Length – 25+ km
30% MTB single track
50% hiking trail
20% double track access roads
Elevation – As part of the Niagara Escarpment, trails tend to have steep trail near the top and then they level out with hilly valleys below.
Terrain – Mainly smooth soil which can be slippery if wet. Clusters of rocky limestone located mostly near the top. Sections have gravel, tall grasses, log hops, roots and a few wooden structures. (Note: some do not look well built, bridges are getting old and unstable.) Downhill ramps and jumps.
Skill – Best for Intermediate and Advanced MTB riders.
Traffic – Mainly hikers and dog walkers; not many riders.
Maps – No signage for MTB riders, so use a GPS app. Some markings for hikers on the Bruce Trail.
Facilities – Parking. Food and services are close by in the town of Waterdown or Hamilton.
Highlights – Not busy, endless XC MTB trail, DH runs and beautiful fall colours with a few lookouts too.
Trail Pass – Free
Phone – None
Website – None
Local Clubs – True Grit Cycling Club
Access – Not the easiest place to find. For an Intermediate MTB ride, park on Rockcliffe Rd. by the small parkette, then take the gravel path leading down the hill.
For more Advanced MTB and DH riding, enter behind the Wal-Mart by Hwy 6 & Dundas St. E. or the path off Grindstone Way.