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      The Village of Thornhill, midway between Jeffrey's Bay and Port Elizabeth, is home to the 3Rivers Trail Network.

      With a great network of MTB trails already existing at J-Bay Bike Park, Sunnyvale/Bluegums/Crossways Farms and Woodridge – the idea was born to link all these existing trails in the Thornhill area to provide riders of every level with a variety of unlimited world-class trails, not only for mountain-biking, but also for trail-running and hiking. In addition to this, the vision of 3Rivers Trails is to support the development and promotion of the fast-expanding Thornhill area, and provides some very necessary job-creation in the area.

      3Rivers Trails was envisioned by two local farmers Brett & Grant Puttergill and Didier Duc, a Swiss National who immigrated to South Africa in October 2011 to settle in Thornhill. All three are very passionate about Mountain Biking and have developed their own tracks over the years. The same passion, the same motivation and the same vision guided them into the creation of 3Rivers Trails.

      J-Bay Bike Park (est. 2012), Sunnyvale Trails (est. 2006) and Woodridge Trails (est. 199Cool , are all well known by the enthusiastic mountain bikers for the quality XCO courses, especially since Provincials & Nationals XCO was organized with great success in the past. The Longmore Plantation (MTO) is accessed through the 3Rivers Trails and the permits issued by 3Rivers Trails allow access to the trails in the Longmore Forest.
      AKA: 3Rivers Trails
      Disclaimer:
      Register and buy a daily permit at Crossways Country Kitchen, at the J-Bay Trail Centre or on the 3Rivers Trails website (Link below). Permits can also be purchased from Cyclo Pro bike shop in Port Elizabeth. Annual permits are also available on the 3 Rivers Trails website.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 17, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      170
      Trails Mountain Bike
      162
      Trails E-Bike
      133
      Trails Hike
      165
      Trails Trail Running
      165
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      157 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      69 miles
      Total Descent
      21,203 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,135 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,575 ft
      Reports
      150
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      3,124
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Thornhill Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Thornhill Mountain Bike

      3 Rivers Trails (Red Trail) | Eastern Cape,...

      10:50 | 18 | May 18, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

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      CT002
      Jul 16, 2021 @ 1:19am
      Jul 16, 2021
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      Recent Trail Reports

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      CVF 005
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 12:28am
      Jul 17, 2021
      IdealBillyTeetonSweeeet. So good that certain Longmore...
      ST 005
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 12:28am
      Jul 17, 2021
      IdealBillyTeeton
      Lower Yellow Monkey
      Jul 16, 2021 @ 1:19am
      Jul 16, 2021
      DryTanyaJacksonTrail Running
      YM 001
      Jul 16, 2021 @ 1:19am
      Jul 16, 2021
      IdealTanyaJacksonTrail Running
      Between the roads bi-directional
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 8:05am
      Jul 4, 2021
      Unknowncraig3rivers 3Rivers
      CVF 006
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 12:19am
      Jul 4, 2021
      Idealcraig3rivers 3Rivers
      Reckless Rodeo
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 12:19am
      Jul 4, 2021
      Drycraig3rivers 3Rivers
      Oxwagon Pass
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 12:19am
      Jul 4, 2021
      Drycraig3rivers 3Rivers
      Protea Fields
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 12:19am
      Jul 4, 2021
      Idealcraig3rivers 3Rivers
      Puttergill Lane
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 12:19am
      Jul 4, 2021
      Drycraig3rivers 3Rivers

      Activity Feed

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      user #2333769BillyTeetonaddreportCVF 005 and 1 more
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 3:52am
      Jul 17, 2021
      user #2174215TanyaJacksonaddreportCT002 and 2 more
      Jul 16, 2021 @ 6:19am
      Jul 16, 2021
      user #1931227KonckwishlisttrailBetween the roads uphill
      Jul 10, 2021 @ 1:00am
      Jul 10, 2021
      user #1931227KonckwishlisttrailJ-Bay Start and 4 more
      Jul 10, 2021 @ 12:59am
      Jul 10, 2021
      user #1931227KonckwishlisttrailVan Stadens Wild Flower Reserve Access road and 3 more
      Jul 10, 2021 @ 12:56am
      Jul 10, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #2233061craig3riversreportCool RunningsHi, I see you reported a minor issue. Can I...
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 7:58am
      Jul 4, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike162147 miles19,787 ft67 miles2,136 ft
      #347150211,250
      E-Bike133128 miles17,854 ft60 miles2,136 ft
      #3411501965
      Hike165153 miles19,790 ft67 miles2,136 ft
      #237714913170
      Trail Running165153 miles19,790 ft67 miles2,136 ft
      #1171491398
      ATV/ORV/OHV1719 ft3 ft105 ft7 ft
      • By WillieJacobsz TRAILFORKS NEMBA & contributors
      • Admins: Cape, irideafrica, 3Rivers
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