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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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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
      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
      Closed as of 2 days
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      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
      39,057 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,211 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,510 ft
      Reports
      1,634
      Photos
      60
      Ridden Counter
      3,493

      Photos of Karkloof Country Club Mountain Bike

      trail: Beacon Hill
      21 |
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 6:38pm
      Jun 3, 2020
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      trail: Beacon Hill
      21 |
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 6:37pm
      Jun 3, 2020
      22 |
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 4:43am
      Apr 19, 2020
      46 |
      Feb 4, 2020 @ 10:57am
      Feb 4, 2020

      Videos of Karkloof Country Club Mountain Bike

      Karkloof MTB Trails
      3:12 | 33 | Feb 10, 2020
      Hylton Turvey Karkloof's Trail Builder
      2:02 | 41 | Feb 10, 2020
      Hylton Turvey, The man behind the Sappi...
      2:04 | 22 | Feb 10, 2020
      Bike Life - Karkloof Review
      4:59 | 21 | Feb 10, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Greg's Upper
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 2:51am
      2 days
      Unknownjamiemaccallumfew trees have fallen over and you need...
      Miellies Meander
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 11:43pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      IdealScholtz

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2262245jamiemaccallumaddreportGreg's Upper and 3 more
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 1:26am
      1 days
      user #2237990JKerrgewcommenttrailThe Climax
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 12:24pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      user #2237990JKerrgewaddreportForest Road 004 and 7 more
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 12:20pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      user #2262245jamiemaccallumaddreportFrog Route and 22 more
      Jul 22, 2020 @ 7:44am
      Jul 22, 2020
      user #2237990JKerrgewaddreportKather-Iron and 15 more
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 11:59am
      Jul 21, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #2237990JKerrgewtrailThe ClimaxBridges Broken
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 12:24pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      user #541335devlinfoggtrailisiKhovaPlease note the top is currently closed due to...
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 3:37am
      Sep 3, 2019
      user #1656163andreneltrailAlex's AlleyTrail sign not up
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 12:25am
      Aug 19, 2019
      user #1810122paulrrenckenreportMikes LightsLekker clear trails
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 9:59am
      Jun 9, 2019
      user #1810122paulrrenckenreportEagle Ridge RunClear and totally rideable again ....lower...
      Jun 9, 2019 @ 5:08am
      Jun 9, 2019

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      May 5, 2020
      Video: Building &amp; Riding Sustainable Trails in South Africa in 'Soil Searching - Quiet Craftsman' Video: Building & Riding Sustainable Trails in South Africa in 'Soil Searching - Quiet Craftsman'
      Meet Hylton Turvey, a trail builder who finds inspiration in the shape of the land itself.
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