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    Best Trails for Wet Fall Conditions outside GTA?

    Want to go for a ride Sat morning but we've had a lot of rain. What are the best trails in wet conditions? Durham because of all the pine?

    Would drive 45 min from North Toronto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van G View Post
    Want to go for a ride Sat morning but we've had a lot of rain. What are the best trails in wet conditions? Durham because of all the pine?

    Would drive 45 min from North Toronto.
    east or west north toronto?

    east: durham west: palgrave

    a little further

    east: ganaraska west: dufferin
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    Best Trails for Wet Fall Conditions outside GTA?

    We're in Leaside so fairly central.

    Palgrave is okay after rain?

    First thought was Durham or Ravenshoe because they have so many pine trees which typically means quick draining.
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    Durham and most anything on the Oak Ridges Morraine because of the well drained soils. The Morraine is full of coarse sand, gravel etc etc so water infiltrates the ground very well. For the Durham Forest area, the closer you are to the actual Durham Forest Centre the better for late fall/early winter conditions when its been rainy. Walker Property and the southern most Glen Major could be a bit wetter trail wise. Last November my friend and I went to Durham Forest at the Forest Centre and although it had been raining for over a week in the GTA, and it was till moist looking in Durham, the conditions in the Durham trails were essentially perfect.

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    Cheers, we'll give it a go.

    Is this the best map for Duraham? Trails suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van G View Post
    We're in Leaside so fairly central.

    Palgrave is okay after rain?

    First thought was Durham or Ravenshoe because they have so many pine trees which typically means quick draining.
    it drys fast in there, lot's of pines. the distance to drive is the same from your location to both locations
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    Best Trails for Wet Fall Conditions outside GTA?

    Suggested trails if parking in the main Durham parking lot? Route or order?
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    It depends what kind of riding you want. You can stay on fire-road type trails or just get on all the singltracks when you see the signs. I don't know the best "routes". If you like singletrack I would stay north and south of Houston road and ride the singletracks there. Bring the map if it makes it easier. Go east and south from the Forest centre parking lot.

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    Best Trails for Wet Fall Conditions outside GTA?

    We're looking for single track and anything fun that may be on them.

    Looks like single track starts out of the north main parking lot. Will pack a map and see what happens. Maybe Strava will get us around in a jam.
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    There's a trial build at Durham tomorrow. Instead of destroying the trails by riding in the rain why don't you help and build them. Help make a good impression on the multiple user groups that use Durham.

    Thank you.

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    Best Trails for Wet Fall Conditions outside GTA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Braids View Post
    There's a trial build at Durham tomorrow. Instead of destroying the trails by riding in the rain why don't you help and build them. Help make a good impression on the multiple user groups that use Durham.

    Thank you.
    Details?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van G View Post
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    Puslinch or Turkey Point

    Longer drives though...

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    Dufferin has good drainage so it's not very muddy after rain

    Palgrave takes a little longer to dry but it's ok too (mostly sand) but there are also some slick sections when wet
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    Mansfield forest for sure.
    It can rain hard all day , and try to find a puddle
    On the single track.
    Was riding in the rain there today.
    Also good spring riding for the same reason.
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    Best Trails for Wet Fall Conditions outside GTA?

    Checked out Palgrave Saturday and then Durham Sunday. Fortunate to get the locals edge at Durham through The Maze.

    Much different than The Don but a great time. Thanks to Derek for the tour if your on here.
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