The Gord Downie Details
Riding areaOttawa Urban
Bike typeAM, XC, Fat
Climb DifficultyDouble Black Diamond
TTFs on trailBerm, Bridge, Jump, Rock Garden, Other
Coming from under the bridge, this trail winds through a grassy area and then passes into the bush. On your left is a drop in under a log that has a stepped s-berm at the bottom, which does meet back up to the main trail. Once in the bush, continue past the root drop and down the hill to a very small clearing. Up ahead is a small s-curve that ends up crossing a small drainage ditch into what used to be a bum's campsite. Access to the river is on the left here. The path goes up the hill to the right, then cuts left between trees up top. Here, you continue through the bush, under about three trees, then take a slight left and follow it down to the round-a-bout. This may be as far as the average rider should go, because it gets tight up ahead on the side of a 40 foot high embankment.
But you've got gut's so you're going to push your way past the two trees, and along the ridge of logs until you get to a clearing with a bridge. Here there's a dip into and out of another drainage ditch, into a climb to a small rock kicker. Past that, you swoop down the hillside in the open and on stones and gravel and keep cutting across. There's another climb here that will likely make you touch down if you don't keep up the momentum. Then if that weren't enough to have you winded, there's a jump that's sideways up ahead into more climbing. After this, the trail continues along the hillside back into the bush at Hog's Back. Climb up through the boulders a bit and then you find yourself coming back down to the basin below. It's steep here but it's fun. You're now at the Bog's Hack trail. Enjoy!
Under Heron bridge on Colonel By or Via Hog's Back through the Bog's Hack Trail
This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!
Respect the wildlife & watch out for hikers. Path is VERY narrow at times with high consequences.
More Stats for The Gord Downie mountain bike trail
Altitude change-12 ft
Altitude min206 ft
Altitude start234 ft
Altitude end222 ft
Distance climb1,014 ft
Distance down766 ft
Distance flat52 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
The Gord Downie Trail Reports
Jul 13, 2018 @ 8:02pmJul 13, 2018
|Needs a trim and some rain. And a section of bridge is out.|
Nov 12, 2017 @ 2:17pmNov 12, 2017
|Connection to Bog's Hack trail is flooded. Viva 2017. Rest of the trail is hard and clear.|
Oct 28, 2017 @ 3:57pmOct 28, 2017
|Connected to the trail at Hog's Back Falls now and all clear.|
Oct 24, 2017 @ 9:06pmOct 24, 2017
|Connection to Bog's Hack trail not complete, forcing you to turn around or help build. I ain't complaining, but I still do...|