Cains Road - Trail, London, Ontario

Cains Road - Trail, London, Ontario

DESCRIPTION

Very technical.Lots of logs,steep hills and decents that sneek up on you.Its what granny gears were made for.Some manmade stuff e.g-about a 10 foot long ladder bridge that drops 4 feet straight down onto a mammoth rim bending rock then continues on to a rock infested creek.Lots of roots,rocks,creeks this trail has it all.Twisty and technical the whole way.Never think that your done that climb,cause there's another one after it.This will challenge the most seasoned riders.All the off shoots from the main trail are very technical and very challenging,they all end up on the main trail.This trail if for gutsy advanced riders.Do not go here if your a beginner and lack confidence in your riding ability.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 18, 2008]
Tex Cameron
Weekend Warrior

This trail is a blast. Took a big header there last weekend. it is now rated ESA. Trail starts out somewhat slow and technical, then boom your heading down hill winding decents and then back up hill. Some bridges have been recently added to help forge creeks. When the trail forks your best off to take the trail to the right. Bring your water and be prepared to walk your bike up hill in some parts. Nice intense ride there and back, like everyone else has said stay out of the Easter Seals camp, if you make it that far turn around and enjoy the ride back.

Customer Service

Park your car at St. Thomas Aquanis highschool. Ride your bike west on Oxford St. across the bridge. Once you get across the bridge the trail mouth is to your right up a grassy knoll.

Similar Products Used:

Manchester Woods.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 14, 2005]
trekbiker444
Downhiller

very very long if its hot trust me bring water..many steep hills and technical stuff..lots of rocks, logs (maditory to have a bash guard if you want to keep your sprockets) and roots in the trail but really fun and challenging if you know what you are doing.. no dirt jumps or shoots or ladders..i herd there was some out there but i havent found them yet. dont go here if you are a begginer you are garenteed to get hurt on the hills..very narrow and slippery even when it isnt wet....never go there without brakes all the hills have very sharp narrow turns but if you a tough bike with lots of fork travel and lots of experience...give it a try..

Customer Service

park in the warbler woods parking lot come back out of theparking lot and follow commissioners west until the end at the stop lights. turn right and follow it down hill (on your bike) until the concrete bridge just before the bridge on your left hand side there is a hill with lots of grass go there and you will find the trail..follow the trail about .5 km and you will see a log about 8 feet long...go across it and thats where most of the hills and technical stuff begins, the trail is about 6km long and takes a fairly long time to do it about 3 hours there and back. ( stay out of the seals camp )

Similar Products Used:

Fanshawe Boler

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 06, 2005]
londonlad
Weekend Warrior

My impressions after just one ride on this trail: Aggressive XC trail, about 6km one-way, 12km for a return trip. Most of the trail isn't very fast, because of the many uphill sections and logs. I averaged less than 12kmh for my ride, which included walking up several hills (which were great descents on the return trip though!) The beginning and end part require more technical riding with several logs to cross, obstacles like rocks and roots, steep uphill and downhills, and several creeks. Some of the obstacles have wooden planks or twigs to assist in negotiating them. The middle part of the trail is a fairly flat singletrack, so you can ride this section faster. Most of the ride is through forested sections, so it is well-shaded by the many leafy trees. The inclines are the most challenging parts of the trail, and are part of a small escarpment alongside the Thames River, so there is some nice scenery and views of the river. The uphill sections are quite difficult, and I found myself forced to walk on numerous occasions - they make terrific descents for experienced riders though, although they are fairly short. A return trip on the trail is a good physical workout, and would certainly require some XC experience. I have not yet been to Boler, but have ridden Fanshawe a couple of times. I found Cains was a little bit more intense and suitable for the more aggressively minded XC riders, whereas Fanshawe offers a little more variety, and is a longer (20+km) and much faster trail. I didn't find some of the things that other reviewers have mentioned, like teeter totters, trials sections, or insane ladder bridges - perhaps these were in the section that has been developed for housing and a golf course? Please email me at gregorytopov@despammed.com if you have any information on finding these freeride type sections. Note: This is the same trail listed elsewhere as the "Kilworth" trail - check under "Kilworth" for more reviews.

Customer Service

1. Take Commissioners Road WEST through Byron (west of London). 2. Park in the "Warbler Woods" ESA, on the left hand side just before Commissioners reaches Oxford St. 3. Bike to the end of Commissioners Road, then at the traffic lights turn right (NE) onto Oxford St, and go downhill on Oxford till you reach a concrete bridge (0.75km from the Warbler Woods parking lot). 4. The trail begins on the left hand side just before the bridge. 5. Follow the trail about 500m until you come to a 6 meter long wooden log across a ravine on the right hand side, which you cross. 6. Follow the main trail by sticking fairly closely to the river whenever the trail divides. 7. About 6km from the beginning of the trail, the trail divides into two (right hand side: bent "no tresspassing" sign; left hand side: red circles painted on the trees). 8. At this fork, turn around and ride the 6km back to the beginning. 9. Note that the rest of the trail beyond the fork is private property (Easter Seals Camp), and I'm told that this is enforced. In the event of an emergency, take the left hand trail for another 1km and you'll end up at a small hut right near the main road (Glendon Drive).

Similar Products Used:

* Boler Mtn * Fanshawe Conservation Area

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 10, 2003]
Mr_Murf
Cross Country Rider

This is the trail that started my love for mountain biking. I did this trail religiously for 2 full seasons (till I moved). It starts off with a lot of climbs and steep, technical descents. Right when you work up a sweat it breaks off into a flat plain with a twisting trail riding through it only to go back into the heights and drops at the close.

Customer Service

Park at Warbler woods, head North on Oxford till you reach right before the bridge. Go up the hill on your left, then continue north, the trail will pop out right in front of you.

Similar Products Used:

Bolar Mountain

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 01, 2000]
matt

IT IS GETTING TORN DOWN!!!! THERE ARE SUBDIVISIONS AND A GOLF COURSE THAT IS BEING BUILT HERE. IT REALLY SUCKS BUT THATS THE WAY IT IS. I BUILT 1 INSANE TRAIL HERE AND ITS ALL GETTING BLOWN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!O WELL.

Customer Service

DO NOT GO HERE!!!!

Similar Products Used:

WARBLER, ITS NOT GETTING TORN DOWN BUT ITS TO EASY.

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1
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 02, 2000]
bucky

great trail.roots , logs , drops , man made bridges etc.definetly not for the beginner rider .

Customer Service

just off commissioners rd across from warbler woods

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good workout if you do it both directions

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 14, 2001]
digs_bikes

A good test of your skills, if you think you have got it to easy- go here it will prove you wrong

Customer Service

Commisioners west to parking lot for Warbler Woods-Trail starts on the other side of the road

Similar Products Used:

Fanshawe,Medway(near UWO)

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[May 20, 2002]
Peter

They are right about the 1Km to the real fun. It's great fun. The Golf course has been built and the sub-division has been built, you can still get through. It's pretty technical and shouldn't be attempted by complete beginners without someone who knows the trail. The trail is somewhat narrow in places. Most of the really technical ares can be bipassed by beginners via taking the different fork (the trail forks right before the area and meets back directly after). It's a nice ride because it follows the Thames most of the way as well.

Customer Service

Go through Warbler off of Timber if you don't mind breaking the law (illegal to ride through Warbler-west). It's a good warmup.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 22, 2002]
Fordy

Great trail. Lots of ups and downs. You get some good speed on some downhills. If you can ride the whole trail without getting off your bike to walk or climb over stuff, Your good.

Customer Service

Exact same as above

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 09, 2002]
Craig

Despite what Matt from London said in his posted review of two years ago , the Kain's (spelled with a k , not a c )trail is still there .
As noted previous , this trail is not a good trail for beginners but those who are confident in their riding .
Down hills are a great challenge as are the technical areas .
Really enjoyed the ride .
Too bad it is 'nt a loop circut !
No hassles from any one and I will visit again!

Customer Service

Park at the Warbler Woods parking lot , and cross the road and follow the trail up the hill .

Similar Products Used:

Kain's is very simular to the hilly , river following trail across from the Summerside subdivision in the East end of London .

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RATING
4
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