2 miles
Distance
193 ft
Climb
-180 ft
Descent
00:12:17
Avg time

The Flats Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Don Valley
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #4580 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    City of Toronto / Toronto Region Conservation Authority

Easy trail with a few small obstacles, perfect for introducing someone to mountain biking. Can also be fun to ride flat out on as there are just enough twists and turns to keep it interesting, but keep your head up for oncoming traffic

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for The Flats mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    13 ft
  • Altitude min
    269 ft
  • Altitude max
    339 ft
  • Altitude start
    289 ft
  • Altitude end
    302 ft
  • Grade
    0.142%
  • Grade max
    -24.461%
  • Grade min
    37.479%
  • Distance climb
    3,194 ft
  • Distance down
    3,562 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,473 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:25
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Status:
on Aug 9, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.1 (13 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 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
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Photos
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • 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
      Directions to the-flats trailhead (43.704476, -79.335880)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 123 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,815 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,045 rides
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      Photos

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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 6ixRider (Apr 23, 2017 at 12:54)
       Rode it South to North today. Very dry and fast. Trail elves did a great job on the downed tree, thank you!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag jasonlee339 (Jul 24, 2018 at 15:08)
       The north exit has been blocked , No way go through.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag eggnogged (Aug 6, 2018 at 12:02)
       Terrible visibility in the summer months. Keep your head up and watch out for oncoming traffic (announce your presence on blind corners).
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag FredLouz (Aug 7, 2018 at 20:59)
       Agree. Very hard to see oncoming traffic, narrow and super tall grass.
      But nonetheless, lots of fun !
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Surge74 (Sep 18, 2018 at 12:41)
       Great!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag AndrewCATernan (Mar 12, 2019 at 19:12)
       Rode this on the weekend , solid ice, thick and slick. Awesome ride with the spike tires! Not a sole around, super quiet....
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag extremumadventura (Jul 17, 2019 at 15:01)
       Ok. Flats. Can't. See. Overgrown. Multiple. Posts. Perhaps. Volunteers. With. Trimmers. Could. Act. Since. They. Use. The. Trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Loam-Ranger88 (Jul 27, 2019 at 11:27)
       A LOT of oblivious pedestrians and off leash dogs. Be prepared to stop and wait constantly.
      [Reply]

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      The Flats trail in the Don Valley
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