The contours in the there look pretty sweet. Enough to make a navigator swoon.
NorAm orienteering champs were held there in 1980 and 2004. A great area for adventure running.
As a hilly 25 k just under three hours this run felt a lot like raid the hammer must for people who can finish it in that time. And even though I climbed a fair bit it seemed to me that the trail avoided a lot of elevation changes and stayed out of some of the best areas - long reentrants, open woods, river sides, etc. I was definitely thinking that the best use of the area would be orienteering so someone could get right in there.
This entire region is full of asphalt trails that run by or just inside the green spaces. Even this run had a short paved section way in the woods. It's so weird because it's such a near miss in terms of getting the most out of some amazing natural spaces.
Yeah similar terrain to east end of Dundas Valley (and Denmark apparently)
Mega climb (6%) on this course from Cleveland in 1980 NorAms (420m climb in 7.2km)
Yup thats the spot. I parked near 8 and my orienteering thoughts were primarily in that area which was the start and end of my run.
I have heard that Cleveland rocks?