Mountain Biking in Nova Scotia
Just a short drive from downtown Halifax, Jimmy's Roundtop is one of the most frequently visited rides in the Halifax area. It also seems to be the trail along which everyone gets lost on their first outing! Indeed, despite the fact that the ride appears to be clearly indicated on the topographic map of the area, there are more stories of trial and error connected to excursions to Jimmy's than to any other ride we know of. The ride is linked together following a combination of old roads, cart tracks, and logging roads that have a long history of use. The land through which the trail passes has certainly seen some dramatic changes since the old roads were built some two hundred years ago. Most recently, these changes have been primarily due to extensive logging operations. However, the ride remains a classic intermediate-level loop, offering an almost ideal combination of varied trail conditions, reasonable length, and interesting sites along the way. It is our hope that this guide might break the jinx that seems to overshadow Jimmy's Roundtop and leads so many riders astray.
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