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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 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
  • 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
      South Molle Island is 10km off the East coast of Airlie Beach; it is the only place in the Great Barrier Reef you can mountain bike!

      Accessed only by boat, the island boasts white sandy beaches, pockets of rainforest and crystal blue waters. The picturesque inshore island is a wildlife refuge and a scenic retreat for nature lovers.

      The island has 14km of green (grade 2) trails leading to three lookouts offering up 360-degree views across Whitsunday’s famous islands and fringing reefs. The trails are maintained by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the two small camping areas are perfect launch points to explore from.

      These trails are dual-use, mountain bikers and hikers are expected at any time; no permits or fees apply to enjoy the trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Access Info:
      To access South Molle Island you need to organise a water taxi (we recommend Scamper). The trip is only 10 minutes and will drop you directly at Sandy Bay, one of the designated camp sites, but is tide dependant. Generally you must stay overnight.

      Parking at Shute Harbour: $15 per 24 hours
      Scamper return transfer including 5 litres of water per person per day $65
      National Parks Camping Permit $5.75 per person or $23 per family available on QWPS website
      Links
      Region Details
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 5, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #5,048
      Trails (view details)
      5
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      1,418 ft
      Total Vertical
      630 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      635 ft
      Reports
      4
      Ridden Counter
      20

      Popular South Molle Island Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Sandy Bay
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 8:07pm
      Jun 21, 2017
      DryDsgibson1960All open. Mostly well trimmed grass on...
      Mt Jeffreys
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 8:07pm
      Jun 21, 2017
      DryDsgibson1960Long gentle climb and fast flowing descent.
      Spion Kop
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 8:07pm
      Jun 21, 2017
      DryDsgibson1960Gentle gradient ascent and descent....
      Lamond Hill
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 8:07pm
      Jun 21, 2017
      DryDsgibson1960Mostly well trimmed grass surface.

      Activity Feed

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      user #1636388AnnablakecommenttrailSandy Bay
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 3:04am
      Sep 24, 2018
      user #1636388AnnablakeriddentrailSandy Bay
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 3:01am
      Sep 24, 2018
      user #1636388AnnablakevotetrailSandy Bay
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 3:00am
      Sep 24, 2018
      user #1400822Baggy2NriddentrailCostal Fringe Circuit
      Apr 9, 2018 @ 11:46pm
      Apr 9, 2018
      user #1423888123mtbriddentrailSandy Bay and 2 more
      Oct 21, 2017 @ 1:58am
      Oct 21, 2017

      Recent Comments

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      user #1636388AnnablaketrailSandy BayHad a great time aug 2018. Went with scamper...
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 3:04am
      Sep 24, 2018
      • By chrislabes WMTBC & contributors
      • Admins: MTBA, WMTBC
      • #13204 - 649 views

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for South Molle Island.
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