Kelso - Trail, Milton, Ontario

Kelso - Trail, Milton, Ontario

DESCRIPTION

Some 'technical stuff' which includes lots of rocks. A downhill run which is actually used for some downhill events. Some fast hardpack. A bit of it all. There is about a $3.50 charge for a trail pass. The area isn't well signed, but it doesn't have to be considering it is a limited area. (limited on all sides by physical barriers)

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 20, 2017]
bettskis
Cross Country Rider

Enjoyable day exploring Kelso. The main/easy trails are shared with hikers (about 1:1 with the riders on the morning of June 10, a hot, sunny day). This place is chill and quiet. There was a Devinci demo happening in the parking lot.

Customer Service

Rough Trade, BT Connector, X-Treem

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 07, 2014]
jorge
Weekend Warrior

Not the most interesting trails out there. I prefer Albion hills more than this. Bayview stouffville forest is better. If you want only technical and not much of workout don't go to kelso.

Similar Products Used:

Albion hills
Hardwood
Bayview/Stouffville

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 12, 2014]
mevnet
Cross Country Rider

What I like the most is the variety: easy for the family, single track for the adventurous type, hard climb for the daring ones, half decent couple of downhill sections. Might not be the most challenging but chances are you will find something you like in the 27km of trails. And being 10mins from home, hard to beat. Trails might not be best marked but you get used to them, head north and they all take you to the Kelso summit. Probably best for intermediate, enough for beginner, challenging at times for expert riders.

Customer Service

Summit parking, take the X-treem Trail to Cheaters Alley, then Rough Trade all then way and turn around.6.5km at a steady pace gets you back to the car in 30 mins., doable 5 time a week, back home in an hour

Similar Products Used:

Hilton Falls, lots of rocks, better if you want wider trails for entire family or rocky, more challenging

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 29, 2013]
Nehme
Cross Country Rider

Worse trails I've ever ridden. Even with a map, these trails are impossible to ride without stopping a million times to analyse the map. Plus really it is mostly double track with nothing interesting. There are two really short downhill loops there but more ridable with a downhill bike. Anyway I've ridden in Sudbury, Hardwood hills, Buckwallow, Blue Mountains, Hydrocut and Puslinch trails and Kelso is the suckiest trail ever!!!

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 06, 2012]
the transporter
Cross Country Rider

i just got back from mtn biking at Kelso ,and i must say it is worth the $6.50 for trail pass for the day , they have a lot of everything from beginner to advance , downhill to single track ,jumps and some bridges, and throw in some rocks, if ur looking to ride for the day or just few hours , this is the place , i seem to have lost my trail map , well check out lora;s run and rock garden , those are just a few, well enjoy the trails and remember your helmet and ride safe

Customer Service

check it all out , some trails crisscross with hiking trails , be curtice , and let the hikers know your coming through and that there are riders behind you , also let riders you pass know that u are alone or with other riders ,

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 16, 2010]
Dr.Zoidberg
Weekend Warrior

What a let down. Been to Hilton Falls across the highway a couple of times and the WCC Trail in the area and thought this place would be similar. Lots of traffic on the trails and not enough signage to indicate if there is a particular direction to ride or not so you end up getting 2-way traffic on single track all the time. Plus there are a lot of hikers too. Not very good flow, not enough technical, not good overall.

Customer Service

Goto the Steeles entrance so you are starting at the top of the escarpment.

Similar Products Used:

Hilton Falls; WCC

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 05, 2010]
Jamer
Cross Country Rider

I live about 5 minutes from Kelso, so I ride it about 3 times a week if possible. I've been riding it since the late 90's, and it is one of the reasons I moved to the area a few years ago. In my opinion, this is one of the best trails I have ridden outside of BC when I used to live there. I would say it provides enough challenge for probably just about any rider unless you are really an expert looking to huck off massive jumps, and ride skinnys 10 ft off the ground like on the North Shore. If you just want a trail that will challenge you, and allow you to do some pretty gnarly stuff without killing yourself (like this aging dad), this is a wicked trail!

Customer Service

I like to start in the upper parking lot, off Steeles, keep to the left, hit the teeter totter, and head into the x-treme trail where you will find a plethora of logs, skinnys, little jumps, technical rock sections, drops and bridges most of which can be skipped if they aren't what you want to try, or if you bail, at least you aren't killing yourself. Keep your eyes open, there are lots of things to challenge you along the sides of trails that are easy to miss. After the x-treme, I usually head right at the access road by the jonny on the spot, and either head towards wizards way where there are some sweet little obstacles, and jumps as well as hard packed singletrack on a moderate downhill which is pretty fast, and very fun. Instead of heading towards Wizards way, Rough Trade is also a pretty good trail with a few challenging obstacles. Other trails I like at Kelso are Snakes and Ladders, and some of the other downhills, and Lora's Run.

Similar Products Used:

Albion Hills is pretty good for XC. Not as many obstacles as Kelso. Hilton Falls if Kelso is closed, but I don't like it nearly as much.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 05, 2009]
techn0canuck
Weekend Warrior

Lots of variety for beginner and intermediate riders. The trails are well maintained. But there is only 16 km of them (published).
So there are some nasty sections, but overall the place is just moderate fun stuff.

I still give it a 5 overall for first time fun. I'll be back.

Customer Service

The only hard aerobic part is climbing the hill, and all the trails are on top of the escarpment.
Extreme trail if you want some danger. Couple of stupid bits (natural selection hehe).

Similar Products Used:

halton hills, but I haven't been.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 15, 2009]
M83Live
Weekend Warrior

I never found myself winded when riding at Kelso unless you're climbing the ski hill. That's what I like about it - you don't have to kill yourself with climbs there. A place like Durham with long ups and large open patches of sand and will test your stamina but not Kelso. Short ups and downs and a pretty easy ride with few technical spots along the way make Kelso a nice place if your wanting to play it safe. It's also pretty well shaded on hot summer days and just enough trail for nice handful of hours.

fyi, during my first ride there I accidentally found myself on a hiking trail (sorry!) and it turned out to be pretty good. Looks of rocks and roots and a nice view of the escarpment. I respect the rules but I'm just saying that you could easily find yourself on it if you're not paying attention.

All in all, while the challenge isn't great, the fact of the matter is that Kelso doesn't have to be a challenge in order to have a fun time. A solid 4 in my books.

Customer Service

Sankes & Ladders & Fire are fast but ultimately short downhill rides.
The Quarry is an easy ride and a warmup for the rocky trail (I think its called Extreme but it isn't very extreme)

Similar Products Used:

Hilton Falls if you liked the few tech spots of Kelso

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 29, 2008]
stylesx
Cross Country Rider

Very nice trails, the only thing they could do is better mark it.

Customer Service

Who knows we just taking every turn since its not well marked

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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