3,755 ft
Distance
83 ft
Climb
-83 ft
Descent
00:13:01
Avg time

Sun Valley Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Crothers Woods
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2004
  • Land Manager
    City of Toronto

Historically, Sun Valley was used as a landfill for many years until its closure in 1965. Beneath the ground, waste is compacted 20 to 25 meters deep throughout the site’s 8.4 hectares. After the landfill was closed, the area was covered over with topsoil and allowed to revert to a naturalized state.
Although the current early stages of Sun Valley’s naturalization resemble a meadow habitat, the ultimate goal is to restore parts of the area to a forest ecosystem. With the help of community volunteers, extensive plantings of native trees and shrubs will assist the natural regeneration of the site. Since 2004, approximately 5000 trees have been planted in Sun Valley. The re-vegetation of Sun Valley will connect it with the adjacent forest of Crothers Woods, which is designated as an Environmentally Significant Area.

More Stats for Sun Valley Loop bike trail
  • Altitude min
    288 ft
  • Altitude max
    365 ft
  • Altitude start
    360 ft
  • Altitude end
    360 ft
  • Grade max
    -17.502%
  • Grade min
    25.254%
  • Distance climb
    1,307 ft
  • Distance down
    1,985 ft
  • Distance flat
    463 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:51:23
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Status:
on Aug 1, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Sun Valley Loop Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 1, 2019 @ 4:36pm
      Aug 1, 2019
      Mar 31, 2018 @ 3:00pm
      Mar 31, 2018
      Jan 26, 2018 @ 11:28am
      Jan 26, 2018
      reporter Hazard Tree Removal in Crothers Woods: The City of Toronto’s Urban Forestry Branch will be removing dead and hazardous branches and trees...
      Apr 29, 2017 @ 3:29pm
      Apr 29, 2017
      Feb 26, 2017 @ 5:50am
      Feb 26, 2017
      More or less dry and nice.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 73 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 597 rides
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