Length – 20+ km
60% MTB singletrack
20% hiking trail
20% doubletrack access roads
Elevation – Mixed terrain of flat and short hills on the east side; a few quick, steep climbs
Terrain – Gravel, sand and stony areas, fields, ponds; south side has more loam; some muddy spots and more trees
Skill – Easy (good for learning) to Intermediate, a few tough spots
Traffic – Busy on weekends with MTB riders and dog walkers near the entrance (watch for poop), horseback riders; best ridden clockwise
Maps – No map board or signs; a few tree blazes; lots of intersections can make the backside confusing, but you really can’t get too lost
Facilities – Parking lot and nothing else—not even an outhouse!
Highlights – Plenty of variety, gnarly and fun, sidewinder (gravity switchbacks); Parabola trail rocks!
Trail Fee – Free
Phone – 519 621 2761
Website – Grand River Conservation Authority
Local Clubs – Waterloo Cycling Club
Access – Parking along Wellington Rd. 32 south of Hwy 401, 4343 Wellington Rd.
Head down the centre either way around the ponds, or take the 401 trail slightly further north toward the highway, gets to the good stuff.