Millstream - Trail, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Millstream - Trail, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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[Nov 12, 1998]
Collin

Whoever reviewed this trail is actually talking about the Dump, which is an awesome area to ride bikes for the tame and insane. millstream is another riding area in Victoria which is a little easier all around, although there are some big steep drops, you just have to finf them.

Customer Service

For Millstream go north along the trans canada until you reach Millstream Road, take a right and follow the road along until you see large power lines crossing the road, you're there. For the Dump go to the Hartland landfill, trailhead is in the left handside.

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At Millstream, for a semi technical ride, do "mineshaft" and "potato chip". For areally technical ride at the dump do "Organ Donor" or "Birth Control"

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5
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[Dec 15, 1998]
Rob Earl

The millstream trails are actually called "Skirt"
This is because of the name of one of the mountians in the area. There is 1000 acres or more to ride on there
is some dirt bikes but I've never seen one when I was there and I go there alote. It is a single track (sweet) the area is all owend by people but it's been like that for years and I've had no problems. There are tones of ryders there in the summer And I rally do I see one. But it is the best to ride in winter because it always dryer then the dump( the dump is the main mountianbike destination in victoria).And one last thing this is the birth pace of ryder Hesjinal. #2 joinor Mt.in the world and best in north america.

Customer Service

Take hiway 1 to millsteam road out in the western comunities then falow the road till you come to the fist set of power lines. you will se a gate and about 50 feet farther down raod to a paking lot

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The Dump the place is awsome

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5
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[Jan 08, 1999]
Eeny Bear

Definitely drier in the winter than Hartland but not by much in the lower levls. As you climb it gets rockier and therefore the drainage is better = drier.

Note - ride with a buddy. Cougars are common in the area and sightings have increased over the last couple of years. I surprised a cougar within 15 minutes of entering the system the last time I was out - largely becasue I was pacing myself and not making much noise at all. For those of you who know about big cats and their snacking habits you'll appreciate that I immediately pinched a cookie and rode out as quickly as I could looking for a coin-op laundry. :)

Customer Service

As described - out of Victoria on the Island Highway - Canada #1 - take the Millstream exit (#9 ?) and turn right. As you drive out Millstream you'll go past the racetrack and waterslides until you see some breaks in the trees on the left. Any of these will lead in to the trail system but there are at least two main trail heads: on the left side of the road, watch for parked cars in a small parking area for one and look for a small gate across a fire road for the other.

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Hartland (all levels)

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5
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[Jan 16, 1999]
Brian

It is very easy to get twisted around in this place. There are some very nice singletrack trails almost any where you turn off the main trail that climbs up the hill. This place has most of everything and not "super" difficult. Just rode it in early January 99 and I noticed a lot of survey work has been done in the woods where the trails are. Ride this area soon before it becomes a sub-division. There are definately some good trails here. The Dump has a little better riding though.

Customer Service

See the other reviews, park about 3 kms from the highway.

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The Dump

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4
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[Jan 19, 1999]
Dustin King

Skirt is the mountains name and if you are into hard core riding then venture to the GS old extreme team trail, this is not for the faint of heart if you need a guide E-mail me

Customer Service

Take the gravel road off of millstream at the sliver gate

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The dump is old school if you like hard core northshore go to Harbour View road off Sooke road, its a reel frame breaker/ball buster.

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5
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[May 12, 1999]
Mojo

An excellent network of seemingly endless trails both fireroad and singletrack. Some great creek and stream crossings, some excellent thick woods trails and ball-blasting descents. It's got everything, dry and wet, steep and flat, a very cool place to go and never boring as it just keeps going and going. BEWARE, I've been lost twice and had a hell of a time getting out, bad news for me, great news for the "big cats" that like to hang out and wait for their vittles *grin*

Customer Service

Any of the ascents off the main fire road will lead up Skirt and MiniSkirt mountains, where technical descents will eventually follow. My preference is to drop off the trail to the left after crossing the small bridge, and then go far FAR out to the valley.

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Hartland Landfill is okay - it's either all uphill or all downhill however.

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5
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[Mar 02, 2000]
Fast Bacon Mojo

Great place to ride - period. NOTE: With RIDE being the key word (no walking up or shouldering your ride down due to level of difficulty).
Lots of nice trail, great thick forest shots, and as of recently, the proposed zoning activity to turn this place into a subdivision/golf course has actually opened up some more areas too thick to venture into before. The zoning has failed as of last meeting; whihc is good news. However further attempts will be made to take away this natural riding park, so if you ARE a local, do your part to say NO to development!!

By the way - this place retains the most moisture after a rainfall - if you like stream crossing, brooks and lotsa mud, enjoy!!!! It's a blast!!!

Customer Service

Just a note - the description given in the header for this trail "Milstream" (aka Millstream) is incorrect - the author is confusing it with Hartland... My recommended route hasn't really changed from my last review - take the fire road out till you see an opening to your right (which you can take and explore); or, keep going and watch for further openings on your left and right... After the bridge, your immediate first left will turn you right back to the road, so beware - it may not be all that you expect.

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Hartland, of course...

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4
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[Mar 28, 2000]
Rogue 2

On the plus side 'Highlands' (as it is often called) is not crowded and there are plenty of trails. On the down side the climb is HUGE, and quite frankly the only challenging thing I've been able to find out here. Most of the trails are cross-country type creations with smooth fast descents and technical rolling climbs. There are rumors of course, tales of 'Shore' like constructions somewhere deep in the forest. I can't find them.

Customer Service

Head up, way up. Then when your at the top you can dart thru an Arbutus grove and take some single track down. I believe I rode 'Potato chip' and 'Mineshaft' along with some others. It was allright.

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Behind Thetis I've found a few trails with some nice obstacles. There is also a nice new jump out at Hartland Rd. It's called 'Just Kidding' and it's very, very easy to go LARGE.

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2
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[Jul 05, 2000]
tman

This place just keeps getting better, and more crowded. It has a bit of everything, first do the grind up to the top followed by a nice little downhill along the powerline service road. At the bottom there are miles of singletrack to explore. There are also offshoots all of the way up to the top and some good riding at the top. As far as "shore like" constructions it is true, there are some. Take a trail called Shindig to Route 66, you will find some decent bridges, drops logs and ladders. This place is fun and offers something for everyone. As far as the attempts to build a subdivision I hope that it never happens b/c is pisses me off to see prime riding spots and wilderness continually developed by these real estate dickheads.

Customer Service

Follow Millstream Rd. north of the highway until you see the first set of power lines. There are several parking areas along the road at this point and multiple entry points. You can't miss it.

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Neild Rd., some place out towards Sooke

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4
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[Jan 06, 2001]
Steiner

The "highlands" are a very nice mix of singletrack and double track roads. Most of the trails flow VERY well. The trails range from flatter easy cross country to more advanced with steeper downhills and man made stunts (like built up trestles, log rides, teeter totters etc). There is singletrack throughout and there is opportunity for hours of varied riding. Most of these trails would appeal to the intermediate to expert level rider with some of the Hartland dumps trails being better suited for the more "video" worthy rider.
Definitely beware that this is cougar country!!! With that in mind there's usually other riders, hikers, or dirt bikers in the area.

Customer Service

There are trails and roads throughout. Many trails can be ridden in both directions. If you've never ridden there before and don't go with someone who has it can be pretty confusing. Probably the best way to go is to just grind it out up the main road that follows along a hydro right of way all the way to the top. Just remember what goes up must come down (preferably on singletrack of course).

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4
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