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Bird's Hill Gravel Pits

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Not the best place to ride, as most of it's packed gravel but there is a very interesting trail that runs along the hill(?) side full of crevasses and tree roots, fairly flat but still challenging to cut a good line and technical tight, rough corners uphill. Coming down some of the rock faces has proven to be a good challenge, warning, pick your line carefully! It's nearly impossible to avoid various rocks/trees when sharp, deep crevasses make it impossible to turn without flipping/ sliding. An nearly invisible 10ft. drop wrecks havoc on many ill-equipped bikes. Do not try it unless you have a Monster T fork or something equipped for North Shore stuff. Quite scenic, WATCH OUT FOR DIRTBIKERS! They're not too common but keep the eye+ear out. Take the uphill trail to the right immediately after park gates, work your way around.
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Latitude
49.89463439573421
Longitude
-97.119140625
Trail Directions
At the end of Hoddinot Road, off of Henderson Highway. Northeast Winnipeg, outside of City Limits about 3km.
Trail Length
Depends
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Winnipeg
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
June 25, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jason ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I hit the Bur Oak Trail yesterday and it was fun, but watch out for poison ivy, its everywhere!!
Going to try chickadee trail today, and hope to find some drops and climbs.



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Review Date
July 3, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mike , from winnipeg

Summary:
It's always constantly changing, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. You can hit 60+ km going down the hill but don't fall into the water! Watch for sharp rocks to bend a rim or pop a tire. And watch for trenches because youll get stuck and it'll throw you clear off your bike.

Recommended Route:
Start from the top on the outside and find a nice trail from here...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There are a lot of gravel pits in the area and some fast trails on spring hill. Its a really large hill with some nice but rough trails.



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Review Date
January 7, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Leigh , from Winnipeg

Summary:
Sorry bout asking questions on this. You didn't have an email. But where is that 10 foot drop? I gotta try it. Is this gravel pit the one accross from spring hill? I wanna drop some big stuff this season.



Comments
dsintov (05/14/2010)
if you start under the rr bridge and go east on the south side of the rr tracks youll find a trail with many 4' to 6' jumps and drops.its an awesome trail for very experienced to expert riders on quality bikes. 10 to 15 minutes to get to the end.there are many more less challenging trails in the area.
some ppl spend a lot of time building all those wooden ramps and made an awesome trail,and i would like to thank them and every other person out there building trails for the rest of us
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