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Erindale Park

Average Rating:    (3.85 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

There are a few main trails, very predictable and fast. This is one of the best places to go if you want a variety. You get fast downhill, grueling climbs, superfast singletrack, some extreme technical stuff, and pleasant warm-up and cool-down rides.
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Latitude
43.68731
Longitude
-79.604159
Trail Directions
Many access points but best bet to find trails from inside Erindale Park. The manicured park is just East of Mississauga Road on Dundas Road. Once in parking lot, ride the trail beside the Credit River upstream. You will see trails going into the forest on your right. Make sure to abide by the signs (some are non-bike trails). Once in the forest, go wild, lots of trail.
Trail Length
Very long, many 'tributaries'
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Mississauga
   


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Review Date
February 18, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Jay ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Challenge park is a good place to kill an hr testing your skills on man made obstacles Also a few jumps and skinnys to mess with! As for the trail itself I use it because I live within a five minute ride however to travel to erin dale as a weekend destination to ride I would not! Kelso, Albion hills, Mansfield,Hal ton falls WAY better rides!

Recommended Route:
Way better ride if you start at challenge park go to the go station located just north of credit view and burnhamthorpe park there then go north on the sidewalk on credit view just after you pass the 403 there is a gravel road on the west side follow past rail tracts and u will ride right into challenge park a 2-3 acre play area with skinnys jumps and many fun man made obstacles when tired of that area continue west when hitting the gravel road cross straight through and take the singletrack through the bush coming into the park on a fast downhill under a bridge continue south towards the park and look for side paths on your left that constantly are poppin up there are several fun short paths when u reach the next bridge exit back upto the street via a uphill dirt path exiting into a deadend street follow this street about one minute and watch for the entrance into singletrack on your left at the end of the street follow the singletrack through bac into the park and again exit towards burnhamthorpe uphill for a nice little singletrack downhill bac into the park
There are also a couple good singltracks on the west side of the path on the way back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None go to kelso thirty mins hwy 401 from erin dale park



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Review Date
May 5, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: norwish ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Most of these "singletrack" trails have now eroded into the hill, and the few that remain are generally overgrown, not maintained, or leading to people's yards. I highly recommend walking the trails you plan to ride beforehand, as they tend to end abruptly and are sometimes impossible to navigate. I was walking on what seemed like a very promising trail that ended with what is probably a 20' near vertical hill covered in roots, rocks, and bits of pipe. The gravel is loose and easily kicks up, and sometimes the people walking aren't aware that they are sharing the path.
One of the redeeming factors is Challenge Park, which is a nice place to practice some technical work with man-made obstacles that seem to change regularly. Another is the fact that you can ride this in any weather. A more interesting ride is across the river in UofT's nature trail, but it's a short ride. They may be developing it further, but it's unlikely.

Recommended Route:
Culham Trail is nice and leisurely, follows the river and is generally clearly marked. If you want more "singletrack" type stuff then you'll have to go on unmarked trails that lead into the woods. Watch out for the deer!



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Review Date
July 13, 2010

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mauko24 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trail is connected to the 22km culham trail that stretches from erindale park to streetsville.
i would suggest getting familiar with the gravel Culham Trail so you can explore some of the singletrack parts described below.

Some things to note:
-most reviews here are OUTDATED. water damage, hikers and the city have ruined all the trails along the river. the trails are eroded, massive trees and logs block the way.
-there are only 3 parts of singletrack that are rideable: one is at Rivergrove (headup along the underpass @ burnhamthorpe along culham j trail), one is at erindale park (in the forest beside circular path), the last one is beside the elis leuschner challenge park (beside highway 403)

Recommended Route:
1. start at erindale park.
2. Head north through two options: to the right will be a gravel path beside the river with a great view, to the left will be a path that leads to a circle with singletrack in forest (this will lead back to the gravel path along the river eventually)

3. continue on the gravel trail beside the river (there will be some single track in the forest beside it, most will be blocked by fallen logs though) until you reach the burnhamthorpe under pass

4. @ the underpass you have two options:
a. continue up the underpass and go under the bridge, there will be a fence with an opening leading to a thin gravel trail. you can go up the trail to have a nice DH singletrack run or start off at any of the tributaries along the thin gravel trail.
b. continue up the underpass but do NOT go under the bridge, instead take a left along the wide gravel road, make a left into the residential area to a street called Wellsborough. make your way up wellsborough (less than 150m) and make a left onto credit pointe dr and follow it until you see a sign on the left leading to culham j trail.

5. there will be signs along the way with detours onto streets, trail ends @ Pine cliff drv.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none whatsoever. well.. the sugarbush near mclaughlin and bristol: only two loops which can be done in less than 3:00 mins. fun for practicing speed and flow.



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Review Date
November 6, 2008

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: brianm1962 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
After reading the great reviews on this site, I was very optimistic about Erindale Park. However, after riding this trail for the first time, in the fall, I’m not very impressed. Now, it was fall weather, and all the trails were covered with leaves. This made navigating a little difficult, even with a map I found on another site. I spent over an hour riding along the main trail, then hunting down tributaries. The single track that clings to the hillside east of the river (between Dundas and Burnhamthorp) is very tight and technical. There are plenty of killer ascents complicated by roots and clay. However, large fallen trees and vines obstructed the trail so much that it ruined any rhythm I could get into. Equally annoying were the countless dead-ends I discovered as I explored, hoping to find some continuous circuits.
With all the positive reviews on this site, there must be some great riding in here somewhere. But I wasn’t able to find it in amongst the fallen leaves.
I’ll try it again in different conditions.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Albion Hills, Kelso, Three-Stage (Collingwood)



Comments
norwish (03/11/2010)
Follow the main trail to pass under the HWY bridge. From there, follow the gravel path to get to Challenge Park. It was a pleasant surprise. It's the best "trail" to do in the crappier weather. :)
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Review Date
September 7, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: slyder327 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Excellent off trail riding in the woods. Very...Very slippery when wet. Ther is lot's of clay in the forest and flat rock, so traction is limited after heavy rainfall.....You might find a little blood I left on the rocks ! Lot's of roots, rocks, and 4 streams to cross. The regular walking trails are find if you just want to ride relaxed without a challange. If you really want to challange yourself try the small trails through the woods.

Recommended Route:
Park in the upper parking lot, head towards to main buildings, and you will find a double track heading down hill to the left of the main buildings. There will be a double track to your right just after you enter the trail. Follow this down ...watch for hikers and the wood chips...very slippery. When you see the yellow turn styls turn right. Follow trail down hill and watch ffor a well worn single track that leeds to the woods on your right. Follow the trail through the woods....and take your pick of trails. If you want more of a challange follow the trail straight through the woods to the concreet drainage tunnel. Make a left into the tunnel and ride north to the end. Make a right up a steep hill and follow the trail to the left. This will take you to the Mississauga Trials PArk, where you can practice you skills and maybe leave a little blood behind. Be very carefull if you ride this route after the rain....it's all clay and nasty sharp rocks.
It dfoesn't matter how many times you fall you'llstill have a good time. I rode for 3 hrs and didn't come accross the same trail twice. I can't wait to head back once it is dry.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Albion Hills PArk, Orangeville's Locures Pits, Mono Centre.



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