4 miles
Distance
457 ft
Climb
-478 ft
Descent
00:26:08
Avg time

Swayze Falls Details

  • Riding Area
    Short Hills Provincial Park
    St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #24626 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Swayze Falls Trail is a shared use trail to accommodate hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. This natural terrain trail can be accessed from the Pelham Road or Roland Road entrances. Some of the most notable features along the trail include Swayze Falls, natural vegetation including Sugar Maple, Black Maple, and Black Walnut. The Swayze Falls Trail loops through both fields and forests.

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More Stats for Swayze Falls bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -20 ft
  • Altitude min
    325 ft
  • Altitude max
    552 ft
  • Altitude start
    540 ft
  • Altitude end
    519 ft
  • Grade
    -0.101%
  • Grade max
    -25.784%
  • Grade min
    23.593%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,702 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:34
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Swayze Falls Trail Reports

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      Oct 12, 2018 @ 4:43am
      Oct 12, 2018
      Very muddy, Impossible uphills. Not a good time to rise any way but very carefully.
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 3:06pm
      Oct 7, 2018
      Really muddy and heavy slogging. Not a time for speeding through the trails. Uphills are virtually impossible..... Sticky obnoxious mud gets into...
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 10:24am
      Jul 12, 2018
      Went yesterday with a saw hoping to try and clear some trees off the trail but someone beat us to it! Big trees across trail have been removed,...
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 6:10am
      Jun 16, 2018
      Half dozen trees down on trail
      May 29, 2018 @ 9:06am
      May 29, 2018
      Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 36 rides
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      Oct 12, 2018 @ 4:48am
      Oct 12, 2018
      Swayze Falls, My City
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      Oct 12, 2018 @ 4:48am
      Oct 12, 2018
      Swayze Falls, My City
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      Oct 12, 2018 @ 4:47am
      Oct 12, 2018
      Swayze Falls, My City
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      Mar 24, 2018 @ 11:22am
      Mar 24, 2018
      Swayze Falls, My City

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Aaronhewitt93 (Sep 15, 2017 at 11:18)
       When accessing the trail from inside short hills, climb and take your first immediate left, starting the trail in the south direction looping around. This will give you the best ride and mix of ascents / descents. Taking the trail in the opposite direction is a much less enjoyable ride with more climbs and missed downhill obstacle opportunities.
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