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      Don't let the short trail distances and lack of elevation change fool you South March Highlands trails are rocky, rooty, and technically demanding.

      These old-school, hand-built, multi-use trails are shared by mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, dog walkers, bird watchers, and naturalists alike. They are situated on city of Ottawa conservation forest land with environmental zoning protection. Mature hardwood forests and wetlands are punctuated by outcroppings of sandstone and Canadian Shield rock. Species-at-risk, such as the Blanding's Turtle and Butternut Tree, call this place home.

      These trails are not well suited for absolute beginner mountain bikers that are just starting to learn how to ride. They are best suited for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers that prefer rough, chunky, and demanding trails. Bursts of speed and full commitment are required to scale up rock features. Good balance is required for the many narrow bridges. The trails are often tight and twisty and flow can be hard to find at times. Wide grippy tires and longer travel bikes are recommended to deal with the many slippery roots and rock gardens.

      In winter, fatbikers rely on walkers and snowshoers to manually compact the trails after each snowfall. There is no use restriction or tire width restriction in winter; you can hike or ride a normal mountain bike in winter if the trail is compacted hard enough. But if the trail isn't compacted hard enough to support you, please consider snowshoing instead.

      The trails are 100% volunteer-maintained by the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association. Hundreds of hours go into maintaining the trails each year. Liability insurance, wood for bridges, tools, and trail building supplies are expensive and are paid for by membership fees. Please consider attending a trail day and becoming a member. For less than the cost of a meal at a pub post-ride, you can help ensure good trails to ride, now and in the future.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 14, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      32
      Trails Mountain Bike
      32
      Trails E-Bike
      32
      Trails Hike
      32
      Trails Trail Running
      32
      Trails Snowshoe
      31
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      31
      Total Distance
      15 miles
      Total Descent
      428 ft
      Total Vertical
      108 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      406 ft
      Reports
      1,919
      Photos
      307
      Ridden Counter
      16,603

      Popular South March Highlands Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 9 rides
      Past Week
      • 42 rides

      Photos of South March Highlands Mountain Bike

      trail: South Dogsled
      54 |
      Nov 5, 2023 @ 7:03pm
      Nov 5, 2023
      trail: Staycation
      38 |
      Oct 4, 2023 @ 10:41am
      Oct 4, 2023
      trail: Staycation
      55 |
      Sep 27, 2023 @ 7:01pm
      Sep 27, 2023
      trail: Staycation
      89 |
      Jul 2, 2023 @ 2:11pm
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      trail: Staycation
      95 |
      Jul 2, 2023 @ 2:11pm
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      trail: Staycation
      66 |
      Jul 2, 2023 @ 6:11am
      Jul 2, 2023
      trail: Staycation
      84 |
      Jul 2, 2023 @ 6:11am
      Jul 2, 2023
      trail: Rockhopper
      46 |
      Oct 24, 2022 @ 2:28pm
      Oct 24, 2022

      Videos of South March Highlands Mountain Bike

      South March Highlands: North Dogsled
      0:20 | 198 | Jan 18, 2020
      South March Highlands North Dogsled
      1:05 | 484 | Nov 2, 2014
      South March Highlands North Dogsled
      0:57 | 364 | Oct 23, 2014
      South March Highlands North Dogsled
      0:48 | 344 | Oct 21, 2014
      South March Highlands Deerdrop
      0:28 | 347 | Oct 20, 2014
      South March Highlands South Dogsled
      0:39 | 396 | Oct 18, 2014
      South March Highlands Slabby Road
      1:25 | 313 | Oct 17, 2014
      South March Highlands Boneyard Hill
      0:34 | 555 | Oct 16, 2014

      Current Trail Warnings

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      PWT (East)
      May 7, 2024 @ 6:40pm
      May 7, 2024
      Dryrayvermette OMBA Climb has been eroding steadily for many...

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      NateGCOrPLriddentrailactivity #52939184
      May 21, 2024 @ 9:07am
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      ChrisNNKO7riddentrailactivity #52905546
      May 20, 2024 @ 4:42pm
      May 20, 2024
      czeidleraddreportactivity #52615523 and 8 more
      May 14, 2024 @ 6:57pm
      May 14, 2024
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      May 10, 2024 @ 2:07pm
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      May 7, 2024 @ 6:43pm
      May 7, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      natedagreatreportKlondikeClosest mapped spot is...
      Sep 19, 2023 @ 6:45pm
      Sep 19, 2023
      GriesereportKlondikeAccidently added this update. I haven’t been...
      Sep 19, 2023 @ 6:44pm
      Sep 19, 2023
      GriesereportKlondikePut this in by accident. Have not been on the...
      Sep 19, 2023 @ 6:43pm
      Sep 19, 2023
      whichwayisuptrailStaycationGreat trail. Hats off to OMBA.
      Sep 2, 2023 @ 1:17pm
      Sep 2, 2023
      GatDogreportPWT (East)Didn't see it today!
      Aug 11, 2023 @ 2:39pm
      Aug 11, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Carp Hills 23.8 km
      Shirleys Bay 1 34 km
      Stony Swamp 92 29 25.9 km
      Bruce Pit 16 157.4 km
      Parc de la Forêt-Boucher 22 18.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3215 miles430 ft4 miles108 ft
      #316#183001,908417,466
      E-Bike3215 miles430 ft4 miles108 ft
      #116#71,683181
      Hike3215 miles430 ft4 miles108 ft
      #210#1651,902301
      Trail Running3215 miles430 ft4 miles108 ft
      #211#1621,902137
      Snowshoe3115 miles420 ft4 miles108 ft
      #16#657162
      Backcountry Ski3115 miles420 ft4 miles108 ft
      #2#12041
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