7.8 miles
Distance
724 ft
Climb
-722 ft
Descent
02:49:45
Avg time

Paluma Dam Loop Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr-Dec
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #9235

One of the best night ride loops in the Townsville region. Wide track in World Heritage listed, Wet Tropics rainforest. Come ride during a day trip, camp at the damp or even contest the annual Paluma Push mountain bike race, North Queensland's most popular MTB event.

Access Info

Via Mount Spec road, past the Paluma Village, the up the dirt road to Paluma Dam.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Paluma Dam Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,922 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,218 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,961 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,963 ft
  • Grade
    0.004%
  • Grade max
    -17.534%
  • Grade min
    17.921%
  • Distance climb
    3.6 miles
  • Distance down
    3.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,034 ft
  • Avg time
    02:49:45
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on Oct 1, 2016
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Paluma Dam Loop Trail Reports

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Oct 1, 2016 @ 5:36pm
Oct 1, 2016
Did this ride yesterday, wasn't bad there's been a bit of rain there with a lot of roots showing which made it a fun ride, and a few logs over the...
May 14, 2016 @ 11:47pm
May 14, 2016
reporter Primo. Track is clear of all trees. Even the echidnas are out enjoying the rainforest.
Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:33pm
Apr 30, 2016
reporter Apart from a few trees down (easy to hike bike over) the track is really good. Love those slippery roots
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May 14, 2016 @ 11:47pm
May 14, 2016
Paluma Dam Loop, Townsville
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Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:33pm
Apr 30, 2016
Paluma Dam Loop, Townsville

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