Hydro Cut – MTB Trail 1682 Glasgow Street, Kitchener
Posted on April 2, 2018
Hydro Cut – MTB Trail
Listing Types : MTB Trail
Location : Western Ontario
Note : Popular
Total Trail Km : 25
MTB Track % : 85
Double track % : 15
Rate Skill Levels : Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain : smooth soil, structures, logs jumps, crushed gravel, can be muddy, bridges, steep hills, open field, twisty & gnarly, rocky patches
Faclities : parking, food close by, toilet, outhouse, trailhead map, good trail signage, trails maintained
Trail Fee : Free

Length – 25 km

85% MTB single track
5% double track access roads

Terrain – 2 woodlots separated by a field with Hydro lines running up the middle, slopes gradually up westward

Surface –  smooth clay, the odd rock, can be muddy, grass field, bridges, structures

Skill – Intermediate, some steep sections and tight turns

Maps – posted signs and info boards

Facilities – large parking lots, very close to malls, restaurants etc.

Highlights – well maintained, and cut MTB track with a few challenges.

Trail Pass – free

Phone – none

Website – The Hydro Cut

Similar Trails – Albion Hills, Dagmar, Hardwood

Local Clubs – Waterloo Cycling Club

Access –  ride west from Glasgow parking lot 5 minutes to forest

Also parking lot on west side just past the train tracks. 1682 Glasgow Street, Kitchener other access point is off Snyder’s Rd. E

The Hydro Cut is one of the best rides in the Kitchener- Waterloo area. Built and maintained for MTB riding by a few avid clubs.

The trails are basically two wood lots of twisty, hilly and challenging terrain connected by a straight trail along a hydro line corridor.

A well-maintained trail with signs, it flows well, has moderate hills, smooth track, a few logs and boulders to have fun on.

Can get busy on warm weekends. There is quite a bit of trail packed in these two woodlots. A connecting trail run between them under the hydro towers. Be ready for lots of winding track, the kind riders like.

Rockpiles and wood structures have been installed over the years. It keeps getting better, though the paths also get too wide at times from this traffic.

I am not sure double black diamond is warranted for some of the loops, but they do challenge you.

Most loops are one way so you can motor without collisions. Will be muddy in the spring (stay away)

Fatbikes are in there year round.

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