1 mile
Distance
272 ft
Climb
-239 ft
Descent
00:09:29
Avg time

The Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Don Valley
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    April - October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Drop, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Global Ranking
    #488 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    City of Toronto / Toronto Region Conservation Authority

Rolling up and down trail along the valley wall with some challenging rooted climbs and a few steep descents depending on which line riders take. It can take a few rides to learn when and where to carry your speed to overcome the next obstacle. Trail was created in late 1980s or early 1990s and was originally a far more challenging and mostly off camber singletrack.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    33 ft
  • Altitude min
    309 ft
  • Altitude max
    376 ft
  • Altitude start
    309 ft
  • Altitude end
    342 ft
  • Grade
    0.608%
  • Grade max
    -23.393%
  • Grade min
    29.042%
  • Distance climb
    2,819 ft
  • Distance down
    2,403 ft
  • Distance flat
    161 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:27
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Status:
on Nov 24, 2020
Wet
Avg: 4.15 (30 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
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to the-ridge-27026 trailhead (43.700190, -79.352210)
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      The Ridge Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 24, 2020 @ 11:40am
      14 hours
      Nov 21, 2020 @ 11:47am
      Nov 21, 2020
      Nov 19, 2020 @ 8:59pm
      Nov 19, 2020
      Nov 19, 2020 @ 12:22pm
      Nov 19, 2020
      Clear and fast. Solid dirt.
      Nov 10, 2020 @ 4:13pm
      Nov 10, 2020
      All clear! Great shape considering we’re in november. Watch for slippage in some areas due to leaf cover.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 112 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 3,792 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 11,945 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 25, 2020 @ 6:44pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      104 |
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 6:43pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      | 3 comments
      78 |
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 6:43pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      67 |
      Sep 14, 2020 @ 7:32pm
      Sep 14, 2020

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag atrokz (May 5, 2016 at 6:48)
       Ruined over the years by overzelous weekend warriors cutting out every root and widening the trail, but it's an essential part of a don ride and a historic trail. Overrun with strava dudes too, but what can you do.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag BlurredLines (Sep 20, 2016 at 7:33)
       For folks interested in what's happening with "The Ridge" the official release from the City of Toronto can be found here...

      bit.ly/RidgeTrailPlan
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Hypolyte (Jun 5, 2018 at 12:20)
       Dry
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag FredLouz (Aug 7, 2018 at 20:51)
       In very good conditions but a storm just rolled in tonight so whatch our the next few days and super super fun to ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Tristz (Nov 9, 2019 at 17:32)
       Great trail with a nice variety of challenging features such as jumps and skinnies
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jesse-effing-edwards (Jan 29, 2020 at 12:53)
       This is not a black diamond trail, but has a few moments that might be hard for the noobs. Crothers is brothers me with all the hikers & dogs, but you can find some nice flow on this section of trail. Few cool features too.
      [Reply]

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