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newton hills

Average Rating:    (3.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

very scenic, lots of down hill, very steep hills. Be very careful if you ride these trails there are alot of low trees and logs in the paths definatly not for roadies, if you are a roadie, take the drive path its great for down hill speed!
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Latitude
43.2221904631015
Longitude
-96.58218383789062
Trail Directions
6 mi south of canton
Trail Length
????
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Canton
   


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Review Date
May 9, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Msdos5 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
As of march, Newton Hills Multi Use trail is closed under penalty of law. I think for rebuilding

Recommended Route:
2nd on loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
none



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Review Date
October 2, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: thedroy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The other reviews are accurate in the routes, so I won't go into it. Wanted to note that the parks department has done similar things here to the way they destroyed Lewis and Clark. The horseback riders definitely use this park more than bikes; as a result the maintenance boys have put down a gravel/asphalt grindings mixture that IMHO hurts the trails. They put it down to give the horses more traction and slow the erosion, but it makes the climbs hard because you sit and spin, then I tend to just skid on it when downhilling. I like to go here to put some higher mileage on since the loop is longer than nearby Union Grove. For a fun factor though, I tend to enjoy Union Grove because its so little used that its still dirt, not to mention less horses to dodge.

Recommended Route:
I agree with the clockwise route. However, park in the actual park and cross over the bridge. There's a second parking lot that is actually at the trailheads, but everytime I've been there it's cluttered with horse trailers and smells of horse waste.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
It's another twenty miles south of Sioux Falls, but if you're already driving down go to Union Grove. Shorter mileage, but the trails are more exciting and its easy to do loops if you're looking for a workout.



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Review Date
May 10, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dcm6861 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Some tedious climbs but fairly short. A few really fun downhill sections but are also short, Personally I like to start from the mainroad and climb clockwise. Stay to the rightside along the meadow (taking a left only brings you on a boring loop), after you pass threw the meadow you will make a right turn and have the choice of going left or right, left brings you threw a scenic and fun loop which brings you back basically. Once you start on the downhill area you can get some serious speed and if you ramp the logs you can get some fun air, thats by far the best part in the whole trail if you like to downhill. Eventually you make it down across a small bridge and have the choice of left or right turn. Go right for a nice single track downhill ride which leads to the horse stables. Go left and hit a serious climb, its maybe a few hundred yards long if that but its very steep, but do able. After riding along uptop there are a few very fun and really short downhill sectors. One of them has a log at the top and if you hit it with speed you can probably get a foot or two of air and 10 + feet distance. Then after riding awhile you come to another intersection, go left and do a little climbing and some technical (but easy) single track riding, will bring you above and into the horse stable area. Take a right at the intersection and go threw a twisty downhill doubletrack to the horse stables. Once you get to the horse area you can find a dirt road to the end that will bring you to where you started.

Recommended Route:
Every possible way is the best way, favorite is definately clockwise climb to the meadow, downhill and take a left at the bridge climb some more.



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Review Date
May 10, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dcm6861 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Some tedious climbs but fairly short. A few really funy downhill sections but are also short, Personally I like to start from the mainroad and climb clockwise. Stay to the rightside along the meadow (taking a left only brings you on a boring loop), after you pass threw the meadow you will make a right turn and have the choice of going left or right, left brings you threw a scenic and fun loop which brings you back basically. Once you start on the downhill area you can get some serious speed and if you ramp the logs you can get some fun air, thats by far the best part in the whole trail if you like to downhill. Eventually you make it down across a small bridge and have the choice of left or right turn. Go right for a nice single track downhill ride which leads to the horse stables. Go left and hit a serious climb, its maybe a few hundred yards long if that but its very steep, but do able. After riding along uptop there are a few very fun and really short downhill sectors. One of them has a log at the top and if you hit it with speed you can probably get a foot or two of air and 10 + feet distance. Then after riding awhile you come to another intersection, go left and do a little climbing and some technical (but easy) single track riding, will bring you above and into the horse stable area. Take a right at the intersection and go threw a twisty downhill doubletrack to the horse stables. Once you get to the horse area you can find a dirt road to the end that will bring you to where you started.

Recommended Route:
Every possible way is the best way, favorite is definately clockwise climb to the meadow, downhill and take a left at the bridge climb some more.



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Review Date
July 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mandoralin ,  Cross Country Rider , from SF

Summary:
I have to agree with CL, Bring a tasty brew (btw chris, thanks for the many you have provided). And do try the impossible climb if you dare. Keep your chin up, I know its hard, thats why we call it the IMPOSSIBLE CLIMB. But I assure you it is doable...even in the middle ring (sorry CL couldn't help it). Driscol can't because he has a downhill bike and he spends too much time at fryin pan smoking sigaretz. Make sure to ride the horse trails both ways. A) it streches the ride to about 12 miles and B) it's 100% different. Both directions have their recomendations, I personally love to bomb the meadow climb. Anyway if you are not from SF or surrounding but are going to be in the area and want to ride, check it out.

Recommended Route:
hiking trails, but you can't really ride those. start at the horse camp and pick a trail...you won't get lost I promise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
stone Park (I only have CL's recommendation to tell the truth)



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