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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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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
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • 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

      This region is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

      Main trail follows an old logging road through dense jungle-like rain forest. Part of the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics region.

      Testimonial from a local riding tribe, "Always love riding Bluewater to keelbottom, one of the nicest rides in Townsville region. I have done it around 100 times, no exaggeration as I have ride logs to prove. My wife, well she doesn’t log rides but rides up there at least 1-2 times a week, she would have ridden it more??? She loves it Our kids now shuttle up to the top some Friday afternoons after school and they love it."
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      via Forestry Road, Bluewater. Along the Bruce Highway, north of Townsville.
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 13, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      2
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      2
      Trails Trail Running
      2
      Total Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      2,531 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,179 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,079 ft
      Reports
      24
      Photos
      86
      Ridden Counter
      39

      Popular Bluewater World Heritage Wet Tropics Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of Bluewater World Heritage Wet Tropics Mountain Bike

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      Sep 14, 2018 @ 12:39am
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      Sep 14, 2018 @ 12:38am
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      Sep 14, 2018 @ 12:38am
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      Jul 10, 2018 @ 2:27am
      Jul 10, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Bluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 8:47pm
      Mar 13, 2020
      VariableBenSellers Exposed and loose rock makes climbs very...
      Keelbottom Creek to Caravan
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 2:50am
      Jan 3, 2018
      Variablehavok011101 TRMBC

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2112774Oatesy13wishlisttrailKeelbottom Creek to Caravan
      May 3, 2020 @ 4:49pm
      May 3, 2020
      user #1370905MitchvgwishlisttrailKeelbottom Creek to Caravan and 1 more
      Apr 24, 2020 @ 7:10am
      Apr 24, 2020
      user #1690031BenSellersdifficultyvotetrailBluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek
      Mar 14, 2020 @ 3:06am
      Mar 14, 2020
      user #1690031BenSellerscommentreportBluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 10:08pm
      Mar 13, 2020
      user #1107120mymasseurcommentreportBluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 9:23pm
      Mar 13, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1690031BenSellersreportBluewater Hut to Keelbottom CreekNo I had grand plans of doing the black but No...
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 10:08pm
      Mar 13, 2020
      user #1107120mymasseurreportBluewater Hut to Keelbottom CreekShe is pretty hectic now hey? Worst I have...
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 9:23pm
      Mar 13, 2020
      user #1422827Sheldon75trailBluewater Hut to Keelbottom CreekOpen and rideable trail is rough lots of...
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 3:07am
      Jul 16, 2018
      user #1066697Longo78reportBluewater Hut to Keelbottom CreekYeh, pretty full of water and probably got...
      Dec 11, 2017 @ 4:10am
      Dec 11, 2017
      user #1066697Longo78reportKeelbottom Creek to CaravanMate I struggled. Not racing or even riding...
      Dec 11, 2017 @ 4:03am
      Dec 11, 2017

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