Tue, Jul 3 2018 - Exploratory Ride North Half Of Mattamy (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Doug McCulloch, Ken Parent, Ray Carlyon|
Rotary Mattami Trail NORTH HALF
1. Joined the path at Silver Springs and rode north folwing signs to Royal Oak. Just after you
cross the busy Country Hills intersection, there are markers signally a turn to the left up what
looks like a service road. Donít miss it!
2. As you cross Sarcee Trail, the Trail goes back up towards Stony Trail and then east behind
Home Depot, Costco etc. If you choose to go into the shops, you can rejoin the Trail in a gate
just behind the Costco gas station.
3. The Trail then winds sharply downhill until you get to Shaganappi Trail. The path is steep
with switchbacks that are fun but not without risk.
4. Cross Shaganappi and continue downhill to Simons Valley Road. There are lots of shops
here and a last chance for refils or defueling!
5. The Trail continues on and is fairly well marked until you get to 14th St. NW where the
adventure begins. Go south on 14th St for a couple of hundred metres and then find a break in
the fence to get you over to the path that runs in a field.
6. As you head east on a paved path in the field, it turns to gravel and a huge puddle. Work
your way around and cross under Stony Trail beside the railway tracks.
7. After you cross the tracks, you are on a bit more gravel road and then onto the pathway
again heading south.
8. At Country Hills Blvd. the trail swings north again and takes you through what is to be
Stonegate Landing east and then south through Skyview Ranch, across Country Hills Blvd. and
9. South of Cityscape you pass through some nice wetlands and come out at 96 Ave. The
actual trail goes south for a block or two, swings east and then north to 96 Ave.
10. Now you are paralleling Stony Trail South all the way down to 16th Ave. and completing the
whole North section of the Rotary Mattamy Trail. Well done. Now all you have to do is get back
to your starting point!
11. The best route through the city is yet to be determined but will follow a connection of
pathways, bike routes and bike lanes.
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