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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 Apr 28, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      172
      Trails Mountain Bike
      164
      Trails E-Bike
      135
      Trails Hike
      167
      Trails Trail Running
      167
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      160 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      71 miles
      Total Descent
      21,719 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,135 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,575 ft
      Reports
      192
      Photos
      25
      Ridden Counter
      6,419
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Thornhill Mountain Bike

      trail: Cairn Loop
      14 |
      Mar 23, 2023 @ 3:30am
      Mar 23, 2023
      trail: Cairn Loop
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      Mar 23, 2023 @ 3:30am
      Mar 23, 2023
      trail: Cairn Loop
      10 |
      Mar 23, 2023 @ 3:30am
      Mar 23, 2023
      trail: Cairn Loop
      12 |
      Mar 23, 2023 @ 3:30am
      Mar 23, 2023
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      trail: Oxwagon Pass
      53 |
      Feb 13, 2022 @ 8:26am
      Feb 13, 2022
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      trail: Oxwagon Pass
      51 |
      Feb 13, 2022 @ 8:26am
      Feb 13, 2022
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      trail: Oxwagon Pass
      53 |
      Feb 13, 2022 @ 8:26am
      Feb 13, 2022
      trail: Cool Runnings
      140 |
      Jan 12, 2022 @ 3:15am
      Jan 12, 2022

      Videos of Thornhill Mountain Bike

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

      10:50 | 251 | May 18, 2021

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      Recent Comments

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      rongaunttrailBlack MambaFun trail. Couple of fallen trees you need...
      Jun 30, 2023 @ 4:28am
      Jun 30, 2023
      craig3riversreportCool RunningsHi, I see you reported a minor issue. Can I...
      Jul 4, 2021 @ 7:58am
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike164150 miles20,302 ft69 miles2,136 ft
      #2,101#274191212,785
      E-Bike135129 miles18,143 ft61 miles2,136 ft
      #1,444#3619120277
      Hike167156 miles20,289 ft68 miles2,136 ft
      #2,514#332119114287
      Trail Running167156 miles20,289 ft68 miles2,136 ft
      #2,512#3419114768
      ATV/ORV/OHV1719 ft3 ft105 ft7 ft
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