Classic Ride: Blue Mountain’s Haole

Pronounced “Howly,” this route is downhill riding at its most straightforward and enjoyable. Open from July 1.
Level: Intermediate-advanced
Duration: 15-20 minutes
Trailhead: 44°30’6.42”N 80°18’49.64”W

Blue Mountain has done a commendable job creating Ontario’s go-to downhill mountain biking scene. The gondola carries bikes and riders up and then all they have to do is go down.

Photo courtesy Blue Mountain Resort.
Photo courtesy Blue Mountain Resort.

Good times. There are some tough trails out there, but Haole is pure fun: twisting, mellow, bermed single track that will have the most timid of mountain bikers screaming, “Let’s do it again!” If you’re not confident in your ability, Blue Mountain offers armor and bike rentals as well as classes and instruction. They’ll get you enjoying the flow of Haole in no time. Head left off the gondola and take the last trail you come to. Signage is very good at Blue. Haole is easy to find. (Scroll down for map.)

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Map by Aaron Roininen.
Map by Aaron Roininen.

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