Have you seen the shed lately? The Delta Watershed is a great area for Vancouver area mountain bikers to build skills but it also has some great log and ladder ride areas in it's own right, and an awesome chute down to the main trail-way full of lifts and berms. Fairly flat, but, lots of nuggets in there, a great place to work on skills. With places like the Gravity Bowl, and, some new giant ladders and drops onto trannies, you should have a new look at the Watershed. In one area, a triple teeter-totter followed by a long ladder ride. Gap jumps here and there.
While you are out there, fill your water bottles at the Artesian well, with water as pure as that stuff from the French Alps.
The Delta Watershed area is self-contained; you are not likely to get lost. In one of the pics here you see a Scouts camp which is ideal to practice manuals and drops. From there, head up and around to some almost hidden nuggets of logs and ladders. One of the photos here are of local trail-builders Mike and Dave. While they are not yet as formal as NSMBA, they are a dedicated group, and, if you ride there often, you will meet them, ask what you can do to help. While much of the watershed has been gravelled over, these are just the main trails, you need to look for the good log rides, of which there are many.
To get to the area from Vancouver, take Highway 99 South to Highway 10, following for a short distance until you cross 91 and start climbing a small hill, park anywhere around there, and take the main long and narrow trail (gravel road) in, then climb up to the trails. You'll find a meadow area with a map to look at, we'll post that next. Lots to explore.
(a) Click Wiki Edit This Page to get placed in edit mode
(b) When finished, your update is available to view as draft (click wiki update pending in trail to see draft)
* note: editors are notified and must approve the change
Posted By: wanderingwacky
- Thu Jan 21 18:33:47 UTC 2010
UpsideAs a hiker looking to improve my uphill endurance, watershed park is the best place on this side of the Fraser. There are trails for every level in this park. Even though I don't ride, I'm in awe of the hard work of the dedicated bikers that maintain the ladders, jumps etc. Good job!! An excellent hike on the main trails and even better on the side (bike) trails. DownsideHikers must be watching for bikes at all times. There is a potential for accidents, but if everyone stays aware and vigilant, the trails can easily be shared. There seem to be a lot of irresponsible dog owners. Please scoop your dog's poop!! (or at the very least take a stick and push it off the trails....) CommentIt's in my hood, and I love to run/walk the bike trails. I'm glad I discovered this park, and look forward to spending more time there...
Posted By: Carrot-Top
- Wed Jul 01 00:21:52 UTC 2009
UpsidePlenty of Jumps and Ladders. Something for everybody DownsideSome trails in rough shape CommentThey have recently repaired and added some new jumps bridges and berms to some of the trails and there is a new, very technical trail hidden in a ravine to the right of the fire pit
Posted By: bdbgreg
- Mon Sep 01 14:11:40 UTC 2008
UpsideLots of jumps and technical ladders CommentThe shed is still awesome even if they tore down lots of ladders.
Posted By: springsong
- Sun Aug 06 18:45:31 UTC 2006
Upsidegood stunts, great for beginners-advanced riders Downsidestunts are in bad repair, city is pulling out more of the stunts Commentmethinks users need to complain to corporation of delta about them removing our stunts
Posted By: CraigH
- Fri May 26 20:49:47 UTC 2006
UpsideClose to my place, good for a quick ride. Dries up quickly after rain. DownsideThe parking lot at the school which is supposed to be open is almost always locked, sorry neighbours! CommentThe best map of the Watershed I've seen is here: http://www.corp.delta.bc.ca/assets/Parks~Recreation~and~Culture/PDF/watershed_trailmap.pdf It is missing some of the singletrack though.
PS the city location needs to be changed from Vancouver to Delta or North Delta if any of the Trailpeak Webmasters are reading this.
Posted By: E.T.
- Wed May 11 01:31:11 UTC 2005
UpsideGreat place to learn - still fun to zip around, peer down gravity bowl, and try few jumps left. DownsideTerrible that they've (city?) taken everything down, and continue to do so.
Posted By: Treps1
- Mon Jun 07 05:00:50 UTC 2004
UpsideEasy access to the trails I guess... DownsideWay too many chopped down stunts which hopefully will improve this summer. Also whoever maintains the trails has sings that say not to ride on closed trails which is where most of if any stunts are at. CommentAnybody got a good map of the watershed email it to me Treps10@hotmail.com
Posted By: conner
- Sat Feb 28 07:19:52 UTC 2004
Upsideno more upside :( Downsidedownside is one of my buddies broke his collar bone on the ffrankenstien drop and now the city has torn and cut up all jumps and trials....it sucks Commentcity cant stop us we will rebuild
Posted By: mmcclenahan
- Mon Feb 23 16:31:39 UTC 2004
DownsideTragedy has struck the Shed. Last week, most of the stunts have been chainsawed by the municipality without notice.
Posted By: conner
- Wed Feb 04 00:56:22 UTC 2004
Upsidelots of new laddrs and drops Downsidegoing back up thee hill :/ Commentits awsome i live right across the street on 64th ave i can go in every day
Posted By: shorepig
- Sat Oct 04 03:36:06 UTC 2003
UpsideAwesome alternative to the North Shore...good winter riding (low elevation)...perfect for hardtail stunt riding DownsideThe area is becoming "gentrified". Main trails are being covered over with gravel......watch out for old people strolling with their dogs! Watch out for horse poo! CommentAwesome for riding if your alone...safe, contained, lots of people around....perfect for skinnies and practicing! Thank you to the builders of the Shed....you guys ROCK!
Posted By: ajdude
- Tue Jul 22 06:26:24 UTC 2003
UpsideIf you know where to go and how to get there, it totally rules. Good for people of all ages and levels of riding. DownsideDelta Parks put gravel over several main trails. CommentThe Shed RULES!
Posted By: manginanator
- Tue May 27 00:47:33 UTC 2003
UpsideGreat ride, plenty of jumps and logs to ride. Beginner to Mederate trails. DownsideLots of uphills, can get quite tiring. CommentGreat place, love going after school and practicing up.
Posted By: Tool
- Fri Nov 15 23:09:11 UTC 2002
UpsideNice stunts, good workout Downsidetoo many uphills for those lazy days and some shotty built stunts in spots CommentLove da shed. It's got lots of variety, but no worth while steeps, but soon;)