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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 1, 2022
      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
      600 ft
      Total Vertical
      69 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,053 ft
      Reports
      603
      Photos
      114
      Ridden Counter
      1,108

      Photos of Hersey Lake Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Ridgerunner
      17 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 8:00am
      May 4, 2021
      trail: Ridgerunner
      12 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 7:57am
      May 4, 2021
      trail: Brutal Bruin
      13 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 7:53am
      May 4, 2021
      trail: JVC
      17 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 7:52am
      May 4, 2021
      16 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 7:48am
      May 4, 2021
      11 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 7:41am
      May 4, 2021
      trail: Nadon
      29 |
      Jan 30, 2021 @ 9:00pm
      Jan 30, 2021
      91 |
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 8:03am
      Oct 10, 2019

      Videos of Hersey Lake Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      Send It, Samsquatch, Wendigo Woods
      6:28 | 116 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      Send It, Samsquatch, Wendigo Woods
      trail: Samsquanch
      6:28 | 101 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      Send It, Samsquatch, Wendigo Woods
      trail: Send It
      6:28 | 113 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      YYZ, Ridge Runner, JVC, Wolf Run
      trail: Wolf Run
      11:19 | 98 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      YYZ, Ridge Runner, JVC, Wolf Run
      trail: JVC
      11:19 | 99 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      YYZ, Ridge Runner, JVC, Wolf Run
      11:19 | 75 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins
      Brutal Bruin
      4:34 | 89 | Sep 21, 2020 , Timmins

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Brutal Bruin
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 3:12pm
      Jun 18, 2022
      VariableYvesviel
      JVC
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 3:12pm
      Jun 18, 2022
      VariableYvesviel
      Wolf Run
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 3:12pm
      Jun 18, 2022
      VariableYvesviel
      Send It
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 3:12pm
      Jun 18, 2022
      VariableYvesviel
      Samsquanch
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 3:12pm
      Jun 18, 2022
      VariableYvesviel
      Brewski Express
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 3:12pm
      Jun 18, 2022
      VariableYvesviel
      Mad Trapper
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 3:12pm
      Jun 18, 2022
      VariableOne short spot is muddy but rideableYvesviel
      Labrador Tease
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 3:12pm
      Jun 18, 2022
      VariableTree down ride with cautionYvesviel
      Loonatic Ridge
      May 31, 2022 @ 3:31pm
      May 31, 2022
      VariableYvesviel
      Grey Jay Way
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:35pm
      May 15, 2022
      DryLarge tree down across trail, blocking...Yvesviel

      Activity Feed

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      user #1964202crashslow2wishlistrouteTour De Hersey
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 2:02pm
      1 day
      user #1799962YvesvieladdreportBrutal Bruin and 7 more
      Jun 19, 2022 @ 5:01am
      Jun 19, 2022
      user #1799962YvesvieladdreportBrutal Bruin and 5 more
      Jun 1, 2022 @ 6:49am
      Jun 1, 2022
      user #1799962YvesvieladdreportBrutal Bruin and 7 more
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:25pm
      May 15, 2022
      user #1554335OReillySportsaddreportBrutal Bruin and 2 more
      May 13, 2022 @ 6:35pm
      May 13, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      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 7 11.9 km
      Porcupine Ski Runners2.5 km
      Vipond Hill 1 1 4 23.6 km
      Grassy River High Falls18.1 km
      Kettle Lakes Provincial Park 5 118.8 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4421 miles597 ft7 miles69 ft
      #3,761#8111457331,148
      E-Bike2316 miles367 ft5 miles69 ft
      #1,985#28483120
      Hike4320 miles489 ft6 miles69 ft
      #3,325#8355527
      Trail Running4420 miles489 ft6 miles69 ft
      #3,378#8355547
      Horse13 miles52 ft1 mile39 ft
      344
      Dirtbike/Moto34 miles85 ft2 miles39 ft
      344
      ATV/ORV/OHV34 miles85 ft2 miles39 ft
      344
      Snowmobile13 miles52 ft1 mile39 ft
      223
      Snowshoe2514 miles344 ft4 miles69 ft
      #155#2226627
      Backcountry Ski86 miles138 ft2 miles69 ft
      #74#6232
      Nordic Ski86 miles138 ft2 miles69 ft
      #272#35231
      • By markholloway Trailforks & contributors
      • Admins: MRCA, ExploreTheBackcountry
      • #10751 - 4,304 views
      • hersey lake conservation area activity log | embed map of Hersey Lake Conservation Area mountain bike trails | hersey lake conservation area mountain biking points of interest

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