Wrandees - TRAIL

Wrandees - Trail, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The best way to find the trail/get to know it is to drop into a local shop and ask them when their group ride is heading out. There are no 'easy' trails here. Some are easier than others. Please read the rules at the trailhead and adhere to them

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  [Dec 13, 1998]

I created this new page for the trail after I found Mountain Bike Review. This page was created to replace the erroneously named trail "Randy" located elsewhere in the trail listing. Thanks for the nice comments. I have some other info to pass on:

There are no 'easy'trails here. Some are easier than others but they all require skill. Some of the harder sections are pretty short so the best thing to do is master one before you move on to another. Do not try any of the extreme sections (Who's Your Daddy?, Heckler, Webster's Wailing Wall, Money Shot, etc.) un;less you have friends with you. The general rule of thumb is that the further back you go, the harder the trail becomes. ie, Rose Garden is easier than Warranty Claim. The closer trails (in relation to the parking lot) have more reasonable obstacles, typical eastern singletrack, and the farther trails have wheelie drops, sharp/jagged descents, and steep climbs requiring skill and patience. Please read the signs posted at the trailheads and adhere to them. Please don't give the hikers a hard time. In the beginning(4 years ago, has it been that long?) there were some problems but the majority of hikers you encounter can appreciate the fact that you are having as good of a time as they are and are cool
with the whole situation. Don't antagonize them, please. IF YOU CAN'T RIDE SOMETHING, WALK OVER IT. Don't ride around obstacles, break branches off trees, pull rocks etc. The trail was meant to be difficult and just because you can't ride a section does not mean that no one else can. At least give everyone a chance to try instead of creating a 'cheater line'.
All of the trails interconnect so if you're new to the trail, pay attention to where you are going. There is a good three hours worth of technical singletrack in there(and thats if you know where you're going).

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randy   [Dec 13, 1998]

The following is posted at all trailheads. Please adhere to the rules.
"Provincial Park. No Hunting, Trapping, or ATV's. ATB's Welcome!!! Welcome to a trail created by mountain bikers, for everyone.
Some General Rules to Follow: 1. Do no litter, please! 2. No fires 3. Be prepard. If you don't know where you are going it is very easy to get lost. 4. Leave the wildlife alone. Don't bug the beavers or leave food behind for the deer.
Cyclists: 1. Don't forget that there are others on the trail(hikers). be careful riding around corners 2. Go easy on the rear brake 3. Wear a helmet 4. Do not alter the trail or ride around obstacles 5. If the trail is wet, do not ride 6. Ride in small groups 7. Do not ride above your ability. This is a 'technical trail' capable of hospitalising you. If it looks scary to you, WALK IT...leave no trace...never spook animals...plan ahead...always yield trail...control you bicycle...
Hikers: 1. be aware that cyclists are on the trail. And yes, we belong there. 2. Keep children within sight 3. Practice low impact camping, no fires 4. Feel free to yield to cyclists, simply move to one side and indicate that you are letting us pass. If there are other members of your group behind, let us know. 5. Keep Fido under control. If your dog has a tenancy to jump on people, keep it on a leash 6. Do not wander off of the trail unless you know where you are going 7. Not all mountain bikers are going to be pleasant to encounter, please disregard any jerks you may come up against. We're not all like that. Maybe they'll take up rollerblading. 8. Enjoy your hike and keep inmind that it could be a long one, be prepared...and at the bottom is this note: Please try to get along. Eventually all of this will be bulldozed and turned into either a soccer field or another urban subdivision. Theres no point in squabbling about who should/should not have access to this land/trail. Enjoy it while you can.

Customer Service


I'm just supplying more info. Wish I could do this all at once in the beginning but I'm limited by the web site...

Similar Products Used: A map book of local Nova Scotian trails is available at local bike shops. In it is a detailed map of Wrandees. Its only 5 bucks (cdn$). If you are planning to come here it is highly reccommended. If you want to order one, e-mail me.
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Adam   [Mar 15, 1999]

Hard core at the end of the trails, they get progressively harder as you go back, but get the nerve and cleaning a lot of stuff is easier than you think.

DIRT IS GOOD SPEED IS GOOD SCABS ARE GOOD LIFE IS GOOD

Customer Service

All the routes rock. but if your going to hammer the easy trails go at night or other off time of risk splattering a hiker or dog on the trail.

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pd pHrk   [Apr 02, 1999]

Some of the trails are better suited for experienced riders but there is something for everyone in there.

Customer Service

I like the technical trails Who's Your Daddy?, Warranty Claim, Blood Sweat and Beers, and Money Shot(because of the new loop off of it with the kewl drop offs)

Similar Products Used: Area 51
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Tim   [May 12, 1999]

I love these technical trails and ride them as much as i can. be prepared to get beaten by the trail. Many cool drop offs, teetor-taughters and narwly decents

Customer Service

I recommend you try all of them if you are up for it

Similar Products Used: Thank You Randy for the trails!
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DEVINCIDEVIL   [Jun 11, 1999]

This is very technical trail, but ther are all kinds of trails for beginners too. I let my friends Ted and Thor take me there so they can kick my ....It makes them feel good about tyhemselves because, despite being much older than them, I occassionaly beat them at one on one in hoops.

Customer Service

CAN`T RECALL HOW TO GET THERE.

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jamie   [Nov 27, 1999]

THIS IS THE HARDEST CORE TRAIL I HAVE EVER RIDEN. This trail is the absolute bomb. There are some killer sections. Bring a bike you are not afraid to smash up. Like someone else in here said, Most of the little drops (1-2ft) are not too hard after you get the nerve up. There are some ultra extreame sections though. (heckler) I would say a good trail to start on would be salad bar. Try and ride everything in there and then you will be less scared of drops.

Customer Service

I don'r really know any routes. I just followed the group.

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Toad   [Feb 03, 2000]

Be careful of the traffic on the St Margarets Bay road!!! It bad!

Great trail, great scenery too!! It can get stupidly hard at points, just know your limits, I didn't know mine, and ended up in a tree. Lots of roots and rocks that can be frustrating for novice riders, but just keep at it.

The only thing that would top this trail off is a nice speed section. Oh well, can't have everything ;)

Customer Service

Same as above... Wasn't quite sure if I had found it at first. usually enter by the green gate.

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Tom   [Sep 15, 2000]

I admit i'm still exploring this trail and i've only ridden it a few times, i'm no expert rider but i've loved what i've done so far. It's great for doing anything really, relaxing ride, training ride, screwing around, anything really. Thx for the great trail Randy.
If any help is need with mataince, say the word.

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Philpino Wonder   [Nov 06, 2000]

rocky and tech.

Similar Products Used: I have been riding this trail for 4 years and I think this is the roudiest trail that I started with when I got into moutain biking I swear you find a new trail like everyday, I still do and if you like built stunts the trail has them for quite awhile
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