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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 MTB Park : Pubic Parking (free) google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 67
      • 1
      • 18
      • 44
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 11, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      136
      Trails Mountain Bike
      136
      Trails E-Bike
      112
      Trails Horse
      3
      Trails Hike
      118
      Trails Trail Running
      118
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      2,760 ft
      Total Vertical
      806 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,250 ft
      Reports
      148
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      2,071

      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.

      Photos of Cascades Mountain Bike Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Amphitheatre
      47 |
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 10:34am
      Jun 18, 2021
      trail: Dual Track
      45 |
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 10:16am
      Jun 18, 2021
      trail: Zig Zag Climb
      42 |
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 9:53am
      Jun 18, 2021
      21 |
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 7:35am
      Jun 8, 2021
      21 |
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 7:35am
      Jun 8, 2021
      47 |
      Jun 4, 2021 @ 2:48pm
      Jun 4, 2021
      53 |
      Jun 1, 2021 @ 6:32am
      Jun 1, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

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      OTT
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:47am
      Apr 11, 2024
      Unknown Cleared April 2024 . NOTE : Some repairs...trailfoxkzn KZN MTB
      Corkscrew B line
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:46am
      Apr 11, 2024
      Unknown Cleared April 2024trailfoxkzn KZN MTB
      ST20
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:45am
      Apr 11, 2024
      Variable Cleared April 2024trailfoxkzn KZN MTB
      Snake Trail
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:42am
      Apr 11, 2024
      Wet Very wet and slippery. Ridable but please...trailfoxkzn KZN MTB
      Zig Zag flats
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:41am
      Apr 11, 2024
      Variable Cleared April 2024trailfoxkzn KZN MTB
      ST7 (TBC)
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:37am
      Apr 11, 2024
      Ideal Cleared April 2024trailfoxkzn KZN MTB
      Pick Up Sticks
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:31am
      Apr 11, 2024
      Variable Cleared April 2024. NOTE : A line is...trailfoxkzn KZN MTB
      Cabbage Tree
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:22am
      Apr 11, 2024
      Wet Very wet and muddy conditions in the 1st...trailfoxkzn KZN MTB
      XCO Start/Finish straight
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:21am
      Apr 11, 2024
      Dry Cleared April 2024trailfoxkzn KZN MTB
      Rapid link
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:19am
      Apr 11, 2024
      Ideal Cleared April 2024trailfoxkzn KZN MTB

      Activity Feed

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      trailfoxkznaddtrailactivity #51041236
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:40am
      Apr 11, 2024
      trailfoxkznupdatetrailactivity #51041062 and 1 more
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:34am
      Apr 11, 2024
      trailfoxkzncommentreportactivity #51040937
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:30am
      Apr 11, 2024
      trailfoxkznaddreportactivity #51040639 and 9 more
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:20am
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      trailfoxkznaddreportactivity #50896131
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 6:50am
      Apr 7, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      trailfoxkznreportST5 (TBC)All clear April 2024
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 8:30am
      Apr 11, 2024
      trailfoxkznreportCabbage TreeDue to be reopened and cleared mid March 2024
      Mar 9, 2024 @ 1:14am
      Mar 9, 2024

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Grace College Forest Network 6 284.3 km
      Hilton College5.7 km
      Piggly Wiggly Bike Park 7 714.8 km
      Karkloof Country Club 48 153 20 115.3 km
      Valley of 1000 Hills 123.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike13613 miles2,759 ft7 miles807 ft
      #8,476#121714832,550
      E-Bike1124 miles1,050 ft3 miles797 ft
      130161
      Horse33 miles791 ft2 miles568 ft
      18
      Hike1184 miles1,017 ft3 miles801 ft
      #9,147#13714199
      Trail Running1184 miles1,017 ft3 miles801 ft
      #9,038#13413579
      • By ralley & contributors
      • Admins: KZN MTB, Midlands
      • #9649 - 8,272 views
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