3,062 ft
3 ft
-7 ft
Avg time

Beartree Details

  • Riding area
    South March Highlands
    Kanata, Ontario
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

This trail would be given an intermediate rating in most other trail networks. The beginner/green rating it has been given is relative to South March Highlands, not relative to trails in general.

If you are a beginner, suggest you start with the Western Greenbelt Trails in the general vicinity of West Hunt Club and Moodie Drive and also Gatineau Park. Maps for both are available from the National Capital Commission.

If I haven't scared you off... Bear Tree is flat, with rocks, roots, rough rock armouring, and narrow sections. It's generally very muddy in the spring and after significant rainfall. It's not a remarkably fun or challenging trail, but as a means to getting to the more challenging and fun inner network of trails (Dogsled, PWT, etc), it is more enjoyable and less rocky to ride than the alternative: Rockhopper.

In the winter, it's the first trail to be fatbike-ridable, and also the first trail to ice-up.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Beartree mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    344 ft
  • Altitude max
    348 ft
  • Altitude start
    348 ft
  • Altitude end
    344 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    84 ft
  • Distance down
    194 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,543 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 27, 2017
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Directions to beartree-4417 trailhead (45.339530, -75.942270)
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Beartree Trail Reports

Sep 27, 2017 @ 5:12pm
Sep 27, 2017
Tree has fallen on path. Light mud.
Sep 25, 2017 @ 11:05am
Sep 25, 2017
One short section of recent trailwork with loose dirt. Ride it with caution. The rest is great.
Sep 17, 2017 @ 9:19am
Sep 17, 2017
One spot with standing water. Ride slowly through the middle of it. Don't be afraid -- it's water, not acid. The rest of the trail is good.
Sep 9, 2017 @ 3:41pm
Sep 9, 2017
reporter Large sections with standing water.
Sep 1, 2017 @ 7:06am
Sep 1, 2017
some mud
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