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      Helderberg Trails is set on a private farm within the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains (half-way between Somerset West and Stellenbosch), Helderberg Trails prides themselves on providing a trail destination suited to every type of rider, no matter age, skill level, type of bike, or level of fitness. (Even trail runners will love our routes)

      The Helderberg Farm Trail offers superb views over False Bay, Table Mountain and the Stellenbosch vineyards. This in itself should be enough to motivate you to ascend the moderate climbs and zoom the downhills and flat sections.

      All trails have been designed and built by Jan Van Schalkwyk (the name behind the original Steilte and Hermanus MTB Trails) and partner in crime, Andrew Neethling, a World Class professional mountain biker who honed his skills on this very mountain.

      There are four individual loops: a 4km GREEN Loop (70m ascent) for Beginners; a 6km BLUE Loop (150m ascent) for up to Intermediate; the 14km RED Loop (500m ascent) for more experienced riders; and finally the 17km BLACK Loop (700m ascent) for the truly committed MTB crowd.

      Know that you are starting from the foot of this imposing mountain, but the climbing comes with an exceptional pay-off (or you can take out a permit for a personal shuttle). All trails have been designed and built by Jan Van Schalkwyk (the name behind the original Steilte and Hermanus MTB Trails) and partner in crime, Andrew Neethling, a professional mountain biker who honed his skills on this very mountain.

      There are a range of possible combos of the BLACK/RED Loops, and the fun part is to go seek out a configuration best suited to yourself – one thing is for sure, you will never get bored. Helderberg Trails also offer some epic Enduro lines, as well as a world-class Downhill Track. Their overall aim is to help riders improve and reach riding goals through constantly scaping new lines and features, including additional options such as an accessible pump track and 500m flow-trail.

      There is plenty of parking, and braai facilities, a petting zoo for the kids, a kiosk serving coffees, breakfast, cakes, cold drinks, fresh produce and other mouthwatering eats.

      Next to the parking area is a bike wash facility, to make sure you don’t go home with a dirty bike.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Land Status: Private Property
      Helderberg Farm Parking google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      Fees: All permits should be purchased at the Kiosk at Helderplaas – the same venue where you can buy cold drinks or something to eat

      Kiosk is Open from 8am. Please use honesty box if out of office hours.
      No permit No ride

      Private Shuttles are no longer allowed

      Day Permit Adult R60
      Day Permit Scholar/Pensioner/Trail Runner R30
      Annual Permit Adult R600
      Annual Permit Scholar/Pensioner/Trail Runner R200
      Family membership (2 Adults and 2 Scholars) R1200
      *Annual Permits run from Jan 01 to December 31
      NO helmet NO ride
      Permit Holders Only
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      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 7, 2022
      Day Ticket
      60 ZAR

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      48
      Trails Mountain Bike
      48
      Trails E-Bike
      36
      Trails Hike
      24
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      8
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      6,096 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,552 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,000 ft
      Reports
      993
      Photos
      134
      Ridden Counter
      4,438

      Photos of Helderberg Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: S4P
      38 |
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 1:25am
      Jul 8, 2021
      trail: Delihla
      30 |
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 9:02am
      Jun 16, 2021
      trail: Delihla
      32 |
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 9:02am
      Jun 16, 2021
      27 |
      Dec 15, 2020 @ 4:27am
      Dec 15, 2020
      34 |
      Dec 15, 2020 @ 4:27am
      Dec 15, 2020
      36 |
      Dec 15, 2020 @ 4:27am
      Dec 15, 2020
      36 |
      Dec 15, 2020 @ 4:27am
      Dec 15, 2020
      20 |
      Dec 15, 2020 @ 4:27am
      Dec 15, 2020

      Videos of Helderberg Trails Mountain Bike

      'Boegoe Zag' on Helderberg Trails
      trail: Boegoe Zag
      42 | Dec 15, 2020
      Helderberg Shred
      0:46 | 100 | Mar 9, 2020
      Sunset @ Helderberg Trails
      trail: Highway 61
      0:13 | 72 | Feb 28, 2018
      Trail Blaze - Helderberg

      558 | May 18, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Helderberg Farm Road 001
      Jul 23, 2022 @ 12:52am
      Jul 23, 2022
      Variable Dave-09 Helderberg
      Andre Maree HB Farm interval climb
      Jul 23, 2022 @ 12:52am
      Jul 23, 2022
      Variable Dave-09 Helderberg
      Genesis Top
      Jul 23, 2022 @ 12:52am
      Jul 23, 2022
      Ideal Dave-09 Helderberg
      The Original Gangster (The OG)
      Jul 23, 2022 @ 12:52am
      Jul 23, 2022
      Variable Dave-09 Helderberg
      Pins and Needles
      Jul 23, 2022 @ 12:52am
      Jul 23, 2022
      Variable Dave-09 Helderberg
      Granny's Forest
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 2:35am
      Jun 26, 2022
      Variable A tree has fallen over and is blocking...Dave-09 Helderberg
      Helderberg Farm 4x4 Trail
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 2:35am
      Jun 26, 2022
      Ideal Dave-09 Helderberg
      XCO Down
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 2:35am
      Jun 26, 2022
      Ideal Farmwork/Construction happening at the...Dave-09 Helderberg
      Bikini Beatch
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:49am
      May 15, 2022
      Ideal Dave-09 Helderberg
      Boegoe Zag
      May 15, 2022 @ 12:49am
      May 15, 2022
      Ideal Dave-09 Helderberg

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      user #3120851LTEJriddentrailSingle Track Link 1
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 10:01am
      1 hours
      user #3123857GavinvdBwishlistrouteThe Hanger to The Top Mast
      Jul 27, 2022 @ 1:27am
      Jul 27, 2022
      user #1076096Dave-09addreportHelderberg Farm Road 001 and 4 more
      Jul 24, 2022 @ 11:42pm
      Jul 24, 2022
      user #3066930DreyeCwishlisttrailBoegoe Zag and 4 more
      Jul 15, 2022 @ 11:08pm
      Jul 15, 2022
      user #3066930DreyeCwishlistregionHelderberg Trails
      Jul 15, 2022 @ 10:51pm
      Jul 15, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4821 miles6,096 ft10 miles1,552 ft
      #1,099#913499312,008
      E-Bike3615 miles3,822 ft6 miles1,552 ft
      #500#17903141
      Hike2410 miles2,034 ft4 miles1,368 ft
      #7,059#10595324
      Trail Running2410 miles2,034 ft4 miles1,368 ft
      #7,043#104953163
      ATV/ORV/OHV82 miles312 ft2,244 ft1,312 ft
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