3,824 ft
Distance
64 ft
Climb
-485 ft
Descent
00:06:35
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Taipan Trail

Taipan Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #303
  • Year Opened
    2014

Taipan is fast and a credit to the trail builder. It's a gem amongst the Douglas Trail network and contains several features that earn it it's double Black diamond rating. Fast upper section leading into rock drops, mammoth turning rock gardens and further down some flowy berms and jumps. Keep an eye out for jump and drop features in the mid section that you don't have to do but make the trail more challenging when you find them. There are also some alternate lines around the bigger rock features.

Access Info

Starts From the Five ways intersection at the top of Ring Bark Frog but is often rolled into from the summit via The Long Way for better flow into the first section.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Taipan mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -421 ft
  • Altitude min
    234 ft
  • Altitude max
    656 ft
  • Altitude start
    656 ft
  • Altitude end
    234 ft
  • Grade
    -11.022%
  • Grade max
    -34.17%
  • Grade min
    16.635%
  • Distance climb
    678 ft
  • Distance down
    2,906 ft
  • Distance flat
    240 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:35
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on Sep 13, 2016
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Taipan Trail Reports

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Sep 13, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Sep 13, 2016
reporter Lower part of Taipan (tower down to wooden berm) will remain closed while work is conducted on berm and gets time to bed in. Please exit Taipan...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 10:11pm
Sep 11, 2016
reporter Overpass section of fly over bridge has been completed and is looking super. Exit onto new Trail L will be disrupted while Trail L is being...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 3:14pm
Sep 8, 2016
reporter Bridge construction work will occur on weekend to progress the wooden ramps/jumps that overpass and cork screw to Boulderdash trail. Upon...
May 29, 2016 @ 1:00pm
May 29, 2016
May 28, 2016 @ 1:44pm
May 28, 2016
reporter Temporary closure for all trails for Gravity Enduro race
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Sep 11, 2016 @ 10:12pm
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Sep 11, 2016 @ 10:12pm
Sep 11, 2016
Taipan, Townsville

Routes with this trail

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Targa 2016 - Douglas Stage race
7.6 miles

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