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West Dean Park

Average Rating:    (3.29 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

This review is not for the bike path. It's for all the terrain offered in this park. There's a great bunch of short but steep downhills on the west side of the creek just north of the foot bridge that's adjacent to the playground, picnic areas, baseball diamonds. Be careful not to wipe out on these runs, because the bottoms are quite abundant with broken glass. Also, there is singletrack along the west side of the creek along the whole length of this park.
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Latitude
43.664891407668904
Longitude
-79.56564903259277
Trail Directions
Small park located along Mimico Creek between Eglinton and Burnhamthorpe, bordered by residential areas on all sides. Connects to the main bike path that services the entire city: Warden Woods - Don Valley - Lakeshore bike path - Humber River bike path - Eglinton bike path - WEST DEAN PARK.
Trail Length
3 km of singletrack + downhills
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Toronto
   


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Review Date
August 2, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: the_sock ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Interesting trail. On the right side of the creek, it's a paved path that runs from Burnanthorpe and Kipling all the way to Eglington and the East Mallish area. On the west side, there is a single track trail, but due to overgrowth and other factors, it does not connect the whole way along the creek. You have to kinda go back and forth across the creek to get a good ride going. Also, there is a dirt jump area now, made by kids who live in the area. The jumps were too muddy when I rode by, but they look like they've been made pretty well and not over used. Not bad if you're into a casual ride, nothing too fancy or technical. Just a good place to ride in the trees and get away from the roads.

Recommended Route:
From the south, start at north of Burnanthorpe and Kipling, at the park and paved trail enterence. Just follow north along the path, a sinlge track goes along the paved. When you get to a bridge, go over onto the west side and ride north. From Eglington and East Mall, go south a bit on East Mall and you'll find a gap in the steel road barrier. Ride down into the woods (the single track is very overgrown until you get into the trees) and follow south along the creek. Again, you'll have to cross over some bridges at certain points.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Etobicoke trail and the Don.



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Review Date
June 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: Colin , from Toronto

Summary:
Trail is actually named West Deane Park and is a multi use rec trail for cyclists, runners and rollerbladers (as well as pokey walkers)... It's about 5km long. Combined with the power line trail to the east (starting from the north end up at Eglinton and Martin Grove) should make for a fun ride for those looking to get some 'off road' mtb in.



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Review Date
May 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: T , from Toronto -Etobicoke

Summary:
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Recommended Route:
great

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I almost broke my back at some of the jumps there..Crushed my front rim and landed on my head...First time on a backboard/ in an ambulance..haha



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Review Date
July 14, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Colin , from Toronto

Summary:
Beginner/Intermediate.
Actually about 4-5km of track now... including hills/grass/parkland. Very nice.

Recommended Route:
West Deane Park Single track NW to SE return with loops. Will let you figure it out heehee.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Etobicoke Creek (intermediate/advanced)



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Review Date
May 8, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: double dekeher

Summary:
the forested part of the park has some serious routes, the downhills and such mentioned below. every few weeks there will be new jumps, or shore stuff, but it is not there for as vandilism is present. as may 9, there are a bunch of very small jumps, that most people can do sleeping. since i'm a young guy i like building jumps and ns stuff, although most of my stuff as been destoryed already [25 foot log ride, to 15 foot bidge, a steep ass kicker, a table top picnic table jumps, and many other small gaps and table jumps

Recommended Route:
any single, track as they are hardpack and fast

Other recommended trails in the same area:
dirt trails mr.huck mention you can got sick are off the last table, 5-10 feet with meium spee



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