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Kelso

Average Rating:    (3.85 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 68

Some 'technical stuff' which includes lots of rocks. A downhill run which is actually used for some downhill events. Some fast hardpack. A bit of it all. There is about a $3.50 charge for a trail pass. The area isn't well signed, but it doesn't have to be considering it is a limited area. (limited on all sides by physical barriers)
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Latitude
43.5056706652083
Longitude
-79.94476318359375
Trail Directions
401 to milton, which is 25. Follow directions to Kelso/glen eden after getting off the highway.
Trail Length
15 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Milton
   


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Review Date
June 29, 2013

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Nehme ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Worse trails I've ever ridden. Even with a map, these trails are impossible to ride without stopping a million times to analyse the map. Plus really it is mostly double track with nothing interesting. There are two really short downhill loops there but more ridable with a downhill bike. Anyway I've ridden in Sudbury, Hardwood hills, Buckwallow, Blue Mountains, Hydrocut and Puslinch trails and Kelso is the suckiest trail ever!!!



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Review Date
May 6, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: the transporter ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
i just got back from mtn biking at Kelso ,and i must say it is worth the $6.50 for trail pass for the day , they have a lot of everything from beginner to advance , downhill to single track ,jumps and some bridges, and throw in some rocks, if ur looking to ride for the day or just few hours , this is the place , i seem to have lost my trail map , well check out lora;s run and rock garden , those are just a few, well enjoy the trails and remember your helmet and ride safe

Recommended Route:
check it all out , some trails crisscross with hiking trails , be curtice , and let the hikers know your coming through and that there are riders behind you , also let riders you pass know that u are alone or with other riders ,



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Review Date
September 16, 2010

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Dr.Zoidberg ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
What a let down. Been to Hilton Falls across the highway a couple of times and the WCC Trail in the area and thought this place would be similar. Lots of traffic on the trails and not enough signage to indicate if there is a particular direction to ride or not so you end up getting 2-way traffic on single track all the time. Plus there are a lot of hikers too. Not very good flow, not enough technical, not good overall.

Recommended Route:
Goto the Steeles entrance so you are starting at the top of the escarpment.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hilton Falls; WCC



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Review Date
July 5, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: techn0canuck ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Lots of variety for beginner and intermediate riders. The trails are well maintained. But there is only 16 km of them (published).
So there are some nasty sections, but overall the place is just moderate fun stuff.

I still give it a 5 overall for first time fun. I'll be back.

Recommended Route:
The only hard aerobic part is climbing the hill, and all the trails are on top of the escarpment.
Extreme trail if you want some danger. Couple of stupid bits (natural selection hehe).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
halton hills, but I haven't been.



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Review Date
April 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: M83Live ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I never found myself winded when riding at Kelso unless you're climbing the ski hill. That's what I like about it - you don't have to kill yourself with climbs there. A place like Durham with long ups and large open patches of sand and will test your stamina but not Kelso. Short ups and downs and a pretty easy ride with few technical spots along the way make Kelso a nice place if your wanting to play it safe. It's also pretty well shaded on hot summer days and just enough trail for nice handful of hours.

fyi, during my first ride there I accidentally found myself on a hiking trail (sorry!) and it turned out to be pretty good. Looks of rocks and roots and a nice view of the escarpment. I respect the rules but I'm just saying that you could easily find yourself on it if you're not paying attention.

All in all, while the challenge isn't great, the fact of the matter is that Kelso doesn't have to be a challenge in order to have a fun time. A solid 4 in my books.

Recommended Route:
Sankes & Ladders & Fire are fast but ultimately short downhill rides.
The Quarry is an easy ride and a warmup for the rocky trail (I think its called Extreme but it isn't very extreme)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hilton Falls if you liked the few tech spots of Kelso



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