2 miles
Distance
266 ft
Climb
-268 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
  • 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
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,063 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,089 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,087 ft
  • Grade
    -0.015%
  • Grade max
    -18.132%
  • Grade min
    19.995%
  • Distance climb
    3,128 ft
  • Distance down
    3,835 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,736 ft
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Status:
on Oct 25, 2018
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
Directions to the-den-132076 trailhead (43.523930, -79.996460)
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The Den Trail Reports

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Oct 25, 2018 @ 1:20pm
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Oct 24, 2018 @ 3:57pm
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Oct 21, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Oct 21, 2018
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Leaves blown by HAFTA Volunteers
Oct 16, 2018 @ 8:12am
Oct 16, 2018
Covered in leaves , just adds to the fun.
Sep 2, 2018 @ 10:28am
Sep 2, 2018
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Cleaned and pruned.
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Technical Trail Features (TTF)

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5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Tacoma16 (Jul 13, 2018 at 5:43)
 Lots of hard work on this trail. Awesome job! Lots of fun!
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  • + 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.
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flag Mastermmartin (Jul 18, 2018 at 15:11)
 Awesome trail guy's.. One of my new favorites.. Great work...
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  • + 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.
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  • + 0
flag Bangkokgold (Sep 3, 2018 at 12:44)
 Rocky trail even by AF standards. Gonna love it in winter on my fat bike
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