March 24, 2015 at 8:45 am #801980
This thread is for reporting trail conditions in Etobicoke Creek.
Please include in your report:
– Trail section you rode
– Condition of the trails
If you feel the trails are to wet and riders should stay off or that they are perfect post that below.
Please keep unrelated discussions out of this topic so that it can be easily referenced by members for trail conditions.
Happy trails!March 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm #802017
Did not get to far into the trail. Still to much frozen sticky mud. This was at Marie curtis park baseball field going under the QEW.March 25, 2015 at 9:03 am #802033
Took a quick peek at the Rathburn area while setting up my new bike last night around 8pm. Don’t even think about riding. If it’s not ice, it’s deep sticky mud. I just looked at it and left.March 25, 2015 at 9:35 am #802035
Love this! Thanks @fasttimes
Agree with @carpetbomber it is a MESS under the QEW and North of there. Walked down and turned around.
Got out for a ride on the CX around 8pm. If you are interested in the route PM me.
Paths through Neilson Park up through Bloordale and then North to Eglinton are about 99% ice free – there is a small patch just before the bridge over the creek before the climb up to Centennial.
NB: For those trying to ride up the Path from Marie Curtis be aware that you can’t really. The TRCA/ CoT have contractors repairing the storm damage from that big storm 2 Summers ago and have the path blocked off from just under the GO bridge until where Horner Rd. drops into the Ravine (Etobicoke Valley Park). The lot above the baseball diamonds still offers access.March 27, 2015 at 11:11 pm #802194
Finished doing a ride of the north loop up to Matheson about an hour ago, someone on a motorcycle left an ugly rut all the way down the east side. I bet it was the same person that did the damage on the south loop which @fietser reported a few days ago. Other than a couple soft spots everything was nicely frozen, still some icy patches on the west side to watch out for, east side on the other hand is like riding on velcro, though I’m not sure if it was the trail or my new bike. I didn’t touch the brakes at all from Eglinton all the way to where the trail meets the paved path, and hit ludicrous speed on the downhill behind the compost pile.April 1, 2015 at 8:10 pm #802345
Thanks for this thread. Just got back into riding last year after many years off.
Live near Sherway Mall so my primary riding area is along the Etobicoke Creek.
Actively looking for new local places to ride.April 2, 2015 at 6:10 am #802347
Hey @avalanche welcome to RFG!
I also live right near Sherway. Not sure if you noticed that there are group rides on Weds nights (as soon as the conditions are ok) in the Creek – be great to have you out.April 2, 2015 at 11:02 am #802361
Welcome to RFG @avalanche.
I’m a west ender as well. Look forward to meeting you on some rides. We also do some shoulder season loops if that floats your boat.April 16, 2015 at 10:56 am #802737
East side of the Creek looks pretty good to go – haven’t ridden all the trail but the sections I rode on the CX were perfect (North of QEW to hospital, ridge along Centennial, lower trail after the metal stairs to Burnamthorpe). From what I could see with @fasttimes the other day the trail North of Eglington along the East side should also be great. West side will need some time – still ice clinging to the side in some places! Needs more heat as the sun doesn’t hit this side nearly as much.
Gentle reminder to ride through (not around) puddles etc, when encountered to help prevent widening of the trail.
Weather looks promising into the weekend – get out and get some!April 17, 2015 at 9:48 pm #802784
As of today the north loop up to Matheson is pretty much good to go. There’s some mud pits in the usual places but surprisingly enough the west side is actually in better shape since it wasn’t ripped up and rutted out by the peckerheads who’ve been riding dirt bikes on the east side. East side trails between the hospital and Dundas are also ready for riding, just walk your bikes around the mud pits left by the dirt bikers and you’ll be fine.April 17, 2015 at 10:35 pm #802786
Great news @aerius, well minus the dirtbikes.
Riding tomorrow noonish. PM if you’re around. Same goes for anyone.April 19, 2015 at 9:03 am #802812
Conditions are all time. Go ride before the wet weather later this week!
Matheson loop apparently still sloppy in spots according to one rider. Didn’t ride it yesterday as a result.April 19, 2015 at 5:26 pm #802818
Went out for an evening ride yesterday and can confirm that the Matheson to 401 loop is still a swamp in the low spots. The bench cut that brings you back to the path by the pedestrian bridge is also washed out, you’ll need to walk it unless you want to go for a swim. The good news is all the fallen trees have been cleared so it’s just a matter of waiting for everything to dry out.April 24, 2015 at 11:28 pm #803049
Got out for a walk in the afternoon from Burnhamthorpe to Eglinton, cleared few small trees that came down on the trail. Overall is rideable, but soggy in a few places especially the lower spots.
Attachments:May 4, 2015 at 10:52 pm #803393
Just finished a complete loop of all the trails, mud is gone, go ride! Some parts on the west side between Dundas and Queensway are getting pretty sketchy and will need some benching done to make it reasonably safe. Matheson to 401 loop is now good to go, mud’s all gone and the washout has been benched back in by a generous trail worker.
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