It's the Victoria long weekend in Canada. With extra free time, a trip was made to the Arkell Forest for some trail exploration.
There are multiple entrances, though the most convenient access point for cyclists appears to be from Arkell Road, directly across from Starkey Hill.
Only a portion of the forest explored, but the trails were surprisingly enjoyable as they were mostly natural. Rocks, roots, branches, and the like. No groomed trails here! However, the local hiking club does maintain the trails to keep them free from excess debris.
As for hills, there were a number of short steep descents and climbs. They were of the intermediate technical nature due to rocks and roots. In addition, there were also a couple of large technical hills. Fun to descend, but difficult to climb on a single speed. A granny gear would of been nice for two of the climbs.
Lastly, the forest was a log pile paradise! There were many logs everywhere ranging from small piles to large piles. In addition, some sections had up to four consecutive piles to traverse. All were ridable and tons of fun.
Use of this trail is permitted by the city of Guelph. Failure to remain on the trail will result in the loss of this privilege.