short hills - TRAIL

short hills - Trail, St. Catharines, Ontario

Lots of rolling gravel trails but many singletrack areas all over

User Reviews (17)

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Stirstick   Cross Country Rider [Aug 05, 2006]

The trails are nice and it's great for a ride after work. There is lots of variety from single to double track, nice technical stuff but watch out for those horse pies and divets which takes away from the ride. If you're riding a hardtail make sure you bring a pillow.

Customer Service

Lots of places to start but I like starting on the north side and work my way around.

Similar Products Used: Rockcliffe (Waterdown)
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3
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3
Byron   [Jan 03, 1999]

Lots of steep climbs and fast banked single track with hidden huge jumps watch out for houres there a pain in the ass because I've hit one and they have caused lots of my cashes and they shit on the trails one tire docked for them

Customer Service

either follow twelve mile into it or do a few loops 2 but if you really want to take trails 3-6 they are reserved for hikers but I have only been stopped once and ride ther 3-4 times a week all the people say is to leave and not come back

Similar Products Used: follow the lakes up by brock U
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4
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David Kaczanowski   [Feb 08, 1999]

There are some technical aspects to the trail. However, there are some parts in which you just coast along and enjoy the view. You are basically riding through dense forest, and you can spot the odd waterfall. Good place to get off the bike and walk to the waterfall and sit down beside it and let you feet hang. All you will see is this intense green with the sun light coming through the tops of the trees.

Customer Service

Any trail, they are all good.

Similar Products Used: Brock Escarpment. It can provide in some areas a good pounding.
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5
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conrad   [Mar 28, 1999]

lots of big hills to climb, jump the creeks, fly down the hills it is my favorit trail

Similar Products Used: rock point provilcl park in low banks
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5
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psychosyd   [Apr 06, 1999]

A very diverse trail. You can find anything your little heart could desire here, from ballbreaking downhills, to thighbreaking climbs. Its all here.
I prefer some of the technical parts myself, but it is a sweet ride, 20 minutes from anywhere.

Customer Service

Everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Similar Products Used: Along the Old welland Canal
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5
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Kirby   [May 05, 1999]

Short Hills is a Provincial Park, and as such there are all kind of rules where you can and cannot ride, and the trails are patrolled by the OPP and The Ministry of Natural Resourses. Although i can't understand why they close some trails to mountain bikers, i suspect some white haired, wool sweater wearing, tree hugging, cranola eating, Greenpeace type got scaired of the trail by some out of control Yetis on bikes, and squawked. SO SLOW DOWN when you see hikers, and there are lots of them on the weekends.
If you want to have the Park to yourself, go in the dark and try some of the close to bike trails. Fall Winter and Spring(if its dry) is a great time to see wild life, especially deer, make sure you have a hand on your brakes coz they'll jump right out in front of you. I've hiked this area for years, and i since i started riding it, i've seen much more wildlife, and you get a lot closer to it.

Customer Service

Start in Port Dalousie, follow the Merrit Trail along the Twelve Mile Creek. Cross over to the East Side of the creek at the foot bridge, follow trail to the Hydro hill. Follow gravel road behind Brock University, look for trail on your right...follow trail till you come out to Decew Rd near a bridge. Get back on to the trail on the other side of the bridge. Follow trail around the resevoir, then down onto the Bruce trail and back out to Decew Rd. Hang a right and look for a trail on your left at the end of a fence. Prepair for a fast downhill through the Sumacs. Keep your head down and in the middle, they don't call it "The Screaming Skull" for nothing an slow down for a hard left near the bottom. Follow trail, keeping to the left, and you'll come out to a parking lot. You're now in the Heart of Short Hills. Check the sign board and pick your trail...there's plenty to chose from...play around for a while, then head out to Pelham Rd. and hang at right. Once you pass 1st Street Louth, turn right at the first road, then right again at the paved Hydro rd. At the bottom follow the trail along the west side of the Twelve Mile Creek all the way back to Port Dalousie. Finish your ride with a beer at one of the outdoor patio bars in Port. Total ride about 40km.

Similar Products Used: Bruce Trail from Woodend Conservation Area to Queenston and back.
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4
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spud   [Jun 13, 1999]

These trails are well kept. mostly smooth singletrack. If your new to shorthills you should BUY a map, because you'll get lost.

Similar Products Used: pipelines
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5
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Rob   [Jun 29, 1999]

Stay to the biking trails. My buddy didn't and now he has a broken collarbone. The Horse trails are hard to spot at first but you'll know when u hit em!

Customer Service

Along the Old Canal

Similar Products Used: Its all good
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4
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Russ   [Sep 08, 1999]

this is a great system of trails, I've been in there many times, and always seem to find new areas to ride.
It's all up and down.
Lots of wildlife, deers, wild turkeys!

Customer Service

all of them

Similar Products Used: along twelve mile creek.
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4
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DK   [Feb 25, 2000]

the trail consist mainly singletrack path and alot of up and down and is almost for every skill level if you
go often enouf you can go more down than up,and most
is riding in the shade.After a long deay of biking go to Decew falls nad there should be a "waterslide"or go under the falls for a swim after the trail behind it is
a panoramic view off the escarpment

Customer Service

Find a road called Decew Rd,you will notice a hill,there are two things to do,continue forward on the road for a nice bending downhill.Wacth out for car though!At the bottom of the hill there will be a path
go on that.Or before the Hill there will be a fence made of wood go to it na dthere will be a path that will take you to a nice off road downhill.

Similar Products Used: None
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