RIDE

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

Safety

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

Riding Etiquette

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

Through an agreement with the Town of Huntsville, Hidden Valley Ski Area Ski Hill, and the HMBA, the first publicly accessible mountain trails will soon be open! With the help of a great group of volunteers, the majority of the trail network is in its final stages awaiting final touches and signage.

At present the intermediate blue loop is ready for riding. Please remember that trails are new, and to be prepared for unexpected hazards. The beginner trail is still being finished, and we’re hoping to have it ready in 2021.

PARKING: Main parking is located at Hidden Valley Ski Area lodge.

ADDRESS: 1655 Hidden Valley Rd, Huntsville, ON P1H 1A4.

TRAIL USE/ACCESS: Public multi-use trails (hiking & biking).

TRAIL LENGTH: 8 km

TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy, Difficult, More Difficult

TRAIL MAP: https://www.trailforks.com/region/hmba-trail-network-45176/?activitytype=1&z=14.4&lat=45.35267&lon=-79.13519


Lances Loops

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.

While the trail network is established, we’re awaiting signage

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 Bapist 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.

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

TRAIL MAP: https://www.trailforks.com/region/lance-s-loops-hmba-members-only/


Echo Valley

NOTICE: Echo Valley is currently closed as a result of tornado damage. We’ll provide updates on Facebook and Instagram

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.

The HMBA has entered into an agreement with the Township of Lake of Bays to assist with trail development and maintenance. A trail map is at the trail head, along with an honour box to assist with maintenance costs. Please note that there have been several trail additions that have not been added to the trail map yet.

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

TRAIL MAP: https://www.trailforks.com/region/echo-valley-trails-24470/


DEERHURST

COMING SOON!

Through an agreement with Deerhurst Resort, land that is connected to the Hidden Valley trail network will soon provide additional trails for HMBA members to ride. Some work has already commenced, but we’re targeting 2022 for an official opening on these trails.

ADDRESS: Deerhurst resort property (Trailhead information coming soon)

TRAIL USE/ACCESS: Multi-use trails (hiking and biking) for HMBA and Deerhurst guests only

TRAIL LENGTH: Coming Soon

TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Beginner & Intermediate

TRAIL MAP: Coming soon


Other Area Riding

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


MORCA

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