Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
Max Vehicle Width

Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Now open for all users

      Limerick Forest is a 5782-hectare community forest located in eastern Ontario, owned by the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, and is managed by the Forest Manager. The "Friends of Limerick Forest" is comprised of volunteers interested in the welfare and sustainable management of Limerick Forest, an actively worked forest. The Bytown Motorcycle Association and the OFTR are partners of Limerick Forest.

      The Fun Stuff
      This forest is a great area for all levels of rider, sand base, 70% pine plantation, with little elevation change. It is one to the best riding areas for family, new, beginning, and "just remembering how to ride" riders. It is also great skills building/practice area in a forest plantation, very close to Ottawa. No problem if you only have a half day.

      Limerick Forest has about 40km of single track and 40km of two track trail, used by multiple types of users: off-road motorcyclists, ATVs, cyclists, hikers, hunters (best to avoid during deer season), horseback riders and others. The riding areas are broken into two areas 1.5 km apart! There are no trails between areas, you must choose one or the other to ride in, as there is swamp between them, and connected by a gravel road only - see our caution below in using the road. Both areas have good parking, but we ask riders to park at the south parking lot (pit) for safety and privacy reasons. (Out of sight = out of mind!). Both parking areas have primitive facilities.

      The Not so Fun Stuff: if you do not read the following
      As in all of Ontario, your bike must be plated, insured and quiet, and you must be an OFTR member to ride in Limerick. The OPP are working with the BMA and the County to make certain all riders are legal. They are in the forest 20 times per year checking ALL riders for paper work, plates, and insurance and writing tickets for illegal riders or activities!

      This includes using the road between the two riding areas with only a green (off-road) plate. To use the road you must be street legal (blue plate). Tickets range from $75 to several hundreds.

      The BMA and OFTR are partners of the Limerick Forest and will not permit riders who are not legal to participate in BMA events. Please get legal and get happy!
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Shuttleable: YES
      Parking google parking directions
      OFTR Membership Required to Ride dirtbikes in Limerick Forest. Non members can purchase a 48 hour pass directly from the link below.
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 5, 2020
      Local Trail Association


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      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Horse
      Trails Dirtbike
      Trails Observed Trials
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      Total Distance
      29 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent
      1,657 ft
      Total Vertical
      87 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      423 ft
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