Freeride


#1

What are the best (if any) freeride trails in NS?
I’ve been out of the game for several years and I’m looking for some drops and jumps.

Thanks


#2

Go to Keppoch… it’s worth the trip.


#3

Already went there and Sugarloaf NB this year. Hitting Keppoch again next weekend as well. Looking for somewhere closer to HRM if possible.

Thx for the recommendation :slight_smile:


#4

The Range is your best bet in HRM, Some stuff you can push a big bike up and blast down. Some jumps at the bottom too.


#5

We went to the rifle range this year also. It didn’t appear to be heavily ridden like it was years ago.

Thx for the suggestion :slight_smile:


#6

The Gorge and Phase 2 may have some of what you’re looking for, although a lot of the old structures on Phase 2 have rotted away. The trail near the end of Shubie Park (I forget it’s name) has some jumps on it. Reservoir Park has the skills park to play on and a couple of drops on the trails, but it’s not a full-on DH/freeride trail.


#7

It’s been 8 years since I rode the Gorge/Phase 2. One of the last times I was there they had several large drops that were well built and lots of fun. There used to be a road gap there but I believe that it was torn down years ago as well.
I’m going to try and get up for a ride again soon.

Thx for the suggestion :slight_smile:


#8

Woooooo bikes and freeride and downhill and bikes and jumps and stuff :smile:


#9

@DHRider There’s this trail gap at The Gorge that I liked quite a bit: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhmitocHT-J/?taken-by=lancehancock

A double jump at The Gorge: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jxrlwjkp1qjp7qi/2017%20Oct%2028%20Gorge%20Double%20Jump.mov?dl=0

This is at the range, trail gap: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWWNcd7A7kI/?taken-by=lancehancock
The Range has quite a few hidden gems, and this video was taken in the small jump park that’s off to the right of the entrance near the highway. There are a few different jumps and features in a small area, which makes it lots of fun. Deeper in, there is this is a nice ladder drop that I just hit a couple weeks ago so it’s definitely still surviving: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ipoqmmloykx868a/IMG_1602.mp4?dl=0

As far as larger stuff, I haven’t found much. There’s a ladder drop at Evil Birch that’s fairly large though: https://www.instagram.com/p/BEUCP2mjCkz/?tagged=evilbirch


#10

This is great detail. Thanks a lot for all the links :slight_smile: