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    Killbear Prov' Park

    First time trip to Killbear coming up. Anything I should know? I'll be taking my MTB with me and wondering what the riding in the park and outside if the surrounding area is Crown Land.

    Don't really feel like having to drive any great distance. I've ridden the Seguin Trail, so not interested. Anything around the Nobel (old C-I-L property)? I seem to recall a lot of trails criss crossing that area when I've snowmobiled thru there.
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    There is not that much to ride at Kilbear that is legal. The only good trails are marked for hiking only, but I have poached them without issue in the past. I have not been yet to the Georgian Nordic Ski Club, but they allow mountain biking and there is a decent trail system from what I have heard. It is close enough to give it a go. If you ride there, can you shoot me a quick word about it.

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    I just rode Georgian Nordic a couple of weekends ago...definitely worth a visit. Picture a cross between Buckwallow, Porcupine Ridge, and Torrance Barrens and you get the idea.

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    I like all those places. I'll have to give that place a try.
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    There's a six km multi use trails in the park.. lol

    The park to park trail is very close by, I suspect it would be similar to the Seguin.

    Can't really help much here, but I did have a very fun hour or so playing around on the large rock formations at Sunset Rocks aka 'the Tree". It's a massive slab of granite that is angled towards the water. Not a big area but was very fun to ride up it, the roll down over all the little edges. So many (very short mind you) lines to discover. Was really fun freestyle riding, with in the park.
    ..now just tinker with our bikes and feed the cats. - oldbear52

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    Thanks for the suggestions. AFAIK the P2P trail IS the Seguin Trail, I could be wrong though. I'll probably stick to the park & maybe head out to a trail that runs from 69 in to the area north of Dinner Lake. Once I've got my trailer set up I usually try to keep the driving to a minimum.

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    Rode the "rec trail" & toured a couple of the campgrounds today. The trail isn't too difficult, but if you've got some kids w/ you that are just starting to ride, it would be OK for them (keeps the grommits off the road).

    Is the Sunset Rocks the area on the point by Georgian & Harold Point campgrounds? I hiked a lot of it today & rode a bit of it. Probably explore more of it on Sun'. There is some "slick rock" (for lack of a better term) near the amphitheatre too.

    Heading over toward Dinner Lake & see how that goes.

    Besides seeing three deer in the Lighthouse Campground, I saw this little guy:
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    Hey nice shot! We were there for a week a month ago and literally every neighbouring camp site to ours had bears walk through. We ended up seeing just one at the dumpsters.

    In regards to the spot I mentioned, there's a park map in the Killbear booklet, just look for the spot labelled Sunset Rocks aka 'the Tree', sorry can't recall which sites its by.
    ..now just tinker with our bikes and feed the cats. - oldbear52

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    I was going to post that I finally got a copy of the park's "newspaper" @ the Kilarney Park Mall. It shows where the Sunset Rocks are.

    Here's the GPS track from my ride today:Killbear Prov' Park-2016-top-c-bike-ride.jpg

    I could've ridden further but was on a bit of a schedule :-( The trail is typical Canadian Shield terrain following an ATV/OFSC sled trail (teal line). A few "damp" spots, but nothing terrible. Approximately 9 klicks for the ride.

    The "squiggly" spots on the spots where I was playing on the rock flats.

    The trailhead:
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    is about a mile north of where the 4 laning of Hwy 69 has ended.
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    Now for some pics from the ride. EDIT: Sorry for the multiple posts, I could only upload 1 pic @ a time.
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    From the first area I rode around on north of Dinner Lake
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    Looking SW
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    Same "ridge" looking NE
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    Parked at a fire pit north of Dinner Lake.
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    Looking north from Dinner Lake
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    Further E along the trail:
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    On the way back w/ an oak in the background
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    How do you guys lock up your bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picard View Post
    How do you guys lock up your bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikin' Bric View Post
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    If you're asking me, when the bike is at the campsite, I lock it W/ a cable to the TT's spare tire carrier.
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