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      Situated a few kilometres off the N3, just over an hour from Durban and 5 hours from Johannesburg, the beautiful Karkloof valley in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is fast becoming one of the premier mountain biking destinations in South Africa with what we believe is the best flow in South Africa. Check out the videos and them come ride.

      Sappiā€™s wide-spread plantations, combined with the vision and dedication of passionate local mountain biking enthusiasts, has resulted in a world-class network of more than 400 kilometers of mapped single and double track trails, logging roads and forest paths which is now accessible year round to recreational riders.

      Add to this the facilities offered at the Karkloof Country Club, including refreshments, safe parking, hot showers and a place to wash your bike, and you have everything you need to enjoy a mind blowing mountain biking experience.

      During 2019 the Howick MTB Club merged with the Karkloof Country Club and all the trails in the Karkloof/Howick area are now managed by the Karkloof County Club. Club membership or a Day Fee/Indemnity is required for access to the entire trail network.

      For the safety of our visitors, the Karkloof Country Club has security on the trails and at the club. Part of their role is to ensure compliance with our entry and indemnity process and land access agreements. Should people be found to be in contravention of the these, they will be subject to land owner policies as, in essence, they are trespassing. Please encourage non-compliant members/trail users to co-operate and to comply. They are putting the pleasure of all conforming members and day visitors at risk by entering private land without the required permission. Our staff are part of the Club team that supports the experience that you enjoy. Please do not abuse staff enforcing the entry requirements.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Howick
      Land Status: Managed by Local Riding Association
      Land Manager: SAPPI
      Karkloof Country Club Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The Karkloof Country Club is located about 17km north of Howick on the Karkloof Road (P 141):

      GPS Coordinates:
      29 22'57,99"S, 30 15'48,76"E
      Decimal Degrees:
      -29.382757404, 30.263523090
      Disclaimer:
      Membership or Day Fees and Indemnity mandatory.

      The Karkloof Country Club relies on the income derived from membership and day fees to maintain and develop the trails you love. We value your support!

      Please see the link below for more information.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 27, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      416
      Trails Mountain Bike
      416
      Trails E-Bike
      414
      Trails Hike
      416
      Trails Trail Running
      415
      Total Distance
      315 miles
      Total Descent
      39,496 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,211 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,510 ft
      Reports
      2,209
      Photos
      40
      Ridden Counter
      6,503

      Photos of Karkloof Country Club Mountain Bike

      trail: Beacon Hill
      34 |
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 6:38pm
      Jun 3, 2020
      | 2 comments
      trail: Beacon Hill
      32 |
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 6:37pm
      Jun 3, 2020
      36 |
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 4:43am
      Apr 19, 2020
      51 |
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 10:57am
      Feb 4, 2020
      30 |
      Dec 30, 2019 @ 9:40am
      Dec 30, 2019
      trail: Andrews Amble
      5 |
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 11:55am
      Sep 5, 2019
      trail: Main Road
      20 |
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 11:55am
      Sep 5, 2019
      trail: Supa Tube
      58 |
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 8:46am
      Aug 25, 2019

      Videos of Karkloof Country Club Mountain Bike

      Karkloof MTB Trails

      3:12 | 132 | Feb 10, 2020
      Hylton Turvey Karkloof's Trail Builder

      2:02 | 101 | Feb 10, 2020
      Hylton Turvey, The man behind the Sappi...

      2:04 | 85 | Feb 10, 2020
      Bike Life - Karkloof Review

      4:59 | 63 | Feb 10, 2020
      Karkloof Downhill track 2016

      3:30 | 21 | Feb 10, 2020
      Karkloof MTB Trails 2017 - with map

      4:48 | 36 | Feb 10, 2020
      Karkloof Trails MTB POV GoPro

      3:22 | 20 | Feb 10, 2020
      Karkloof's Howick MTB Trails

      3:40 | 18 | Feb 10, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Erics Sneak
      May 27, 2021 @ 7:48pm
      May 27, 2021
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      Lurker Lane
      May 27, 2021 @ 7:48pm
      May 27, 2021
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      Lower Porcupine Way
      May 27, 2021 @ 7:48pm
      May 27, 2021
      Idealpaulrrencken
      Bradlies
      May 27, 2021 @ 7:48pm
      May 27, 2021
      Idealpaulrrencken
      Sheep's Pass
      May 27, 2021 @ 7:48pm
      May 27, 2021
      Idealpaulrrenckenno trail closed signs in place - lower...
      Home Jerome (Closed)
      May 23, 2021 @ 11:01am
      May 23, 2021
      DrypaulrrenckenTrail is great
      Dhlula Ngulube
      May 23, 2021 @ 10:56am
      May 23, 2021
      VariablepaulrrenckenOvergrown vegetation ...still rideable...
      Puff Adder Pass
      May 23, 2021 @ 10:52am
      May 23, 2021
      DrypaulrrenckenGrwat to see this open again ...thanks...
      Wattles
      May 23, 2021 @ 10:50am
      May 23, 2021
      DrypaulrrenckenTree down
      The Bachelor
      May 13, 2021 @ 5:49am
      May 13, 2021
      Idealmatteo01Tree that was down over the trail has...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2722518AmithMTBwishlisttrailKarkloof Beginner Trail - 3km
      May 28, 2021 @ 4:00am
      May 28, 2021
      user #1810122paulrrenckenaddreportErics Sneak and 4 more
      May 28, 2021 @ 12:02am
      May 28, 2021
      user #1810122paulrrenckenaddreportWattles and 5 more
      May 23, 2021 @ 10:50am
      May 23, 2021
      user #1810122paulrrenckencommenttrailWattles
      May 23, 2021 @ 10:49am
      May 23, 2021
      user #866254matteo01checkintrailisiKhova
      May 13, 2021 @ 5:55am
      May 13, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #1810122paulrrenckentrailWattlesTree down
      May 23, 2021 @ 10:49am
      May 23, 2021
      user #2340791DirkGVP0413reportHome Jerome (Closed)Route closed
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 7:02am
      Oct 26, 2020
      user #2340791DirkGVP0413reportHome Jerome (Closed)Route closed
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 7:01am
      Oct 26, 2020
      user #2340791DirkGVP0413reportHome Jerome (Closed)Please do not ride this trail
      Sep 16, 2020 @ 11:49pm
      Sep 16, 2020
      user #2272768ClaireBuysreportOur Secret Trail,
      Sep 3, 2020 @ 6:51am
      Sep 3, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike416315 miles39,495 ft142 miles2,211 ft
      #1,027#4382,209192,026
      E-Bike414315 miles39,472 ft142 miles2,211 ft
      #260#42,1143
      Hike416315 miles39,495 ft142 miles2,211 ft
      #788#22,20856
      Trail Running415315 miles39,432 ft142 miles2,211 ft
      #793#222,2095278
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