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    Liz Bits reviewed Don Valley MTB trails

    over 1 year ago

    Great for a fall hike to see some spectacular colours. The paved trails are good for all ability types. The wooded trails and neighbouring abandoned railway, quite beautiful but slightly more challenging, link up to the Evergreen Brickworks to enjoy a nice coffee and scenery before you make your way back. It's a regular favourite of ours.

    Liz Bits completed Don Valley MTB trails

    over 1 year ago

    Liz Bits reviewed Allegheny Gorge Trail

    over 1 year ago

    At the end of the day, this was a gem of a hike with the added bonus of a spectacular view of the Allegheny River and surrounding mountains from the overlook
    point.

    There was very little signage at the parking lot to direct you to the trail entrance, so we were very appreciative of the reviews that preceded us, which helped us locate the entrance a short walk down the State Game Lands road just across from the entrance to the parking lot.

    We found the hike to be a very gentle one to start, but it increased in difficulty as we went along. We followed the well marked yellow blazed trail but noticed there were very few maps along the way to give you a perspective of how far along the trail you've come.

    We enjoyed the suspension bridges and the challenging climb to overlook point. But after completing the majority of the trail, we somehow missed the "end of the loop" and wound up at another parking lot with no signage or maps and we had no cell service to check our map on Alltrails. (Unfortunately our GPS also ran out of battery power, that was our fault).

    With time running against us for daylight, and no way to discern where our parking lot was relative to us, we faced the challenging task of re-tracing our steps back through the whole trail at a much quicker pace.

    We feel as though there might have been a path back to parking somewhere near the outlook point, but some trees had fallen making the path look like it had been closed. We aren't quite sure where we went wrong, but we absolutely missed an important sign somewhere.

    So in the end, we really enjoyed the scenery and unique features of this trail, but would caution people who don't know the trail well to give a lot of time to complete it in good daylight, because there are only a few signs along the way, but no maps and no cell service for most of the hike.

    As others have said as well, this trail backs on to State Game Lands, so be sure to make your presence known by talking etc.

    Great hike. Boot camp at times. Would do it again with more time on our side.

    Liz Bits completed Allegheny Gorge Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Liz Bits saved Allegheny Gorge Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Liz Bits saved Roaring Run

    over 1 year ago

    Liz Bits saved Deer Lakes Park Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Liz Bits completed Jones Falls

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits added Jones Falls

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits completed Bruce and Pine Loop Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits completed Tunnel Creek Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits completed Stanley Park Seawall Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits completed English Bay

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits completed Presidio Bay Area Ridge Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits completed Gorge Trail and Indian Trail Loop

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits completed Taylor Creek Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits completed Six Mile Cypress Slough Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits saved Catharine Valley Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits completed Catharine Valley Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits saved Pine Creek Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits reviewed Wellsboro - Pine Creek Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Liz Bits completed Pine Creek Trail

    over 2 years ago