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      A system of trails spanning granite rock faces, pine and lichen barrens, and lush Acadian forest in the McIntosh Run watershed.

      Much of the area burned in a forest fire in 2008, providing a unique, stark trail experience characterized by grippy granite bedrock, views that reach the ocean, and challenging ledges and drops.

      If you are driving to the trails, the recommended starting locations with parking are
      - Hartlen Park;
      - Lions Rink (2 blocks from Clark Kent trail); and
      - Long Pond parking near In-N-Out trail.

      At other trailheads the parking is on-street and minimal, and streets in the residential neighbourhoods are too narrow for 2-way traffic. To maintain a positive relationship with the local residents, please consider parking at the aforementioned locations. As always, at trailheads it is important to keep down the noise, keep dogs on leash, and don't change in public.

      As of 2021, the sanctioned network consists of about 23km of trails. 17km of this has been built since 2016 under land-use agreements by MRWA. 2km are adopted historical and fishing footpaths, and about 4km are adopted older trails from what some MTBers called the 'fight trail system', with all structures replaced and most drainage issues addressed. Roughly 5km of unauthorized trails on private land still connect to the sanctioned system, including Flat Lake-loop and Gords. Caution signs are posted on trails that cross into private land, and these trails are not maintained or promoted by MRWA.

      For more information about the trails, and to contribute the maintaining and growing the sanctioned network, please see Singletrack Information.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Fight Trail
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
      Long Pond parking, near Norawarren Trailhead google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      • 19
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 13, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      38
      Trails Mountain Bike
      38
      Trails Hike
      38
      Trails Trail Running
      38
      Trails Snowshoe
      30
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      1,573 ft
      Total Vertical
      195 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      223 ft
      Reports
      1,362
      Photos
      407
      Ridden Counter
      9,254

      Photos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

      trail: Notch
      45 |
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 9:28am
      Oct 13, 2021
      trail: Granitude
      117 |
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 7:30pm
      Jun 12, 2021
      trail: Granitude
      113 |
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 7:30pm
      Jun 12, 2021
      trail: Time Flies
      135 |
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 5:39pm
      Apr 8, 2021
      trail: Time Flies
      138 |
      Jan 21, 2021 @ 10:04am
      Jan 21, 2021
      trail: Clark Kent
      82 |
      Sep 4, 2020 @ 4:16pm
      Sep 4, 2020
      trail: Clark Kent
      113 |
      Sep 4, 2020 @ 4:15pm
      Sep 4, 2020
      168 |
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 8:00am
      Jul 27, 2020

      Videos of McIntosh Run Mountain Bike

      Osprey Trail - McIntosh Run - Halifax, Nova Scotia
      trail: Osprey
      21 | Nov 11, 2021
      Snow-covered Clark Kent
      trail: Clark Kent
      46 | Mar 5, 2021
      McIntosh Run November 2020
      trail: Clark Kent
      216 | Nov 10, 2020
      Sasquatch!?
      trail: Flat Lake
      0:19 | 214 | May 28, 2019
      rock roll
      trail: West Pine
      0:15 | 217 | Feb 9, 2019
      Fight Trail Steep Rock Face
      0:11 | 371 | May 18, 2018
      Fight trail small drop
      0:06 | 280 | May 18, 2018
      Saturday Skids
      0:51 | 944 | Feb 20, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1470445sogonyowishlisttrailOsprey and 4 more
      May 23, 2022 @ 9:03am
      22 hours
      user #2853584nsducativotetrailWest Pine and 6 more
      May 23, 2022 @ 7:23am
      1 day
      user #2763457andrewb788addreportClark Kent and 12 more
      May 21, 2022 @ 1:16pm
      3 days
      user #769909quercaddreportChimney and 9 more
      May 13, 2022 @ 2:08pm
      May 13, 2022
      user #769909quercaddreportMcIntosh Run Bridge at Pizza Corner and 7 more
      May 13, 2022 @ 6:44am
      May 13, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #769909quercreportOrange JellyIf tires are leaving ruts, it's best to not...
      May 5, 2022 @ 5:07pm
      May 5, 2022
      user #2853584nsducatitrailSecret Singletrack Services (SSS)It's a good intro into Nova Scotia Tech...
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 3:12pm
      Apr 24, 2022
      user #2853584nsducatireportGranitudeMostly fine with a few wet spots but...
      Apr 2, 2022 @ 12:48pm
      Apr 2, 2022
      user #769909quercreportOrange JellyThanks, will go out there soon to remove.
      Apr 2, 2022 @ 12:18pm
      Apr 2, 2022
      user #942652oldmanbucksawtrailChimneyOften overlooked, but always challenging.
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 1:51pm
      Sep 25, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3820 miles1,572 ft7 miles194 ft
      #396#24061,3611111,028
      Hike3820 miles1,572 ft7 miles194 ft
      #266#21,3525242
      Trail Running3820 miles1,572 ft7 miles194 ft
      #267#21,3524244
      Snowshoe3014 miles1,024 ft5 miles184 ft
      #18#11689225
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