The Delta Watershed Park is Easiest accessed on 64th Ave. just west of 120th St. in Delta. There are 2 main trail heads there with ample parking. The Watershed Park has approx 28 km in trails that are good for hikers, day walkers, horseback, and mountain biking.
Most of the trails are great for the beginner while trail difficulty does increase in areas such as some stunts that have been built and the famous "Gravity Bowl" which is absolutely for intermediate riders. A person can have a great ride in the span of just a couple of hours but to experience the whole park one would have to dedicate a good part of the day.
Some of the local residents who walk/hike the watershed have been fighting with the city of Delta to have Mountain biking banned from the park. The majority of users here are bikers, hands down. This is a current on-going issue and fellow bikers need to attend city meetings to see that the banning of Mountain Biking at the Watershed never happens.
In the Fall of 2001 the City of Delta has done some construction to the main paths by replacing the dirt/pine needle paths to a crushed limestone path for easier more pleasant, non-muddy walk.
Note: To the best of my knowledge the reconstruction is only to the main waking paths and it's important that these paths be respected by bikers. If we rip up these paths it will not be long before the City of Delta reconstructs all the paths and bans mountain biking completely.
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Posted By: ellymae
- Mon Jul 06 13:38:25 UTC 2015
QuestionI am new to the area and would like to know if Watershed park has running trails? Is this an area which would be safe for a 6am run for two people? ANSWERS are in this forum: running in Watershed Park
Posted By: Drupac
- Mon Aug 06 21:05:23 UTC 2012
UpsideLots of different trails and info boards to let you know where you are. DownsideLots of people walking dogs with no leashes. Narrow trails and unleashed dogs make it hard to navigate. Slow speeds recommended on blind corners. CommentOverall i did enjoy it. Plan on spending more time there next time around.
Posted By: wanderingwacky
- Thu Jan 21 18:49:58 UTC 2010
CommentI had no idea there were issues with bikers using this park until now. I've never had issues. If everyone using the trail pays attention and uses common sense and good manners, this should be a non-issue. I am a hiker and fully support biking in this park. I'm actually very impressed with some of the jumps, ladders, etc, that I've seen.
Posted By: hellbiker
- Wed May 31 03:31:13 UTC 2006
UpsideThe jumps are flowy. DownsideNeed more bigger jumps.
Posted By: MillTownRedNeck
- Fri Nov 14 23:44:09 UTC 2003
UpsideThere is a wide range of trail types here; some very easy all the way up to typical north shore stunts. i.e. ladder bridges, skinnies, drop offs, teeter totters, gaps, tabletops,etc... All the way up to a few 10-15 foot drops. The trick is to find them. For more interesting riding enter at the rear parking lot of the fire hall on 64th. Ave. and stay left. For the easy stuff head further down to main entrance and stay right. This is a nice little place in the suburban jungle that can be fun and challanging if you know where to go.You really just have to get out there and explore. And you cannot get seriously lost there. DownsideThe traffic on 64th. Ave. is deadly if you don't pay attention as the roadside memorial there will attest to. CommentThis is also a great cross country race training area.
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