2 miles
Distance
121 ft
Climb
-48 ft
Descent
138 ft
High Point

The Old Track Details

  • Riding Area
    Hearts Delight - Islington
    Hearts Delight - Islington, Newfoundland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #104592 in Mountain Biking

This trail is a section of the Hearts Content branch of the old Newfoundland Railway. It runs from Brookcove in Heart's Delight - Islington to Bishop's Field in Cavendish. The original railway branch ran along the south side of Trinity Bay (42 miles, but incorporating parts of the original Harbour Grace line) and was completed in 1915. This and other new branches proved expensive to operate, carrying only passengers and occasional freight. After the government took over the railway in 1923 an effort was made to serve the less-travelled lines using trolley-like "day coaches". As Heart's Content was a winter port for the A.N.D. Company that line continued sporadically until 1938. [https://www.heritage.nf.ca/articles/economy/railway-branch-lines.php]

Access Info

Parking is available at the Brookcove recreational area in Hearts Delight - Islington.

Disclaimer

This trail is frequented by ATVs

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More Stats for The Old Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    73 ft
  • Altitude min
    23 ft
  • Altitude start
    45 ft
  • Altitude end
    118 ft
  • Grade
    0.679%
  • Grade max
    -4.121%
  • Grade min
    7.574%
  • Distance climb
    4,783 ft
  • Distance down
    4,253 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,739 ft
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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