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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 (with new trail building) reaching into Acadian forest along the McIntosh Run river. Much of the northwestern area burned in 2008, providing a unique, stark trail experience characterized by waves of granite bedrock, expansive views that reach the ocean, and challenging ledges and drops.

      The recommended entrance on the northwest side is Spar trail, starting at the grassy park parcel on Mica Crescent.

      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 can now be adopted and made permanent. Some parts of Fight remain on private land and currently cannot be sanctioned into the MRWA system.

      Volunteers are currently working on new access trails, upgrading existing trails, and providing signage. For 2018, the primary goal is to build a trail that links the northwest and southeast ends of the system.

      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 Roach's Pond google parking directions
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      Caution on Apr 8, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MRWA
      (mcintoshrun.ca)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #438
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails (view details)
      25
      Trails Mountain Bike
      25
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      25
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      1,471 ft
      Total Vertical
      196 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      232 ft
      Reports
      175
      Photos
      82
      Ridden Counter
      1,627

      Photos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

      trail: West Pine
      14 |
      Mar 3, 2019 @ 12:46pm
      Mar 3, 2019
      trail: West Pine
      9 |
      Mar 3, 2019 @ 12:46pm
      Mar 3, 2019
      trail: West Pine
      20 |
      Mar 3, 2019 @ 12:46pm
      Mar 3, 2019
      trail: West Pine
      28 |
      Nov 29, 2018 @ 7:12am
      Nov 29, 2018

      Videos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

      rock roll
      trail: West Pine
      0:15 | 17 | Feb 9, 2019
      Fight Trail Steep Rock Face
      0:11 | 151 | May 18, 2018
      Fight trail small drop
      0:06 | 94 | May 18, 2018
      Saturday Skids
      0:51 | 552 | Feb 20, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      McIntosh Run Community Trail
      Apr 8, 2019 @ 5:45am
      Apr 8, 2019
      Unknownquerc MRWA The eastern part of the Community Trail...
      Notch
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 5:06pm
      Nov 18, 2018
      Unknownquerc MRWA The Notch is currently closed for...
      Bridge/Connector Trail
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 7:08am
      Sep 3, 2018
      Very Drybent6543 TRAILFORKS
      SouthPawl
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 5:45am
      Jun 10, 2018
      VariablegrcrawfordFew wet spots in low areas.
      Gord's Gold
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 5:45am
      Apr 28, 2018
      Variablebeast-from-the-eastRotten woodwork replaced (thank you!). ...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #841827spectacularspectaclesaddridelogApr 21, 2019 ride log
      Apr 22, 2019 @ 3:32am
      1 days
      user #1213943Kona-RandoaddridelogApr 21, 2019 ride log
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 7:37am
      2 days
      user #637266alexandergionetaddridelogApr 21, 2019 ride log
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 5:06am
      2 days
      user #293080AmartaddridelogApr 21, 2019 ride log
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 5:05am
      2 days
      user #1176956cdnjeepinaddridelogApr 20, 2019 ride log
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 9:30am
      3 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #124968jonathanfotrailLou's BasementGreat trail but clearly not a green one....
      Aug 24, 2017 @ 11:11am
      Aug 24, 2017
      user #1175783Sailor279trailGord's GoldVery rocket, some very steep "drops". Experts...
      Jun 25, 2017 @ 7:27pm
      Jun 25, 2017

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      Sir Sandford Fleming Park 41.6 km
      Long Lake Provincial Park 1 28 13 km
      Cyril Smith Golden Acres Park 2 116.1 km
      Whopper Dropper 3 106.3 km
      Hemlock Ravine 87.1 km

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