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Trail Flow (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%
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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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  • One Direction
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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.
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Radar Time
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
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      Cascades has been used as the unofficial “home” of mountain biking in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa for some years now as it offers superb riding conditions in the heart of the province. Being located next to a shopping centre also enhances its appeal through proximity to facilities and parking.

      South Africa hosted its first World Cup ever in 2009 and Pietermaritzburg was chosen as the host city as it is one of only a few cities that can accommodate Cross Country, Downhill and Xc Eliminator at the same venue. Cascades hosted the 2011 and 2012 World cups and hosted the World masters Championship and the Elite World Championship in August 2013.

      The KZN MTB Commission (a volunteer organisation) has taken charge of maintaining the Cascades area, building new trails, marking them up with signage, keeping the trails maintained and the area clean.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Cascades Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 41
      • 1
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      • 14
      • 8
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 29, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      67
      Trails Mountain Bike
      76
      Trails E-Bike
      24
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Trails Horse
      8
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      6,301 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,417 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,764 ft
      Reports
      39
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      1,015

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      Race Report: The Greg Minnaar Cycles KZN Regional Championships Come to a Head in Pietermaritzburg
      Jul 24, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      A re-worked World Cup track challenged riders at the KZN series finale.

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 14 rides

      Photos of Cascades Mountain Bike Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Amphitheatre
      13 |
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 10:34am
      Jun 18, 2021
      trail: Dual Track
      13 |
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 10:16am
      Jun 18, 2021
      trail: Zig Zag Climb
      23 |
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 9:53am
      Jun 18, 2021
      9 |
      Jun 4, 2021 @ 2:48pm
      Jun 4, 2021
      trail: Wack-a-Bush
      22 |
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 6:32am
      Jun 1, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2290922biker5557addtrailAccess Road
      Sep 14, 2021 @ 7:23am
      Sep 14, 2021
      user #2290922biker5557addtrailConnector Trail and 1 more
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 6:00am
      Sep 6, 2021
      user #2290922biker5557addtrailFlow Trail
      Sep 5, 2021 @ 12:19pm
      Sep 5, 2021
      user #2290922biker5557addtrailTrail 007 and 1 more
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 4:33am
      Sep 3, 2021
      user #2290922biker5557addreportTrail 1.0 and 6 more
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 5:10pm
      Aug 29, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Grace College Forest Network 3 274.3 km
      Hilton College5.7 km
      Piggly Wiggly Bike Park 7 20 114.8 km
      Karkloof Country Club 44 151 22 215.3 km
      Valley of 1000 Hills 123.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike7626 miles6,302 ft14 miles1,417 ft
      #7,913#12453912,059
      E-Bike248 miles2,431 ft6 miles1,371 ft
      333
      Hike167 miles1,703 ft5 miles1,371 ft
      #8,875#1383262
      Trail Running167 miles1,703 ft5 miles1,371 ft
      #8,860#137329
      Horse85 miles1,014 ft3 miles938 ft
      5
      Dirtbike/Moto22,047 ft282 ft
      51
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