Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 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
Contribute Details
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  • Description
  • Photos
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  • 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
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Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
      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
      Land Status: Community Forest
      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.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 11, 2020
      Local Trail Association


      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Horse
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      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
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Limerick Forest Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      • 0 rides
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 2 rides

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      user #1668659Br1ngitonaddtrail1106 and 1 more
      Jul 16, 2021 @ 7:44am
      Jul 16, 2021
      user #1668659Br1ngitonupdatetrailSP3
      Jun 9, 2021 @ 5:50pm
      Jun 9, 2021
      user #1304534hamilton84riddentrail1102
      May 8, 2021 @ 1:43pm
      May 8, 2021
      user #1668659Br1ngitonaddtrailSand Pit Top and 8 more
      May 5, 2021 @ 1:30pm
      May 5, 2021
      user #1939306Ca006739addreport1103 and 3 more
      Apr 14, 2021 @ 4:22am
      Apr 14, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      Limerick Forest North 1810.2 km
      Black and Decker Trails 8 18 1618 km
      McIntosh Mills Trails 17 18 323.6 km
      Charleston Lake Provincial Park29 km
      Beckwith Trails 630.2 km

      Local Badges

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5628 miles1,640 ft11 miles89 ft
      E-Bike4316 miles853 ft6 miles89 ft
      Hike5628 miles1,640 ft11 miles89 ft
      Trail Running5527 miles1,526 ft10 miles89 ft
      Horse3813 miles604 ft5 miles75 ft
      Dirtbike/Moto5829 miles1,657 ft11 miles89 ft
      Observed Trials11 mile59 ft2,894 ft36 ft
      ATV/ORV/OHV3013 miles604 ft5 miles75 ft
      • By gerrym7 & contributors
      • Admins: BMA, grdurepos
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      • limerick forest activity log | embed map of Limerick Forest mountain bike trails | limerick forest mountain biking points of interest

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