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Hydrocut

Average Rating:    (4.18 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Lots of technical twisty singletrack with cool jumps, a wicked gully ride, and log bridges. Trail follows hydroline so easy not to get lost - links with Frankenstein trail. A KW favourite
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Latitude
43.42225563263218
Longitude
-80.56600570678711
Trail Directions
Enter trail from Glasgow St south of the Erb St Landfill; or from road between Petersburg and St. Agatha (look for hydro lines and enter on east side of road from small parking lot); or off of Snyders road, west of Trussler (look for yellow barn on north side)
Trail Length
20 km
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Kitchener
   


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Review Date
August 27, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Giant11 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!! The Hydro Cut has it all.....something for everyone. Twists/turns/lung cavin climbs and lots of roots and rocks to boot. Amazing trails! If you haven't been there, I highly recommend you going..you won't be sorry, it's an extreme adrenaline rush at it's best!!!
Adam's Run is very difficult, but worth it....I did it the first time I was out and had a blast....a few spills, but totally worth it, I will be going again and again.......:)

Recommended Route:
Enter off of Glasgow, and all the trails are marked well. Have fun!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Puslinch Trails
Guelph Lake



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Review Date
October 21, 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: Murray Baker ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I have biked many many trails and there is nothing quite like this within any city limits. It is a gem of a course with eveything you could want. Although some of the listings put Frankenstein as a separate course it is actually part of the Hydro Cut. It is also the best part of the trail. It will push you yet give you a chance to succeed. Lately (IE. as of this week Oct 21, 2009) the Waterloo cycling club has revamped Frankenstein and added another kilometer of trails. It is fantastic. You can cruise through this course or give yourself a total workout but you will always enjoy it. There are two sides to the Hydro cut. The entrance off Glascow will give you access to both but you will have to do a tough uphill to get to the second side but it is totally worth it. Scrambler, Monkey Boy, Sweet Street, Jessica, Adam's loop plus more will give you a variety seldom experinced in any other one area.

Recommended Route:
Do it all but it will take 2 to 3 hours. Go to the Waterloo Cycling club website to get a decent map.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Puslinch in Cambridge is very good. You can enter from the service station on the 401 (south side) between Townline Rd. and Highway #6 by just parking at the station and going out the back. Has many tough but many easy routes.

My personal favourite outside the Hydro Cut is Kanata (a suburb of Ottawa) This is an area that it very challenging but for the most part doable. However, I did get lost in here for 5 hours one day. If you are going to get lost a mountain bike trail is the best place :)



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Review Date
August 21, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jeremy3 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is a good one to ride. If your a starter or intermedite this is a good trail. The part of the trail I rode has a few jumps and some good climbs and rocky areas. There is two trails I think with different difficulty.

Recommended Route:
Enter at Glasgow and go into the parking lot and up the path. If the gate is locked, jump the fence and off you go!



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Review Date
June 21, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Dgage ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is the first time I've ever ridden the hydrocut and it won't be the last! We had a great time on the trails. Even with all of the rain we've had around here the trails were in pretty good shape. A bit slippery here and there but still lots of fun. It had a bit of everything from tight technical turns to fast flowing downhills. Even though the trails are marked Difficult, more difficult and most difficult none of them were really that hard. Just a lot of fun!



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Review Date
October 1, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Bogdan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Excellent XC trail! A hardtail, or XC dual-suspension is ideal to ride everything here. This is not the place to bring a downhill or freeride bike. Average technical and aerobic difficulty, but it has amazing flow and is a blast to ride fast.

The Hydrocut must have the most twists and turns of any trail I've ever ridden with just enough features sprinkled here and there to keep it fun and interesting. Once you get going, the trail seems endless with lots of quick, successive ups and downs to give you a great workout. The total length is approximately 24km and all trails are now very well signed and easy to follow. There is a peripheral loop of double track on the west side of the trail (I have not taken it, so I have no comment on it other than it's just there).

Recommended Route:
Ride all the singletrack ... 2 hours of riding time should cover everything.



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