The trail is very rooty/technical in some areas. The loop around the reservoir is about 6km but it branches off to the right before you get to the old condemned bridge in the woods (which is visible from Dalewood drive just before you get to the Conservation office, Look left & down as soon as you turn onto the road when driving there) If you take the right hand turn it is a medium length uphill climb which will get the heart pumpâ€™n. Once at the top the entrance to the next trial area can be over grown. Look on your left. If you come to a guard rail at the top you have gone to far but on by a few hundred feet. It will be a down hill along the valley wall. This area is rooty. You will follow this trail for only a few minutes as it goes out into an open area by the creek. The trail goes under Ron McNeil Line (County road 52). The locals call this part of the trail 52. This section will take you out to Highburry Ave where you past over the creek in the valley on your way to St.Thomas. If you cross Highburry to the little Day use conservation area known as Dan Patterson there is about another 3 km loop. Once here go back to the main area and head towards Dalewood again. Go all the way back to the uphill area the started you on your way here but this time when at the bottom of that hill go straight to the condemned bridge. After the bridge there is another uphill, right take you to Dalewood drive and left takes you around the Backside of the Dalewood camping area. Once you come to a clearing that is campsite # 1 cross it towards the back area the trail continues there and it will spit you out at the one lane bridge on Dale wood drive. Cross the bridge and turn right just past the damn. The trail will take you along the creek to waterworks park. Go all the way to the very far end along the creek and the trail will start up again. This area has some erosion issues so you may have to hike a bike for 100 feet or so. This trail will eventually take you out to an area called suicide where some dirt bikers have build up some ramps. As you keep following the trail it will take you to another area called WarddleBottleâ€™s, named after an old local Dirt Biker (Warddle, trials bike, chances are good youâ€™ll see him, heâ€™s about 70!) Take this trail to the end and youâ€™ll come out to a grassy area in a valley follow the trail up to the road (Wellington Rd) and youâ€™ll find Lynhurst Variety store. Turn around and go back. The total is about 21 or 22km.
Note: Dalewood Loop & WarddleBottleâ€™s is very muddy after a good rain and takes awhile to dry up.
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