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Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
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Trail Last Ridden
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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  • 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.
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Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
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Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
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      South Africa is diviced into 9 Provinces. These area

      1) Western Cape Province
      2) Eastern Cape Province
      3 Northern Cape Province
      4) North West Province
      5) Free State Province
      6) Limpopo Province
      7) Gauteng Province
      Cool Mpumalanga Province
      9) KwaZulu-Natal Province.

      Each Province is sub-divided into District Municipalities, of which there area total of 44. In addition there are Eight Metropolitan District Municipalities around the eight largest Metropolitan Areas.

      Each District and Metropolitan Municipal District is sub-divided into Local Municipalties.

      For Trailforks purposes we have, at sub-region 1 level, split the country into the nine official Provinces and, at sub-region 2 level, into the 44 Districts and eight Metropolitan Districts. All cities and towns within each district is mapped as a seperate City Region.
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      Region Details
      • 5,288
      • 28
      • 1,703
      • 2,322
      • 322
      • 29
      • 7

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      10,769
      Trails Mountain Bike
      9,752
      Trails E-Bike
      8,110
      Trails Hike
      9,494
      Trails Trail Running
      9,343
      Trails Horse
      742
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      168
      Trails Observed Trials
      151
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      492
      Total Distance
      14,273 miles
      Total Descent
      1,508,392 ft
      Total Vertical
      10,040 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      10,041 ft
      Reports
      20,936
      Photos
      4,255
      Ridden Counter
      272,279

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      Video: Andrew Neethling Meets Clemens Kaudela in South Africa 'Mission to Ride'
      May 19, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      Clemens was in town building a new line at Hellsend Dirt Compound, so Andrew took the opportunity to hang out with Clemens for a chat, and to show...
      Video: Niko Velasco Rips Through Scorched Trails in South Africa
      Dec 19, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      After a fire burned through the night on Niko Velasco's farm, he checked the trails by ripping through at a searing pace.
      Video: Big Trains at The Halloween Jam at Hellsend Bike Compound
      Nov 3, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      A spooky jam, with all the local South African rippers.
      Video: Whip Offs and Dirt Jump Jams at the 2020 Hellsend Dirt Party
      Jul 14, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      One last send session at the compound before the lockdown
      Sub Regions

      Popular South Africa Mountain Biking Trails

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      Vasbyt
      Tokai Forest MTB Trails
      DH3
      Tokai Forest MTB Trails
      Armageddon 1
      Jonkershoek MTO Trails
      Armageddon 5
      Jonkershoek MTO Trails
      Boomslang
      Tokai Forest MTB Trails
      Armageddon 2
      Jonkershoek MTO Trails
      Vasbyt - Lower
      Tokai Forest MTB Trails
      Mamba
      Tokai Forest MTB Trails
      Snake Eyes
      Tokai Forest MTB Trails
      Supertubes
      Contermanskloof MTB Trails
      Gravel Access Road
      Tokai Forest MTB Trails
      My Roots
      Tokai Forest MTB Trails
      Hoogekraal Main Loop - Puff Adder Climb
      Hoogekraal & Welvergenoegd MTB Trails
      Irish Climb
      Jonkershoek MTO Trails
      DH4 (Downhill 4)
      Tokai Forest MTB Trails

      South Africa Mountain Bike Routes

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      Short Nguni
      Buffelsdrift Trail Park
      21 miles
      Kudu Route - 22km (yellow markers)
      Buffelsdrift Trail Park
      13 miles
      Buffel Route - 48.7km (red markers)
      Buffelsdrift Trail Park
      30 miles
      Hemel & Aarde BLUE ROUTE
      Hermanus Trails (Hemel en Aarde Valley)
      7 miles
      Buffuni Route - 83.3km (olive markers)
      Buffelsdrift Trail Park
      52 miles
      Grotto Route (Red Blazes)
      Drakensberg Trails
      13 miles
      Zebra Route - 26km (blue markers)
      Buffelsdrift Trail Park
      16 miles
      Wine Lands Cycling Club: Trail Art, Urban Art Route
      Wine Lands Cycling Club - Somerbosch
      19 miles
      Impala Route - 17.4km (green markers)
      Buffelsdrift Trail Park
      11 miles
      Grabouw Forest - Around The Dam
      Grabouw Forest Trail Network
      9 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 18 rides
      Yesterday
      • 114 rides
      Past Week
      • 1,130 rides

      Photos of South Africa Mountain Bike

      21 |
      Jun 30, 2021 @ 11:38am
      Jun 30, 2021
      25 |
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 11:44am
      Apr 8, 2021
      48 |
      Mar 29, 2021 @ 2:58pm
      Mar 29, 2021
      46 |
      Mar 20, 2021 @ 1:58pm
      Mar 20, 2021
      84 |
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 3:30pm
      Oct 11, 2020
      71 |
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 3:26pm
      Oct 11, 2020
      trail: Sequoia
      47 |
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 5:20am
      Oct 4, 2020
      trail: Sequoia
      47 |
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 5:20am
      Oct 4, 2020

      Videos of South Africa Mountain Bike

      Wolwespruit Tables Line
      24 | May 3, 2022
      Specialized Paarl
      1 | Apr 4, 2022
      Crash for Friday fails
      27 | Mar 14, 2022
      Ry hom Kwagga 2 Day MTB Challenge
      4 | Feb 22, 2022
      Sandvlei MTB Trail
      2 | Feb 22, 2022
      Serge Semenov at Duthie Hill
      44 | Jul 20, 2021
      The Flute - access trail to Bitouvlei trail...
      trail: The Flute
      23 | Jun 30, 2021
      Rooster Trail on the plateau
      20 | Jun 30, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

      Recent Trail Reports

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2288371gharvetttrailOldenland ForestThere is a clear sign at the trailhead that...
      May 1, 2022 @ 12:49pm
      May 1, 2022
      user #1257976SatridertrailAnd Why NotCurrently tree felling on this route - the end...
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 11:04pm
      Apr 18, 2022
      user #2723654janlouisdtreportThe PlumberPlumber still closed?
      Apr 15, 2022 @ 2:36am
      Apr 15, 2022
      user #2934452JEngelbrecht77trailRockJumperRoute overgrown and has not been maintained....
      Mar 29, 2022 @ 2:32am
      Mar 29, 2022
      user #2499515JPvRtrailPepsi DrifDam wall was raised and so this trail is now...
      Mar 17, 2022 @ 9:47am
      Mar 17, 2022

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Bohs Bike Parkbike parkEast London
      Buffelsdrift Trail Parkbike parkPretoria North
      Garden Route Trail Parkbike parkKnysna
      Giba Gorge MTB Parkbike parkDurban
      Grootfontein Bike Parkbike parkPretoria East

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike9,75213,027 miles1,290,354 ft5,883 miles9,357 ft
      #113,98820,916816268,284
      E-Bike8,11010,491 miles1,054,426 ft4,760 miles9,357 ft
      #84619,5775127,693
      Hike9,49412,498 miles1,358,773 ft5,639 miles10,039 ft
      #918020,5192319,016
      Trail Running9,34312,361 miles1,323,635 ft5,578 miles10,039 ft
      #94120,51329114,063
      Horse7421,603 mile113,970 ft718 miles10,033 ft
      #182,65611
      Dirtbike/Moto168437 miles29,226 ft201 miles9,334 ft
      #162,402112
      Observed Trials151380 miles25,030 ft180 miles9,334 ft
      #513336
      ATV/ORV/OHV4921,278 mile73,868 ft576 miles9,350 ft
      #32,54146
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