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      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
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      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 Mar 16, 2024
      Local Trail Association


      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Horse
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      Trails Observed Trials
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      Total Distance
      31 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent
      1,667 ft
      Total Vertical
      89 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      423 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Popular Limerick Forest Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      • 0 rides
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 3 rides

      Recent Trail Reports

      Mar 16, 2024 @ 10:45am
      Mar 16, 2024
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 10:45am
      Mar 16, 2024
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 10:45am
      Mar 16, 2024
      Ezra Trail
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 10:45am
      Mar 16, 2024
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 10:45am
      Mar 16, 2024
      Shields Trail
      Aug 6, 2023 @ 8:58am
      Aug 6, 2023
      Very Drylukasstaebler
      Aug 6, 2023 @ 8:58am
      Aug 6, 2023
      VariableVery nicelukasstaebler
      Forty Acre Trail
      May 7, 2022 @ 4:24pm
      May 7, 2022
      VariableDirtbike/Moto Open to motorized vehicles for the seasonBr1ngiton BMA
      Cotton Hill Road
      May 7, 2022 @ 4:24pm
      May 7, 2022
      VariableDirtbike/Moto Open to motorized vehicles for the seasonBr1ngiton BMA
      Sand Pit Bottom
      May 7, 2022 @ 4:24pm
      May 7, 2022
      VariableDirtbike/Moto Open to motorized vehicles for the seasonBr1ngiton BMA

      Activity Feed

      hunterchrisvotetrailactivity #51789082
      Apr 28, 2024 @ 3:56am
      Apr 28, 2024
      kegoraddreportactivity #50087152 and 5 more
      Mar 16, 2024 @ 3:35pm
      Mar 16, 2024
      Pstrittwishlistregionactivity #49817129
      Mar 8, 2024 @ 2:17pm
      Mar 8, 2024
      shanemoorheadwishlistregionactivity #43946789
      Sep 10, 2023 @ 7:46am
      Sep 10, 2023
      lukasstaebleraddreportactivity #42790945 and 1 more
      Aug 10, 2023 @ 3:55pm
      Aug 10, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      Limerick Forest North 1810.2 km
      Black and Decker Trails 8 19 17 118 km
      McIntosh Mills Trails 17 18 323.6 km
      Charleston Lake Provincial Park29 km
      Beckwith Trails 630.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5731 miles1,650 ft11 miles89 ft
      E-Bike4418 miles889 ft7 miles89 ft
      Horse3915 miles630 ft6 miles75 ft
      Hike5731 miles1,650 ft11 miles89 ft
      Trail Running5530 miles1,535 ft10 miles89 ft
      Dirtbike/Moto5831 miles1,667 ft11 miles89 ft
      Observed Trials11 mile59 ft2,894 ft36 ft
      ATV/ORV/OHV3014 miles604 ft5 miles75 ft
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