Harold Town Conservation Area

Peterborough’s Premier Mountain Biking Area

The Harold Town Conservation Area hosts a network of mountain biking trails, for every rider. From the beginner and youth to the most advanced technical rider, you will find a trail to excite and challenge you.

Mountain biker on trail

Currently, theĀ Trails Network consists of a circular loop of wide open double track trail, with connecting trails of flowy bermed single-track, technical rock gardens, switch-back climbs, rock pile features, log hops, bridges, small rock drops and tight turns. With over 10 kilometers of trails, Harold Town Conservation Area trails are ideal for both quick spins or combined laps for epic adventures.

Trails have been constructed and are maintained in accordance with the International Mountain Bicycling Association guidelines and standards. The selection of trails have been built by a dedicated group of volunteers over the last several years, and work continues: adding new trails, building new structures and features, and more is planned for the future.

The Harold Town Conservation Area is located at 2611 Old Norwood Road, just east of the City of Peterborough. Parking is available on site and a portable washroom is available during the summer months.

Experience cycling in Peterborough and the Kawarthas!


As of Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the single-track trails are closed due to wet conditions.

Walking or cycling on wet trails at this time of year can cause significant damage to the trails and will delay their official openingĀ for the 2018 season.

All single-track trails are now posted as closed.

The main double-track loop remains open as an option for trail users.

Please be advised that the single-track trails will remain posted closed until further notice; they will gradually re-open as conditions permit.

Thank you for your co-operation and patience.

Bikes at Haroldtown