Rockcliffe Waterdown

4.14 out of 5
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↑ 300 m
↓ 300 m
elevation (m)

Trail Description
About this trail
This place is almost up or down very little rest also it is rocky and constantly challenges you. Lots of tough obstacles, steep drops and criss crossing trails its best to explore this place and make your own favorite route. There is lots to explore
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: Is there a fee to ride here? -Jeff Barber

A: no. It's free.

Guest answered on March 17, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No




Q: Where is the best place to park? The lot on the far side of highway six and use the Tunnel? -Taylor Davy

A: i usually park behind the Walmart and Rona buildings- Dundas and highway 6- whole plaza to get food when you're done- I've also biked in from Christie lake and entered through that tunnel and ridden down under the 403 to the trails down there .... lhzawd

lhzawd answered on November 17, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No


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Reviews (16)

Granny Gear

September 4, 2017
PedalHard Granny Gear  
Review: Drive behind the Walmart and you'll find a small gravel roadway where there's space for a few vehicles to park at the trailhead. This starts you off on the Quarry trails then it's a short ride to the Ridgeline DH. Definitely scope out the trails before riding. The DH can be done without hitting the gap jumps and is crazy fast. Lots of fun but not rookie friendly! Take it slow for the first runs before ripping through. The other riders aren't joking when they say the trails are either straight up or down, it's a great workout going up and and a blast going down. Some trails are overgrown and my arms got nicely scratched by thorns, so wear long sleeves and glasses/goggles! Didn't have time to explore everything but will be back to put a full day in.


August 7, 2017
lhzawd Singletrack  
Review: Started at the wall mart this time again -all good. Excellent conditions for an amazing net work of trails . Lots of climbing and some great winding downhills .Trails forks for a guide and took the Bruce trail out carrying my bike up the rocks and steps. Great area.


November 18, 2016
Review: If you go, visit a local bike shop or go with a local. They blocked main trail heads so you can't get thru with your bike and put bunch signs NO BICYCLES. I tried following the map on trailforks but it needs to be updated. Maybe park at local Wall Mart parking lot and start from there. Don't park at the parking that you find on trail forks because the entrances to the trailheads are blocked

Granny Gear

November 6, 2016
William 1 Granny Gear  
Review: Starts off in a nice area with some small and large berms, as well as small and large jumps. Trails are nice and technical with some very fun up and down sections. Plenty of roots and rocks to keep you happy on the ride. There is a small section across Snake Road that merges with some ATV trails.


September 9, 2016
Review: Carefull Can be dangerous Scope it out before riding in anger Awesome features Try it out .... After you mastered some skills ..... Don't bring rookies!

Granny Gear

October 5, 2015
paplahozy Granny Gear  
Review: Criss crossing trail, lots of up and down and not for beginners. None of the trails marked so good idea to turn on a gps tracker on your phone and you can find your way back. Lots of rock gardens and steep eroded tracks, as well as trails through thick brush (overgown this time of year). Cross the railway tracks for some more steep slopes.


September 27, 2015
tnt_bike Gnarly  
Review: Confusing network of trails with an intersection every 30 seconds or so. Probably a decent ride in there somewhere if you go with someone who knows the trails. As others have said, lots of steep, eroded ups and steep downs, not much flat. One super sweet downhill section with 3-4ft burms and huge gap jumps. Do a run to look at the jumps first before you take them because some are big!

Similar Trail: Hilton Falls

July 23, 2015
Review: Any trail in this entire area of Waterdown that I've riden has been spectacular. Tons of challenge, and speed. Great trail system well done by the guys who built them!


August 14, 2014
Robertrose Doubletrack  
Review: Rockliffe is made up of a network of small creeks separated by ridges 10 to 15 meters high. No long climbs but constant steep up and down. Most creek crossings have small bridges. Lots of off-camber singletrack. Beginners will not have fun.


June 18, 2014
slipfinger Gnarly  
Review: As mentioned already by most of the reviewers, Waterdown is not a place to go if you are a beginner or out for a Sunday afternoon joy ride. It's hard to find level ground on this trail system, you are either going up or going down. If you are looking for a good work out this is a great place for you. If your fitness or skill is not up to par, you will find yourself pushing your bike up some of the hills and along some of the rocky sections. Waterdown does offer a ton of trails, you can easily spend half a day in here. Your best to head in with someone that has experience with this trail system as trails head in every direction. There is signage but I found it hard to follow most of the time. The Bruce Trail and some of it is side trails run thru there so be prepared to encounter hikers, and some that will get pretty up-set if you are riding your bike on the actual Bruce Trail since it is a hike only trail. If you would like info or want to join a group ride to explore the trails stop by Bicycle Works on Dundas right in Waterdown, they can point you in the right direction.

Rockcliffe Waterdown MTB Trail 4.14 out of 5 based on 16 ratings. 16 user reviews.
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