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    Kelso really confusing, which park is newbie friendly

    We went to Kelso park today for first time and it was really confusing.
    We entered through the bridge above the train tracks and tried to figure out where to go, looking for easy trail.
    That did not go well, we ended up on Fire trail going against trafic Then we tried going back and try a different trail, it was pretty tough because everything was uphill, seemed more of an advanced trail.

    Which other park is newbie friendly and the trail are marked ?
    Trying to not discourage my wife the steep hils.
    We got the Halton membership that lets us use the 7 parks Parks & Recreation ? Conservation Halton

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    Kelso really confusing, which park is newbie friendly

    Park at the top of Kelso, that might help to start. Also there is a large map that will also help.

    Other then that you can send me a PM. We ride usually both days on the weekend. 830 start.

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    Summit Trailhead is at Steeles and Bell School line. Start at the top, the climb is a b!tch.
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    From the summit trailhead, head right. That's a 6 ft wide gravel path. Keep going until there is a right turn, follow it until deer run (a blue/intermediate trail). Then take wizards run, rock garden, Lora's run, Bruce trail connector, then left onto a wide gravel trail and take this over to the picnic tables...good place for a break, and there is a large map so you can see where you've been. These trails are all blue, though you may get off the bike in a few areas...but they're not too technical. Then explore!

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    Thanks guys, will this get me all the way down ?
    Will I have to make the climb all the way back up to get to the car ?

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    Kelso really confusing, which park is newbie friendly

    You can go anywhere of course. If you go down the hill, yup you will be climbing back up.

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    Kelso is easier if you go in at the top. But if you want a really foolproof trail system, go to Hardwood Hills north of Orillia (although not this coming saturday, it will be closed for an event). The trails are all very clearly marked and there are loops with progressive levels of difficulty and no really big climbs...
    Strava made me do it....

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    Who would have thought a park on the edge of the escarpment would be hilly?
    Puslinch Tract is not too far down the 401 from Kelso, you can pick and choose the easy trails there. And of course there is Christie, great beginner trails. Took my daughter there to ride the berms, she can barely ride a bike and had fun on them. And Dundas Valley is good for a real beginner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pol4k View Post
    Thanks guys, will this get me all the way down ?
    Will I have to make the climb all the way back up to get to the car ?
    you can ride lots without getting all the way down the hill. The majority of the trails are above the actual ski slopes and the ride back to the car is only a gradual climb

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