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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
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
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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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Located at the heart of South Africa’s world-renowned Cape Winelands, the small city of the Paarl is home to many of the most famous wine estates in the Cape. In recent years the Paarl has become equally famous for an exciting culture of fine dining and diverse foody experiences.

      But the Paarl is not only about outstanding epicurean craftsmanship, it is also home to Paarl Adventure Trails, a joint initiative between Drakenstein Municipality, private landowners and Hero Adventure Trails, the latter responsible for the conceptualization, development and maintenance of the network.

      The custom-built Paarl Adventure Trails network, which caters for mountain biking, hiking and trail running, traverses the beautiful and historic Paarl mountain, with spectacular views of the picturesque Cape Winelands.

      The trail network, which connects a variety of unique trail systems on many of the private wine estates and public lands surrounding Paarl Mountain, offers something for riders and runners of all fitness levels and skills abilities. The trails cross over a variety of terrain and boasts many spectacular technical trail features, ranging from novice to expert.

      The Paarl Adventure Trails network is anchored by two main trail systems, with Rheebokskloof to the North of Paarl Mountain and Spice Route to the South. These are connected by a dense network of trails on neighboring properties as well as connecting trails over and around the Mountain.

      Take a journey of discovery on our trails where there are many restaurants, guest houses, museums and craftsmen and women plying their trades. Come learn about and enjoy our foods, wines, olives and cheeses.

      So, take your time to enjoy our awesome trails and enjoy a journey of discovery around our beloved Paarl Mountain.
      Disclaimer:
      Paarl Adventure Trails is entirely funded by the trail fees paid by trail users. Before you access the trails please ensure that you have registered and paid and carry proof of payment with you for presentation on request.

      The registration points, all marked on the map with the green Office icon, are at:

      - Rheebokskloof Wine Estate
      - Spice Route Destination
      - Ridgeback Wine Estate
      - Paarl Tourism Office
      - Frater Square
      - Picardie Guest Farm
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Region Details
      • 152
      • 1
      • 49
      • 65
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 2, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      273
      Trails Mountain Bike
      273
      Trails E-Bike
      270
      Trails Hike
      267
      Trails Trail Running
      267
      Trails Horse
      37
      Trails Dirtbike
      1
      Total Distance
      150 miles
      Total Descent
      16,954 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,455 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,885 ft
      Reports
      335
      Photos
      174
      Ridden Counter
      1,259
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Paarl Mountain Bike

      4 |
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 11:58am
      Apr 29, 2020
      7 |
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 9:08am
      Apr 29, 2020
      3 |
      Apr 22, 2020 @ 11:46pm
      Apr 22, 2020
      8 |
      Apr 22, 2020 @ 11:44pm
      Apr 22, 2020

      Videos of Paarl Mountain Bike

      Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
      0:41 | 3 | Apr 22, 2020
      Actions Speak Louder Than Words- Stefan...
      3:20 | 6621 | Oct 30, 2016
      new A-line at Cascade Manor
      3:09 | 158 | Jun 22, 2015
      playground
      trail: Klippies
      3:12 | 358 | May 15, 2016 , Paarl

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