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

      The custom-built Paarl 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 Trails network is anchored by 4 main trail systems, with Rheebokskloof and Ridgebackto the North of Paarl Mountain and Specialized Paarl 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 Trails is entirely funded by the trail fees paid by trail users and donations. 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
      - Specialized Paarl ( bicycle shop )
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      Region Details
      • 165
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 31, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      371
      Trails Mountain Bike
      370
      Trails E-Bike
      357
      Trails Horse
      40
      Trails Hike
      367
      Trails Trail Running
      367
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Total Distance
      159 miles
      Total Descent
      20,603 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,309 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,740 ft
      Reports
      657
      Photos
      304
      Ridden Counter
      15,293
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Paarl Mountain Bike

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      May 15, 2022 @ 11:26am
      May 15, 2022

      Videos of Paarl Mountain Bike

      Specialized Paarl
      17 | Apr 4, 2022
      96 | May 7, 2021
      Rhebokskloof Wine Estate
      0:41 | 42 | Apr 22, 2020
      Actions Speak Louder Than Words- Stefan...
      3:20 | 6656 | Oct 30, 2016
      new A-line at Cascade Manor
      3:09 | 179 | Jun 22, 2015
      playground
      trail: Klippies
      3:12 | 576 | May 15, 2016 , Paarl
      playground
      trail: Klippies
      3:12 | 488 | May 15, 2016 , Paarl

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Green Forest
      Dec 28, 2022 @ 1:08pm
      Dec 28, 2022
      VariableabrievdmThe trail suddenly disappear and looks...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #3366782DavidWebster24wishlistroutePaarl 40km from Laborie ( Fnl_
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 2:32am
      8 hours
      user #2027410TschoppiwishlistrouteRhebokskloof Outride 13 August full loop
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 10:35pm
      1 day
      user #2780555SwissBikeSchoolriddenrouteRheboks, Ridgeback,Owloon full (Official PT)
      Jan 24, 2023 @ 12:57pm
      3 days
      user #3364065paulbarbezatwishlistrouteSouth-North-South (Official PT)
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 12:17pm
      Jan 22, 2023
      user #1865922darren-h1voteroute62km Route: S.A. Champs 2023, Paarl.
      Jan 21, 2023 @ 10:06pm
      Jan 21, 2023

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      user #2489879groberts250reportHawequaHi, I went for a ride at Hawequa early this...
      Feb 6, 2021 @ 3:04am
      Feb 6, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike367157 miles20,574 ft67 miles2,310 ft
      #924#143046631087,263
      E-Bike357151 miles19,006 ft63 miles2,310 ft
      #286#1266280521
      Horse4014 miles1,017 ft3 miles1,916 ft
      16
      Hike367151 miles17,805 ft62 miles2,310 ft
      #754#146602895
      Trail Running367151 miles17,805 ft62 miles2,310 ft
      #756#1366031538
      Dirtbike/Moto12 miles128 ft
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