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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail 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%
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
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
  • 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
      The Garden Route (Afrikaans: Tuinroete) is a stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Nature's Valley; with George, the Garden Route's largest city and main administrative centre.

      It has an oceanic climate, with mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters. It has the mildest climate in South Africa and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Temperatures rarely fall below 10°C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28°C in summer. Rain occurs year-round, with a slight peak in the spring months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean rising and releasing their precipitation along the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains just inland of the coast.

      The Route is sandwiched between the aforementioned mountains and the Indian Ocean. The Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma indigenous forests are a unique mixture of Cape Fynbos and Temperate Forest and offer hiking trails and eco-tourism activities. Nearly 300 species of bird life are to be found in a variety of habitats ranging from fynbos to forest to wetlands.

      Ten nature reserves embrace the varied ecosystems of the area as well as unique marine reserves, home to soft coral reefs, dolphins, seals and a host of other marine life. Various bays along the Garden Route are nurseries to the endangered Southern Right Whale which go there to calve in the winter and spring (July to December).
      source: wikipedi
      Region Details
      • 113
      • 7
      • 49
      • 122
      • 26
      • 2
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 17, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      331
      Trails Mountain Bike
      331
      Trails E-Bike
      134
      Trails Hike
      307
      Trails Trail Running
      307
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Downhill Ski
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      423 miles
      Total Descent
      70,096 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,430 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,438 ft
      Reports
      143
      Photos
      166
      Ridden Counter
      5,278

      Popular Trail Networks

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      Concordia Contours 6 37 8
      Saasveld 12 38 3
      Witfontein 10 7 6
      Brackenhill 1 2
      Knysna Town 2 4 1
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      Popular Garden Route Mountain Biking Trails

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      Poor Fool
      Concordia Contours
      Komsepad
      Gouna
      Park & ride
      Concordia Contours
      Harkerville Red 1st Singletrack
      Harkerville
      Last Singletrack
      Harkerville
      Salt River Road
      Knysna Town
      Phantom Pass
      Phantom
      The Road of Bones
      Concordia Contours
      Stolen Porridge
      Concordia Contours
      Ouwapad
      Diepwalle
      DC School Fees
      Concordia Contours
      Red Bridge Singletrack
      Phantom
      Red Bridge Road
      Knysna
      First Left
      Concordia Contours
      Scorpion
      Concordia Contours

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      • 27.4 km avg distance
      Past Week
      • 49 rides
      • 40.4 km avg distance

      Photos of Garden Route Mountain Bike

      trail: Chernobyl
      5 |
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 10:37am
      Oct 6, 2019
      0 |
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 6:32am
      Oct 4, 2019
      0 |
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 6:32am
      Oct 4, 2019
      trail: Dam view
      0 |
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 6:31am
      Oct 4, 2019

      Videos of Garden Route Mountain Bike

      the green room
      0:53 | 125 | Jan 8, 2018
      Phantom Pass
      1:50 | 149 | Mar 31, 2016
      Driehoek Atletiek 2014
      trail: South
      1:22 | 226 | Mar 22, 2014
      Stillwater DH south africa
      trail: South
      1:58 | 370 | Nov 18, 2012

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Let The Good Times Roll
      Concordia Contours
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 9:03am
      Oct 17, 2019
      DryFilippo69A lot of fallen treees

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Top railway service road
      Saasveld
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 11:56pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      UnknownChristofisonOvergrown vegetation
      Bottom road to town
      Saasveld
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 2:30am
      Aug 16, 2019
      UnknownChristofisonClosed for construction on dam wall.
      Why Singletrack
      Concordia Contours
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 4:08am
      Aug 14, 2019
      Drystuartlightley
      WhipSnake
      Saasveld
      Aug 12, 2019 @ 11:51pm
      Aug 12, 2019
      DryPeerless HMBC Warning signs replaced
      Indigenous Traverse
      George
      Aug 12, 2019 @ 11:38pm
      Aug 12, 2019
      UnknownChristofisonA lot of trees down on trail. Must walk...
      Fukushima
      Saasveld
      Aug 12, 2019 @ 7:29am
      Aug 12, 2019
      UnknownPeerless HMBC All windfalls were cleared by Hillbillies...
      R&B Flow
      Witfontein
      Aug 12, 2019 @ 7:23am
      Aug 12, 2019
      VariablePeerless HMBC
      Rooikat Run
      Saasveld
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 2:36am
      Aug 9, 2019
      Drylouisvv09
      Over The Quarry
      Concordia Contours
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:56am
      Jul 12, 2019
      WetTheRealRichardMTBFallen down tree around a blind corner
      Ivivi
      Kurland Trails
      Jun 28, 2019 @ 4:20pm
      Jun 28, 2019
      Drysdockter A bit overgrown, doesn’t seem to get...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1346341ChristofisonriddentrailVisarend connect
      Nov 10, 2019 @ 11:09pm
      3 days
      user #1346341ChristofisonlikedirectoryHillbillies Mountain Bike Club
      Nov 1, 2019 @ 5:18am
      Nov 1, 2019
      user #1961222micvanwishlisttrailContours Full
      Oct 29, 2019 @ 8:09am
      Oct 29, 2019
      user #1346341ChristofisonriddentrailRocky Balboa
      Oct 24, 2019 @ 4:01am
      Oct 24, 2019
      user #1346341ChristofisonaddtrailRocky Balboa
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 10:40am
      Oct 22, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1193050PeerlesstrailDrongosDrongos has been destroyed by the recent...
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 5:16am
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1925172ByronRichardsontrailElephant BathLovely long ‘flowy’ trail. And all fixed...
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 8:49am
      Sep 15, 2019
      user #1925172ByronRichardsontrailWattle climb and pipeline traverseStill not rideable. Lots of trees fallen over...
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 8:45am
      Sep 15, 2019
      user #1193050PeerlesstrailSecurity By-PassTrail currently closed due to harvesting of...
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 5:05am
      Aug 28, 2019
      user #1193050PeerlesstrailBosvarklandRebuilt finished
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 3:36am
      Aug 6, 2019

      Local Badges

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