2 miles
Distance
115 ft
Climb
-73 ft
Descent
00:31:19
Avg time

14 Mile Creek-South Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Oakville
    , Ontario
  • Ref Number
    #14
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #94332 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018

The trail is right by the edge of the creek and is very challenging. There are 3 steep hills and accents at the beginning (from Third Line) that require good technique to climb consistently and with speed. There are numerous sections with lots of roots and changing terrain and drops. There are various side trails that lead to features such as berms, jumps and gap jumps. There are a few places where you can descend the bank, cross the creek and enter a whole section of additional trails with berms and jumps on the other side. Collectively, this area is far more challenging than anything offered at Kelso (including Rough Trade, Extreme Trail, Snakes and Ladders, Ugly Up, etc.).

Access Info

There are two primary starting points. One is from Upper Middle, just East of Bronte Rd. The access point is from the south side of Upper Middle near the Hydro Towers. The other is via Third Line just north of North Service Rd W. on the West side of Third Line.

More Stats for 14 Mile Creek-South mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    43 ft
  • Altitude min
    352 ft
  • Altitude max
    426 ft
  • Altitude start
    383 ft
  • Altitude end
    427 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -7.5%
  • Grade min
    11%
  • Distance climb
    4,836 ft
  • Distance down
    2,782 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,825 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:40:42
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Status:
on Aug 16, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      14 Mile Creek-South Trail Reports

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      Aug 16, 2020 @ 10:59am
      Aug 16, 2020
      Trail is in great shape. Thank you to the trail maintainers who cleared the grass about a month ago!! Thank you!
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 3:59pm
      Jul 8, 2020
      super overgrown on the section from North Service to the main trail. Felt like Star Wars in hyperdrive with all the branches and leaves hitting...
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 6:17pm
      Jul 2, 2020
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 5:39am
      Jun 5, 2020
      the trail is getting overgrown with tree branches and bushes in places now. does anyone maintain this trail?
      May 14, 2020 @ 8:45am
      May 14, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 66 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2 rides
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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag DarDarBikes (Aug 11, 2019 at 19:32)
       Confusing as hell and probably needs to be upgraded to a Blue. There were multiple trails that ended up being detours to nowhere. Had to dismount several times as the inclines and declines were very significant given the amount of exposed routes. Would love to get another riders thoughts on this one.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag deejayspinz (Aug 25, 2020 at 7:13)
       There are no detours to "nowhere" as there are no dead ends. Like any new ride, you have to ride it a few times to figure out the circuit. Once you do, it's a great ride. BTW, it's tagged as a black now.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Conn0r (Aug 31, 2019 at 13:37)
       Were there any jumps or anything?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Edsykes (Aug 25, 2020 at 7:17)
       Yes, there are many; just search on the side trails
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Conn0r (Apr 3, 2020 at 8:42)
       It's confusing the first few times but it can be fun as hell exploring the side trails. Wear long pants because there are lots of ticks and a bit of poison ivy.also there are some steep bits so be prepared to hike your bike for a bit. The descents are great as well and there is a valley downhill section I session every time
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag asiadarek (May 22, 2020 at 19:46)
       Definitely should be upgraded to blue. Starting from south/east side it is not too bad for a bit but it soon becomes rather tough. As you keep riding up, the track becomes more and more narrow, at times coming very close to the edge. Eventually you're riding with almost no trail and trees all over, and bumpy roots all the time. I was with my wife so little less than halfway through we had to turn back as it was no longer pleasant ride but became a workout with frequent dismounts off of the bikes. Don't get me wrong - you can probably ride it all the way but the trail should be marked as blue - marking it green is way misleading.
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