Komoka Provincial Park - TRAIL

Komoka Provincial Park - Trail, London, Ontario

Short length of trails, part of the park is closed off to bike riders as a conservation area. Lots of undulations.

User Reviews (7)

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Patrick MacLean   Weekend Warrior [Aug 15, 2010]

I know it says not for bikes, but honestly...who cares. No one there I've ever run into, especially the countless other cyclists, have ever seemed to mind.

However, as a result there aren't any setups with logs and rocks and stuff to get really technical with...but what the trail lacks in amenities it more than makes up for in rugged downhills and plenty of steep unclimbable uphills that give you a real workout.

Roots and rocks are plentiful so shocks are a bonus, and the scenery along the Thames is amazing. Lots of vantage points that look down over the water and some fun trails that take you right down to it.

I've got two other trail systems to compare this too so far, and so far it beats the Fanshawe Lake system and Strathroy's super-small conservation area.

Similar Products Used: Fanshawe Lake trail system
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B. DOUGLAS   Weekend Warrior [Jun 25, 2009]

I AM NOT A CYCLIST BUT A HORSE PERSON AND I ENJOY THE TRAILS JUST AS MUCH AS A CYCLIST OR A HIKER. THE LAST COMMENT ABOUT NOT TOUCHING YOUR BIKE UNTIL YOU WASH IT MUST BE COMING FROM AN URBAN PERSON BECAUSE RURAL PEOPLE KNOW THAT ANIMALS (HORSES) DO NOT DAMAGE THE TERRAIN AND THE MANURE IS BIO-DEGRADABLE AND LESS DAMAGING THAN THE OTHER GARBAGE AND FECES LEFT IN THE PARK.

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5
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3
Mr_Murf   Cross Country Rider [Oct 27, 2003]

I only rode this once, but I think I got an ok feel for it already. It's really light riding, the only difficult thing about it would be the roots and rocks that like to bounce you around like a basketball. It's a really good trail to bring people to if they're just starting out (unless you're like me and just take them straight to Cains). Just watch out, there are designated biking and hiking areas, but they're not too clearly marked and it's easy to get on a hiking trail accidently. Also people like to bring horses through parts of it, so it's a good idea to not touch your bike until you wash it down. :P

Similar Products Used: Cains, Bolar, Meadowlilly
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3
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Chris Bea   Weekend Warrior [Sep 28, 2003]

Komoka Provincial Park is actually an environmentally sensitive area. Trails that are off limits to cyclists are clearly marked. Please obey the signs and have fun on the other trails!

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Oolie   [Jun 09, 1999]

Some good technical parts to deal with. These trails were made with hikers in mind so there are some tight turns on downhill areas. One problem is the variance in terrian, tons of small hills you have to go up and down! (It really burns up those legs!) Another complaint is the shortness of the trails. It's more of a place to get the day's recommended exercise than to go out for a day of ass-bustin', trail-tearin' fun. The scenery is nice but it is just not enough.

Customer Service

Many paths from parking lot, choose anyone cause you'll end up on one of the others anyway!

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Terri DeBoer   [Jul 25, 1999]

lots of downhill

Customer Service

Come in off commissioners

Similar Products Used: Kilworth enter onthe other side of commissioner Rd.
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Nick   [Oct 12, 1999]

This trail rules. If you know where to ride you can find whatever you want. Steep uphills to tight technical downhills. There are a few drop offs and natural jumps where you can get some huge air. You have to watch out for ruts and erosion though 'cause the second you're not watching on a downhill they sneak up on you.

Customer Service

Trail head is off comissioners rd. behind white house just past Byron befor Kilworth

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Ray   [Jan 27, 2000]

This trail is located in a Park designated for muliple use. On any given day a rider will encounter hikers, dogs, horses, joggers, x-country skiers (winter) and other riders coming head on...beware. Komoka offers a wide variety of terrain that is generally safe and fun. There are a lot of progressive hills to climb, offcambre sandy sections, downed logs and on the far west side there is one nasty downhill. I've had several tumbles down this one and the hill is not recommended for the novice rider.

The one major downfall of Komoka is that the actual trail is only 10k and is not really a good workout unless you loop it several times. If you ride in the summer leave early in the morning because you will run into some nasty hikers from time to time. MTB's aren't really supposed to be on some parts of the trail.

Customer Service

Trail is located about 2.5-3k just west of London (byron), if you've crossed the Thames river you've gone to far. Best way is to come in off of Commissioners Road at the old Ranger station (white house) on the south side of the road. It is from this location that you will find one of three major trail heads. The trail generally follows the Thames River, but has several loops that are easy to navigate and always return to the main trail.

Similar Products Used: Komoka is a good trail to
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mark kiteley   [Jun 28, 2002]

I actually think this is an illegal trail...it is recommended that this park not welcome mountain bikes. the london ski club is 5 mins away and provides enough challenging trail. KPP could very well look like the ski club someday if bikers do not respect the no mountain biking signs. drop by for a walk or run , but with the nature of the meadows and steep cliffs, erosion due to mtn bikes could easily occur.

Customer Service

Through the parking lot. Lock the bike up and walk according to the map posted.

Similar Products Used: London ski club, springbank, banks of the thames in delaware
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