7.0 miles
Distance
679 ft
Climb
-691 ft
Descent
399 ft
High Point

This is a good first time visit to the Don ride. You miss all the sketchy Black Diamond Runs.

Detailed Description
Blue Don RIde is a 7 mile less popular intermediate route located near Toronto Ontario. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 13 trails. This route climbs 679 ft with a max elevation of 399 ft then descends -691 ft.

28 Reviews & Comments

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hostilepickle (Sep 21, 2022 at 15:45)
Trail The Flats
Tall grass, blind corners, very skinny paths. Lots of pedestrians and dogs, it’s like driving on the 401. Can be fun
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Nhagosta (Sep 6, 2021 at 13:13)
Trail Campfire
^by west I meant south
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Nhagosta (Sep 6, 2021 at 12:51)
Trail Campfire
Bridge down on west side of trail, not rideable, nearly impossible to walk with a bike.

Overgrown including something thorny that sliced open my finger
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Dfsafran (Apr 30, 2021 at 17:35)
Trail The Ridge
Tree down across trail today due to high winds
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natedagreat (Apr 14, 2021 at 10:08)
Trail The Ridge
One of the 2 hardest blues in the don along with Kitchen Sink in my opinion.
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natedagreat (Nov 20, 2020 at 8:28)
For anyone that hasn't ridden this trail before, the elevation graph is lying.
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blueclouds (Jul 19, 2020 at 9:39)
Not sure why the twists on the downhill section were removed as now it's just a straight line down to the hard right. Seems pointless and I expect people are just going to bomb this route even faster now.
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blueclouds (Jul 19, 2020 at 9:39)
Not sure why the twists on the downhill section were removed as now it's just a straight line down to the hard right. Seems pointless and I expect people are just going to bomb this route even faster now.
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gpackard (Apr 5, 2020 at 12:47)
Dry today
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jesse-effing-edwards (Jan 29, 2020 at 12:53)
Trail The Ridge
This is not a black diamond trail, but has a few moments that might be hard for the noobs. Crothers is brothers me with all the hikers & dogs, but you can find some nice flow on this section of trail. Few cool features too.
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Tristz (Nov 9, 2019 at 17:32)
Trail The Ridge
Great trail with a nice variety of challenging features such as jumps and skinnies
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Loam-Ranger88 (Jul 27, 2019 at 11:27)
Trail The Flats
A LOT of oblivious pedestrians and off leash dogs. Be prepared to stop and wait constantly.
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extremumadventura (Jul 17, 2019 at 15:01)
Trail The Flats
Ok. Flats. Can't. See. Overgrown. Multiple. Posts. Perhaps. Volunteers. With. Trimmers. Could. Act. Since. They. Use. The. Trail.
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AndrewCATernan (Mar 12, 2019 at 19:12)
Trail The Flats
Rode this on the weekend , solid ice, thick and slick. Awesome ride with the spike tires! Not a sole around, super quiet....
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flydyl (Feb 16, 2019 at 18:42)
Pretty good today! (Was unridable on recent tries). Made it most of the way up without a problem. Crusty snow, dented by boots.
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VOAGOOO (Oct 9, 2018 at 20:12)
One big mud pile at the bottom of enitial hill. Dry from then on.
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VOAGOOO (Oct 9, 2018 at 20:12)
One big mud pile at the bottom of enitial hill. Dry from then on.
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Surge74 (Sep 18, 2018 at 12:41)
Trail The Flats
Great!
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FredLouz (Aug 7, 2018 at 20:59)
Trail The Flats
Agree. Very hard to see oncoming traffic, narrow and super tall grass.
But nonetheless, lots of fun !
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FredLouz (Aug 7, 2018 at 20:51)
Trail The Ridge
In very good conditions but a storm just rolled in tonight so whatch our the next few days and super super fun to ride.
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eggnogged (Aug 6, 2018 at 12:02)
Trail The Flats
Terrible visibility in the summer months. Keep your head up and watch out for oncoming traffic (announce your presence on blind corners).
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eggnogged (Aug 6, 2018 at 12:00)
A mostly unremarkable climb
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jasonlee339 (Jul 24, 2018 at 15:08)
Trail The Flats
The north exit has been blocked , No way go through.
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Hypolyte (Jun 5, 2018 at 12:20)
Trail The Ridge
Dry
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JAndrade03 (Aug 8, 2017 at 12:53)
Trail Campfire
Trail blocked ...!! Downed tree
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6ixRider (Apr 23, 2017 at 12:54)
Trail The Flats
Rode it South to North today. Very dry and fast. Trail elves did a great job on the downed tree, thank you!
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BlurredLines (Sep 20, 2016 at 7:33)
Trail The Ridge
For folks interested in what's happening with "The Ridge" the official release from the City of Toronto can be found here...

bit.ly/RidgeTrailPlan
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atrokz (May 5, 2016 at 6:48)
Trail The Ridge
Ruined over the years by overzelous weekend warriors cutting out every root and widening the trail, but it's an essential part of a don ride and a historic trail. Overrun with strava dudes too, but what can you do.
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Blue Don RIde mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -12 ft
  • Altitude min
    268 ft
  • Altitude start
    399 ft
  • Altitude end
    387 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -34.6%
  • Grade min
    45.1%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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