Hell's Kitchen Details
The first part of this trail is actually called Monkey Wrench. You can see it with that name as a segment on STRAVA and Endomondo. It's a fun trail, and you can run through most of it with speed, given the start is downhill off the Guelph Lake levee.
As can be seen in a couple of posted photos, there are some muddy spots on this trail, and they stay that way most of the year.
The two main features of this trail are the hand built bridge and the incredible number of roots. The bridge is a simple feature, but narrow enough to keep you on your toes. It also has a tricky entrance (over roots) and a exit (over rocks). It's nothing a serious down hill rider would even notice, but it's still a fun feature. As mentioned, the roots are pervasive, and they will keep you bouncing from pretty near top to bottom of the trail. They are a little easier to manage once you've been on the trail a few times, and you get to know exactly how to attack each grouping.
The entire trail runs the perimeter of a marsh that surrounds the south east part of Guelph Lake, and tends to be quite muddy in spring. I would go so far as to say that the trail should be avoided in the early season to mitigate erosion.
One more note of caution here. Most riders start this trail off the levee, attacking with as much speed as they dare. But on occasion riders like to run the trail in the opposite direction. This gives rise to the possibility of chance meetings on a blind corner. Just something to keep in mind.
Local Trail AssociationGuelph Off Road Bicycling Association (gorba.ca)
More Stats for Hell's Kitchen mountain bike trail
Altitude change56 ft
Altitude min1,129 ft
Altitude max1,190 ft
Altitude start1,129 ft
Altitude end1,186 ft
Distance climb1,232 ft
Distance down677 ft
Distance flat181 ft
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Routes with this trail
|Demo Route||14.3 miles|
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