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South March Highlands is ready to ride! 😁

South March Highlands is ready to ride! 😁

South March Highlands is ready to ride! 😁 If you encounter mud, ride slowly through the middle . Don’t ride on the side – that widens the trail and creates extra work for the trail crew. 👍   [...]

April 7, 2021 Mathieu Albert Trail Updates

South March Highlands Trails Report Tuesday April 6th 2021

South March Highlands Trails Report Tuesday April 6th 2021

South March Highlands Trails Report Tuesday April 6th: trails are drying up nicely, but there are still the usual muddy spots. If we could all stay off for just two more days, I am sure everything will be good to go by Friday. [...]

April 6, 2021 Mathieu Albert Trail Updates

South March Highlands Trails Report Friday April 2nd

South March Highlands Trails Report Friday April 2nd

South March Highlands Trails Report Friday April 2nd: it’s really muddy in there right now. Please give the trails time to dry. [...]

April 2, 2021 Mathieu Albert Trail Updates

South March Update March 27th

South March Update March 27th

South March Update March 27th: Trails are in remarkably good shape, but more time is needed for the usual muddy spots to dry. Ice lingers in the shadows.  There was less tire rutting than expected and less than usual for this time of year, so some are heeding the message and staying off.   Your [...]

March 27, 2021 Mathieu Albert Announcements, Trail Updates

Carp Barrens trail conditions (March 25th 2021)

Carp Barrens trail conditions (March 25th 2021)

Thursday March 25 Carp Barrens trail conditions. A few sections of slushy ice patches remain. Dirt sections of trail tread are still wet, partially thawed areas soft and muddy.  Lots of spring melt pooling and some trail widening as trail users skirt mud puddles rather than staying on line. Thankfully, 95% of the trail tread [...]

March 27, 2021 Mathieu Albert Announcements, Trail Updates

2020 Early Spring Trail Conditions

2020 Early Spring Trail Conditions

Annually, during spring thaw (approx April 1st till mid May), the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association respectfully recommends mountain bikers not ride the South March Highland trail system as general trail conditions in this area tend to be poor, with many trail sections extremely vulnerable to damage. OMBA does not police the trails, but many riders [...]

April 2, 2020 David N Trail Updates 0

SMH trails supporting rider traffic – 2014 season open!

SMH trails supporting rider traffic – 2014 season open!

OMBA is happy to report that the South March Highlands trails have progressed through the spring thaw and can support rider traffic. Please be mindful however that even on predominately dry trails, some vulnerable sections may require your attention. Please DO NOT go around muddy or wet sections, as this widens the trails and/or leads [...]

April 26, 2013 David N Trail Updates 0

South March Highlands Wins Great Places competition

South March Highlands Wins Great Places competition

OTTAWA — Ottawa’s South March Highlands proved to be a favourite among voters in the Great Places in Canada competition after it was named the first People’s Choice Great Public Space winner, the Canadian Institute of Planners announced Thursday. “It really was a chance for people to get more involved in promoting their favourite place,” [...]

April 26, 2012 admin Trail Updates