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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 intendid 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      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.

      Sappiā€™s wide-spread plantations, coupled with the vision and dedication of passionate local mountain biking enthusiasts has resulted in a world-class trail network which is now accessible year round to recreational riders. Add to this the facilities offered at the Karkloof Country Club, including 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!
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Region Details
      • 2
      • 54
      • 5
      • 1


      Caution on Apr 23, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,301
      Trails (view details)
      62
      Trails Mountain Bike
      62
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      62
      Trails Trail Running
      62
      Total Distance
      57 miles
      Total Descent
      9,417 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,860 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,218 ft
      Reports
      49
      Photos
      3
      Ridden Counter
      924

      Photos of Karkloof Trails Mountain Bike

      trail: Devils Hill
      15 |
      Nov 1, 2018 @ 1:25am
      Nov 1, 2018
      trail: Devils Hill
      17 |
      Nov 1, 2018 @ 1:25am
      Nov 1, 2018
      trail: Green Wizard
      22 |
      Nov 20, 2017 @ 10:31pm
      Nov 20, 2017

      Videos of Karkloof Trails Mountain Bike

      Getting Loose
      375 | Aug 17, 2015 , Howick
      Bat Outa Hell
      4:59 | 445 | Aug 17, 2015 , Howick

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Rene's Rumble
      Apr 23, 2019 @ 7:39am
      Apr 23, 2019
      Unknowndevlinfogg
      Fly Over
      Apr 23, 2019 @ 7:39am
      Apr 23, 2019
      Unknowndevlinfogg
      Outback 3
      Apr 23, 2019 @ 7:07am
      Apr 23, 2019
      Unknowndevlinfogg

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1275222gordonbeardaddridelogMay 19, 2019 ride log
      May 19, 2019 @ 6:15am
      2 days
      user #243479timmy101addridelogMar 28, 2019 ride log and 1 more
      May 19, 2019 @ 2:30am
      2 days
      user #1310247Morewood-CPTaddridelogMay 17, 2019 ride log
      May 18, 2019 @ 2:41am
      3 days
      user #1736306NatieSaddridelogMay 14, 2019 ride log and 1 more
      May 18, 2019 @ 2:11am
      3 days
      user #1680560EdwardsraddridelogMay 13, 2019 ride log
      May 13, 2019 @ 5:26am
      May 13, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Howick MTB Trails 26 74 166.4 km
      St Ives Mountain Bike Park 1 20 19.4 km
      Cascades Mountain Bike Park 1 8 213.7 km
      Valley of 1000 Hills34.7 km

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