twin rivers - TRAIL

twin rivers - Trail, Scarborough, Ontario

single track challenging to most 60 degree inclines the same down. some roots and rocks,but it just adds to the challenge

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A. Muller   Weekend Warrior [Jan 31, 2007]

I was out on this trail the last time in 2001. At the time I was told that both North + South routes were off limits to cyclists. Yes, it is a very flat trail with 2 or 3 tiny items of interest. I remember 1x scaring (spooking) a woman & her horse. The trial only had 1 soft deep dirt section that required you to shift into a low gear. The climb up the ridge was good. One time I was caught by city workers fixing it using chainsaws, cutting down trees and making steps to slow the erosion process. They gave me a dirty look but did nothing to stop me, it was nice of them to stop using the chainsaw as I cycled past. At the very end you had to cross a tiny stream, then dismount and climb up an embankment. Since this last ride, they have made the end here alot better, with a large parking lot. Also 2 years ago they finaly repaved the bumpy as all hell road and now its, fast and smoothe. Excellent for the steep climb up the twisty road heading towards Meadowvale Road and my best of 80Km/hr at the bottom on the way down.

Customer Service

Travel East on Sheppard Ave. East as the roads bends South, just keep heading East. Be prepared for a sharp drop on a road that head blindly to the left then the right. I'd let the momentum carry you to the end of the road just where it turns North. Head back where you came from (now going West) and on the South side of the road enter the trail just before the bridge. Follow the path, at times it forks off. If you've made a left after a good 10mins, then your on the right track. Climb the ridge, descend it, cross the stream and follow the road to your left. In about 1Km you'll be back at the starting point.

Similar Products Used: As of Sept.2002, I live in Pickering a mere 2mins bike ride from the Seaton Hiking Trail. I prefer the Pickering, Ajax, Whitby & I think Oshawa Waterfront Trail (I don't remember it's exact name) that starts at the southern end of Liverpool Road and heads east (if you end up in the lake you've traveled to far south, hehe!). It actualy starts a few kilometers west of here but I've yet to travel on it and is less along the waterfront. It's also great for group night bike rides, watch out for smooching lovers (standing anyplace on the path), underage drinking (on any of the multi new park benches installed), underage sex'n (either on the park benchs or in the grass just off the path but, 2x we came across a car parked dead centre on the path and we could see a whole lot o skin when our bike ligths were on them, some drug usage (in 2 locations east of the Ajax Water Filtration plant) & wild animals such as rabbits, ground hogs, raccoons, skunks, red foxes, a family of 3 deer and a coyote in 2005 that I mistook for a german shepherd! Plus the usual stray cats and dogs off their leashes.
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rider   Cross Country Rider [Oct 16, 2003]

Souds like the last reviewer was on the south side of twyn rivers (clearly marked no mtb), try the north side (no signs) - it's better anyway - at least 4 different trails that lead to the dump hill and more trails past that... If you lool for it there's climbs, loos fast downhills, singletrack switchbacks, and generally fun after work stuff.

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Daredevil   Cross Country Rider [Oct 07, 2003]

To start with, this trail is specifically designed for hikers and has postings along it forbidding bicyclists...that being said I'd say that it really is not much of a trail. It's flat and has very few technical areas (unless you go up "the Ridge" which again is expressly forbiddin to cyclists). I wouldn't recomend this trail to anyone (for cycling that is) and I would prefer that we as cyclist respect the trails that are meant solely for hikers

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JC   [May 12, 1999]

Only real place within city limits to get a good ride. Don Valley is too short. This place is has a lot of hidden trails though that only the regulars know about. Most of this place is easy to intermediate until you find the gnarly descents. Some of the trails are closed too for conservation reasons but the other trails are still great. Some decent climbs that "Jeff the Lung" (only one I have ever seen make it)has named the "Brown Monster and the Green Mosnter". Good place for newbies to start.

Similar Products Used: Don Valley, Jefferson forest
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Sven Lavado   [May 28, 1999]

You're never more than about 1km away from a road throughout the trails which have a true randomness to them. There are a couple of drainage 'sluiceways' that because of the loose soil, deep rut and loose gravel on them make them descendable only for the most skilled and impossible to climb for anyone. There are some really good climbs some just at the edge of steepness to be borderline climbable with sufficient length to get a good leg/lung burn. Good place to go real early in the morning when you won't run into hikers or kids and its almost impossible to get truly lost.

Customer Service

There's so many entry points from any direction that there's no best way in. The area is completely surrounded by roads in all directions and a lot of the trail connections make you cross a road every so often.

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Chris Morris   [Jan 31, 2000]

If you look hard enough there is quite a bit of technical riding in twin rivers. It also includes two extreamly steep and long uphill climbs. One is the Garbage hill and the other is the ski hill located by the main parking lot. A great place to ride.

Customer Service

A great place to start is at Glen Rouge Park. It is on the North Side of Kingston road, just east of Port Union Rd.

Similar Products Used: Lower Rouge
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Mike   [May 25, 2001]

It doesn't really matter where you start your run because they all end up on the same road. There are so many interchanging trails that it is almost like a maze. Ranges from beginner to intermediate depending on where you are. Some really good technical spots with big climbs and good fast drops with roots and rocks. Some trails were old horseback riding trails but the horseback riding place closed down a few years ago. Some parts of the trail have wooden steps built into the grond (imposible to climb but fun to jump of of). The trails cover a wide area and you could ride for over 5 hours without being on the same trail twice.

Customer Service

Go to medowvale and shepard and go east on shepard. The road turns but you need to go straight. You will reach a steep winding road that goes across the river. From there you can choose many different enterances but I prefer going to the enterance where there is a very short steep climb just at the side of the road.

Similar Products Used: I don't know of any, I just rode on these trails when I was living there.
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Phil   [Jun 08, 2002]

Rode the twin river today , is flat flat flat , there are couple of hill trails but nothing exciting about it , the trail next to the river is for walking dog and weekend community walk , tones of people in the trail milling around and did I said the trail is flat !

After a couple hours at the twin river , I give up looking for a good trail and pack it up than drove over to the Don for some real riding and had a blast at the Don.

Will not go back , If you ride in the city , stick with the Don , I think that is the only true MTB trail in T.O , the rest are just bike path with a whole lot of dogs and kids running around.

Don't waste you time in the Twin River .

Customer Service

Don Trail , 100 times better than twin River

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