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Freshwater Bay

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Very rocky, with steep, rocky, and technical parts. Can be mucky sometimes though. All downhill on the way with all uphill on the way back.
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Latitude
47.544090665057986
Longitude
-52.712745666503906
Trail Directions
Go past Shea Heights, until you see a sign that says Freshwater Bay Hiking Trail. You ride the trail, then come back the same way you came.
Trail Length
3 km
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
St. John's
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 1, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mark ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
If you like trials style riding than maybe but otherwise don't bother. Its just too rocky for the uphill.

Recommended Route:
Down but not up. No idea how that can work.



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Review Date
April 17, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: kona_Courage ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This trail is a trail which I don't like very much at all. This trail is very boring theres really only two OK parts. The first is the big bog another is the rocky downhill part at the end just before you enter Petty Harbour. This trial is all a big road and it's all up's and down's. I would recomend this trail for someone who loves cross-country and I fell when i'm riding this trail I jsut want to reach th end.

Recommended Route:
You go up the road by killbride and keep takeing it up to the top and there is a parking lot just follow the road past it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
kenmount hill, white hills



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Review Date
March 1, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Christa , from St. John's

Summary:
A crazy downhill ride. Rocky. Fast. No ramps, jumps or drops. The return uphill climb is painful but a great training exercise. I did a lot of superman-style dismounts over the handlebars of my bike on both the way down and the way back up.
I'm only giving this a three for a few reasons: it's an out-and-back trail and I'm partial to circuits, there are too many hikers to be able to let loose and go all-out most of the time, and that uphill return climb is just torturous at times.
All in all it's a ride that everybody should do once. (And maybe only once).

Recommended Route:
Head south from St. John's through Shea Heights. A couple of km past Shea Heights the Freshwater Bay trail parking lot is on the left with the trail leading down from there. It's an easy-to-follow out-and-back trail down to the bay. Watch for hikers as this trail is mostly used by them.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Torbay-to-Flatrock. White Hills.



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Review Date
October 2, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Steve , from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Summary:
This is a rocky and technical in some parts downhill trail. You have to tripod and ride on or bunnyhop over lots of stuff on this trail.

Recommended Route:
as directed

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mini Shore, White Hills, Southside Hills, Pippy Park, Torbay 2 Flatrock



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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)