newton hills - Trail, Canton, Dakota

newton hills - Trail, Canton, Dakota

DESCRIPTION

very scenic, lots of down hill, very steep hills. Be very careful if you ride these trails there are alot of low trees and logs in the paths definatly not for roadies, if you are a roadie, take the drive path its great for down hill speed!

USER REVIEWS

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[May 09, 2009]
Msdos5
Cross Country Rider

As of march, Newton Hills Multi Use trail is closed under penalty of law. I think for rebuilding

Customer Service

2nd on loop.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 02, 2006]
thedroy
Cross Country Rider

The other reviews are accurate in the routes, so I won't go into it. Wanted to note that the parks department has done similar things here to the way they destroyed Lewis and Clark. The horseback riders definitely use this park more than bikes; as a result the maintenance boys have put down a gravel/asphalt grindings mixture that IMHO hurts the trails. They put it down to give the horses more traction and slow the erosion, but it makes the climbs hard because you sit and spin, then I tend to just skid on it when downhilling. I like to go here to put some higher mileage on since the loop is longer than nearby Union Grove. For a fun factor though, I tend to enjoy Union Grove because its so little used that its still dirt, not to mention less horses to dodge.

Customer Service

I agree with the clockwise route. However, park in the actual park and cross over the bridge. There's a second parking lot that is actually at the trailheads, but everytime I've been there it's cluttered with horse trailers and smells of horse waste.

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It's another twenty miles south of Sioux Falls, but if you're already driving down go to Union Grove. Shorter mileage, but the trails are more exciting and its easy to do loops if you're looking for a workout.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 10, 2004]
dcm6861
Downhiller

Some tedious climbs but fairly short. A few really fun downhill sections but are also short, Personally I like to start from the mainroad and climb clockwise. Stay to the rightside along the meadow (taking a left only brings you on a boring loop), after you pass threw the meadow you will make a right turn and have the choice of going left or right, left brings you threw a scenic and fun loop which brings you back basically. Once you start on the downhill area you can get some serious speed and if you ramp the logs you can get some fun air, thats by far the best part in the whole trail if you like to downhill. Eventually you make it down across a small bridge and have the choice of left or right turn. Go right for a nice single track downhill ride which leads to the horse stables. Go left and hit a serious climb, its maybe a few hundred yards long if that but its very steep, but do able. After riding along uptop there are a few very fun and really short downhill sectors. One of them has a log at the top and if you hit it with speed you can probably get a foot or two of air and 10 + feet distance. Then after riding awhile you come to another intersection, go left and do a little climbing and some technical (but easy) single track riding, will bring you above and into the horse stable area. Take a right at the intersection and go threw a twisty downhill doubletrack to the horse stables. Once you get to the horse area you can find a dirt road to the end that will bring you to where you started.

Customer Service

Every possible way is the best way, favorite is definately clockwise climb to the meadow, downhill and take a left at the bridge climb some more.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 10, 2004]
dcm6861
Downhiller

Some tedious climbs but fairly short. A few really funy downhill sections but are also short, Personally I like to start from the mainroad and climb clockwise. Stay to the rightside along the meadow (taking a left only brings you on a boring loop), after you pass threw the meadow you will make a right turn and have the choice of going left or right, left brings you threw a scenic and fun loop which brings you back basically. Once you start on the downhill area you can get some serious speed and if you ramp the logs you can get some fun air, thats by far the best part in the whole trail if you like to downhill. Eventually you make it down across a small bridge and have the choice of left or right turn. Go right for a nice single track downhill ride which leads to the horse stables. Go left and hit a serious climb, its maybe a few hundred yards long if that but its very steep, but do able. After riding along uptop there are a few very fun and really short downhill sectors. One of them has a log at the top and if you hit it with speed you can probably get a foot or two of air and 10 + feet distance. Then after riding awhile you come to another intersection, go left and do a little climbing and some technical (but easy) single track riding, will bring you above and into the horse stable area. Take a right at the intersection and go threw a twisty downhill doubletrack to the horse stables. Once you get to the horse area you can find a dirt road to the end that will bring you to where you started.

Customer Service

Every possible way is the best way, favorite is definately clockwise climb to the meadow, downhill and take a left at the bridge climb some more.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 11, 2003]
mandoralin
Cross Country Rider

I have to agree with CL, Bring a tasty brew (btw chris, thanks for the many you have provided). And do try the impossible climb if you dare. Keep your chin up, I know its hard, thats why we call it the IMPOSSIBLE CLIMB. But I assure you it is doable...even in the middle ring (sorry CL couldn't help it). Driscol can't because he has a downhill bike and he spends too much time at fryin pan smoking sigaretz. Make sure to ride the horse trails both ways. A) it streches the ride to about 12 miles and B) it's 100% different. Both directions have their recomendations, I personally love to bomb the meadow climb. Anyway if you are not from SF or surrounding but are going to be in the area and want to ride, check it out.

Customer Service

hiking trails, but you can't really ride those. start at the horse camp and pick a trail...you won't get lost I promise.

Similar Products Used:

stone Park (I only have CL's recommendation to tell the truth)

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 22, 1999]
thorman

This is a pretty cool trail with some real good climbs and an explosive downhill run! Mostly dirt single track with crushed limestone in other areas. There are horse riders at this park so be prepared to share the trail with them!

Customer Service

I-29 to the Canton exit. Look for the sign just before you enter Canton from the west and head south to the park.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 12, 1999]
Eric A

the 6/7 miles of trails here offer a good variety of trails execpt rocky technical parts . and the trails are usally in good conditions unless the horses use them after a rain storm . The Parks Dept are doing trail maint to help the conditions

Similar Products Used:

Big sioux rec area

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 20, 2000]
Andy Driscoll

I don't know what the others are talking about. There are no REAL downhills here, just some fun single track trails. Most of the bike trails suck, but the hiking and horse trails are fun. Lots of great scenery. Horse riders and hikers are almost always nice, as long as you are nice to them. Remember, you are on there trail, so you move over to let them around. Also, bikers sometimes scare horses, so just stop and move over for them. Careful for the places horses stop to do there thing, it really sucks to endo into horse pee (or crap for that matter). Plan on spending a good day out there to hit most of the trails. Canton is not far, so if you need to hit the grocery store, or gas station, or whatever. Overall, a nice place to go for a day. Camping is almost always available a day in advance, if you want to.

Customer Service

I-29. Follow the ugly brown signs Don't go in the stable area though, some people in there don't like bikers

Similar Products Used:

not the Sioux Falls bike trail-it sucks.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 15, 2000]
jesse ulvestad

Newton Hills was my first real off road biking, we started at the horse stables and it was a blast. It has some beautiful scenery and some obstacles in path, with nice downhill runs. Have only done 2 or 3 different trails here, now we've been going to a better place....Lake Benton.

Customer Service

I-29, canton turn off, once into canton, look for signs.

Similar Products Used:

Lake Benton

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 18, 2003]
CL

This is a good trail, I ride it often in the summer, there are a few good climbs and descents. Try out the impossible climb on the north end, it's difficult to do in dry weather because you need the right amount of balance and traction. It's a pretty good time, be sure to bring a tasty brew for a post ride snack. you need to replace those carbs you used, and what better way than with a tasty Sam Adams, right Laremy?

Customer Service

start in the horse stables, they give you a little crap, but they should learn how to ride thier horses before yelling at us.

Similar Products Used:

Stone Park in Sioux City, Tuthill in Sioux Falls for practicing climbing.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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