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Fat-Bike-Durham-Forest.jpg​Durham Regional Forest

The Durham Regional Forest Main Tract is comprised of plantation forests established over 90 years ago, as well as mixed hardwood areas.

This forest encompasses a 596 hectare area that is located at the top of the Oak Ridges Moraine, in the Town of Uxbridge, and is renowned for​ its excellent cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding.

More than 16 kilometres of trails in four marked loops and numerous secondary trails throughout the main tract. Contributes to regional and national trail networks.

New in 2018!

We are pleased to announce an agreement with the Durham Mountain Biking Association (DMBA) for a two-year pilot project to offer mechanically groomed trails within the main tract of the Durham Regional Forest. There are two groomed loops, one starting from the main parking lot and the other from the Houston Road parking lot, connecting to form a figure eight. 

Choose between a 10-km or 5-km loop depending on your preferred activity or time commitment! Hiking, snowshoeing and biking are permitted. A proposed best practice is for bike tires to be wider than those typically found on standard bikes and with a more pronounced tread to minimize rutting or breaking through the trails, but all bikes are permitted. These trails offer a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy some winter activity in nature on a groomed trail. 

As always, be sure to check for signage indicating any changes to the routes or trail closures (grooming occurs between 7-11 p.m., at which time signage will indicate that mechanized grooming is in progress and to use the trails at your own risk – please be safe!). Our thanks go to the hard-working DMBA groomers who withstand brisk winter conditions to keep these trails in great condition.​