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    Copeland forest?

    Is Copeland forest fun to ride? Is it a big place?

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    Yes it is a fun place to ride. Lots of trails and they are not marked so a decent sense of direction or a strava map is a good idea so you can find your way back to the car. Best place to park is north of horseshoe valley road on the 5th line of Oro, second little parking lot on the left side. When you enter there, go right and you will start with a fun downhill. If you want to start with an uphill you can park at the horseshoe cross country ski place and go from there. I found it harder to find the good trails starting from down there.

    Hope that helps!

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    Just make sure you're riding with someone who's slower than you or else you'll get eaten by the bears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Just make sure you're riding with someone who's slower than you or else you'll get eaten by the bears.
    Are there bears in this area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    Are there bears in this area?

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    Bears, moose, deer, cougars, lots of wildlife to be seen.

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    There is a warning sign indicating trap lines. Do not tamper. Are they set up by fur trappers? Does this mean it is dangerous to ride that trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    There is a warning sign indicating trap lines. Do not tamper. Are they set up by fur trappers? Does this mean it is dangerous to ride that trail?

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    The traplines that I know of are on the 3rd line road allowance, and its kinda swampy and isn't a usual route for MTBers, most the trails are to the east of that road allowance.

    The traplines are usually off the side of the trail, I met a guy who was checking them in the spring while i was skiing, not dangerous if you stay on the trail, I would worry about a dog being off leash and going for a swim and getting snared.

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    Copeland is by far my favourite trails around here. You just need to get someone to show you a big loop around the big forest and some of the key spots, like the one spot at the top of a ridge where 5 trails meet.

    I've personally never seen any traps out there, but I have heard dudes shooting guns.

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    Copeland is awesome. In the south end there is a lot of up and down and some great downhill areas (which means you do have to make the trip up first.) It's easy to get lost in there so take a compass/gps/smartphone. I would say it's my favourite trail system in the area, definitely worth a trip if you're not local.

    You can enter here: https://goo.gl/maps/K2AX6CejAa52 this isn't an exact location, it's the second entrance on the left when you are heading north up that line. From that entrance the trail splits in a lot of different directions.

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