2.4 miles
Distance
256 ft
Climb
-311 ft
Descent
00:29:53
Avg time

Motown Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Don Valley
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #4623 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #17281 in E-Biking
    • #14042 in Trail Running
    • #31284 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Toronto / Toronto Region Conservation Authority

Twisty, Turny fun with rocks, roots, punchy switchback climbs, and quick descents, every turn keeps the rider guessing what will come.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Motown mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -54 ft
  • Altitude min
    294 ft
  • Altitude max
    379 ft
  • Altitude start
    354 ft
  • Altitude end
    299 ft
  • Grade
    -0.4%
  • Grade max
    -23.9%
  • Grade min
    19.6%
  • Distance climb
    4,544 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,388 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:22
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Status:
on Oct 14, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.2 (28 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Motown Trail Reports

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      Oct 14, 2021 @ 1:13pm
      Oct 14, 2021
      A few greasy/damp spots, mostly good conditions
      Oct 12, 2021 @ 8:43am
      Oct 12, 2021
      Oct 7, 2021 @ 6:27pm
      Oct 7, 2021
      Still greasy after recent rain. Few mud holes
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 12:49pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      Sep 29, 2021 @ 1:29pm
      Sep 29, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,046 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,374 rides
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      12 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      eggnogged (Aug 6, 2018 at 11:59)
       LOTS of tight cornering and a fair amount of climbing. Minimal traffic—it’s super rare that I come across another cyclist or hiker. Feels much more isolated than the trails in the main valley.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Callumboyes (Aug 12, 2018 at 8:44)
       Very engaging with tons of tight turns. not to many features but a fun ride
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Matlou (Nov 11, 2018 at 11:58)
       I took it the wrong way, I think it's way more fun if you start if after STD near the rail road bridge (North/East), as most of the features are oriented this way.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      andrelaurentmtb (Aug 13, 2019 at 19:17)
       Lots of cornering, switchbacks, Hills, of camber riding. The last half is probably more of a closed in forest this time of year.

      Deep woods off strongly recommended!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Camwood10100 (Sep 18, 2020 at 17:59)
       Anyone know how to get back at the end of the trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      spacebabe (Sep 19, 2020 at 8:38)
       Ya.. would love to know how best to connect to Dr Quad at the end of this trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      natedagreat (Nov 16, 2020 at 11:10)
       You can either cross the railroad tracks onto STD, and it will take you back to the paved trail. Or you can go north on the railroad tracks, and climb up Lookout Trail which can bring you to Dr. Quads.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Squashbike12345 (May 25, 2021 at 15:47)
       I was lot for hours on the train tracks and ended up seeing a golf course I wasn’t aloud on. We rode kitchen sink and got ona main road. Would not recommend as it leaves you to either ride it all backwards which is a pain. The start is fun tho.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      natedagreat (May 25, 2021 at 17:29)
       That doesn't sound fun, for future reference, when you get to the train tracks, directly across them leads back down to a trail called standard deviation that can take you back to the main valley.

      Or across the train bridge and then to your right is the start of Kitchen sink and Dr Quads.

      Hope this helps Smile
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      crealisiss (May 26, 2021 at 21:47)
       Is there a motown "extension" that branches off the switchbacks at the end near the tracks and heads north towards secrets of flemo? Pretty fun northbound with jump opportunities. Not so great the other way, but there doesn't seem to be a good alternate return route.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      natedagreat (May 27, 2021 at 5:38)
       That section is known as 'Moartown' and is unfortunately hidden off of trailforks, but at the end of moartown when you reach the paved path, directly across is another trail 'noodle doodle' (also hidden) that will bring you back to the bridge, then you just ride the new metal bridges back to motown.

      This video shows where I'm talking about at the end: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOdAsNdJVhU
      (not my video)
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      crealisiss (May 27, 2021 at 8:39)
       Oh thx, trail is pretty fresh. That's why there's a chuck-huck floating. GD clever name. Should have tought of it.
      [Reply]

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