Riding In Huntsville
The HMBA is committed to the creation of a network of sustainable trails for the Huntsville Community. Through partnerships with municipal government and private land owners, the HMBA has entered into a number of agreements that will bring riding opportunities to the area
Trail Safety and Etiquette
Always Wear a Helmet – Be Aware of Unexpected Hazards – Trails Can Be More Difficult in Wet Conditions – Ride With a Partner – Stay on Marked Trails
Do Not Alter Trails – Maintain Control of Your Bicycle – Always Yield the Trail – Leave No Trace – Avoid Riding in Muddy Conditions – Control Animals and Scoop Droppings – Support Trail Maintenance.
Trails managed or maintained by the HMBA
HIDDEN VALLEY & DEERHURST
Through an agreement with Hidden Valley Ski Area and the Town of Huntsville the HMBA has built and maintains Huntsville’s first public use trail network. These trails showcase the beautiful terrain and scenery that Muskoka has to offer. Trails also connect to additional trails built by the HMBA on adjoining Deerhurst property that can be used by HMBA members and Deerhurst guests.
Please note that the Hidden Valley trails close November 1st – May 1st yearly. Please respect the closure as it is a critical part of our agreement with the Ski Resort.
PARKING: Main parking is located at Hidden Valley Ski Area lodge.
TRAIL USE/ACCESS: Public multi-use trails for hiking & riding (Hidden Valley), HMBA Members/Deerhurst guests (Deerhurst)
TRAIL LENGTH: 10 km
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy, Difficult, More Difficult
While many local riders have accessed these trails on private property for years, landowners have become increasingly concerned about the unauthorized access to their property by both motorized and non-motorized vehicles, and there was a risk of losing access to the trails. The HMBA has been able to secure an agreement that will keep the network known as Lances Loops open to HMBA members.
ADDRESS: End of Forest Glen Rd. Follow Maple Heights Dr. to Forest Glen Rd and proceed to the end of the road. The trail head is at the dead end.
A secondary entrance is at 461 North Mary Lake Rd. Follow the main trail to the Trail Head.
PARKING: There is minimal parking at the trail head on Forest Glen Rd., but the Riverside Baptist Church – 11 Riverside Dr. has offered to allow parking (No Parking 9-1 Sundays Please) that is less than a 1km ride to the Forest Glen trail head. Parking is also available at the Church at 482 North Mary Lake Rd.
TRAIL USE/ACCESS: Mountain bike trails for HMBA members only (Please display HMBA Member Tags)
TRAIL LENGTH: 5 Km
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy, Difficult and More Difficult
Other Area Riding
Echo Valley Nature and Bike Trails is located 10 minutes east of Huntsville on Highway 60, consisting of a mix of single and double track trails, as well as a small pump track that is located at the trail entrance.
ADDRESS: Echo Hills Rd, Dwight, ON P0A 1H0 (Follow Echo Hills Rd to the parking lot)
TRAIL USE/ACCESS: Public multi-use trails (hiking & biking)
TRAIL LENGTH: Approximately 4 km
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Beginner to Expert
Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve
Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve have a great selection of multi-use trails that even in winter are usually well packed by snowshoes and make great riding. Located just outside of Huntsville off HWY 60, follow Limberlost Road to the Reserve. Be sure to check their website for information on registering for the day (free), and trail maps
The Muskoka Off-Road Cycling Association are our neighbours to the south that maintain the Bracebridge Resource Management Centre, and Porcupine Ridge. For more information, head over to their site at www.morca.ca