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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      The Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve is the best preserved station along the Overland Telegraph Line and is one of the original sites of European settlement in the township of Stuart, later renamed Alice Springs, established in 1872.

      The reserve grounds are a relaxing spot to have a picnic under the gum trees and are an easy drive or bike ride from town. If you're after a more physical challenge, try one of the mountain bike trails that start from the station.

      The trails pass through stunning Central Australian landscapes. You can hire bikes and equipment from the kiosk at the Telegraph Station. Go to the Outback Cycling website for more information.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Access Info:
      Turn onto Herbert Heritage Drive 4km north of Alice Springs off the Stuart Highway
      Region Details
      • 4
      • 12
      • 25
      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of May 8, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      44
      Trails Mountain Bike
      44
      Trails E-Bike
      12
      Trails Hike
      41
      Trails Trail Running
      42
      Total Distance
      53 miles
      Total Descent
      3,125 ft
      Total Vertical
      283 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,181 ft
      Reports
      17
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      1,752

      Photos of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Reserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Skyline
      5 |
      Apr 21, 2020 @ 5:50am
      Apr 21, 2020
      63 |
      Apr 19, 2019 @ 8:09am
      Apr 19, 2019
      trail: Bob Gnarly
      334 |
      Apr 17, 2019 @ 2:29pm
      Apr 17, 2019
      trail: Apwelantye
      49 |
      Mar 9, 2019 @ 1:31pm
      Mar 9, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Post-Apocalyptic Fun
      May 8, 2020 @ 12:06am
      May 8, 2020
      DryJTollPrickles galore and track disappearing......
      Sunset Hill
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 1:09am
      Apr 28, 2020
      DryPortzey
      Arrwe
      Apr 26, 2020 @ 12:39am
      Apr 26, 2020
      DryPortzey
      Arrwe Link
      Dec 18, 2019 @ 11:55am
      Dec 18, 2019
      DryChrisonadventures
      Tim's Track
      Nov 15, 2019 @ 1:38pm
      Nov 15, 2019
      Very DryGeoffreyAdl
      Apwelantye
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 3:01am
      Jul 11, 2019
      DryBolwarra53I loved this trail, a great blue or...
      Bob Gnarly
      Jun 3, 2019 @ 11:53pm
      Jun 3, 2019
      Very DryChrisonadventuresBobby Gnarly is a great little trail in...
      Reus Crt Descent
      Jun 3, 2019 @ 11:53pm
      Jun 3, 2019
      Very DryChrisonadventuresThis has had some great work done,...
      Tyape
      Mar 16, 2019 @ 2:59pm
      Mar 16, 2019
      Very DryJoZ
      Horse/Eagle DH
      Oct 31, 2017 @ 12:35am
      Oct 31, 2017
      DryZaff

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2170380RolandMaddockswishlisttrailArrwe
      May 23, 2020 @ 7:09pm
      1 days
      user #2110852AmyouriddentrailPerente Trail and 5 more
      May 17, 2020 @ 7:52pm
      May 17, 2020
      user #2108960JTolladdreportPost-Apocalyptic Fun
      May 8, 2020 @ 12:06am
      May 8, 2020
      user #2120463camcornellriddentrailArrwe
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 9:11pm
      Apr 29, 2020
      user #2112014PortzeyaddreportSunset Hill
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 6:21am
      Apr 28, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1817541LbanangutrailSkylineSkyline joins with the end of Sink Track?
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 9:06pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #1400116ChrisonadventurestrailBob GnarlySweet little technical(ish) down track.
      Jun 4, 2019 @ 3:27pm
      Jun 4, 2019
      user #1400116ChrisonadventurestrailCarls TrackHeaps fun, people. Less well trafficked than...
      Mar 8, 2019 @ 9:58pm
      Mar 8, 2019
      user #1701842RivotreportArrwe LinkGreat early morning ride. Start before sun up...
      Feb 5, 2019 @ 2:55am
      Feb 5, 2019

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