2 miles
Distance
242 ft
Climb
-224 ft
Descent
1,132 ft
High Point

The Den Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #19742 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager
    Region of Halton

The Den of Spines - named after the resident porcupines, this is the first new trail in the Agreement Forest inventory in years. This trail will flow on the bike but it is sure to become a favourite of all forest users.

Looping through a former homestead, this area is home to several active porcupine dens. Be on the lookout for signs of porcus spina, like bark scraped from trees.

Dog walkers and hikers are sure to be attracted to the lookout at the lake.

This trail has two or three short but tough climbs. The overall rating is moderate.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Den bike trail
  • Altitude change
    19 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,063 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,089 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,108 ft
  • Grade
    0.234%
  • Grade max
    -16.924%
  • Grade min
    21.778%
  • Distance climb
    2,920 ft
  • Distance down
    3,547 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,656 ft
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Status:
on Jan 13, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Other Other
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      The Den Trail Reports

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      Jan 13, 2019 @ 3:52pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Dusting of snow but in awesome condition No ice, fast hard dirt Get out and ride
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 11:36am
      Jan 6, 2019
      Mostly dry with icy patches throughout. No mud though.
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 7:12am
      Dec 27, 2018
      RExcellent conditions for this time of year. Lots of grip, no mud
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 10:53am
      Nov 26, 2018
      reporter
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 1:20pm
      Oct 25, 2018
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 226 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 416 rides
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      Technical Trail Features (TTF)

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      Jun 25, 2018 @ 7:35am
      Jun 25, 2018
      The Den, Milton

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2018/19 HAFTA FAT BIKE LOOP
      7 miles
      HAFTA OTR intermediate GJD
      12 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Tacoma16 (Jul 13, 2018 at 5:43)
       Lots of hard work on this trail. Awesome job! Lots of fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jcklondon HAFTA (Jul 14, 2018 at 10:42)
       Thanks T. Good to hear people are enjoying it, over 400 hours of volunteer work went into its creation.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Mastermmartin (Jul 18, 2018 at 15:11)
       Awesome trail guy's.. One of my new favorites.. Great work...
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Spider29 (Jul 31, 2018 at 14:41)
       Doesn't quite beat out my favourite AF trail (Strangler) but this might be a close second. Needs a bit more time for rocks to settle in and anchor themselves. This will become a mandatory loop when I'm there. It swings both ways, great in either direction.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Bangkokgold (Sep 3, 2018 at 12:44)
       Rocky trail even by AF standards. Gonna love it in winter on my fat bike
      [Reply]

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