Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area For Mountain Biking

The 17th most popular mountain bike trail in Ontario.

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Near Kingston in Prince Edward County, the Macaulay Mountain area has 30km+ of mountain bike trails. Macaulay Mountain area features 170 hectares of field and woodland abruptly broken by a steep escarpment, known locally as Macaulay Mountain.

Macaulay is a fairly small area with an unbelievable amount of cool, twisty, turny trails packed onto an escarpment. There are some really tough descents and ascents and some gorgeous vistas when you get to the top. These trails are obviously well-developed and include some beautiful rock bridges and tee pee rest stops. A great place to get lost and ride for hours knowing youre always less than a couple of miles from the trailhead. Local bike shop has free group rides at the hill (Thrusday 8:30 am (2 hours), Saturday 1:30pm(3-4hrs)). Excellent trails for all riding levels but CRAZY scary when it rains! Funky bridges and bike art hanging in the trees make this trail totally fun!

To reach the trailhead from Picton, drive east on Cty Rd #8 (stay right at the bottom of the town hill) and the entry to Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area is on your right at the top of the hill.

Overall, Macaulay Mountain Conservation Area is the 17th most popular mountain bike trail of all 22 mountain biking rides in Ontario.


Local Contact(s):  HH (800) 387-3775 or (705) 487-3775; Ontario Visitors Bureau (800) 668-2746.

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Horseshoe Resort, Barrie (705) 835-2790

Luxury Loding:  Inn At Harwood Hills (705) 487-3775; The Briars (800) 465-2376

GPS:  44.0031, -77.14

Date Published:  12/30/2015

Date Updated:  6/28/2016

ID:  12481


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