13.1 miles
Distance
1,233 ft
Climb
-1,233 ft
Descent
1,378 ft
High Point

The most popular loop that hits all of the singletrack trails available at the Hydrocut. Frankenstein, Adam's Run or Jessica can be dropped to shorten the distance.

Detailed Description
Hydrocut Full Loop is a 13 mile popular expert route located near Waterloo Region Ontario. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 22 trails. This route climbs 1,233 ft with a max elevation of 1,378 ft then descends -1,233 ft.
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44 Reviews & Comments

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Kabrex (Aug 8, 2022 at 16:56)
Trail Adam's Run
That's a great idea Canadamos, as it really makes clear there will be some mandatory air.

I'll reiterate for my part that the filter is just a small flaw in what I consider a great trail that I frequently ride.
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Kabrex (Aug 8, 2022 at 15:08)
Trail Adam's Run
You're responding to a small part of a comment that has already been discussed, now ostensibly to lecture me on what a filter is. And you have the temerity to say "micro" semantics, ironically while arguing with a stranger about a feature they didn't mention and whether it's a feature or a filter. Just for my due diligence, I did search "filter MTB". Sadly I did not find any supporting articles for your definition, but plenty of references to filters being, you guessed it!, things that filter riders before they enter a trail.
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Canadmos TRAILFORKS (Aug 8, 2022 at 16:31)
Trail Adam's Run
At the end of the day, definitions/sementics/bacon/Loco/etc aside, if you think there is a real problem with it, it's probably best to reach out to the actual bike club directly through whatever channel that is. I don't think they are very active on here, judging by how the trail reports never get approved and whatnot.

Mayne put a tiny little lip infront of the ledge to pop-up onto it with....and to really slam the bikes who don't make it. LOL
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Kabrex (Aug 8, 2022 at 12:26)
Trail Adam's Run
That's not a filter, mate, the same way the front door isn't "just inside and down the steps" on a house. You'll find Adams is my most ridden this trail, and I remarked that I find it great in many ways.

If you are really horny for artificial rock ledges, that's fine — just say that instead of strawmen like "you want it to be easier" and "the filter is just a few hundred feet into the trail".
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specializedbiker123 (Aug 8, 2022 at 14:42)
Trail Adam's Run
You are respectfully just incorrect about filters, see other trails, such as 'Skin and Bones' at Dagmar, they have 5 independent and different filters in a row on the trail that extend down the beginning of the trail. Filters can also be anywhere on a trail before a large feature or harder section, for example the filter that is half way down Sweet Street at the Hydrocut...

Your comment was that there should be a drop at the start of Adam's Run to filter riders. The drop is no more than 10/15 seconds into the trail, for a trail that takes an average 13+ minutes to complete, I would say the drop is at the start of the trail, and there is no option to ride around it. You can argue your micro semantics that it is not a filter if you want..
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Kabrex (Jul 16, 2022 at 4:59)
Trail Adam's Run
"Adam's has it all," but this isn't necessarily a good thing. Flowy descents, some great climbing, and well crafted drops are all there. But there's also the entry obstacle that accomplishes nothing but potentially damaging your bike, a bunch of one meter monolith rocks to jump your bike over in the middle of climbs, and a few other flow killers.

Adam's is a great trail, but I can't help but feel like it would be better with less identities.
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Canadmos TRAILFORKS (Jul 16, 2022 at 15:04)
Trail Adam's Run
It's there as a filter, if you can't ride over it, a second thought should be taken about riding the trail..

It's abrupt and yeah I've watched people whale their bikes off of it, but it does serve a purpose.
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Canadmos TRAILFORKS (Jul 16, 2022 at 15:07)
Trail Adam's Run
In fact it's too bad more trails don't have proper filters. Too often do I run into folks sliding or walking down trails that they shouldn't be on.

Perhaps it's not all the riders fault, as sometimes there is no warning at the start of a trail. Doubly so if the beginning of it is easy, with the hard parts further down.
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Kabrex (Jul 16, 2022 at 15:27)
Trail Adam's Run
I think you'll find that's my point; more trails should have *proper* filters, in this case this trail. Some of the other Hydrocut runs have very well constructed entry filters.
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Canadmos TRAILFORKS (Jul 16, 2022 at 19:32)
Trail Adam's Run
What would be a proper filter, something easier? :/

I've seen lots of people ram there bikes into it but have also seen lots get up and over it with no problems.

Come up and ride Porcupine Ridge. This size rock ledge is a regular feature. Smile
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Kabrex (Jul 16, 2022 at 20:05)
Trail Adam's Run
No, a filter is just selection criteria for the trail. A drop feature would likely be more appropriate to filter rides who can't deal with the multiple mandatory features ..?

Regardless, you seem to be hyper focusing on a tiny part of my comment! It's not a difficult filter, don't project.
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specializedbiker123 (Aug 7, 2022 at 6:38)
Trail Adam's Run
Not sure when the last time you rode Adam’s Run but there is a mandatory drop filter and there has been for a few years.. after the rock ledge it goes right into a rock garden with a mandatory drop..
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Dhertz (Jun 18, 2022 at 18:02)
Trail Twister
I found this trail to be overgrown, long and not too much fun. It was my first time at the hydrocut and probably the only trail I didn't like (the rest were so great!)
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Greghunter1 (Jun 10, 2022 at 5:31)
Fun trail with some rocks and log over!
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Greghunter1 (Jun 10, 2022 at 5:30)
Trail Sweet Street
Love this trail! It does have it all!
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DV188 (May 30, 2022 at 13:32)
Trail Frankenstein
Several trees down after storm. Would recommend trying other trails until cleared.
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mex (Apr 24, 2022 at 10:32)
Tree down right overtop the bridge. You have to get off and climb over it
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Greghunter1 (Aug 15, 2021 at 18:00)
Trail Adam's Run
Amazing trail! Absolutely love that section with the logs and rocks. That must have taken a while to build!
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Greghunter1 (Aug 15, 2021 at 17:58)
Trail Twister
Twisty trail, flat but good!
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Greghunter1 (Aug 15, 2021 at 17:56)
This trail is sooo much fun! I love this trail!
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Greghunter1 (Aug 15, 2021 at 17:54)
Trail Monkey Boy
Great flow! A hidden gem!
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Greghunter1 (Aug 15, 2021 at 17:47)
Trail Frankenstein
Up down up down, bridge, up down up down! Lol! This ones gets the heart moving. Nice trail!
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Greghunter1 (Aug 15, 2021 at 17:45)
Trail Stinky Girl
This is a great trail. Lots of good stuff in here! Particularly love the bench cut section!
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Greghunter1 (Aug 15, 2021 at 17:35)
Excellent trail to get back to your car. A few berms to finish off the daySmile
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Greghunter1 (Aug 15, 2021 at 17:33)
What a great trail to start off the day! A few little rollers to get things rolling!
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gnarcissist (Jul 27, 2021 at 7:22)
Trail Kamikaze
It'd be great without the rock gardens. It's not about the trail being challenging, they just make the trail worse.
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natedagreat (Jun 14, 2021 at 6:33)
Trail Monkey Boy
Don't hit the rock jump at high speeds! I found that out the hard way with a broken collarbone...
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cedhorst (Apr 18, 2021 at 19:26)
Trail Adam's Run
Lots of fun,!!
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sdrvper HMBA (Apr 14, 2021 at 10:48)
Trail Monkey Boy
Underrated trail at Hydro. Fast fun DH run
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Paplahozy (Oct 11, 2020 at 19:10)
Trail Kamikaze
Quite challenging with the steep uphill rock gardens. Survived it though!
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Paplahozy (Oct 11, 2020 at 19:09)
Trail Twister
Not as challenging as other black diamonds, a good trail for stamina building and gear shifting, not much thrill.
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boiledgoose (Aug 30, 2020 at 14:26)
Trail Kamikaze
Tbh this trail was better years back when there wasn't the rock gardens. They kill the flow.
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TheRealGearbox (Aug 1, 2020 at 11:54)
As dry as the desert. Needs water and some dirt.
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TheRealGearbox (Aug 1, 2020 at 11:53)
So dry most of it is now washed out sand. Berms are not good. Needs water badly
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TheRealGearbox (Aug 1, 2020 at 11:52)
Trail Stinky Girl
Extremely dry. Some parts of the trail are sand now. Needs water badly
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NB37 (Jul 25, 2020 at 12:30)
Trail Adam's Run
The new drop slaps. Thanks for building it!
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ccm-mustang (Jul 12, 2020 at 7:39)
Trail Twister
Relentless flat turn drill. In a good way.
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tilesetter67 (Jan 19, 2020 at 17:01)
Trail Twister
A 10 put of 10. Great on a old 26er
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tilesetter67 (Jan 19, 2020 at 17:00)
Trail Adam's Run
A great trail. Some dumb no flow rock areas are added to destroy your flow and chainring
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Niveknivek TPMBC (Aug 25, 2019 at 16:50)
Trail Twister
This trail desperately needs the corridor cut back so you can see the trail tread !!
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ejross79 (Oct 9, 2018 at 4:37)
Trail Stinky Girl
It's been renamed Wild Turkey.
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stillaway (Oct 9, 2018 at 7:17)
Trail Stinky Girl
No it has not. Wild Turkey is a short connecting Kids Trail that compromises the first half of Stinky Girl then cuts across to the second half of The Bride.

It cuts out the difficult sections of Stinky Girl and The Bride that way.
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roansdad (Aug 31, 2017 at 19:32)
Trail Adam's Run
Love this trail
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  • + 4
Adamrideshisbike (Nov 14, 2015 at 15:52)
Trail Adam's Run
Doesn't get much better than this trail.
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
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  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Hydrocut Full Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,192 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,240 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,240 ft
  • Grade max
    -32.8%
  • Grade min
    27.5%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
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