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      Situated in the beautiful jack pine forests just north of Timmins, the Hersey Lake Conservation Area is a year-round recreational facility. The area offers a variety of outdoor and leisurely activities for everyone to enjoy.

      The trail system in the conservation area ties in with the larger Timmins Recreation Trail Network, a +45 km non-motorized trail system stretching across the community. Each major intersection of doubletrack trails within Hersey Lake is named and marked with a sign pole. These signs give directions and distances to other locations within and outside the conservation area. Over 12km of singletrack trails have been established by the Timmins Cycling Club. These trails are not marked by formal signs, so keep an eye out for blazes, flagging tape and painted markers.

      The Conservation Area was purchased by the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority in 1979 in order to preserve this unique area and develop it for the benefit of the Community. At the present time the conservation area is 226 hectares (560 acres) in size with the lake being the centre of all activity.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Primary parking lot is located at the western terminus of Boychuk Drive, 1.1km west of Highway 655.
      Disclaimer:
      Please be advised that the singletrack trails are not monitored or maintained by the MRCA.
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 4
      • 21
      • 14
      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 8, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      46
      Trails Mountain Bike
      44
      Trails E-Bike
      23
      Trails Hike
      43
      Trails Trail Running
      44
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      3
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      3
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      25
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      8
      Trails Nordic Ski
      8
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      804 ft
      Total Vertical
      69 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,053 ft
      Reports
      565
      Photos
      112
      Ridden Counter
      911

      Photos of Hersey Lake Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Ridgerunner
      2 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 8:00am
      May 4, 2021
      trail: Ridgerunner
      4 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 7:57am
      May 4, 2021
      trail: Brutal Bruin
      3 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 7:53am
      May 4, 2021
      trail: JVC
      3 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 7:52am
      May 4, 2021
      2 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 7:48am
      May 4, 2021
      5 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 7:41am
      May 4, 2021
      trail: Nadon
      9 |
      Jan 30, 2021 @ 9:00pm
      Jan 30, 2021
      60 |
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 8:03am
      Oct 10, 2019

      Videos of Hersey Lake Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      Send It, Samsquatch, Wendigo Woods
      6:28 | 58 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      Send It, Samsquatch, Wendigo Woods
      trail: Samsquanch
      6:28 | 44 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      Send It, Samsquatch, Wendigo Woods
      trail: Send It
      6:28 | 52 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      YYZ, Ridge Runner, JVC, Wolf Run
      trail: Wolf Run
      11:19 | 41 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      YYZ, Ridge Runner, JVC, Wolf Run
      trail: JVC
      11:19 | 25 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      YYZ, Ridge Runner, JVC, Wolf Run
      11:19 | 27 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      Brutal Bruin
      4:34 | 42 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Raven Rush
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 9:29am
      Jun 8, 2021
      Variablemattagamiregionca MRCAHike
      Nadon
      May 27, 2021 @ 9:04am
      May 27, 2021
      IdealExploreTheBackcountry3 Small trees down across trail, can ride...
      Wolf Run
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 9:19pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      VariableExploreTheBackcountry
      YYZ
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 9:19pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      VariableExploreTheBackcountry
      Wendigo Woods
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 9:19pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      VariableExploreTheBackcountry
      South Trail
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 9:19pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      VariableExploreTheBackcountry
      Tamarack Trail
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 9:19pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      VariableExploreTheBackcountry
      Trop de Poutine
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 9:19pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      VariableExploreTheBackcountry
      Send It
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 9:19pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      VariableExploreTheBackcountry
      Sandy Trail
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 9:19pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      VariableExploreTheBackcountry

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2516854mattagamiregioncaaddreportRaven Rush
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 9:30am
      Jun 8, 2021
      user #2516854mattagamiregioncacommentreportRaven Rush
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 4:50am
      Jun 8, 2021
      user #1554335OReillySportsaddreportRaven Rush
      Jun 7, 2021 @ 6:07pm
      Jun 7, 2021
      user #2728405LUMLUMLEELUMriddentrailSouth Trail and 4 more
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 1:02pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      user #1596983ExploreTheBackcountryaddreportNadon
      May 27, 2021 @ 9:04am
      May 27, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2516854mattagamiregioncareportRaven RushMRCA staff will go out today to have a look.
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 4:50am
      Jun 8, 2021
      user #1596983ExploreTheBackcountrytrailBrutal BruinNice trail. Big hit this summer after...
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 6:58am
      Oct 10, 2019
      user #1542666element20trailBrutal BruinReduce.
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 12:42pm
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #1542666element20trailBrutal BruinWas cut tight to refuse impact and try to...
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 12:41pm
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #1542666element20trailNadonTight switchbacks with technical climbs. The...
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 12:38pm
      Oct 8, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Timmins Trail System 26 71.9 km
      Porcupine Ski Runners2.5 km
      Grassy River High Falls 118.1 km
      Kettle Lakes Provincial Park 5 118.8 km
      Barbers Bay 3 319.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4421 miles801 ft7 miles69 ft
      #3,980#881125352920
      E-Bike2316 miles502 ft5 miles69 ft
      #1,455#2145320
      Hike4320 miles682 ft6 miles69 ft
      #3,571#8151822
      Trail Running4420 miles682 ft6 miles69 ft
      #3,573#8151828
      Horse13 miles52 ft1 mile39 ft
      344
      Dirtbike/Moto34 miles92 ft2 miles39 ft
      344
      ATV/ORV/OHV34 miles92 ft2 miles39 ft
      344
      Snowmobile13 miles52 ft1 mile39 ft
      223
      Snowshoe2514 miles495 ft4 miles69 ft
      #119#1825427
      Backcountry Ski86 miles213 ft2 miles69 ft
      #43#3229
      Nordic Ski86 miles220 ft2 miles69 ft
      #150#20228
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