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“Fast flowing downhill into level trail before climbing back up onto the ridges via Mile High”
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Copeland Forest is a large MNR tract of land in the Oro Moraine. The moraine is typically sandy gravel forest floor with exceptional drainage. Low lying areas can get muddy, however the bulk of this trail is higher ground and fast drying.
Need to Know
There are a LOT of intersecting trails in Copeland Forest and it is very easy to get lost. Food, water, GPS and a phone are critical for your safety. You can spend hours and never see another soul. Riding solo is not recommended.
Heading north from the parking area takes you down the 5th Dimension a mostly downhill steep overly technical singletrack. Once down, the trail runs roughly west parallel to the railroad with a number of creek crossing with bridges and skinny bridges. Coming south again, you face the climb up Mile High, a strong grunt to the top of the ridge. Travelling west again, brings you up and down the ridges back to the parking area.