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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.

      In 2016 the McIntosh Run Watershed Association (MRWA) was granted permission by Halifax and DNR to bring existig informal 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 ("Bloodline") is on multiple parcels of private land, unauthorized, and is unsanctioned and not maintained by MRWA.

      To contribute to this effort, please contact MRWA at mcintoshrun.ca

      Trails are multi-use nonmotorized. Ride, run, hike, enjoy.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Fight Trail
      Land Status: Managed by Local Riding Association
      Parking at Roach's Pond google parking directions
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 1, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      35
      Trails Mountain Bike
      37
      Trails Hike
      37
      Trails Trail Running
      37
      Trails Snowshoe
      29
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      1,606 ft
      Total Vertical
      203 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      232 ft
      Reports
      765
      Photos
      331
      Ridden Counter
      6,125

      McIntosh Run Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Front CCW + Flat Lake
      5 miles
      Front Country Tour
      7 miles
      BLT Fight A Trail Run
      3 miles
      14 mile McIntosh Run All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog14 miles
      13 mile McIntosh Run Ridepopular ridelog13 miles
      7 mile McIntosh Run Ridepopular ridelog7 miles
      11 mile McIntosh Run All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog11 miles
      12 mile McIntosh Run Ridepopular ridelog12 miles
      5 mile McIntosh Run Ridepopular ridelog5 miles
      7 mile McIntosh Run Ridepopular ridelog7 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 9 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 23 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 155 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance

      Photos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

      trail: Flat Lake
      204 |
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 3:54am
      Jun 21, 2019
      trail: Flat Lake
      159 |
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 3:53am
      Jun 21, 2019
      trail: In-n-Out
      84 |
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 9:10am
      Jun 18, 2019
      trail: In-n-Out
      104 |
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 9:09am
      Jun 18, 2019
      trail: Nora
      58 |
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 9:08am
      Jun 18, 2019
      trail: Nora
      56 |
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 9:08am
      Jun 18, 2019
      trail: West Pine
      95 |
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 9:08am
      Jun 18, 2019
      199 |
      May 5, 2019 @ 9:49am
      May 5, 2019

      Videos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

      Snow-covered Clark Kent
      trail: Clark Kent
      18 | Mar 5, 2021
      McIntosh Run November 2020
      trail: Clark Kent
      108 | Nov 10, 2020
      Sasquatch!?
      trail: Flat Lake
      0:19 | 194 | May 28, 2019
      rock roll
      trail: West Pine
      0:15 | 183 | Feb 9, 2019
      Fight Trail Steep Rock Face
      0:11 | 350 | May 18, 2018
      Fight trail small drop
      0:06 | 255 | May 18, 2018
      Saturday Skids
      0:51 | 855 | Feb 20, 2016
      Fight Trail Steeps
      1:25 | 572 | Nov 14, 2015

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #769909quercupdatetrailDrysdale entrance
      May 4, 2021 @ 2:25pm
      1 day
      user #689391CpolegattoaddvideoRide at Fight Trail / Mcintosh Run and 1 more
      May 2, 2021 @ 5:54am
      May 2, 2021
      user #1332126kaarinvotetrailDuck 'n Run
      May 2, 2021 @ 3:12am
      May 2, 2021
      user #227371cayovotetrailGord's Gold
      May 1, 2021 @ 3:44pm
      May 1, 2021
      user #769909quercaddreportI/O and 18 more
      May 1, 2021 @ 3:03pm
      May 1, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #769909querctrailDivide EntranceCould you clarify this? Divide Entrance is on...
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 4:05pm
      Apr 10, 2021
      user #1250694IanMHfxtrailDivide EntranceThis is not a trail and crosses private land.
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 3:17pm
      Apr 10, 2021
      user #1842744Sutton-the-ShreddertrailGord's Goldrotten wood bridge
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 12:58pm
      Sep 26, 2020
      user #769909quercreportLou's BasementThanks for the comment, and Iwe agree it can...
      Aug 24, 2020 @ 5:04pm
      Aug 24, 2020
      user #2143673scottymac13trailDuck 'n RunLOVE this new section of trail !!
      Jun 12, 2020 @ 2:49pm
      Jun 12, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3718 miles1,604 ft7 miles203 ft
      #471#233076437,115
      Hike3718 miles1,604 ft7 miles203 ft
      #338#27552159
      Trail Running3718 miles1,604 ft7 miles203 ft
      #340#27552122
      Snowshoe2913 miles906 ft5 miles184 ft
      #13#11217120
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