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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
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
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  • 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
      Cathkin Trails, a community project, has opened it’s first fully marked 18km trail. The trail starts and finishes at the Okhahlamba buildings next to the airfield. Trail fees are R50 per day or R200 for a weeks pass. Park and Ride venues are: The Nest Hotel, Ardmore Guest Farm, The Valley Bakery, Drakensberg Brewery. Guest Sign and Ride venues are Goodersons Monks Cowl and Champagne Sports Resort. A map and rules will be at these points.
      All riders MUST sign an indemnity, pay their fees and receive a wrist band at the establishments mentioned above.
      No pay – no ride. Please ensure all others youg encounter on the trail have a wrist band.
      Problems on the trails can be reported using the mySOS app or at the above establishments.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Parking at the brewery google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 7
      • 2

      Region Status
      Closed as of Feb 29, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,058
      Trails (view details)
      11
      Trails Mountain Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      1,414 ft
      Total Vertical
      481 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,125 ft
      Reports
      8
      Photos
      15
      Ridden Counter
      140

      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 Cathkin Trails Mountain Bike

      68 |
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 7:58am
      Feb 9, 2020
      37 |
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 7:58am
      Feb 9, 2020
      36 |
      Jul 29, 2018 @ 4:25am
      Jul 29, 2018
      31 |
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 8:15am
      Jul 27, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      The X-files
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 1:37am
      Jul 13, 2019
      Very DryThexMiniman
      Kirks Playground
      May 11, 2019 @ 6:17am
      May 11, 2019
      DryWoofelsTrail is closed. Was forced to ride...
      Roots and Rocks Trail
      Oct 23, 2016 @ 1:52pm
      Oct 23, 2016
      VariableFlysmileThis trail is not rideable!...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #919505MacRamsayaddphotoRamsay MacFarlane / Gregor Nixon at Middle section of Cathkin Climb in Glasgow, Scotland and 1 more
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 8:14am
      Feb 9, 2020
      user #1827567RhodesowishlisttrailDrop down to the river
      Jun 24, 2019 @ 12:18pm
      Jun 24, 2019
      user #1751888WoofelsaddreportKirks Playground
      May 11, 2019 @ 6:17am
      May 11, 2019
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailBehind the Nest
      Dec 17, 2018 @ 1:29pm
      Dec 17, 2018
      user #1477872johnbutchaddphoto at Middle section of Cathkin Climb in Edinburgh, Scotland
      Jul 29, 2018 @ 4:25am
      Jul 29, 2018

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      Dragons Peak Adventure Centre 1 2 13.8 km

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