The Brock Escarpment - TRAIL

The Brock Escarpment - Trail, St. Catharines, Ontario

You ride beside the old Welland Canal, throught forest and open plains. You will experience, downhills, uphills, flat land, all comprised of sand, graval, and rocks. It is an easy trail, but in certain area you meet up with really good uphill and downhill trails. A favorite hill is called Cardiac Hill.

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rkj__   Cross Country Rider [Aug 09, 2006]

Fantastic local riding! This year i have ridden here every week. I am from niagara falls, so it is only a short drive. There is a lot of trail in the area, and it is no problem at all putting together a 30+km ride. You can find many good climbs. The trails offer a nice variety of terrain. Some doubletrack, incuding the gravel along the twelve mile creek. but most of it is singletrack, and good stuff at that. There are great decents. At speed, they are good enough to test the skills of your average riders. There are some roots, and some rocks in places. There is also much NEW singletrack that has been cut in the last year or two. IT is SO tight and twisty, just incedible riding. I am so lucky to be so near it. Also, as others have mentioned, one can have fun at the brock campus as well. However, the trails are not marked (outside of the bruce) so you may find it helpful to find a group or a guide to ride with.

Customer Service

Start at the Burgoyne bridge. You can park downtown, take the small bridge over the highway, and hit the gravel path, and you are on your way.

Liberty! bicycles put on an awesome local race series this year (2006) It is made up mostly of this new tight singletrack i speak of. It is marked with signs (red arrows on white). The course is about 15km, and is awesome for the series, and local cycling in general.

Similar Products Used: The Squeezer course is in this area. Also, in nearby Niagara Falls, i often ride the trails at queenston/firemans park.
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chris   [Mar 02, 1999]

this trail is pretty cool , i go there often because i live right by it, i wouldnt recomend traveling to far to get there but if you are in the wellend canal area it's a nice place for a "relaxing" but "entertaining" ride

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Byron Dawson   [Sep 29, 1999]

The loop is about 30 km start downtown fallow the merit trail under the glendale bridge up hydro hill around up there on hydro proporty the bruce and the university.over the dike into decew caterac road into short hills along 2 through the firepit up to pelam road back down along 12 mile and back. To make that better go down the fencline do the free ride trails at brock. Do the crazy stuff on the other side of the falls at decew. If you are crazy ride down the water runoff. In shorthill go up the steep climb into 4 then turn down 5 then finish 4 If you really are crazy ride the stair casse then take the road to the woods on the far side of Fonthill 25 km ride back though.

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Anyone from aroun here knows the sqeezer loop. (A great fast race put on by kirt gwudeck and liberty bikes) I didn't put down amount rid because I ride it 3-4 times a week and during school 2-3 times

Similar Products Used: short hills decew falls canal trail system by donahew paper some woods in fonthill I don't know the name balls falls long DH course there. Niagara gorge ilegal crazy pushing north shore never ending stone stair cases
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byron   [Sep 03, 2000]

pretty easy but fun

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short hills is all right but what I said about the gorge being crazy tecnical is a joke. after riding the shore for a summer anything in niagara is a joke. Does every one know about the downhill at the end of decey falls right after the turn to the dyke. That would be an extremely easy section on an easy shore trail

Similar Products Used: short hills
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Paul   [Oct 27, 2002]

This is a good fun section. Combined with Shorthills Park, a very good ride. Lots of ups and downs, and a couple of solid descents.
I grew up in Alberta, and yes compared to the West coast it is not as tough, but it is good, well maintained, free trail. I remember you Byron. You don't think its good, thats funny, you weren't a very good rider from what I recall!

Customer Service

Start at the Bottom of Tremont Dr. Ride up the road and where the road ends the trail begins

Similar Products Used: Shorthills Provincial Park
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Chad Enns   [Apr 27, 2003]

Great mix of gravel/hardpack/ mostly Single Track.
Have fun climbin' the B-Rock hill, It will learn you.

Customer Service

Catching the MARTINDALE TRAIL @ ERION RD. Follow Welland Vale Road across the bridge up to the underpass @ 4th ave bridge. Head over highway 406 walk way and continue straight for lower bridge under St. Paul Bridge . smooth trails up until you get to the Glendale bridge. Turn Left. Follow till you turn east over walk bridge and head south following the creek for a few clicks, head for the top of the hill, left or right both make it to the top of the hill. thru the parkin lot 100 Meters and on left side of the road or 200m on you right.(south) black steel swing gate Is the entrance

Similar Products Used: Martindale/ D-Q Falls / Short Hills
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