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      Starting just north of Adelaide and travelling to the Outback town of Blinman in the Flinders Ranges, the Mawson Trail is the ideal option for mountain bikers wanting to travel through South Australia’ s remote rural areas.

      Close to nine hundred kilometres long, the trail includes little-used country roads, State forest and national park fire trails, farm access tracks and unmade or unused road reserves. It avoids traffic and bitumen roads and leads cyclists into the remote areas of the Ranges.

      The trail takes riders through the Adelaide Hills, traversing forests, farmland and historic towns such as Lobethal and Birdwood. It passes the world-famous Barossa wine region to the mid-north towns of Kapunda and Burra and, from here, winds pass the towns of Hallett and Spalding through the Bundaleer Forest and into the Flinders Ranges.

      The Mawson Trail is designed for mountain bike or sturdy touring bike use - it is not suitable for road bikes. There are several steep uphill sections and heavy rain on unmade tracks can make cycling very slow or impossible. However, spectacular views, abundant wildlife, unique flora and extensive vistas always reward the hard physical work.
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      Region Details
      • 3


      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Total Distance
      321 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      145 miles
      Total Descent
      8,825 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,714 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,122 ft
      Sub Regions
      No riding areas or trails have been contributed in this region. Help grow the crowd-sourced database by contributing a local riding area then trails can be added to it!

      Popular The Mawson Trail Mountain Biking Trails

      Mawson Trail Section 1
      The Mawson Trail
      Mawson Trail Section 2
      The Mawson Trail
      Mawson Trail Section 3
      The Mawson Trail

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      • 0 rides
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 2 rides

      Videos of The Mawson Trail Mountain Bike

      Roadtripping the Mawson Trail
      14:33 | 158 | Dec 3, 2020 , Tanunda

      Activity Feed

      user #2641365WJ8PbawishlisttrailMawson Trail Section 2
      May 14, 2022 @ 4:15am
      May 14, 2022
      user #2641365WJ8PbawishlistregionThe Mawson Trail
      May 14, 2022 @ 4:11am
      May 14, 2022
      user #2909388Jtaus67wishlisttrailMawson Trail Section 2
      May 11, 2022 @ 2:58am
      May 11, 2022
      user #2534975wulfawishlisttrailMawson Trail Section 1 and 1 more
      Jan 18, 2022 @ 6:46am
      Jan 18, 2022
      user #2807552PfftwishlisttrailMawson Trail Section 1
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 8:08am
      Oct 22, 2021

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3321 miles8,825 ft145 miles1,713 ft
      E-Bike3321 miles8,825 ft145 miles1,713 ft
      • By Coneofsilence SMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: Jake-Hannah, Addzz, MTBA, NPSA, Coneofsilence
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      • the mawson trail activity log | embed map of The Mawson Trail mountain bike trails | the mawson trail mountain biking points of interest

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