close
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

LEGEND
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
      This nature reserve is home to the majestic Jonkershoek Mountains and parts of the Jonkershoek valley. The reserve, which includes the smaller Assegaaibosch Nature Reserve, lies near the town of Stellenbosch in the south-western Cape. Visitors may choose to explore one or both reserves, as they are in easy reach of each other. The reserves are about 9km from Stellenbosch, on the Jonkershoek valley road.

      The rugged Jonkershoek Mountains, which form part of the Boland Mountains, are ideal for hiking enthusiasts. The Eerste, Berg, Lourens and Riviersonderend rivers all start high in these mountains, although only the Eerste River actually flows through the Jonkershoek valley. The area is also rich in animal and plant life, with over 1 100 plant species and a variety of small mammals, birds and reptiles. Hikers should be on the lookout for berg adders, puff adders, boomslang and Cape cobras.

      The reserve is about 9 800 hectares, while Assegaaibosch is about 204 hectares. The smaller reserve is home to the historical Assegaaibosch farmstead, a national monument built in 1790.

      Jonkershoek is hot in summer, and cold and wet in winter. Visitors in the colder months may even see snow dusting the higher mountain peaks. Hikers should note that weather conditions can change rapidly.
      source: ...
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Jonkershoek Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 6
      • 2
      • 20
      • 3

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 5, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #786
      Trails (view details)
      35
      Trails Mountain Bike
      33
      Trails Hike
      32
      Trails Trail Running
      32
      Total Distance
      42 miles
      Total Descent
      14,992 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,389 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,191 ft
      Reports
      231
      Photos
      18
      Ridden Counter
      2,052

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance

      Photos of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Armageddon 8
      11 |
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 7:39am
      Jul 27, 2019
      trail: Armageddon 8
      17 |
      Jul 27, 2019 @ 7:30am
      Jul 27, 2019
      trail: The Plumber
      57 |
      Nov 5, 2018 @ 10:42am
      Nov 5, 2018
      141 |
      Oct 19, 2018 @ 10:14pm
      Oct 19, 2018

      Videos of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Mountain Bike

      The Plumber
      2:44 | 174 | Nov 25, 2018
      The Plumber - IG bangers
      0:54 | 60 | Nov 25, 2018
      WP DHi round 3 Jonkershoek 2017
      2:51 | 167 | Aug 23, 2017
      Going well before a big crash
      0:14 | 101 | Jun 7, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1459328ChefpaulgwishlisttrailThe Plumber
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 11:06pm
      Oct 14, 2019
      user #1116861martinvonfintelriddentrailBennets Red
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 10:32am
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #984579BikeGenieaddreportLevel 2 Contour and 14 more
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 12:09am
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #1925618RetrobreezevotetrailSirkel pad and 2 more
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 5:54am
      Sep 30, 2019
      user #1925618RetrobreezeriddentrailSirkel pad and 2 more
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 5:53am
      Sep 30, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1400305AndreZZtrailTaedaThis trail no longer exists. Please remove it.
      May 1, 2019 @ 11:32pm
      May 1, 2019
      user #1702703MullerbmichaeltrailFire Hut 2This is graded as a red trail.
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 12:26am
      Jan 26, 2019
      user #1702703MullerbmichaeltrailFire Hut 3This is graded as a red trail.
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 12:26am
      Jan 26, 2019
      user #1702703MullerbmichaeltrailTaedaThis trail is not rideable as its no longer...
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 12:26am
      Jan 26, 2019
      user #1702703MullerbmichaeltrailIron Monkey (Middle)This is not a blue trail, but a black. The...
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 12:22am
      Jan 26, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Banhoek Conservancy Trails 20 223.6 km
      Stellenbosch Trail Fund 40 174.3 km
      Paradyskloof 1 74.4 km
      Coetzenburg 3 14.5 km
      Hellsend Dirt Compound 4 14.6 km

      Local Badges

      • By HannoLategan & contributors
      • Admins: Banhoek-Conservancy
      • #5241 - 5,307 views
      • jonkershoek nature reserve activity log | embed map of Jonkershoek Nature Reserve mountain bike trails | jonkershoek nature reserve mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Jonkershoek Nature Reserve.
      You must login to download files.