Calabogie Line

The Calabogie Line is a 4.5km stretch of power line that roughly runs parallel to Calabogie road. The entrance to just north of where the power line intersects the road and heads north-north-east from there, exiting onto Ferguson Lake road. The trail has experienced relatively light use, although it is commonly used by dirt bikes. The trail begins with some rocky outcrops that can be attacked from various angles allowing for different levels of difficulty and several climbs and descents a...
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Evergreen Mountain

The Evergreen Mountain Trail is effectively an extension of the Sullivan Lake trail, adding to the Crag Lake trail system. It runs from Sullivan Lake up to the crest of Evergreen Mountain before descending through a narrow gorge to a lower plateau and down the south slope towards Long Bay Lake where it picks up a road that exists to Norcan Lake Road. The trail is very rocky, with several steep inclines at various points along the trail. The trail is quite narrow, particularly as you navig...
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Bear Skulls

The Bear Skulls trail gets its name from a pair of bear skulks found near one of the early obstacles in the trail, now known as the Bear Hug. While the trail is relatively short, it offers a wide variety of rocky obstacles, tight squeezes and off-camber areas. As there are bypasses for some of the more challenging obstacles, the trail can be navigated in modestly modified vehicles while offering challenges for more heavily modified vehicles. The trail is located south of Calabogie Road, a...
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Killer Lake

Killer Lake trail can be accessed from hydro line north of Bon Echo Provincial Park. The trail winds south from the hydro line to Killer Lake. Killer Lake is about 3 hours in and 3 hours out with low water levels. OF4WD Rating: 3 (more…)
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Lingham Lake

The Lingham Lake trail follows the hydro line from Hwy 62 to Hwy 41. This can be a full day drive if time is taken to play on the rocks. The hydro line trail is very long, rocky, and passable with stock vehicle with opportunities to play on large and small rocks along the way. One very long smooth steep rock face offers a challenging climb for longer wheelbase vehicles, short wheelbase vehicles should exercise extreme caution. Lingham Lake Rd. departs from the hydro line and heads north to Lingh...
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Ferguson’s Rocks

EOTB negotiated with the landowner for special event usage of this rocky portion of the hydro line. The area offers many rockcrawling options that are currently being explored. OF4WD Rating: 4
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Straddlebug

This trail has been decimated by logging and chopped up by new logging roads. It is seldom used by EOTB. The Straddlebug trail was used for several years as an overnight camping expedition by OVLR. EOTB typically visits this trail once a year and does it in one day, although since the entrance is remote this is usually a long day. Beginning at Straddlebug Lake, the trail is rocky and bumpy and passes two hunting cabins. There are some offshoots that could be travelled back, likely to the Barr...
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Quinn Loop

EOTB opened this trail at fall camp in 2011. The trail starts at the Quinn trail back door and loops around the Quinn lakes back towards the lunch spot. From there you can run the main Quinn trail in reverse and come out the back door or pick up the trail and the logging roads and come out the front door. This is a tight technical trail with inclines and trees. It's more soil than rocks. The trees are tight and body damage is likely if you aren't paying attention. It's fairly lengthy so it wil...
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Quinn Lake Trail

This very popular well-known trail has been used for many years by all kinds of groups. In 2008, tire manufacturer BF Goodrich awarded it the status of “Outstanding Trail”. The trail has seen a lot of wear and tear lately due to traffic. It is very rocky with rocky climbs and off-camber areas. In some areas even the bypasses can be challenging. This is a full day trail; there is a traditional lunch spot at top of the hill overlooking the lake. We usually go in the “back door” (north entrance) w...
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Crag Lake Back Door

A longer alternate path to Crag Lake, known as the Crag Lake Back Door, leads from the road through tight trees and large rocks for a good distance before reaching the lake. Body damage is possible. Modified vehicles with 33” tires. Experience required. OF4WD Rating: 4
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Crag Lake

EOTB began using the trail about 2006. The road down the power line to the Crag Lake turn-off is dusty, rough and lumpy. The trail crosses a beaver pond and climbs through the forest to reach a lake at the top of the hill. Skid plates recommended. This trail has seen a lot of abuse lately, please STAY ON TRAIL. The lake makes a good lunch and swim spot (beware of leaches). Normally we turnaround at the lake and exit via the entrance. OF4WD Rating: 3+ (more…)
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Lavant Back Door

There is an optional steep exit from the top of the Lavant Trail, known as the Lavant Back Door, which requires 33” tires and may be extremely tight between the trees. OF4WD Rating: 4 (more…)
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Lavant

The Lavant trail is a favourite EOTB trail located about an hour west of Ottawa. This is a beautiful forest trail. At the lake there is a camp site and lots of space to air down and prepare for the trail. At the trail junction is a rocky creek crossing or uphill bypass. Midway to the top, a challenging narrow rocky pinch point requires careful spotting and may result in body damage. Skid plates recommended. Exposed rock ridge at top offers lots of spots for crawling over rocks. This is a gre...
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Darling Hydro Line

This main part of this trail follows the hydro line from near California across Hwy 511 to Joe’s Lake. A short-cut entrance to this trail is a bit rocky and slippery with pine needles leading to a road. The road leads back to the hydro line. The hydro line road is well used by ATVs and other motorized vehicles.There are lots of opportunities for rock crawling. The trail crosses Hwy 511 and continues until it gets too tight for a truck. OF4WD Rating: 2 (more…)
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Brockvegas / B&D Trail

This forest trail just outside Brockville, parallels the railway tracks and is used by many locals. For more information about the old railway: http://www.railwaybob.com/BandW/BandWPage01.htm OF4WD Rating: 3 (more…)
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Scotch Line

This unmaintained road located just outside Kemptville was built for scotch settlers and abandoned do to the amount of mud and water. Full day of mud running and tugging and winching, good friends with recovery gear are necessities. Sometimes we couple this with a run back into Kemptville for ice-cream. OF4WD Rating: 3 (more…)
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Carp Rd.

A few minutes west of Ottawa is the Carp trail – a rocky bumpy trail that is great place for local runs, night runs and for people wanting to try off-roading for the first time. This trail is suitable for stock vehicles and in some places modified vehicles can also be challenged. It can be quite overgrown. The main road allowance is used as an OFSC snowmobile trail. The side trail to the old Crazy Horse saloon was used by snowmobiles to stop for gas and beer but is used less frequently now that...
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Dwyer Hill

Located not far from Stittsville and within the City of Ottawa, the Dwyer Hill trail area has been used for many years by locals and off-road clubs, ATVs and snowmobiles. The trail entrance leads to a disused sand pit, crosses farmers’ fields under the hydro line and exits on to back roads. The area, especially around the sand pit is populated by lots of burned out cars and garbage. Bring recovery gear and long winch lines. OF4WD Rating: 3 (more…)
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Three Mountains

The Three Mountains trail is located about two hours west of Ottawa in the Griffith area. First discovered in 2007, the trail follows an ATV track that leads up to the top of one of the three mountains. A lot of exposed rock offers good traction and a few off-camber spots. There are still places to explore here. The top offers a nice view of the surrounding hills and is a great place to stop for lunch and chat. The trail continues across the mountain and exits down the back. This exit follows an...
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Rusty Bat

The Rusty Bat trail follows the Madawaska River into Wabun Lake. The trail head is located about an hour and a half west of Ottawa. The trail criss-crosses the power line with a few rock climbing opportunities, all with go-arounds. Climbing a long rocky hill, the trail climbs to a peak under the hydro line which offers a scenic view of the lake and river. This is a nice place to stop for lunch before turning around. OF4WD Rating: 2+ (more…)
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Gorge

The Gorge trail is a stock-friendly hydro line trail located about an hour from Ottawa. The trail follows the hydro line access road making it ideal for new off-roaders and those who wish a gentle introduction to off-roading. There are many off-shoots and rock climbing opportunities that keep the trail interesting for novice and experienced drivers. All of the off-shoots return to the hydro line access road so drivers can try the obstacle or skip it without getting separated from the group. Some...
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