1.0 mile
Distance
108 ft
Climb
-73 ft
Descent
00:09:43
Avg time

The Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Don Valley
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    April - October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Drop, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Global Ranking
    #394 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4847 in E-Biking
    • #1866 in Trail Running
    • #6031 in Hiking
  • 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.

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More Stats for The Ridge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    33 ft
  • Altitude min
    323 ft
  • Altitude max
    363 ft
  • Altitude start
    323 ft
  • Altitude end
    358 ft
  • Grade
    0.6%
  • Grade max
    -15.2%
  • Grade min
    30.1%
  • Distance climb
    2,018 ft
  • Distance down
    1,913 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,453 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:22
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Status:
on Jan 16, 2022
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 4.25 (37 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      The Ridge Trail Reports

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      Jan 16, 2022 @ 11:24am
      Jan 16, 2022
      Jan 14, 2022 @ 12:51pm
      Jan 14, 2022
      Not crazy icy, but I recommend studs
      Jan 13, 2022 @ 1:39pm
      Jan 13, 2022
      Jan 8, 2022 @ 1:16pm
      Jan 8, 2022
      Very little ice.
      Jan 6, 2022 @ 12:30pm
      Jan 6, 2022
      Surprisingly very little ice
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 20 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2,430 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 11,945 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 6, 2021 @ 3:38pm
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      Mar 20, 2021 @ 1:20pm
      Mar 20, 2021
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      Mar 20, 2021 @ 1:19pm
      Mar 20, 2021
      189 |
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 6:44pm
      Oct 25, 2020

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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
      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
      Hypolyte (Jun 5, 2018 at 12:20)
       Dry
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 2
      Tristz (Nov 9, 2019 at 17:32)
       Great trail with a nice variety of challenging features such as jumps and skinnies
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 2
      natedagreat (Apr 14, 2021 at 10:08)
       One of the 2 hardest blues in the don along with Kitchen Sink in my opinion.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Dfsafran (Apr 30, 2021 at 17:35)
       Tree down across trail today due to high winds
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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