Hartland Road Dump - Trail, Victoria, British Columbia

Hartland Road Dump - Trail, Victoria, British Columbia

DESCRIPTION

Trails are laid out like ski runs - green dot, blue square, and black diamond. There are clear trail markers within the system so you can keep your bearings. Even when the lot is full you're unlikely to see another rider on the trail system unless you want to. Organ Donor and Birth Control among others will test the experts while there are plenty of intermediate trails and fireroads. Remeber that an intermediate trail becomes a "black diamond" when its wet.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 03, 2015]
nick
Downhiller

I really enjoy these trails. My favorite trail is sofa king and it has just been rebuilt. torpedo run is another favorite of mine and it can easily be ridden in the rain because it has no rocks. There is also an almost unknown trail and crd doesnot know about it but it is called grinder. it has stunts like drops and gap jump but gap jumps are not allowed. I really like the grinder too.

Customer Service

every trail is fun but you can look on trailforks

Similar Products Used:

willis point mt tzouhalem mt prevost

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5
VALUE
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4
[Feb 23, 2014]
xmessenger
Weekend Warrior

Its basically, all Victoria has to offer. Has typical BC style trails with lots of roots and rock. On a small mountain near the city's dump, you access the trails from several different locations with the main one being the actual dump atop Hartland road there is parking and bike wash station. a minute down the power line access is the etchnical skills park with skinnies, teeter totter etc. Further down the power lines and off to the right is the hill with the majority of trails( some like Shock Treatment are further down). You ride up a fire road called the Regional Trail which branches off twice with Emergency One and Emergency Two fire roads. These lead to the various trails.
I read about Sofa King below but I believe this has been taken down due to liabilty. The more popular trails are Torpedo Run which is a fast DH trail with some drops and table tops. Whos Yer Daddy is really great and has nice berms steep drops with chicken runs and just lots of fast yet technical fun. Trillium is another all down hill run with tight switchbacks, roots and tree dodging. Skull is similar but faster. Jelly Roll and Lumpy Pants are up high and I believe are double black diamond so I dunno. Snakes and Ladders is near Torpedo and starts off with sweet twisty single track that turns into some seriously technical rock ascenting and descending , at least when its wet. Dave's Line may be my favorite as its a long meandering trail from the top down with a bit of everything including creek beds, awesome. There's plenty more that I haven't mentioned too.

Customer Service

The easiest way to get there is by vehicle. North from Victoria drive on Douglas then left at Burnside which turns into Interurban which ends and neets at West SaanichRd take a left here and keep north looking for Hartland road on your left. Find it and drive to the top and you are there.

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There is another network of trails close by called Partridge Hills. Its located behind Durrance Lake and accessed via its parking area. This trail network is more XC friendly as its all single track up and down.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 23, 2008]
greg_pirahna
Weekend Warrior

awesome trails, but thats pretty rediculous "smoking a fat" er something like that. Welcome to a place that has a family atmosphere to it.

Customer Service

any route all trails are good

Similar Products Used:

skull, whos yer daddy.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 07, 2007]
dez
Downhiller

sweet trails. lots of nice and fast singletrack but there is also alot of nice technical trails with lots of drops and stuff.

Customer Service

who's yer daddy is my favourite. really fun and fast.

Similar Products Used:

none

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RATING
4
VALUE
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3
[May 06, 2007]
Dan
Downhiller

Some pretty sick trails out here. Skull, Crazy Horse, Snakes n' Ladders. There all pretty fun.

Customer Service

Take West Saanich road. go up big hill??? i dont know who cares?

Similar Products Used:

dirt jumps by fire hall in highlands.

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5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 17, 2005]
smokin a fat
Downhiller

NICE SYSTEM OF STUFF. TOO MANY LITTLE KIDS THOUGH. BE READY TO MEET UP WITH ABOUT 200 12 YEAR OLD POSERS WHO SHOULD BE AT THEIR BABYSITTERS INSTEAD OF RIDING THE TRAILS GETTING IN MY WAY. WHAT CAN I SAY, I AM AN AMAZING RIDER AND I HATE KIDS GETTING IN MY WAY.

Customer Service

THE TOP

Similar Products Used:

NONE, VICTORIA IS DEAD OTHER THAN THIS SYSTEM

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 27, 1999]
andy

find the drops and the crazy stuff to improve your riding significantly.

Customer Service

anywhere you CAN ride. I love this place because you can go anywhere.

Similar Products Used:

heard millstream is good?

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 29, 1999]
Gareth

I'm from the eastern US and the dump trails were my first taste of BC riding. What an introduction. I'm used to riding smooth, fast fireroads. Here I was challenged by narrow technical singletrack. This is the most incredible riding I've done. A few guys from SIMBS, the organization that legalized the trail system, were nice enough to let my slow ass ride with them. I can't wait to come back out here!

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 13, 1999]
Grant Graham

The Hartland Mountain Biking trail area has undergone significant change in the past year. The South Island Mountain Biking Society has Carte Blanche on trail maintenace and modifications. The black diamond trails are good but not overly challenging for the expert rider. Birth control and Organ donor offer more rigorous terrain. UNFORTUNATELY, the SIMBS (acronym) have modified even the black diamond trails to make it easier for less advanced riders to use. For example, they have removed logs and protruding rocks from the trails. As far as I am concerned, they should leave the advanced trails alone, in their natural state. Overall, Hartland is my main cycling area because it's convenient and not crowded, for more advanced trails visit Millstream or Burnt bridge.

Customer Service

Black Diamond..Birth Control Double Black Diamond

Similar Products Used:

Millstream(Langford) or Burnt bridge(Shawnigan Lake)

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[May 07, 1999]
Danny Scott

Hartland is a great place to ride. The advanced trails are not that great because people removed lots of logs and large rocks. Hartland is my favorite place to ride because it is fun and easy to get to.

Customer Service

Skull trail (black diamond) is a good trail if you are just going back to the parking lot. Also Snakes and Latters (black diamond) is a good and fun trail to go down.

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5
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