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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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
Contribute Details
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
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
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Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
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.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
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      The Buffalo City/ East London Region has a rich mountain biking culture with many riding opportunities.

      Funtrax Mountain Biking Club, based in East London, organizes regular mountain biking events including group rides, trail work days and social events. To get in touch with the Funtrax MTB Club, follow the link to their Facebook Group or click on their Trail Association Logo below.

      The Club promotes mountain biking in the Region and works with the authorities and land owners to increase access for mountain biking and to maintain trails across the region,.

      In addition to trails on private properties , there are several Bike Parks in the Region, all of which are listed in Trailforks.

      There area also a number of businesses that regularly support our sport in the Region. Mountain bikers are encouraged to seek them out and to return the favour (links on this page).
      Disclaimer:
      Most of the trail networks in the Buffalo City Region require a trail permit. Permit fees are used to develop and maintain the trail networks and trail users are encouraged to always purchase trail permits before riding. Instructions on how and where to purchase permits are listed on the home page of each ride area.

      In addition, mountain bikers are encourage to support the development of our sport in the Buffalo City Region by joining the Funtrax Mountain Bike Club, our local mountain biking advocacy group. Membership can be purchased at the Cycling HQ Bike Shop (link below).
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Closed as of May 23, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      89
      Trails Mountain Bike
      89
      Trails E-Bike
      67
      Trails Hike
      80
      Trails Trail Running
      80
      Total Distance
      50 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent
      7,582 ft
      Total Vertical
      863 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      886 ft
      Reports
      192
      Photos
      22
      Ridden Counter
      824
      Sub Regions

      Photos of East London Mountain Bike

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      Oct 20, 2021 @ 5:43am
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      Oct 20, 2021 @ 5:40am
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      Oct 20, 2021 @ 5:39am
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      Jun 5, 2020 @ 12:57pm
      Jun 5, 2020
      35 |
      May 23, 2020 @ 6:49pm
      May 23, 2020
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      May 23, 2020 @ 6:49pm
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      24 |
      May 23, 2020 @ 11:37am
      May 23, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1309489WillieJacobszupdatetrailFick flow
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 5:28am
      2 days
      user #2557650fozisapricktrailsaddtrailFick flow
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 5:27am
      2 days
      user #2223206fanievbaddreportHillview MTB and Trail Running Park Yellow and 2 more
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:49pm
      Oct 24, 2021
      user #2223206fanievbaddreportHillview 100 and 3 more
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 10:49pm
      Oct 24, 2021
      user #2037547minkelsaddphoto in East London, South Africa and 3 more
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 5:39am
      Oct 20, 2021

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike8950 miles7,582 ft23 miles863 ft
      #5,296#582219291,750
      E-Bike6737 miles5,577 ft18 miles666 ft
      159469
      Hike8044 miles5,938 ft19 miles863 ft
      #4,239#52188321
      Trail Running8044 miles5,938 ft19 miles863 ft
      #4,236#52188313
      • By WillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS NEMBA & contributors
      • Admins: Cape, irideafrica, Funtrax
      • #14664 - 3,426 views
      • east london activity log | embed map of East London mountain bike trails | east london mountain biking points of interest polygons

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