Fanshawe Lake Park
ElevationAscent: 401' 122 m
Descent: -400' -122 m
High: 915' 279 m
Low: 871' 265 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
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“A great challenging loop around Fanshawe Lake.”— Greg Masse
This is an alternating day loop. Even days loop clockwise. Odd, counter-clockwise.
Helmets are mandatory.
There are two low water crossings on the Lake Trail, one over Wye Creek and one just South of the Thorndale bridge on the west side of the Thames River. When the reservoir and river are high, these sections of the trail may be impassable, in which case you'll be asked to double back. See current flows and water levels for Wye Creek.
There are many features throughout the trail, clearly marked such as Monkey Wrench.
If you're looking for and additional challenge, there are several advanced areas, such as Monkey Wrench with many obstacles such as log rides, roll-overs, teeter toters and places to get some air. The trail has decent markings, but can be a bit confusing the first time as you go off the singletrack onto a pretty busy couple of roads and a few cottage roads. Follow the blue "hiker" signs and hug the lake shoreline where ever you can. Better signage would be much appreciated, especially for newbies!
Land Manager: Fanshawe Conservation Area