Grand River Valley Trail - Trail, Kitchener, Ontario

Grand River Valley Trail - Trail, Kitchener, Ontario

DESCRIPTION

A variety of difficulty levels over several "sections". Some parts are typical of valley side type trails. There are fireroad sections linking the great singletrack. The trail runs in and out of valley side and often along agricultural properties. It may take a few times to get familiar with how to make all the trail sections connect together.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 14, 2003]
dave faye
Weekend Warrior

okay, but not very hardcore, good for beinner. some good sidetrails but they are all too short. nice leisure trail but dont expect too much. awesome scenery.

Customer Service

get off hwy 7 at wellington, turn left on riverbend to bottem of big hill

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4
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3
[Jan 30, 1999]
simon

Some nice views of the Grand river... some spots you might have to get off your bike to climb stairs inclined at what seems like seventy degrees. There are a couple rickety bridges which you could cross on your bike if you have the balls. Overall pretty challenging if it's your first time. Probably the most difficult trail in this boring city.

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5
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[Feb 04, 1999]
Karl

This trail kicks ass on any day. Don't try to ride it when it's wet, though, since most of the trail is off-camber and gets really slippery. If you slip, you slip down an escarpment towards the Grand, which is exceedingly steep and not easy to recover from. Be prepared to walk some stairs and tricky hills, which no sane individual would attempt to ride. Watch out for hikers, especially on the weekends. This trail is good fun for the intermediate of skill for about an hour and a half. Fun to ride over and over again.

Customer Service

Start the trail at the fire road at the intersection of Lackner Boulevard and Fairview road. Follow the road to the end, then turn right toward the Grand River. You can't miss it.

Similar Products Used:

Chicopee Ski Hill

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4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 18, 1999]
Omar

The great thing about this trail is that it links with a number of others including the Chicopee trail and local side trails and the community trail system. Great fun with a variety of riding.

Customer Service

Start at Ottawa and Lackner then follow your nose

Similar Products Used:

Kelso, Eden Mills, Guelph Lake

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4
VALUE
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[Mar 01, 1999]
Winston Endall

Lots of fun but don't fall into the river.

Customer Service

I always start at the Chicopee end of the trail 'cause I'm from Cambridge. Most people use this as an out-and-back trail but you can continue to follow it north across HWY 7 ( Victoria st) and take it all the way to Bridge St. Just follow the white blazes on the trees. When you hit 7 turn right and once you cross the Grand River turn off to the left into the parking lot and you'll pick up the trail again. You can also go left on 7 and head over to Bingeman Park. There are lots of trails in the back of the park with some nasty downhills. Watch for the root waterfall. It has claimed many a collarbone. This trail is just one part of the Grand Valley trail which runs from lake Erie to Alton just south of Orangeville. Last summer I went on a bike camping trip which started in Cambridge where I took the Speed River Trail to Guelph, The Guelph Radial Trail to Limehouse Where I hooked up with the Bruce Trail. I went north on the Bruce to Forks of the Credit Provincial park where I connected with the Alton Trail which in turn took me to the Grand Valley Trail and that took me to Chicopee which is just down the road from my house. Some of the riding sucked (hike a bike) but it was a cool adventure.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Oct 10, 1999]
SPOILER 6

This trail is amazing. today I went farther than ever. You get an exclusive view of the Grand River. This is the trail that sold me on mountain biking. The trail is pure adrenaline pumping,root rock'in ass kick'in fun. I have yet to conquer the trail without falling.

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4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 27, 2000]
Matias Schweigert

It is sometimes confused with the Chicopee trail, because it connects and do yourself a favor do both at once its more fun that way.Nice trail that runs along the river, hence the name.Nice forset with 100 year old trees and some nice singletrac.Theres some nasty erosion and off cambers you will know what I am talking when you get to this section, if unsure walk it, otherwise you will fall several feet and get seriously hurt.Other than that not to difficult a trail and a great place to show a begginer what mountainbiking can be all about.

Customer Service

Ask a local bikeshop everyone knows this trail.

Similar Products Used:

Chicopee, Guelph lake, waterloo-kitchener Hydrocut,Eden mills, Guelph Scout camp.

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4
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[Aug 28, 2000]
Ryan

I've only ridden the Sudden Track and the Dryden Track area of the trail and is alright, its cool down here 'cause there is nobody but me and the bugs. You should try it! Go to the sudden track and follow the white markes!

Customer Service

get one of those maps....Rivers N Trails sells them I think.

Similar Products Used:

Dryden and sudden track.

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4
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