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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
      Northern Farm Nature Reserve (also known as the Diepsloot Nature Reserve) is one of Johannesburg's best-kept secrets and offers over 2500ha of beautiful green grasslands and woodlands to explore. There are several dams in the reserve as well as 270 different bird species (incl. a breeding pair of fish eagles).

      Many different recreational users i.e. cyclists, horse riders, hikers and birders enjoy relaxing in the open space and clean air of the farm. It's a great family outing and offers safe and secure parking at the clubhouse, where toilet, shower and braai facilities are available.

      Northern Farm is a mountain biker’s dream with a wide range of different terrains suitable to everyone from beginners to Competitive cyclists in an environment safe and suitable for the whole family.

      Cyclists can select their own route according to their experience. All of the routes are well marked and easy to follow while riding your bike.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Northern Farm Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Safe and secure parking at the clubhouse, where refreshment, ablution and braai facilities are available.
      Disclaimer:
      NORTHERN FARM WILL BE REOPENING ON THE 6TH OF JUNE 2020

      HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:-

      Northern Farm (Diepsloodt Nature Reserve) will be reopening on the 6th of June 2020 for limited operational hours and in the interest of public safety, there will now be a few changes to how we operate during this period.

      OPERATIONAL HOURS:-
      Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 07:00 - 17:00 (access will be closed from 16:00)

      ONLINE BOOKING ONLY:-
      3 hour time slots will be opened up with limited availability per time slot. You will be able to choose the slot that suits you best. We will only be taking online bookings during this period to control numbers, the booking process will be published in the course of the day on the 3rd of June 2020. Once you have made a purchase, your name will placed on a list at the gate. Please do not worry about printing anything out.

      NO CASH OR CARDS:-
      To limit engagement, there will be no cash or card transactions taken. So if you arrive without booking, you will unfortunately be turned away.

      2 PER CAR ONLY:-
      No more than 2 people per vehicle. We are subservient to the law and cannot promote group exercise for the risk of being shut down, please understand that this point is here for our sustainability.

      TEMPERATURES WILL BE SCANNED AT THE BOOM:-
      Should you exhibit symptoms, ie. high temperature, you will unfortunately be turned away.

      PPE EQUIPMENT
      The use of face masks is mandatory for all visitors.

      SEASON PASS HOLDERS:-
      Season pass holders can still use their cards.

      NUMBER BOARDS:-
      To keep you safe and stop those fence jumpers who have been using the trails. We will be making use of sanitized number boards going forward. These will need to be attached to the front of your bike. If you are found without a number board, we will issue a fine of R250, call the police for illegal trespassing and ban you from the farm and all associated races.

      NO ORGANISED GROUP RIDES:-
      The farm is open for training for races that you have coming up in the future. We can unfortunately not allow for any organised group rides. Please practice social distancing best practice while you are out there.

      CLUBHOUSE FACILITIES WILL REMAIN CLOSED
      The clubhouse, seating area, coffee shop and bike wash will remain closed during this time. Toilets are open with hand sanitizer readily available.

      SEASON TICKET HOLDERS AND MULTIPASS HOLDERS
      Both are welcome and need only to present the ticket at the boom upon arrival. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BOOK

      NO HELMET NO RIDE

      ENTRY FEES
      R60pp per day
      R400 Multiple access card 10 entries
      R600 Multiple access card 20 entries
      (Cards valid for one user only)
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 7, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      111
      Trails Mountain Bike
      111
      Trails E-Bike
      111
      Trails Hike
      111
      Trails Trail Running
      111
      Trails Horse
      2
      Total Distance
      59 miles
      Total Descent
      4,858 ft
      Total Vertical
      336 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,604 ft
      Reports
      514
      Photos
      92
      Ridden Counter
      5,655

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance

      Photos of Northern Farm Mountain Bike Park Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Northern Farm Mountain Bike Park Mountain Bike

      Northern Farms 20km MTB Route
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      Northern Farm MTB Trails
      7:43 | 23 | May 22, 2020

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