284 miles
Distance
9,706 ft
Climb
-9,703 ft
Descent
1,646 ft
High Point

A Central Ontario bike loop connecting several old rail trails, scenic secondary side roads, provincial parks, and quaint villages. The full loop allows riders to easily choose start and finish points anywhere along the route.

Trails Include: The Victoria Rail Trail, The Ganaraska Trail, Access to Paul's Dirty Enduro IMBA Epic, The Hastings Heritage Trail, The IB & O Rail Trail, and several secondary side roads!

Bikepacking.com Full Route Info: http://www.bikepacking.com/routes/central-ontario-loop-trail/

By: Miles Arbour

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag SteveShik (Sep 21, 2017 at 17:55)
 Rode this trail (at least a lot of it) but cut it short on the south end and did the Trans Canada trail rather than going all the way down to the lake. Blog post: ridecyclespin.com/2017/09/18/bikepacking-the-central-ontario-loop-trail
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC, RD
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Easy
More Stats for Central Ontario Loop Trail (COLT) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    245 ft
  • Altitude start
    837 ft
  • Altitude end
    840 ft
  • Grade max
    -35.523%
  • Grade min
    19.327%
  • Distance climb
    134 miles
  • Distance down
    117 miles
  • Distance flat
    33 miles
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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