Trail Status

JUL 19, 2020: NEW SINGLETRACK BYPASS

New singletrack trail bypassing M4 – M5 section for safety reasons, flagged and partially raked.

JUL 18, 2020: UPPER LEVEL TRAIL RAKING

More larch trails raked out on upper level.

JUL 15, 2020: BOARDWALK INSTALLATION

First boardwalk installed over incipient drainage ditch on Mid Way trail between M4 and M5.

JUL 14, 2020: LOWER LEVEL GRASS CUTTING

Grass cut on upper and lower levels of Bud’s Loop.

JUN 4, 2020: LOWER LEVEL GRASS CUTTING

Grass cutting completed on Bud’s Loop.

JUN 2, 2020: MID-LEVEL TRAIL PRUNING

Pruning completed on the majority of the mid-level loop, and evaluation completed of work projects to be prioritized for the coming summer.

MAY 16, 2020: TRAIL ASSESSMENT

Mid-level trails from Map Post M6 to M5 were assessed for feasibility of installing boardwalks over springs and wet sections.

MAY 2020: UPPER LEVEL TRAILS RAKED

Raking of all upper level larch trails has been completed.

MAR 25, 2020: COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

Several sections of the trails are temporarily closed requiring maintenance and restoration due to seasonal run off and early ATV damage. Furthermore, in support of the current policy of Grey County, the Friends of the Kimberley Forest Committee strongly advise against the use of any of the trails at this time. Stay inside. Stay safe!

FEB 2020: TRAILS OPEN FOR FAT BIKING

Fat bike riding has started on packed, multi-use trails.

JAN 2020: XC SKI TRAIL OPEN FOR SEASON

Cross-country ski trails are now in full operation with multi-use trails at all levels well packed by snowshoers and hikers.

DEC 2019: EMERGENCY LOCATION ASSISTANCE

Emergency location numbers have now been installed at all 27 map locations on the property.

MAR 11, 2019: MULTI-USE TRAILS ARE SNOWPACKED FOR USE

Multi-use trails are in good condition with sufficient snowpack. Please be aware that spring conditions can change rapidly, and that trails may be unfit for use following a severe weather event or sustained warm weather as the snowpack melts.

OCT 3, 2018: GRASS TRAILS CLEARED, WET CONDITIONS PERSIST

Trail Captain Brian McCullough, aided and assisted by Glenn Meads and Don Churchill, completed cutting the lower grass trails and all the Nordic grass trails.

Please be aware that a significant amount of precipitation received in the past seven days could lead to variable conditions in the forest.

APR 24, 2018: PARTIAL RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURES

A recent review of the trail network by the trail committee and Zane Davies of TREADscape, a sustainable trail design consultancy, identified a number of severely damaged, impassable and dangerous trail sections. Due to severe runoffs, erosion and excessive user damage over the past few years, the sustainability of many these trails are at risk.

As a result, trail users are asked to respect trail closure signs and mechanized users are respectfully asked to refrain from using any of the trails until after May 1, and then only when there has been a significant dry period.

Please check the Trail Status for updates when ever you plan to enter the forest.