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Average Rating:    (4.06 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 33

Lot's of smooth rock connected by short singletrack sections. A few nasty drops. Very fast and fun. Connects to some nice powerline trails, if you want to extend your ride.
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Latitude
44.64978800154748
Longitude
-63.67806673049927
Trail Directions
Go to Bayer's Lake, where all those big box stores are. There is a Burger King near the Home Depot. Go up the gravel road behing the Burger King, and the trailhead is at the end of this short road.
Trail Length
3 or 4 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Halifax
   


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Review Date
February 27, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jordan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is one of the best known MTB trails in Halifax, I did it on a BMX without brakes for my first time so any rider should be able to find something for them here. A lot of granite and potential to explore, there's some really neat man-made stuff on the side paths and probably lots that I never found. There are a few ?unfinished? trails on the sidepaths complete with bridges as well as some nice drops. The trail has a good blend of natural and man-made drops and jumps, lots of room to explore. There is a path near the main drop that leads to a loop path that will take you by a scenic lakeside spot, I believe it takes you out to the powerlines. If you head down the powerlines away from the trail there is a decent singletrack path on the right side that should take you to or close to the same loop I just mentioned, but no guarantees. Because of the inconsistent trail conditions I don't recommend heavy bikes. Be careful of broken glass anywhere in sight of the BK entrance!!!!

Recommended Route:
The trail has two entrances, one is less known and is off the Rails to Trails near the industrial center in Beechville/Lakeside, it takes you through a lot of mud and woods paths, fun in its own right but takes you through the rest of the the trail "backwards" and it'll be a while before you reach any good riding other than a short downhill stretch on the powerlines. Taking this route will bring you to the rock garden section going the wrong way, for caution's sake it's usually better to enter the trail through entrance by Burger King, this has the advantages of being mostly smooth riding with a lot of split paths to other sections of the trail and a couple smaller drops and a few jumps in the immediate area. From the BK entrance there are a few North Shore styled jumps and drops in the wooded area to the right, can't say if they're still there but they do exist, a little hard to find but you'll find em if you look hard enough. I wouldn't recommend the actual Whopper Drop to anyone on a hardtail or an inexperienced rider as the landing is pretty nasty and there is also a tree right next to where you land as I remember. The rock garden area is also pretty nasty but has a nice jump.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There is always something to explore, there are ladders in the Lakeside trailer park but you probably would have to maneuver through private property for access, as well as a few in the woods near a cell phone tower by Glengarry, a subdivision in Timberlea. Royal Oaks in Timberlea has a road going back by the lake with some good riding but I've never fully explored it.

If you want to know anymore about the Whopper or what I mentioned above, I am knowledgeable about the trail conditions and backpaths as well as the route, email me (thecannon187(at)gmail(dot)com) and I'll gladly give you what info I can.



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Review Date
February 2, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: b-rad_457@hotmail.com ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I LOVE THIS TRAIL! Its a great trail for anyone from hardtail riders to the big dual crown 200mm suspension bikes anyone can ride the trails the only thing stoppen ya is gettin lost which is really easy to do.

Recommended Route:
I love to fly around on the granite so I tend to find routes with tons of granite to get some speed and granite usually brings drops to!! HAHA

Other recommended trails in the same area:
You will be to busy riding this trail to ride any other trail its so fun!



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Review Date
May 26, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: MSVUgymrider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trail is pretty good, it encompases many different types of terrain - dirt,granite,rocks,roots,man-made stuff,gravel - and has something for each skill level.

The opening climb is great for beginners learning, starting to get into the harder sections after a brief rockgarden and downhill section into a more technical section. Once you get through the wooded area, you get out on the powerlines where it is more wide-open and fast, then back up the hill for a climb to the beginning again.

There is some new stuff on the right when you enter the trail and once you get to the top of the granite opening you can go off to the right and go down then man made ladders, drops, hucks, and teeter totters that are a lot of fun. At the end of this just before the parking lot there is a good five-footer thats also good for a rip.

Good for an overall cross-country ride - could be a little longer.

Recommended Route:
Get off at BK and take the ride up the mountain

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jack's Lake, Wrandees



Comments
b-rad_457@hotmail.co (02/02/2009)
Ok the stuff that you say is to the right when you first go in I can never find that stuff. Am I blind or is it like a hidden trail somewhere.
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Review Date
August 18, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 0 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: banshee_Ryder ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good trail just dont get lost then follow the powerlines too far. we ended up in kingswood

Other recommended trails in the same area:
flyte trail,fight trail,evil birch



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Review Date
November 28, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: scott ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
i like this trail it is fun for all ages and all skill levels lots of small drops and some bigger ones sweeeeeeeeeeet bike



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