5.8 miles
Distance
545 ft
Climb
-548 ft
Descent
1,202 ft
High Point

Loop through the main part of Arkell

Detailed Description
Arkell Main Loop is a 6 mile popular expert route located near Guelph Ontario. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 18 trails. This route climbs 545 ft with a max elevation of 1,202 ft then descends -548 ft.
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4 Reviews & Comments

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BrennonP (Jun 19, 2022 at 17:47)
Trail Semi Sweet
alittle bit sweet
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Jordansemailaddress (Oct 15, 2021 at 17:55)
Trail Esker
This should be a one way only climbing trail for mountain biking. It’s always been ridden by mountain bikers. It’s dangerous to ride up New Esker because that’s a technical DH run. The last thing we need with increased MTB traffic is people riding up that. Riding up this Esker is safe, slow, direct, and won’t put hikers or bikers at risk.
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sdrvper HMBA (Aug 6, 2021 at 17:40)
Trail Ridgeback
Awesome trail, tons of features.
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Jordansemailaddress (Jul 19, 2020 at 15:21)
Trail Cheap Trick
Super cool trail! This one has a really unique feeling with all the moss covered boulders scattered through the woods. Pretty good mix of dirt flow and boulder roll overs, with a beauty DH to finish it off.
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More Stats for Arkell Main Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,111 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,126 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,122 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -31.2%
  • Grade min
    45.7%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Spillway
Nov 26, 2022 @ 10:35am
Nov 26, 2022
Trail is a little muddy, but not wet enough to leave ruts.
Semi Sweet
Nov 18, 2022 @ 6:43am
Nov 18, 2022
Outer Cloister
Nov 17, 2022 @ 10:43pm
Nov 17, 2022
Slippery with snow dusting and exposed rock surfaces
IS Connector
Nov 17, 2022 @ 10:43pm
Nov 17, 2022
Slippery with snow covering and exposed rocks
Ridgeback
Nov 14, 2022 @ 12:55am
Nov 14, 2022
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