35.0 miles
Distance
3,905 ft
Climb
-3,906 ft
Descent
1,855 ft
High Point

A 3Rivers Trails Permit is required to access this route. See the 3 Rivers Trails website for permit details.

The Black Porcupine is the toughest route at 3Rivers Trails – closely simulating race conditions. Perfect training route for races like the Epic, PEPlett and Attakwas with almost 2000m of climbing.

Detailed Description
3Rivers: Black Porcupine Route, 60km is a 35 mile popular expert route located near Thornhill. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 18 trails. This route climbs 3,905 ft with a max elevation of 1,855 ft then descends -3,906 ft.
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Trails in Route

CVF 0052,369 ft
Upsy Daisy614 ft
Fynbos to Forest2,047 ft
Pot of Gold S01207 ft
Pot of Gold S02991 ft
LF 029a207 ft
LF0663 miles
LF0663 miles
LF0673,054 ft
LF0681,657 ft
LF0681 mile
LF 0275,066 ft
Pine Tree Slalom3,753 ft
LF 0133,035 ft
LF 0172 miles
Cool Runnings3,609 ft
ST 0022,454 ft
Puttergill Lane1 mile

Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 3Rivers: Black Porcupine Route, 60km mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    8 hr 21 min
  • Altitude min
    785 ft
  • Altitude start
    793 ft
  • Altitude end
    794 ft
  • Grade max
    -59.1%
  • Grade min
    74.6%
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles

Directions

  1. Bike northeast on Crossways Rd.
  2. Continue for 50 meters.
  3. Turn left to stay on Crossways Rd.
  4. Continue for 400 meters.
  5. Bear right onto CVF 005.
  6. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  7. Bike north on CVF 006.
  8. Continue for 300 meters.
  9. Bear right onto ST 005.
  10. Continue for 100 meters.
  11. Turn left onto ST 002.
  12. Continue for 300 meters.
  13. Bike northwest on Raging Bull.
  14. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  15. Bike west on Raging Bull.
  16. Continue for 70 meters.
  17. Bike west on LF 034.
  18. Continue for 5 kilometers.
  19. Turn right onto LF 029b.
  20. Continue for 500 meters.
  21. Turn right onto LF 029.
  22. Continue for 30 meters.
  23. Turn left onto LF 029a.
  24. Continue for 500 meters.
  25. Turn right onto LF 023.
  26. Continue for 100 meters.
  27. Keep left to take LF 022.
  28. Continue for 900 meters.
  29. Bear right onto LF 043.
  30. Continue for 900 meters.
  31. Keep right to stay on LF 043.
  32. Continue for 500 meters.
  33. Bike northwest on LF64.
  34. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  35. Bike east on LF065.
  36. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  37. Bear left onto LF066.
  38. Continue for 9 kilometers.
  39. Bear left onto LF067.
  40. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  41. Make a sharp left onto LF068.
  42. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  43. Make a sharp right onto LF069.
  44. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  45. Turn right onto LF 020.
  46. Continue for 400 meters.
  47. Turn left onto LF 027.
  48. Continue for 1.5 kilometers.
  49. Bear right onto LF 026.
  50. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  51. Bike north on LF 025.
  52. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  53. Turn right onto LF 020.
  54. Continue for 200 meters.
  55. Turn right onto LF 013.
  56. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  57. Bear left onto LF 018.
  58. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  59. Turn left onto LF 017.
  60. Continue for 50 meters.
  61. Keep right to stay on LF 017.
  62. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  63. Bear right onto LF 016.
  64. Continue for 400 meters.
  65. Turn left onto LF 004.
  66. Continue for 70 meters.
  67. Turn right onto LF 001.
  68. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
  69. Keep right to take Fire access road.
  70. Continue for 300 meters.
  71. Bear right onto Cool Runnings.
  72. Continue for 1 kilometer.
  73. Bear right onto Fire access road.
  74. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  75. Bear right onto CVF 006.
  76. Continue for 2 kilometers.
  77. Bear left onto Castle Ridge Road.
  78. Continue for 200 meters.
  79. Keep left to take Crossways Rd.
  80. Continue for 200 meters.
  81. Turn right to stay on Crossways Rd.
  82. Continue for 50 meters.
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