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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
      AKA: Fight Trail
      Parking at Roach's Pond google parking directions
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      21
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      1,646 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      227 ft
      Total Vertical
      201 ft
      Reports
      72
      Photos
      35
      Ridden Counter
      540

      Photos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

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      3 |
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 12:06pm
      Dec 2, 2017
      Divide, Halifax
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      Dec 2, 2017 @ 12:06pm
      Dec 2, 2017
      Divide, Halifax
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      4 |
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 11:46am
      Dec 2, 2017
      Sparlink, Halifax
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      trail: The Attic
      17 |
      Nov 4, 2017 @ 4:58pm
      Nov 4, 2017
      The Attic, Halifax
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      Videos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

      Saturday Skids
      0:51 | 414 | Feb 20, 2016
      Fight Trail Steeps
      1:25 | 287 | Nov 14, 2015
      Flat Lake Downhill
      1:23 | 210 | May 7, 2015
      Climb of Champions Drop
      0:15 | 195 | Dec 19, 2014
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