7.1 miles
1,774 ft
-1,799 ft
Avg time

Under The Radar Details

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    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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This narrow, two-way trail is designed for cross country mountain biking. Walkers must be alert and considerate for mountain bike riders approaching from either direction.

At its eastern end, UTR begins 700 m along the Shelly Cove trail and crosses the northern and western slopes of Many Peak Range. It provides excellent views of the islands to the north and the Coral Sea beyond. There is a link 6.6 km along UTR that leads to Smedley's trail. At its western end, UTR begins 500 m along the Shelly Beach trail in Townsville Town Common Regional Park. UTR has rough surfaces and some steep sections. Trail users can return the way they came or may use the other trails and internal park roads to return to their starting point

Access Info

Head to Cape Pallarenda. Ride up the Shelley Cove trail, past the World War II forts. Single track starts on opposite side to the water.

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More Stats for Under The Radar mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -25 ft
  • Altitude min
    28 ft
  • Altitude max
    225 ft
  • Altitude start
    58 ft
  • Altitude end
    33 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.3 miles
  • Distance down
    3.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,261 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 7, 2016
Avg: 5 (10 votes)

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Under The Radar Trail Reports

Sep 7, 2016 @ 9:41pm
Sep 7, 2016
The entire trail has been brushcut and chinee apple cut back. It is as good as it gets.
Aug 19, 2016 @ 8:07pm
Aug 19, 2016
Bit rocky as per usual
Jul 17, 2016 @ 2:45pm
Jul 17, 2016
Minor trees over trail which does not impact ridability at all. One corner with small amount of mud but would have dried by Sunday. Raining Sunday...
Jun 18, 2016 @ 6:21am
Jun 18, 2016
Good condition at the moment. Grass all cut back. Repairs to previously eroded sections complete.
May 19, 2016 @ 11:25am
May 19, 2016
Under the Rader has been cut back, I was out there on Thursday last week and they were cutting it back than.
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Mar 13, 2016
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Under The Radar, Townsville

Routes with this trail

Targa 2016 - Pallarenda Stage race
13.9 miles
2015 Targa Townsville race
53.5 miles

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Under the Radar mountain bike trail:...
185 | Aug 19, 2015 , Townsville
Pallarenda, Townsville, Australia
3:16 | 138 | Jun 20, 2013 , Townsville
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