4,826 ft
Distance
132 ft
Climb
-126 ft
Descent
00:15:58
Avg time

Boomerang Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Don Valley
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 3
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #68092 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #29682 in E-Biking
    • #11058 in Trail Running
    • #33551 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager
    City of Toronto / Toronto Region Conservation Authority

Part of the Classic East Don loop built by R. Drinkwater... usually ridden east to west.. accessed from Taylor Creek path.. starts with small bridges over some wet sections then the near vertical climb to the top of the ravine ( ~ 30m )... then becomes a flowing trail with the occasional log over and technical sections as you traverse a 50 degree slope ( Classic Don type trail )... short easy section to relax you before the Fall Line decent, now with switchback’s.. keep right to connect to FruitLoops Trail ....

Access Info

Accessed from Taylor Creek paved path or from St Clair E. that way you can skip the Climb....

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Boomerang mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    6 ft
  • Altitude min
    329 ft
  • Altitude max
    393 ft
  • Altitude start
    329 ft
  • Altitude end
    335 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -25.4%
  • Grade min
    25.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,952 ft
  • Distance down
    2,142 ft
  • Distance flat
    732 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:04
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Status:
on Oct 18, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3.4 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Boomerang Trail Reports

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      Oct 18, 2021 @ 1:14pm
      Oct 18, 2021
      Lots of leaves
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 12:49pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 4:32pm
      Sep 27, 2021
      Sep 18, 2021 @ 12:33pm
      Sep 18, 2021
      Sep 17, 2021 @ 9:57pm
      Sep 17, 2021
      The bridge is useable, just pay attention and steer around the fallen tree.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 218 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 317 rides
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      Sep 8, 2021 @ 4:18pm
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      Sep 8, 2021 @ 1:50pm
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      Sep 17, 2020 @ 9:07am
      Sep 17, 2020

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      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Judipaulson (Apr 13, 2019 at 11:43)
       Hiked this one today. It’s in good shape.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Traildog89 (Sep 17, 2020 at 16:23)
       Underrated trail that’s been kept in great shape this year. The funniest way to enter is through the st Clair access point
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      Drinkwater-aka-cyborg (Dec 10, 2020 at 18:57)
       Just retired to Nova Scotia (2020) and discovered Trailforks. Nice to see all the trails in the Don that I built thirty+ years ago are well ridden. I lived on Leroy in East York and spent many hours creating trail . Crothers woods, sewage plant, ridge, training loop, fruitloops, and many more. Man I spent a lot of hours in that valley. I'm back building trails on my property in Victoria Beach, NS. I have a mountain behind me. I forgot how much fun bench cutting and building impossible to ride switchbacks can be. Trailforks is amazing.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      natedagreat (Dec 10, 2020 at 19:27)
       Always wondered who built all these trails, cool to see the account behind them!
      [Reply]
      • + 7
      Drinkwater-aka-cyborg (Dec 11, 2020 at 12:54)
       Cool to be able to see all the trails on Trailforks. I wrote this short description on my facebook page. Nothing to hide anymore - back then was not the same relationship with the city. LOL - coming out of the closet thirty years later. Back in the late 1980's, early 1990's I built mountain bike trails in the Don valley, Toronto. Mountain biking was in it's infancy back then. The epi center was Sunnybrook park. We would meet and ride crazy drop-offs and build crazy trails. The city decided to ban us because of erosion and being a public park . So I started building trails in the ravines of the Don valley. From Pottery road to Sunnybrook. Crothers woods, sewage plant, ridge, pre-catalyst - I spent many hours after work clearing away the undergrowth. My trails were very narrow, steep and crazy switchbacks. the harder the better! Initially the city was anti mountain biking and tried to close down the trails. During this time I started building in the East Don. far away from prying eyes. I built crazy trails with crazy drop-offs. They quickly gained a cult following. Others came in and built wooden north shore type features. The East Don was amazing. In the years since the city took over the west Don trails, removed all the crazy stuff, did a lot of rerouting. I was happy to see that. Only my friends know it was me that started it all. So why am I writing this. After moving to Nova Scotia I've been looking at Trailforks to find interesting trails to run and hopefully gravel bike next summer. I saw the trails in the Don Valley and started reminiscing. I came upon the write up for Boomerang, a trail I built in Taylor creek park. I never did finish it, the city shut it down. But today it is well established and in the description I'm recognized as the builder. I felt proud and thought I've got nothing to hide thirty years later. So that's my legacy to mountain biking in Toronto. Happy to see it so vibrant.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      natedagreat (Dec 11, 2020 at 14:26)
       Thank you for all the awesome trails you built!
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      SnM-Ben (Jan 23, 2021 at 9:14)
       Wow. Cyborg. The man, the myth, the legend! Great to hear you're still in the trail building game. Thanks for all of the hard work you put in The Don all those years ago! If you're ever in Toronto and want a tour of the new stuff let me know. Smile
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Gavinwilliams (Jan 23, 2021 at 1:18)
       Thanks for the trails dude, you gave an incredible amount to the riders of the don and still to this day your work is still injoyed by the next generation of mountain bikers and don riders alike!
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      • + 0
      Scrollock (Apr 10, 2021 at 10:31)
       Walked it today, dirt is good. Large downed tree blocking the path by the skinny.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      RedFiveTO (Oct 12, 2021 at 13:46)
       Rode this today, slick in parts, and tricky, but fun. Thanks to cyborg for all the trails. Been riding them since the late 80s.
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