Rideau River Park Trails - TRAIL

Rideau River Park Trails - Trail, Ottawa, Ontario

network of paths, through woods, small uphills, many outlets to the paved path that runs along the river, challenging hill behind woods with a nice view

User Reviews (10)

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TobyNobody   Cross Country Rider [Jun 04, 2004]

I don't know why anybody could dislike this little trail sytem If you ever actually got around to riding it, then you obviously enjoy 'exploring' on youir bike. And there is nothing avout this trail that doesn't say "ADVENTURE" with a capital 'A'. You've got jumps; twisty, barely rideable corners over slimy exposed roots; challenging climbs(technically challenging if not in height);dozens of half fallen trees to dodge and duck; you run the constant risk of being slightly lost - but it could never take longer than 2 minutes to find your way out; and,best of all, you might get a glimpse of the old Hobo! Its like being eleven years old again and again. Cities all over the world are starting these little "revolutionary" local mountian bike "fun parks" full of little trails just like these.

Customer Service

Dive in to the woods right after the meadow is ending. Ride around the same little routes in both directions a few times; don't go too near the homeless guy, unless you feel brave! Be sure to hit "the climb" and, subsequently, "the descent." ...If only it were 500 times higher... *sigh* I guess I'm just a fan of these little urban rides. I used to ride in a little set of trails by an urban lake back home. It was right next to this big scary abandoned mental hospital. Sometimes I'd ride it at night and be sure that I'd be killed. I had another set of little rides I used to do - I could almost cross the entire city more almost entirely on rough back lanes, schoolyard footpaths, and other interresting mountain bike trails. Well... they were interresting to me anyway.

Similar Products Used: Governor General's mansion trail system; OPH -to-Canada Games Complex ride in Thunder Bay.
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caillou   [May 27, 2002]

fun, can tour for an hour or more, lots of trails, close to lots of paved paths for more riding, good for all skill levels

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same as above

Similar Products Used: paved paths along Rideau River and Canal
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jimi   [May 27, 2002]

ride these trails about 4-5 times per week, not really bored of them yet, probably 10 entrance/exit points

Customer Service

same as above

Similar Products Used: take King Edward bridge over to Hull, as soon as you get across bridge (going with traffic), turn right. lots of paved paths
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Stid   [Jun 26, 2002]

"The Hobo Forest" as me and my friends call it, thanks to the hobo we found in it... scary, anyway, fun routes, lots of entrances and exits, good for practicing trails and its hard to find the same trail twice which is always good. Not the hardest ever but good fun, rare small drops which is the only bad part. Recomended if you live in the area!!!

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above

Similar Products Used: Fortune
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Stid   [Jun 26, 2002]

"The H0B0 forest" as me and my friends call it, thanks to the homeless guy we found inside... scary, anyways, a good trail for people in the area, and I recomend it to them, lots of entrances and exits, hard to find the same trail twice which is always good, no good drops though, which sucks, an easy but fun ride that's always different, just beware the H0B0 and make sure you try it once!

Customer Service

above

Similar Products Used: Camp Fortune
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Posar   [Jun 26, 2002]

Those trails sucked ass. So damn boring. Unless you are totally crappy at biking these trails will be so boring. Not only was it overgrown but it was so boring. Not fast, technical or fun. I would give it a 0 but it is not an option.

Similar Products Used: just go ride your mom
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Devo   [Jun 26, 2002]

This trail's good 'cept for the homeless person's house with pants hanging out to dry, lol. Ya the forest really creeps up on you and you might leave the trail with bites, scratches, and hobos chasing after you, but it's worth it!

Customer Service

Same as above

Similar Products Used: Camp Fortune
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O_rangekrush   [Oct 25, 2002]

This "trail" is being REVIEWED?!?!? I admit, I was curious one afternoon while riding on the pavement, but that was it. In and over with in 20 minutes. Not worth anything more than that.

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Duncan   [Feb 18, 2003]

This is a old Dump. The big hill by the Bus station is all garbage from way back in the day. Fun little trails if you have a hour to kill and you don't want to ride to the Gat/Kan. The trails to get borring after a while but it is better than the paved paths. Do watch out for the HOBO's that live there. They are harmless but they do scare me a little. Check it out if you have time to kill, but don't make a epic outta it.

Customer Service

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Similar Products Used: Kan/Gat
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Someone who doesn't live in the woods   [May 26, 2003]

There ain't no hobos living in them there woods, but you still shouldn't go in there. Not much to see here, I mean there. And don't let your dogs run there, cause the stuff squishes between ones toes if one forgets to put their slippers on before heading out for a walk. If you see me in or around the woods, I certainly don't live here, I mean there, I just like to hang out there quite a bit.

Customer Service

I wouldn't go in these woods, lots of broken glass and stuff (but I don't break it). There is always trees over the paths (but I don't put them there). Just stay away from these woods, OK? They aren't much fun, and whoever took my lawnchair and towel, I need them back.

Similar Products Used: Any trail but the ones through the woods. There are tons of others you know!
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