April 12, 2019 at 11:15 am #820958
The Team Van Go peoples have posted saying that Dufferin is good to go…April 12, 2019 at 11:54 am #820960
Awesome. Was with Collingwood crew this week and figured another week. Glad to here it’s rolling already.April 15, 2019 at 1:07 pm #820966
Can confirm Duffy is ready to roll. Lots of sticks and leaves on the trail but mostly free of snow and ice. A few soft spots but nothing to be concerned about.
HIlton/AF – still soft though riders are out on it
Puslinch – almost there still muddy
Hydrocut – not ready
Pines -not ready
3Stage – not ready
Durham – almost ready, still wet
Palgrave – not ready still icy
Copeland – almost readyApril 18, 2019 at 10:02 am #820979
Dufferin was great last night. Even dusty in one or two spots. Only one spot had mud (besides crossing some of the double track).
I like the leaves on the trail, but I’m weird… Either way, a lot of the trails were in the process of being leaf blown yesterday in preparation for the sausage fest race on Saturday.April 20, 2019 at 3:02 pm #820981
I’m new to the site and wanted to get some feedback on the don trail conditions. Is it usually pretty muddy after the amount of rain we’ve had today and yesterday? I want to hit the trail tomorrow morning coming in from the Loblaws parking lot.
tiaApril 20, 2019 at 7:42 pm #820982
The conditions vary greatly from trail to trail after this much rain. The Flats and Boo Trail are a couple of the trails that tend to be in the best shape after a heavy rainfall. Pottery Road Climb, Pottery Road to 3 Rocks, 3 Rocks, Sanitation Plant and The Ridge typically need at least 1 full day to dry out after this much rain. Beaver Flats, Woods Gundy and Secret Hidden Trail are a few of the trails that take the longest to dry out.
I would suggest staying off all the trails until at least Monday and expect some of them to still not be in good enough condition to ride by then. I’m curious what others would suggest.April 22, 2019 at 11:03 am #820983
Head on up to Dufferin Forest if you can. It was dry in there yesterday (maybe moist at best in a few spots), even after all the rain.April 22, 2019 at 3:37 pm #820984April 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm #820985
Anyone been to the Don today? Any trails rideable? Maybe flats, ridge, Bunny Run or Motown?April 22, 2019 at 5:31 pm #820986
Thanks for the info everyone.April 24, 2019 at 1:35 am #820993
I ended up going for a ride at 5PM on the 22nd.
Pottery Road to 3 Rocks, 3 Rocks, Sanitation Plant, The Ridge, Bunny Run and Garbage Cow were all in good enough condition to ride (besides a few spots of course).
Make sure to walk around the muddy/wet spots to preserve the trail. I keep seeing tons of tire tracks through the most vulnerable sections of these trails. Riding through these spots will increase the amount of time needed for them to dry out and cause further damage.
I also rode the second half of Climbmax (starting just west of Eglinton & Leslie). Based off past experience I would imagine the initial climb isn’t rideable yet, but the rest of the trail was in great shape, besides one small section.
Edit: I was completely wrong about Boo Trail being rideable. It was the muddiest trail I saw on my ride and should be avoided for quite some time.April 25, 2019 at 10:40 am #820994
Thanks for sharing conditions. You are more than welcome to post all trails here but just so you know, there are dedicated Don and Etobicoke Creek threads that run year round.
Just go to the last page in the thread for either topic.
.April 25, 2019 at 10:48 am #820999
Rode Puslinch yesterday and it was primo.
HIlton/AF – Still soft though riders are out on it
Turkey Point – Good to go
Puslinch – Ready to go
Hydrocut – Not ready
Pines -Not ready
3Stage – Not ready
Kolapore – Not ready
Durham – Ready to go
Palgrave – Ready minus the north section
Copeland – Ready minus the pond section
Kelso: Shaping up, still mud and snow in spots
Midland – Good to go
Haroldtown – Not ready
Dundas Valley / Waterdown – Not ready
1 user thanked author for this post.April 26, 2019 at 9:04 am #821004
Jefferson Forest is pretty good now too. Though it should be noted (see the other York forum) that the TRCA has annihilated about a third of the forest. The trails, besides one, connecting up to the north side of the forest are completely blocked and gone. They’ve gone so far as to post no trespassing signs in spots. Wasn’t this public land? Anyways….
Ravenshoe is apparently still a mud pit.
Also saw someone riding out in the Simcoe County Club trails. Probably good on some portions of it; but they had some serious logging operations going on over the winter….
Sounds like Buckwallow might open next weekend.
Torrance Barrens looks pretty decent now too.April 26, 2019 at 11:20 am #821005
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