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    Current Hilton Falls Conditions?

    Holla out to Hilton Falls irregulars, anyone been on the trails in the last 48hrs?

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    I went to hilton falls last weekend and the gate attendant told me no mountain bikes until the snow is out in spring. I was very dissipointed and very surprised because that place was always open to bikes during winter. I don't know what is going on here this is the first time I hear something like that. I am gona call them and ask one more time about that.

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    The Hilton Agreement Forest is open year long. Conditions vary from good to not ridable depending on trail usage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notnormal
    Conditions vary from good to not ridable depending on trail usage.
    Well I am lacing up the north waves now...let you know in 2-3hors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    Well I am lacing up the north waves now...let you know in 2-3hors.
    Couldn't help myself here. Nothing like no flow in the snow anyway. Perfect place to ride in the slow winter snow...
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    I await Peter's trail condition report eagerly.

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    Couldn't help myself here. Nothing like no flow in the snow anyway. Perfect place to ride in the slow winter snow...
    If the agreement forest trails are packed down, the flow isn't bad at all - makes from a nice break from indoors. Think of it this way Neil - we'll grab the lights, go there on a weekday afternoon and finish up with a few pounds of wings and a half-dozen beers. Makes for a good day, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tapsa
    I await Peter's trail condition report eagerly.



    If the agreement forest trails are packed down, the flow isn't bad at all - makes from a nice break from indoors. Think of it this way Neil - we'll grab the lights, go there on a weekday afternoon and finish up with a few pounds of wings and a half-dozen beers. Makes for a good day, no?
    You might get me to to do this. Momentum and flow is not going to be existent in many places with the snow on the ground, so I might give it a shot...And the invitation for another half dozen beers and wings is one I don't generally refuse...Let's see what Peter has to say...
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    Trails were great! Lot's of packed down areas through singletrack and double track, everything was rideable. Going back tomorrow morning.

    I was really suprised how long you could just keep going for without hitting some sort of loose snow to mess you up. I actually don't like Hilton much in the summer, but in the winter it is a blast.

    We took a few photos. Some are not great but some turned out pretty cool.

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    Ok now could somebody explain to me how to enter that place without having to deal with those dumb gate attendants that think biking is only for summer time. Looking at those pics makes me want to get out there.

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    Nice pics!!

    That sure beats riding the trainer. I only wish I had time to go today, with 20-25cm of snow expected on Sunday it may be a few days again until the trails get packed down.
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    We parked on the 3rd parking lot (if you are going north) off of 6th line. Not the main Hilton parking lot. My understanding is that some of the trails you first do are not part of Hilton.

    Of course the stuff we hit closer to the falls was in Hilton. Lots to ride!

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    I'm sure I could embed the Google Maps image here some how, but I haven't got the skillz. So use this link: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&om=1...,0.172005&z=13

    I usually park just west of the conservation area at the 90 degree bend on Fourth Line. There is a marked trailhead into the agreement forest there, You can also park across Guelph Line from Mohawk Raceway and enter the agreement forest at a trailhead there. There is more parking there than on Fourth line and if that is full, park at the raceway parking lot and cross the road.
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    hardcore guys good stuff, dont' think i'd be up for a night ride though.

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    Hardcore indeed. And very cool and very crazy and very much the reason these guys will kick butt come spring time.
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    Now that is dedication!!! Must have been fun

    Great looking pics!!!

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    i expected the mystery rider to pop up and take a bow but alas...nothing.

    what tom neglected to mention in his review was the ace ghost rider that had (clearly) just left before we got there. we followed the majority of his route for the 2+ hours we were out there...it appears that he crashed on a flat (bizarre) but aside from that we couldnt locate so much as a dab the entire time...

    Lepperesque for sure.
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    Secret training for sure.

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    Night riding on a winter weekend........WHY?
    Sun too bright off the snow for your vampire eyes? [
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    friday night rides are tradition...plus kiddies are in bed and dont mind so much.
    now get yo-self to hilton with those big shoes of yours, pack down the single track first please.
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    aw man.. even for someone who despises anything below 5 degrees, that looks mighty tempting.

    Maybe Ill bring out the SS sometime during the holidays.

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    winter riding will make you a better rider...i dont care who you are...riding the single track is like being on a 15km skinny...the results are a helluva lot less damaging...not to mention hr spikes...

    different.

    supa you is always invited.
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    WHAT! Now you want me to go all the way to Hilton Falls, and snowshoe on boring flat terrain??

    Deep snow and hills at Albion getting to you? tsk, tsk

    You really need a different hobby in the winter.....oh, I don't know......say nordic skate skiing. The Chico boys do it, so it must be good for you!
    And you can do it at night!
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    pshhhh ski's and snowshows. Wheels are still working just fine. I still plan on going back on Fri. Hopefully the mysterious ghost rider will have started packing down the new snow.

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    this friday 930...?
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    At this point, I'll do just about anything to not ride the trainer. Which "trailhead" do you guys park at?
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