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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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      Trails (view details)
      3
      Trails Mountain Bike
      3
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      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

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      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      Videos of The Mawson Trail Mountain Bike

      Roadtripping the Mawson Trail
      14:33 | 44 | Dec 3, 2020 , Tanunda

      Activity Feed

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      user #1933348clpwishlisttrailMawson Trail Section 1 and 2 more
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 4:24am
      Apr 22, 2021
      user #1933348clpwishlisttrailMawson Trail Section 1 and 2 more
      Mar 11, 2021 @ 1:45am
      Mar 11, 2021
      user #1241127jankyfrankaddvideoRoadtripping the Mawson Trail
      Dec 3, 2020 @ 11:26pm
      Dec 3, 2020
      user #1825486HDeanewishlisttrailMawson Trail Section 1
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 2:21am
      Oct 11, 2020
      user #2437181MartinMdcjXdwishlisttrailMawson Trail Section 2 and 1 more
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 8:01am
      Sep 30, 2020

      Activity Type Stats

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      Mountain Bike3321 miles8,825 ft145 miles1,713 ft
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      E-Bike3321 miles8,825 ft145 miles1,713 ft
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