8.7 miles
1,651 ft
-1,286 ft
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Traversing through World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest, the track is a former route for logging vehicles. The logging trucks haven't been around for decades and many a wet season has weathered the dirt road surface, making this a sweet ride for those on a dually.
Come prepared, virtually zero mobile phone coverage along the route.

Access Info

North on Bruce Highway from Townsville, left onto Forestry Road, Bluewater, then climb up the dirt road for about 7km to a corrugated tin roofed hut. Road is drivable but take care if you have a low clearance vehicle because of rutts and potholes.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Bluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    365 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,900 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,435 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,901 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,266 ft
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  • Distance climb
    3.8 miles
  • Distance down
    3.7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.1 miles
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Bluewater Hut to... Trail Reports

Oct 23, 2016 @ 2:18am
Oct 23, 2016
reporter Small branches and Wait-a-while down across trail, can ride over or around. Lots of loose rocks make for challenging climbs - hardly notice on...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 3:23pm
Sep 4, 2016
reporter Plenty of mud patches but able to skit around outside of most to avoid the bearing-destroying fine-grained mud. Concrete barriers just past the...
Oct 25, 2015 @ 3:25am
Oct 25, 2015
Sensational condition. Get up and ride this gem before the rain starts.
Sep 12, 2015 @ 9:21pm
Sep 12, 2015
Track is clear of trees from Hut to Keepbottom Creek. Track is dry except for some mud holes. Mud holes have mostly dried. Some big mud holes...
Aug 23, 2015 @ 1:57am
Aug 23, 2015
Report from Nathan: very wet and slippery muddy. Trees down. Some running water. Track is rutted.
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Oct 23, 2016 @ 2:30am
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Oct 15, 2015 @ 5:50am
Oct 15, 2015
Bluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek

Routes with this trail

Kelso Tuesday Night Race Course #3 - 2016 -
4.5 miles

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