KELSO MOUNTAIN BIKE NEWS
For trail conditions notice, see next section below.
We'll add any relevant mtb and trail news in this section to keep you up to date with events etc that could affect you and your bike. It's worth noting that for some of the competitions, we do close some of the trails. We will post any trails closed notices in this section of the website.
Tuesday Night Races - Remember that the Kelso Weekly MTB Race Series runs every Tuesday night starting May 21 through the end of August and while the trails remain open for everyone we ask that you try to avoid the race loop or at the very least ride in the direction of flow and be aware of racers coming up behind you. Look for our Trail Ambassadors on those nights for more info.
Check out the other events taking place at Conservation Halton's parks - there are all kinds of things happening open to all abilities and ages. Check Conservation Halton's Events page.
KELSO TRAIL CONDITIONS
All mountain bike trails are currently OPEN. Staff inspect the trails and features after the winter season and hope to have them open for mountain biking soon. To access this info away from your computer or smartphone please call the Kelso Trail Report at
905-878-5011 then press #1 for Kelso, then #2 for trail conditions.
Scroll down to read lots of other important information about mountain biking at Kelso.
Important, HELMETS are mandatory for all riders at Kelso and Hilton Falls.
KELSO WEEKLY RACE SERIES
Back for another exciting season, the 2013 weekly Mountain Bike Race Series kicks off May 21 and runs for 14 weeks. Everyone is welcome to register for the series, and you can enter one or more individual races on any given race night. Race one, race four - race as many as you want. The best deal though is to sign up for the entire series. Save a bundle by registering for the series on May 14. Click here to view all of the 2013 race info.
The Summit Gatehouse (https://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=43.495686,-79.922771&hl=en&ll=43.496114,-79.922447&spn=0.020765,0.052314&sll=43.495024,-79.92116&sspn=0.005191,0.013078&oq=Laurentian+Ski&t=h&doflg=ptm&mra=mift&mrsp=0&sz=17&z=15)
If you want to avoid the fees then pick up an Annual Pass at either of the Gate houses or in Customer Service at the Main Chalet. It's gets you into Kelso and all the other parks for more days of mountain biking, climbing, hiking, swimming and picnicking than any one person or family could possibly take advantage of. Individual ($90.00) and vehicle passes ($115.00) are available.
Kelso Mountain Biking Trails Guide is available online, or you can pick one up at the Main Gate or Summit Gate entrance.
NEW! Are you new to the trails? new to Mountain Biking? or still learning your way around Kelso?
Try one of our 'suggested' trail routes. We have outlined suggested riding routes from the Summit entrance for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced riders. Kelso regulars - send us your favourite route - it may be posted next!
Suggested Beginner Route - this route may be a little long for some beginners. Riders looking for a shorter route will want to take a left at the end of Farmer Pete's field (intersection of trails 5 and 13) and head back up to the Summit Parking lot. The second part of the loop is primarily wide double-track riding along old farm fields and forests.
Suggested Intermediate Route
Suggested Advanced Route - Check out Quarry Trail as well (close to Wizard's Way) for a nice, fast, flowy spin. Fire is another favourite. The trails are all great, and more advanced riders will find several ways to ride these loops.
Because we do want to keep the trails open as much as possible for your riding enjoyment, we'd appreciate your cooperation in practising low impact cycling to protect the trails. Ride, don't slide, avoid wet and muddy trails, and ride through puddles rather than around them to avoid trail widening. Have a great ride!
For more information, contact the Mountain Bike Crew at email@example.com - we love to hear from you!
All mountain bike trails are currently OPEN. Detailed information, directional maps and trail maps are available from the Hilton Falls park page or call the park directly 905.854.0262.