Hilton Falls – MTB / Park Trail 4000 Campbellville Rd, Milton
Posted on March 30, 2019
Hilton Falls – MTB / Park Trail
Listing Types : MTB Trail / Park Trail
Location : Central Ontario
Note : Popular
Total Trail Km : 35
MTB Track % : 35
Hiking trail % : 35
Rate Skill Levels : Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : structures, logs jumps, crushed gravel, can be muddy, flat rock, large hills, steep hills, twisty & gnarly, tree roots, rocky patches
Faclities : parking, toilet, outhouse, drinking water, trailhead map, good signage, trails maintained
Trail Fee : Yes

Length – 18 MTB + 17 Park = ~35 km

35% MTB single track
35% hiking trail
30% double track access roads

Elevation –  level around falls, small rolling hills

Terrain – smooth soil, muddy spots, gravel, rocky roads, rock gardens, limestone outcrops, boardwalks, bridges

Skill – Intermediate to Advanced for experienced MTB or Park riders

Maps – at trailhead and on some intersections, not for all trails, going too far in could get you briefly lost – Google Map

Facilities – parking lot, toilets, snackbar, picnic tables

Highlights – crazy gnarly rocks, reservoir, Hilton Falls with old mill ruins, fall colours

Trail Fee – pay at gate $6.75, kids $5

Phone – 905 – 854-0262

Website – Hilton Conservation Area

Similar Trails – Agreement Forest, Kelso, 3 Stage

Local Clubs – HAFTA

Access – From the large parking lot, head past the gate house up the gravel road on the left. Give it some speed, the first climb is a good one.

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Hilton Falls Conservation Area near Milton has diverse terrain for the Intermediate Park rider to hardcore mountain bikers who loves rock.

You will find gravel roads that take you in and around the reservoir, to insane rocky sections that only experienced riders with dual suspension bikes should dare.

I would consider it a harder ride then Kelso, across the valley. You may wish to wear padding and armour if you are an aggressive MTB rider.

The good fun here, are the blues loops on the park map, the Five Bridges trail and Wally and the Beaver are favourites. Beyond there, the brown Lynx trails are a good ride too.

Expect plenty of rocky limestone outcrops to navigate, wooden bridges to cross and log hops/roots coming at you a-plenty. Yet the paced has enough easier gaps to enjoy the ride.

Not so much on the infamous Bent Rim Trail. Even with a full suspension bike, the long rock gardens are ridiculously hard to clear. Too much walking and cursing.

Maybe with larger wheels on a 29er? Ride at your own peril — I warned you! (naturally, you will have to check it out, LOL)

As a Park ride, this is Intermediate – Advanced terrain. Stick to the main dirt roads on the map. Expect lots of rocks and ridges on these access roads. And roads by the reservoir have some sizable hills for you to conquer.

Consider riding around the dam and pack a lunch for the falls. There are ruins of an old mill at the waterfalls which are the highlight of the park and is the easiest road to get there. A beautiful area in the fall when the colours are out.

When you start, take the right trail from the parking lot to avoid an even steeper climb going the other way.

Beyond the official ride area, the hiking trails/roads extend northward up along the 6th line as part of the Bruce Trail and westward past the Lynx trail system.

Yes! More rock mayhem beyond… into the Agreement Forest trail network.

Hilton bike trail map

Hilton bike trail map

 
Reviews
4
Total Score 3 REVIEWS
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  • March 31, 2019 at 9:05 am

    The singletrack trails in Hilton Falls and area provide a unique challenging and can test the skills of advanced riders. They're not for everyone. But the region has established quite a following of willful riders that proudly call this trail network home. Bring your A-game and take on the rock-filled technical trails with the only expectation that they will help better your handling skills and that it's one of the most beautiful trail networks in Ontario.

  • August 2, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    the expert trail is a waist of time, too many rocks, very hard on your bike, There is no flow at all, for sure you'll break the pedals or derailleurs...avoid the expert section.

  • June 18, 2016 at 8:26 am

    If you love to challenge your MTB skills this place will do it! It's harder then the photos make it look. Pick your line and give it enough speed or down you go. Plenty here to test your courage. Watch the moss and leaves as they can be slippery on a wet day.

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