Welcome to the brand new Lennox & Addington County Forest Trails. Be immersed in 51 hectares (127 acres) of rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield's landscape of tall pines and granite.
When exploring The Pines, you will experience 6 kilometres of logging roads and single-track trails designed with bermed curves and elevations that incorporate the natural terrain of the forest.
Mountain bike riders, please watch for hikers and note that a small section of trail is shared by motorized traffic. Stay on marked trails and respect the area's wild ecosystems during your visit.
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The Pines Loop
Distance: 2.4 km
Directional Markers: Green
The Pines Loop will get you where you need to go. This trail incorporates old logging roads and provides access to all the trails in the forest. Mountain bikers will enjoy the high berms at each of the main corners.
*** Note that there is a 250 metre stretch of trail that is shared with motorized traffic. Take extra caution and yield to approaching vehicles. ***
Cut Through Trail
Distance: 650 metres
Directional Markers: Red
Cut Through Trail meanders east-west through the forest, connecting with the Up & Down Trail at Crisscross Junction. The trail takes you through the widely-spaced planted section of the managed forest and into the most densely treed area of the property.
Up & Down Trail
Distance: 600 metres
Directional Markers: Yellow
On the Up & Down Trail you weave through the forest, connecting with the Cut Through Trail at Crisscross Junction. The path takes you through mature pines, maples and birch groves for an enjoyable hike or ride.
Dipsy Doodle Trails
Distance: 1 km
Directional Markers: Dark Blue
As the name suggests, the Dipsy Doodle Trails take you take you up, down and around the western-most section of the forest. Explore Little Rock & Big Rock and make a jump or two. There are many sections of this trail, some wide and some not-so-wide.
Distance: 500 metres
Directional Markers: Purple
The Southern Dip is a nice little hike that couples two old logging roads with a newly-created path that weaves through the forest. It's not a long detour from the Pines Loop, but is definitely a worthwhile hike or ride near the southern border of the property.
Distance: 350 m
Directional Markers: Light Blue
The Church Pass provides a straight on view to the Flinton Church (or takes you directly away from it, if you prefer). It's a nice route to take if you're looking to avoid the majority of the shared motorized/non-motorized section of the Pines Loop.
Shared Motorized/Non-Motorized Trail
Distance: 250 metres
Directional Markers: Orange
Motorized and non-motorized traffic are asked to share 250 metres of The Pines Loop. Bicycle riders and hikers (& snowshoers and skiiers) please watch for ATVs (& snowmobiles). If you want to avoid this short section of trail you can use Church Pass.
ATVers and snowmobilers, please stay on this section of the County Forest. It is accessed from 5th Concession Road to the east, and from the north-most section. Motorized riders are asked to stay along the hydro lines east of the forest to connect to other trail systems.