Hillsborough

Hillsborough, New Brunswick

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Hillsborough is situated on the west bank of the Petitcodiac River, approximately 14 miles south of downtown Moncton. The course is set in a former gypsum mining area and is renowned for its treacherous, brilliant-white surface and random sinkholes. The 5.6-mile course outlined here basically follows the outer limits of the quarry and represents about half of the bikable trails here. It begins at the typical starting point of the race, in the "pit area," and continues on double and singletrack trails that wind up and down short hills, around and through the main mining area. These trails demand excellent bike handling skills, as the gypsum offers little in the way of traction and is very unforgiving in a wipeout situation - just thinking about it is discomforting. Nonetheless, local riders love to train here because they get an excellent workout.
Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada

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Mountain Bike! Atlantic Canada

by Hale & Bishop (Menasha Ridge Press)

Hillsborough is situated on the west bank of the Petitcodiac River, approximately 14 miles south of downtown Moncton. The course is set in a former gypsum mining area and is renowned for its treacherous, brilliant-white surface and random sinkholes. The 5.6-mile course outlined here basically follows the outer limits of the quarry and represents about half of the bikable trails here.

It begins at the typical starting point of the race, in the "pit area," and continues on double and singletrack trails that wind up and down short hills, around and through the main mining area. These trails demand excellent bike handling skills, as the gypsum offers little in the way of traction and is very unforgiving in a wipeout situation - just thinking about it is discomforting. Nonetheless, local riders love to train here because they get an excellent workout.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Hillsborough
Distance: 5.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Late June through October.
Local Contacts: Baymount Outdoor Adventures, 506-734-2660.
Local Maps: Hillsborough orienteering map.
Driving Directions: Directions to Hillsborough

Recent Trail Reviews

8/14/2008
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There are many trails located in this area. Approximately 20-30 km of varied riding from easy fireroads, technical cross country to free ride. Most of the trails are located off the main fireroads but some local experience is required to find and link together the best rides. Awesome place where you can easily spend an entire day riding



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May 2018