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Waterloo Hydro Cut

Average Rating:    (4.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 45

Goes all the way past St. Agatha, but best riding is until St Agatha. Follow the Hydro Lines and branch off, all single track, and eventually loop back to hydro lines. Some north shore style trails are hidden away in here. Look for them on the north side of the cut. The best riding in the waterloo area I've found.
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Latitude
43.43092020194725
Longitude
-80.56300163269043
Trail Directions
West on University until it ends, Turn left at that T-intersection, trail starts 300m on right along fence.
Trail Length
15-20 kms
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Waterloo
   


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Review Date
July 20, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: pheonix ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awesome ride! Recommended from a guy in a London bike shop. Mostly hills of switchedback trails ... intermediate to expert technical. At least 30kms if you do the entire maze... and a maze it is as I got lost which sucked. The northern top half of the trail is marked well enough but finding your way back to the Snyder / Yellow Barn entrance through the southern bottom half will prove to be challenging. However, do it! A really great ride ... just bring some bread crumbs, bug spray and a compass ;)

Recommended Route:
The local who saved my bonked, sorry *&^ (many thanks dude) suggested new riders use Glascow Street as it's better marked. Someone could bother to mark the Snyder entrance from within the trail system so you can find your way out?

Other recommended trails in the same area:
still exploring area :)



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Review Date
July 31, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Durango ,  Cross Country Rider , from Kitchener

Summary:
Out again last night, and found some more new stuff. There definitely seems to be some organized trail development happening out there. I finally found the MAJOR berms in the natural halfpipe section towards the Highland Rd trailhead. Now I'll need to go back during daylight hours. Overall, this whole area is getting better and better.

Recommended Route:
I live nearby so I head in from old Glasgow along the fenceline.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the whole Hydro-Cut network



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Review Date
March 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Shrapnel , from Kitchener

Summary:
Not too bad, but I couldn't find the technical stuff, I guess it got riped down. Haven't been out this year yet my bike got stolen need a new one (looking at norco) could use a map, always pressed for time and need to find best trails. anything could help thanks.
ps. anyone seen my bike? ccm northridge (yes ccm, but it really wasn't that bad) it's a dark puple with orange ssupention and blue tires.

Recommended Route:
they know

Other recommended trails in the same area:
not much here (originally from niagera escartment)



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Review Date
August 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Durango , from Kitchener

Summary:
In response to the question by "%"
If you enter from the Highland Road route (past Trussler Rd, right at yellow barn/gravel pit entrance) there is a sign stating that at least that section of the forest is an "Agreement Forest", therefore crown land. The bike traffic has diminished since the obstacle tear-down, but some new single-track trails are being developed. Look for signs for "Frankenstein"; great tight switchbacks and tight technical short downhill sections. great tree cover for this brutally humid summer we've been having. this trail system was definitely worth a 5 for this area, however has dropped to a 3 since the teardown. still an awesome workout!

Recommended Route:
Old Glasgow St. near T-intersection of University

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chicopee, Homer Watson



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Review Date
August 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: % , from waterloo, ontario

Summary:
Does anyone know who owns the land on either side of the hydrolines? That is, are we allowed to be there? Is there some way to ensure that these trails will not succumb to urban sprawl, dump expansion, fallen trees, etc.? It seems that by taking for granted that we mountain bikers can use this trail we may be making ourselves unwelcome; we may be threatening our own existence. Any comments would be helpful....

Recommended Route:
as above



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