558
      Dirtbike/Moto1131 ft
      #621538
      Snowmobile12 miles79 ft3,602 ft197 ft
      #9148
      Snowshoe3020 miles1,955 ft8 miles315 ft
      #133#2614811
      Backcountry Ski12,333 ft128 ft1,667 ft105 ft
      1
      Nordic Ski1114 miles1,112 ft6 miles272 ft
      #26214829
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      • Admins: PTA, GRCA, dagostdm
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