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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      A collection of trails on granite rock faces and pine and lichen barrens, that is now reaching into Acadian forest along the McIntosh Run river. The northwestern area burned in 2008, providing a unique trail experience characterized by grippy granite bedrock, views that reach the ocean, and challenging ledges and drops.

      Common trailheads are on Alabaster Way (Osprey and Divide trails) and Spar Trail. Parking is limited, roads in the subdivision are narrow. Please consider parking outside the subdivision near Herring Cove Road, and riding in on the Community Trail or roads. It's only a kilometer or so, and helps maintain a positive relationship with residents. Thanks.



      The northwestern side of the trail system, located on granite barrens, has long been known as Fight Trail -- a demanding set of unsanctioned trails on private and public lands that shaped the culture and growth of mountain biking in Nova Scotia. Over the years, significant parts of Fight have been lost to urban development and neglect.

      In 2017 the McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) was granted permission by Halifax and DNR to bring trails that are on public land into a permanent sanctioned system and build new trails. Some private land in the area was converted to public Park Preserve, and informal trails on those lands are being adopted and made permanent. The Lake Loop trail is on multiple parcels of private land, unauthorized, and is unsanctioned and not maintained by MRWA.

      Volunteers are currently working on new access trails, upgrading existing trails, and providing signage. To contribute to this effort, please contact MRWA.

      Trails are multi-use nonmotorized. Ride, run, hike, enjoy.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Fight Trail
      Parking at Alabaster cul-de-sac google parking directions
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      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 17, 2019 ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MRWA
      (mcintoshrun.ca)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #437
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      24
      Trails Mountain Bike
      26
      Trails Hike
      26
      Trails Trail Running
      26
      Trails Snowshoe
      10
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      1,463 ft
      Total Vertical
      196 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      232 ft
      Reports
      332
      Photos
      156
      Ridden Counter
      2,647

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 6 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 40 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance

      Photos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

      trail: Flat Lake
      50 |
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 3:54am
      Jun 21, 2019
      trail: Flat Lake
      42 |
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 3:53am
      Jun 21, 2019
      trail: In-n-Out
      30 |
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 9:10am
      Jun 18, 2019
      trail: In-n-Out
      27 |
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 9:09am
      Jun 18, 2019

      Videos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

      Sasquatch!?
      trail: Flat Lake
      0:19 | 80 | May 28, 2019
      rock roll
      trail: West Pine
      0:15 | 91 | Feb 9, 2019
      Fight Trail Steep Rock Face
      0:11 | 230 | May 18, 2018
      Fight trail small drop
      0:06 | 153 | May 18, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Notch
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 5:06pm
      Nov 18, 2018
      Unknownquerc MRWA The Notch is currently closed for...
      Gord's Gold
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 5:45am
      Apr 28, 2018
      Variablebeast-from-the-eastRotten woodwork replaced (thank you!). ...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #186859bent6543votetrailOsprey and 8 more
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 12:08pm
      Oct 10, 2019
      user #1427515arg2030checkintrailIn-n-Out and 3 more
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 4:06am
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #1427515arg2030riddentrailIn-n-Out and 3 more
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 4:05am
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #689391CpolegattoaddvideoFight Trail - Lake Descent - Halifax, Nova Scotia Mountain Biking and 1 more
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 2:09pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      user #1949197KhamidovicwishlisttrailWest Pine
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 6:05am
      Oct 6, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1944028markwallacetaylortrailThe AtticPretty good trail, way more technical than I...
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 6:56am
      Sep 30, 2019
      user #1735601brodymtb3trailWest Pineit’s lit
      May 10, 2019 @ 8:35am
      May 10, 2019
      user #1404527Stumpjumper2017reportSouthPawlSsseese
      May 27, 2018 @ 9:24am
      May 27, 2018
      user #1404527Stumpjumper2017trailNuthin FancyOfgaodtqpovatoqgiwavwvanxjmmjxBsiklgwMmffmhmfhmf
      May 27, 2018 @ 9:12am
      May 27, 2018
      user #307098beast-from-the-eastreportFlat Lake Loop (Bloodline)Thanks man! Also great job on Gords.
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 5:47am
      Apr 28, 2018

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