Kelso

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4.50 out of 5
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16
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Singletrack
↑ 200 m
↓ 200 m
319
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Trail Description
About this trail
Buff singletrack, isolated rock gardens, a few easy stunts, well-maintained. Consult the maps for route ideas.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (35)
 

Trailblazer


May 16, 2018
 
Review: These trails had nice variety. We weren't sure how the trail ratings would compare to our riding in BC last fall where we found the blacks/blues harder than expected, but that is not the case here - they were on par with the blues & blacks in the Midwest US. The double blacks appeared too difficult for me (and my XC bike), while I saw a toddler with his mom on the greens. Huge variety! There were fun features to ride on many of the trails if you chose, but easier go-arounds too. Being from out of town, things are well marked, and it's the kind of place you can just ride around blindly until you want to finish, at which point you find where you are on the map (that you carry, as maps aren't on the trails) and figure out a route back. We had enough fun here that we rode here another day on our way out of town and I was already developing a feel for where certain trails were. My favorite section that was challenging, was the (unmarked) Escarpment trail. Offers killer climbing/training opportunities if you ride up and down the ski side trails. We did have difficulty finding a trailhead, as we initially entered at the bottom of the ski hills, and had a park employee direct us to the other lot on Steele. $7 CAD/person/day.

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Trailblazer

October 23, 2017
 
Review: Well-kept trails and beautiful views! The intermediate trails were easier than other intermediates that I've been on; ditto the black diamond and double diamonds. Yes, I got off a couple times on certain sketchy rock climbs (I didn't have knee or elbow pads), but they were very rideable otherwise. Beware the leaf peepers in fall -- there were busloads of hikers on site and they all walked with their heads and phones to the sky. Dodging them in places was a bit like avoiding walkers on the Walking Dead.

Similar Trail: Mono Cliffs, Coulson's Hill, Midhurst

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Granny Gear

July 25, 2017
 
Review: I made some videos of the segments at Kelso if interested https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk2vNTvcYcnoeys7zmQFfrQ check them out. I nice mix of single and double track with harder climbs and rocky extreme areas as well as easy relaxing areas for all levels of MTB.

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Trailblazer


July 3, 2017
 
Review: Mostly flat trails (other than climbing the escarpment). Twisty with surprise rocky sections. Nice mixture of easy (i.e. family friendly) and more challenging rides. Markings can be a challenge to follow. (Comparison to Albion Hills in Caledon, starting at top of the escarpment. Many reviewers noting the hill have started at the bottom. Park at the top if you'd like to save your lungs.) The twists seemed more contrived than "flow", but there are some nice areas in the forest (Wizards Way, Lora's Run, Deer Run, Lac Trail, and Old Dump Trail are beautiful).

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Granny Gear

June 12, 2017
 
Review: Tried these for the first time this past weekend. It was fairly challenging to me as and intermediate rider (second season riding) but very enjoyable! The was lots of technical stuff, some fun flowy portions, tons of hills to test your lungs and some really cool spots with obstacles to session and try to build your skills. Over all the trails were well mantained and fun to ride with a mix of single and double track. There are some really cool spots to take a break and enjoy the views from atop the escarpment too :) I gave it a 4 star for a few reasons... its not 1 way- I would like to see directional signs as we ran into a lot of areas where either our group or another had to pull over and let the other pass or both had to take a poor line to get around each other. Poor signage- the trails were not very well marked throughout the trails.... Overall I would definitely go back and plan on it! See ya out there ????

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Gramcounter

May 29, 2017
tedwiktor Gramcounter  
 
Review: What a great place to go ride. Was here for my first time. The trails are not overly rocky as they are in Hilton Falls area. Being on the edge of Glen Eden Ski hill, there is a lot, and I mean A LOT, of climbing. But with all that climbing you get rewarded with some great technical downhill. Also, the bike park is a blast. Will definitely be back!!!!

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Granny Gear

May 21, 2017
Masta Kru Granny Gear  
 
Review: Where ever you go, you're climbing! Solid trails and definitely well maintained. I went a month ago in the pouring rain, slipping and sliding over rocks and heavy mud. Be sure your ride is mud ready! Looking forward to coming back.

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Doubletrack


April 16, 2017
Robertrose Doubletrack  
 
Review: Kelso staff did an incredible job getting downed trees off the trails so park could open. Still some snow blocking Ascention. Some trails quite wet but all in all great conditions for the opening.

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Granny Gear

September 16, 2016
treking Granny Gear  
 
Review: nope not number 6.
Hilton falls close in proximity and so much more of a challenge and way more trails.

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Granny Gear

July 18, 2016
carla72 Granny Gear  
 
Review: An awesome local place to get your trek on! Clearly marked trails, modest mix of terrain, not crazy busy. Accommodates all levels of riding :)

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Kelso MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 35 ratings. 35 user reviews.
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