July 23, 2017 at 9:53 am #817296
Rode here for the first time Friday night and these are some great trails in amazing shape! That said, I’m looking to find some people that maybe know the trails here because it’s hard to put a loop together for someone newJuly 24, 2017 at 8:25 am #817299
Matt, I’m pretty local to them and would be down to ride after work this week. Used to ride them weekly but haven’t in a bit.July 24, 2017 at 11:26 am #817302
Great! How about tomorrow night at 6 -6:30 meet at Bridgewater Rd trailhead?July 25, 2017 at 8:22 am #817310
Great! How about tomorrow night at 6 -6:30 meet at Bridgewater Rd trailhead?
let me check with buddy who I’m supposed to be riding with tonight, we were aiming for a Don ride but that can change depending on him. I *think* I still have your number, I can check.July 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm #817321
Actually I’m not out that way today anyways so all good!July 28, 2017 at 11:58 am #817353
Rode last night in there. Lots of new changes since the last time I went, was great!
Conditions are good, a little slick in spots but good overall. Trail ratings need to be reduced, none of those trails are ‘double black diamond’ trails by any measurement, so I’ll request those changes on TF. Some features need some TLC, but it was pretty rad to see the remnants of my old work in there, including the one larger jump that’s still there but has evolved into more! Sweeeeeet. All our old lines still exist which is pretty rad.August 3, 2017 at 11:31 am #817371
Rode last night and while a bit slick in sections, not much mud and still fun. trails are all hard pack and rain doesn’t really effect at all – well just a bit slippy.November 29, 2017 at 3:54 pm #818265
Jefferson has always had good night riding. Lots of animals in there.
Last night was no exception.
Though riding at night in there recently really opens your eyes as to how close the new developments are to the forest. And will be even closer soon…. 🙁January 4, 2019 at 9:37 am #820771
I don’t know if many people read this, but I think sadly access to the swan lake portion of Jefferson Forest has been completely cutoff.
If you don’t know the history here, the Swan Lake property is managed by the TRCA and because they host school groups on the property, the area is marked as private property. They only started to post private property signs about 3-4 years ago, after I was clotheslined in the neck by a black climbing rope tied between two trees on their property (I also found two others). Not to go on a tangent there, but I reported it to the police and in the end one of the employees at swan lake admitted to putting up the ropes. But that’s another story…
Now, they’ve fenced off access to that northern part of the forest AND some of the trails have been completely blocked and covered with deadfall.
Pretty sad to find that, to be honest. I am guessing they kept seeing people “trespassing” during the day when school groups were in there. I admit to going on those trails, but only did so at night when the property is empty.
In other news, it also looks like (who I assume is DMBA) have put up new trail intersection marking posts, similar to what are found in Walkers Woods and Durham. Hopefully the trails themselves are not mucked with……
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