3- Stages

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4.75 out of 5
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525
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Trail Description
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Network of trails about 20km many to choose from there are a few good down hills that are rooted and rocky so you may want a bike with a bit more travel. Use a tire that has about 2.25 or greater and have fun. There is alot of up and down with tight and twisty sections. A must ride!
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Is it okay for begeners? Looking to bring my girlfriend would it be okay for her. Never ridden trails before. -KrushinKeystones

A: No, 3-Stages would be a terrible introduction to mountain biking for a beginner. The Black Diamond rating is accurate and the warnings below about GPS should not be under estimated. I wouldn't take anyone into 3-Stages with anything less than a solid year of Blue Square Trail riding and 5.5 inch Full Suspension bike and trusted GPS unit.

Dag_2112 answered on September 23, 2015. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Do people ride here in the winter? -Downhill Mike

A: Yes. The snowshoers apparently pack trails enough for lots of fat bike fun.

eaglehawk101 answered on July 11, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Gramcounter

January 1, 2018
 
Review: Awesome intermediate trail system. Top area from the parking lot can be a bit confusing so bring your GPS. If you drop down to the Pretty River, be prepared for a challenging climb back up the Niagara Escarpment. Best ridden when dry. The rocks are mossy and slippery and the clay is too when wet.

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Gnarly


August 28, 2017
lhzawd Gnarly  
 
Review: We'll setup network of trails but no maps and signs. Made good use of Trailforks. Seems to have rained recently so there where many mud and water potholes but over all good ride.

Similar Trail: Hydrocut mixed with Hilton falls

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Trailblazer


July 11, 2017
 
Review: This place is tough and amazingly fun -- it's exactly what mountain biking should be! There's tonnes of technical stuff -- big rocks, slotted rock corners, root-filled climbs and lots of variable elevation. Your legs and lungs will scream, but then again, so will you (from joy) as you rocket down the enduro-ish runs. There must be 60-80 km of trails in there and they twist and connect in odd ways. It's tough to navigate, so find someone who knows them to take you out (we did). We started out at the lot at the 2nd line and went in from the top. We spent three hours on the trails and only got to the big ridge across the middle (we chose not to go further south to save ourselves the big climb back up). Don't bother going if you think Albion is the bomb. You will NOT enjoy it. Do go if you enjoy places like Buck or Agreement Forest where your skills will truly be tested.

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Gnarly


July 9, 2017
 
Review: The only Enduro place in Southern Ontario that I can think of. I had a good time and thanks to those people who are taking care of this place. It was my second time there and I decided to ride all the way down to Pritty River. Those downhill sections are awesome but almost impossible to ride them up so I was told by the locals to use South Access Road for climbing back which will bring you to south rd 6.

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Bunny Hop

April 28, 2017
 
Review: Great conditions

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Gnarly


January 30, 2017
 
Review: Can you ride here on the fat bike in the winter?

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August 9, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: Great flowy trails with some steep rooty and rocky downhills. Great conditions today.

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Granny Gear

March 1, 2015
tool5150 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Do not ride this place in the rain. Do it when its a little dryer. Amazing DH runs and some really techie root/rock sections. Can do without the massive climb to repeat the DH though :)

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Doubletrack

July 20, 2014
olimoo Doubletrack  
 
Review: I only had one and a half hours so started from the parking lot at Side Road 6 / 2nd Line and just went exploring. There was a really nice balance of hard-packed trail and rooty, rocky climbs and descents. It was fast, technical and packed with endless opportunities to rip off your derailleur. Next time I'm there I'll make sure I have more time and I'm positive these trails will earn their 5th star. Oh, and when people say take a GPS, or someone that knows the trails, believe them. Its a maze (albeit a wonderous maze) of trails, and getting lost isn't just easy, its inevitable on a first time visit.

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Gnarly


June 11, 2014
slipfinger Gnarly  
 
Review: I rode 3-stages back in mid-May and the trail was in excellent shape. If you're looking to get your heart rate up and your legs working this trail system is the place. 3-stages offers everything from, fast flowy descents, rocks and roots to lung busting climbs. I recommend going with someone that knows the trails, as the trails are all over the place. Once you know your way around you can put together some really great loops, we were able to ride 19KM and not ride the same trail. Beginners are warned these trails are not a good place to go for an easy Sunday afternoon ride. I have only ridden 3-stages once, but plan on making it a regular stop whenever I'm in the area.

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3- Stages MTB Trail 4.75 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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