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    Made a Palgrave trail guide

    So I noticed there was no legit trail guide online for the Palgrave single track. It's a beauty loop and there is hardly any material on the internet about it.

    I like making maps as a side hobby so I threw this together quickly in hopes that other people might have a good time out there;

    Mapping was done last week so it includes the current trail revisions that were done by some awesome people who know about flow apparently.

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    Palgrave Trail Guide | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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    This is fantastic.

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    Brilliant... thanks

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    Thank you, it is much appreciated. I did not know it is just a loop, which means that even I won't get lost.
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    What's not there and worth exploring is what's at the north side (north of the Duffy Rd parking) , Double track loops with some single track branches. I think (underline think) that the DT tends to be used by the horse crowd and hikers (there are some boardwalks as well - certainly not horse friendly) still fun for me anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serious View Post
    Thank you, it is much appreciated. I did not know it is just a loop, which means that even I won't get lost.
    Same here. I get lost going in a straight line.

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    definitely one of the better local trails.
    good job mapping this
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    Fantastic. Can you do one for the single tracks off of the Currie Tract?

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    Made a Palgrave trail guide

    Think I'll grab a few guys and try this next week. Are the trails relatively quiet on the weekends?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_o View Post
    Fantastic. Can you do one for the single tracks off of the Currie Tract?

    Sure can, where are those trails? I'll whip one up for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Van G View Post
    Think I'll grab a few guys and try this next week. Are the trails relatively quiet on the weekends?
    Always pretty dead, you can go out and have a nice lap without much traffic compared to albion

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    broadwayline...
    do you think you can do the same for dufferin forest (mansfield)?
    If you're not familiar with all the trails i can hook you up with someone to give you a good tour through there.
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    RE: Made a Palgrave trail guide

    What are you doing!?! Dont you know that the official line is there are no Palgrave trails? I'll have your Stonecutter number sir, this will be taken up with the high council!

    Ps. nice job on the map!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    broadwayline...
    do you think you can do the same for dufferin forest (mansfield)?
    If you're not familiar with all the trails i can hook you up with someone to give you a good tour through there.
    Yo Ralph!

    Sure can, just need someone to show me the trails / take me on a tour and I can make the entire place the same way for you guys!

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    Awesome! I'll have some sort of map whenever I get up there!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayline View Post
    Yo Ralph!

    Sure can, just need someone to show me the trails / take me on a tour and I can make the entire place the same way for you guys!
    i'll get a hold of you soon
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    Made a Palgrave trail guide

    What are the trails like? Any technical sections? Speed runs with turns?

    Likely going up Saturday morning before boys night in Caledon.

    Thanks for the map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van G View Post
    What are the trails like? Any technical sections? Speed runs with turns?
    Stopped there a couple weekends ago on our way home from Buckwallow/Bracebridge. Trails are smooth & firm & fast & hilly but sandy in spots, not a lot of tight turns compared to Woodstock or Turkey Point but very similar single-track. Zero technical riding, instead they are potentially very fast trails if you have the right bike (we were all riding 30-to-35 pound rock crushing trail machines, lol, not the right bikes!).
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    Made a Palgrave trail guide

    Quote Originally Posted by VR6ix View Post
    Stopped there a couple weekends ago on our way home from Buckwallow/Bracebridge. Trails are smooth & firm & fast & hilly but sandy in spots, not a lot of tight turns compared to Woodstock or Turkey Point but very similar single-track. Zero technical riding, instead they are potentially very fast trails if you have the right bike (we were all riding 30-to-35 pound rock crushing trail machines, lol, not the right bikes!).
    Thanks for the heads up. Albion is somewhat the same, no?

    What spots within an hour of Toronto are a goo ride? I'm used to the compact action of The Don trails but am up for something a little more spaced out as long as there is a good mix.
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    I personally find Palgrave more fun than Albion

    The trails are fast and sweeping, not much technical riding just quick high paced XC with punchy short climbs thrown in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van G View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. Albion is somewhat the same, no?

    What spots within an hour of Toronto are a goo ride? I'm used to the compact action of The Don trails but am up for something a little more spaced out as long as there is a good mix.
    You might enjoy Hilton Falls closer to Waterloo area. I think amongst the most technical if not the most technical south of Barrie in GTA. Its not as fast as Albion but I enjoy Hilton Falls the most in the GTA.

    If you want fast and technical I think Copeland Forest outside of Barrie would be your best, closest bet.

    IMO the Don really is a warm up run compared to these other trails. But the Don is unique with its cliff-faced riding in the middle of a City!

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    You can try Kelso and Hilton Falls/Agreement Forest in Milton. Kelso is also fast and flowy with the xtreme trail (not so much) giving a bit of technical. If you park at the bottom, you have a long grunt climb. HF/AF has rocks and more rocks if you are into that. Flat but rocky. Puslinch and Hydrocut in Cambridge/Kitchener is a bit further but offer the same type of fast twisty riding. There is a nice tech section in Puslinch. Ravenshoe is a bit smaller, but packed full of twists and short ups and downs.
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    Made a Palgrave trail guide

    I've been to Raveshoe and Durham a number of times going back 8 years. Haven't made it outside of The Don since getting the bug back two years ago. Time to expand the profile.

    I'll give Palgrave a go first as it sounds like Durham the last time I was there. Fast and twisty sounds good to me.

    Putting Copeland on the to do list. Is it similar to Hardwood Hills?
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    Palgrave is kinda like Durham but about 1/10th of the size. You'll do Palgrave quick and then you can ride either the Bruce trail or over to Albion.

    Hardwood is less technical, more hilly, more compact than Copeland. I always found HH too manicured for my tastes. It is fun for a couple of hours but I don't find the same sense of adventure or wanderlust than Copeland.

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    Anyone have this trail available for Garmin download?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    Anyone have this trail available for Garmin download?
    Have you guys checked out Trailforks? I think just about every riding area mentioned on this thread is well documented there, with route building and GPX downloads.

    Palgrave Conservation Area Mountain Bike Trails | Trailforks

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