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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
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #425
      State Ranking
      #2
      Trails
      22
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,304 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      227 ft
      Total Vertical
      161 ft
      Reports
      110
      Photos
      73
      Ridden Counter
      1,414

      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      West Pine
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 5:35pm
      Sep 14, 2018
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      Schnitzel
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      Jul 25, 2018
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      Photos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

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      The Attic, Montreal
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      Videos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

      Fight Trail Steep Rock Face
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      Saturday Skids
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      Fight Trail Steeps
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      McIntosh Run Mountain Bike Routes

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