1,833 ft
Distance
58 ft
Climb
-69 ft
Descent
00:16:14
Avg time

The Gord Downie Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Ottawa
    , Ontario
  • AKA
    Baron Ridge
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #63485 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017

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

Access Info

Under Heron bridge on Colonel By or Via Hog's Back through the Bog's Hack Trail

This trail is unsanctioned.

Disclaimer

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 trail
  • Altitude change
    -12 ft
  • Altitude min
    206 ft
  • Altitude max
    234 ft
  • Altitude start
    234 ft
  • Altitude end
    222 ft
  • Grade
    -0.647%
  • Grade max
    -31.776%
  • Grade min
    14.899%
  • Distance climb
    1,014 ft
  • Distance down
    766 ft
  • Distance flat
    52 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:30
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on Apr 25, 2021
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      The Gord Downie Trail Reports

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      Apr 25, 2021 @ 9:36am
      Apr 25, 2021
      The dirt is great save for a few dry sections where it is starting to break off due to the camber. There are many large trees on the trail...
      Apr 6, 2021 @ 2:08pm
      Apr 6, 2021
      Some downed branches... The "key parts" that are narrow are pretty eroded... Not sure if it's because I suck or not but I slipped and nearly went...
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 7:33am
      Aug 9, 2020
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 4:33am
      Apr 18, 2019
      Pretty much as described except that near the end, where I think the trail is supposed to reach the rocks, it's Impassible. The Rideau River's too...
      Aug 2, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      Aug 2, 2018
      Top of fallen tree cuts off the trail about a quarter way in from Heron
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      Adeptsckness (Feb 19, 2018 at 23:34)
       Good old gordo
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      • + 1
      JumpinJesus (Mar 12, 2018 at 8:15)
       He passed as we were connecting the final legs, and we all sang (altered versions of) their work while we did ours. It just seemed to fit. I found a place that's dark and it's rotted. I't's a cool sweet kind of place, where the copters won't spot it. I'm a real nice guy so here's the map I dotted...
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