1. Many ODSC rides are cancelled until further notice due to the Covid-19 situation.
  1. JamesM63

    JamesM63 ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I am going up to Elliot Lake area for two weeks in July and was wondering if i should take my 250L with. Anybody aware of any riding/routes around that area worth taking the bike with?

    Will be staying at Popeye Lake.
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    dean.f Limited User

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    I'm not familiar with the area, but crown land up there is plentiful and I'd imagine there's plenty of logging roads to explore. I've left my bike home a couple times on trips to New places and always end up regretting it. I would certainly pack fuel though.
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    JamesM63 ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Thanks for the advice Dean, I see in the area they advertise a lot for ATV's so as you say there should be lots to explore. Worst case if I take the bike and dont find anything no harm done but if I don't and there is lots to explore I will be kicking myself!!
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    suprf1y Limited User

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    Definitely take your bike. I've stayed in that area many times and there are lot's of places to ride.

    I think a member of this forum is in Elliot Lake
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    Did a ride up there a few years ago. The ATV club might want a pass for being back there, or not.
    We were on blue plate bikes, might have been different with green.
    There is a lot of places to get lost so have good nav.
    Attached are some trails maps which I can't say anything about and a big circle we did.
    Don't expect cleared trails, downed trees and water in spots, mostly old logging, access trails and there are lots when you get back in there!!
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    JamesM63 ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Thats great thanks, Will definitely take the bike, and it is blue plated so good there, I have no issue with getting a pass from the ATV club if required. Thanks again, very good info with loads of options.
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    JamesM63 ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I took the bike with and although there were still a lot of the side trails marked as closed it is a great area to ride. I contacted thet ATV club and as they were not open yet they waived the access fee to the trails. As I was ridig alone I did not get too adveturious and stuck to the ATV trails, in area's unless you are a skilled rider you could have had some issues specially for a bigger bike. I had the 250l so had a blast.
    I did the complete loop (both ways) from the above picture and the terrain vary's a lot, some well groomed dirt road's (due to side trails closed) and lots of water crossings, managed not to get stuck!! Some very loose big-ish boulder climbs and drops.
    I would love to go explore a lot more of the area, with other riders!!
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    Excellent to hear. I have some family that runs a camp up north of Elliot Lake, not far from where you were riding. I have always wanted to spend some time up there on the bike milling about. Glad to hear you had a blast!
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    Crotch Lake!
    Last summer I took the snowmobile trail (called the Tops Trunk F Trail) northwest from just north of the 639/546 intersection. It runs over to Blackcreek Outfitters on 129 where there is gas and snacks. Nice, smooth trail ride where I saw only one other person - a trapper.