3 miles
316 ft
-305 ft
Avg time

Bronte Creek North Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Bronte Creek
    Burlington, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Apr - Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Skinny, Wallride, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #13104 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

You can start riding here around late April as long as it's dry, the trails north of Dundas handle water much better than the trails south. South of Dundas the trail is easy and flat, with few roots, making it good for new riders. As the trail nears Dundas (from the south) it becomes more difficult. The trail is fairly tricky north of Dundas with some short steep climbs and steep uneven descents. There are a few optional jumps, drops and skinnies on the trail. The trail continues to get more difficult technically and physically after you pass the train tracks and cross under the 407. Most of the trail runs at the top of the bronte creek ravine and it stays close to the off camber edge most of the time, make sure you ride with caution Note that the land past the 407 is private and sections are owned by an equestrian ranch and is frequently occupied by riders on horseback. Also of note is the land north of the CN rain tracks is Crown land and bow hunters are permitted during hunting season so don't be surprised to see hunters in November. Please use caution as this is an unsanctioned trail.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!


Unsanctioned, technical singletrack

More Stats for Bronte Creek North bike trail
  • Altitude change
    11 ft
  • Altitude min
    464 ft
  • Altitude max
    546 ft
  • Altitude start
    529 ft
  • Altitude end
    541 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,827 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Aug 3, 2020
Avg: 4.45 (18 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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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Bronte Creek North Trail Reports

      Aug 3, 2020 @ 6:24am
      Aug 3, 2020
      No obstructions. Hard packed for the most part, occasional wet muddy spots with some minor pooling.
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 4:48am
      Aug 1, 2020
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 6:27pm
      Jul 2, 2020
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 3:26am
      Jun 26, 2020
      Jun 14, 2020 @ 5:30am
      Jun 14, 2020
      Perfect for riding
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 28 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 635 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      • 979 rides


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      0 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 5:57pm
      2 days
      17 |
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 5:58pm
      Jul 19, 2020
      437 |
      May 19, 2017 @ 4:08pm
      May 19, 2017
      398 |
      Dec 6, 2016 @ 4:31pm
      Dec 6, 2016

      20 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag cheng2 (May 2, 2017 at 15:44)
       Does anyone know who is managing this trail? I've been to the gap jump and skinny and they were all destroyed, I wasn't even able to get into the gap jump. If needed, I can volunteer rebuilding trails.
      • + 2
      flag atrokz (May 9, 2017 at 6:38)
       We are. That 'gap' jump was ruined by shitty kids. The inner jump line was tables, built by a group of adults, and some kids cut them out, breaking the cardinal rule of trail building (poaching a builders line). If you know who these kids are, please let us know and tell them to stop altering the trails before we find them. That line will be shut down this weekend or next weekend by us, we don't f*ck around. Word is a group of kids on BMX bikes have been burning and destroying the features, if you know who these kids are, please inform us or tell them they are messing with the wrong adults.

      how were the gap jumps on the trails themselves? Haven't been in in a few weeks.
      • + 2
      flag cheng2 (May 12, 2017 at 3:50)
       I went there about a week ago, and I was completely unable to access that gap jump feature. There were too much bushes grown, so someone needs to cut down. looked like the jump itself was still in good shape, however, needs a minor fix. lot of skinny features were destroyed(pallets were falling off from the log).
      I haven't ride much yet as it was raining for weeks and dont live close to bronte, but someone really need to maintain this trail.
      • + 2
      flag atrokz (May 12, 2017 at 10:58)
       we will be blocking off that line now that it's been altered by kids. The jumps on the trails will be maintained and that's it. Since it's spring, most trails will need maintenance and this is no different. If you have a weekend free let us know and we can sort it out.
      • + 2
      flag Elbowgrease153 (Apr 4, 2019 at 18:35)
       I haven't been there but based on other reports its a mess. I'm not sure if the trails have been repaired or cleared and if not i'd be happy to help fix them.
      • + 2
      flag cheng2 (May 12, 2017 at 3:52)
       PEOPLE, PLEASE DON'T RIDE WHEN THE TRAIL IS WET. You are the ones ruining the trail.
      • + 0
      flag Markythesparky (May 15, 2017 at 14:51)
       Would love to help out I'm 14 and eager to work on trails. If I could be of any help please contact me at marko.benn7@gmail.com
      • + 2
      flag Reeceman2 (May 17, 2017 at 9:47)
       I was in riding with a buddy this morning and the gap jump and various other lines around it were completely cut off or destroyed. we tried to fix some of the skinnies but they need a lot of work. the big banked turns were completely destroyed as well. saw some tire marks that looked like BMX tires on the berms as if they rode it when it was wet.
      • + 1
      flag Secondjay (Oct 13, 2017 at 19:11)
       Do I need to pay the fee to access Bronte South and North? Where do you guys park?
      • + 1
      flag atrokz (Oct 17, 2017 at 13:28)
       shoot me a msg
      • + 1
      flag lungsnlegs (Oct 20, 2018 at 13:53)
       Is there still a group maintaining this trail? I would be happy to help.
      • + 0
      flag Conn0r (Aug 3, 2019 at 10:50)
       Hey, I am trying to find the people building the trail in order to help build new features
      • + 1
      flag markholloway Mod Plus Trailforks (Aug 3, 2019 at 11:25)
       There is no organized group building in there. A bunch of people tried to organize an 'official' group about 4 years back but it didn't get very far. I believe its current just random people in there doing their thing.
      • + 0
      flag Conn0r (Aug 3, 2019 at 11:09)
       If you want to start another group I guess we can too
      • + 0
      flag Conn0r (Aug 16, 2019 at 17:31)
      • + 0
      flag Conn0r (Aug 31, 2019 at 13:42)
       Can someone put in all of the side trails and ttfs
      • + 1
      flag beanzz (Feb 17, 2020 at 15:57)
       I've done trail maintenance and a little building in Bronte North. If anyone needs help or extra arms and legs for labour send me a PM. I'd love to lend a hand!
      • + 0
      flag Shanerodrigue81 (Mar 15, 2020 at 10:18)
       My gf works at the Horse ranch we can get to the just very quick if anyone wants to help us rebuild this trail on weekends I will be able to help with Suplys and hands please let me know 2263885860 Shane let’s get this fixed before the season starts ????
      • + 1
      flag AlesAndTrails (May 9, 2020 at 15:10)
       Trails are in great shape...Get our and ride. Thanks to the dudes who built the new bridge to keep us out of the chronic mud near the start.
      • + 1
      flag DarDarBikes (Jun 9, 2020 at 7:32)
       Was out there this morning. The trails are in great shape A big thank you to the team that maintains these trails. Lots of new bridges.skinny's, gaps etc. this year. Really fun ride.

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