What to Expect:
The McIntosh Run watershed (Fight Trail) hosts a unique trail experience combining grippy granite whalebacks, views to the ocean, challenging ledges and drops, and lush forest. The terrain is rolling — climbs are short but punchy. For years, trails here have been known to be some of the most challenging anywhere; that’s still the case, but increasingly there is something for almost anyone. This 20km system is evolving rapidly: Come back often and keep your Trailforks map at hand.
The forested southeastern region presently hosts the beginner level singletrack (In-N-Out, Nora and Warren). Trails here have more gradual climbs, wider bridges, but still plenty of smaller rock features and roots that help develop skills and keep things interesting. Access is from the Norawarren Trailhead in Herring Cove.
In the northwest, start with Divide, Osprey, the Attic trails, and find the flow of granite whalebacks, mixed with steep transitions and off-camber lines that will challenge most intermediate riders. Or head to the southeast area, and hold your speed in classic tight woods riding and optional spicy features on West Pine. A new trail (Fall 2019) will link the system with an epic trail combining a bit of everything –from granite slabs to diving through dirt berms.
Advanced riders will find challenging features especially in the northwest part of the trail system with its roll downs, ledges, drops and off-camber granite. Due to the variety and varying size of the drops, expert riders will be sure to find technical trail features that will put their skills to the test and help bring those skills to the next level.
Northwest area, Spryfield
Trailheads are on Alabaster Way (Osprey and Divide trails) and Mica Crescent (Spar Trail). There is limited parking in the subdivision, so please consider parking outside the subdivision near Herring Cove Road, and riding in on the Community Trail or roads.
Southeast area, Herring Cove
Trailhead is on Norawarren Drive with on-street parking.
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