2,682 ft
Distance
110 ft
Climb
-127 ft
Descent
00:10:03
Avg time

The Garbage Cow Details

  • Riding Area
    Don Valley
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Any time it's dry. Please do not ride in the wet.
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #44179 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A less grueling climb than Climbax with a fun flowing downhill. The swtichbacks at the bottom of the hill have no berms and so need to be taken more slowly than you might want given the loose nature of the dirt. It's a new trail so it's still pretty raw and needs some love from the trail crew but it has all the ingredients for a great loop. Please don't ride this if it's wet as you'll definitely destroy the trail. It's all fairly loose dirt with no undergrowth to hold it in place.

Access Info

Hang a left at the top of the steps (you can ride up them) and then proceed up a gentle climb with a few switchbacks and one good dip roll before topping out on the ridge and taking the downhill.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

Disclaimer

New trail. Still pretty raw. Don't ride in the wet.

More Stats for The Garbage Cow bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -17 ft
  • Altitude min
    343 ft
  • Altitude max
    442 ft
  • Altitude start
    360 ft
  • Altitude end
    343 ft
  • Grade
    -0.636%
  • Grade max
    -34.645%
  • Grade min
    24.897%
  • Distance climb
    1,310 ft
  • Distance down
    1,333 ft
  • Distance flat
    38 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:49
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Status:
on Nov 24, 2018
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 2.65 (3 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
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  • 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
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      The Garbage Cow Trail Reports

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      Nov 24, 2018 @ 10:10am
      Nov 24, 2018
      As noted a great trail and under-appreciated. Gave it a once-over and tidy-up, cut out a bunch of deadfall, and have done about half the raking....
      Nov 3, 2018 @ 3:57pm
      Nov 3, 2018
      This area has a ton of potential. I'd like to see some features here early spring. Please PM if interested in this idea.
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 8:11pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      This trail has a ton of potential! Tough climb at the begininning but is definitey worth it on the way down.....with some work this could be a top...
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 2:26pm
      Aug 27, 2018
      Running well -- could be extended and made awesome!
      Jul 25, 2018 @ 2:41pm
      Jul 25, 2018
      Lots of potential if given some love and more ridge-edge trail cutting.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      • 80 rides
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