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      Over 100km of mainly single track trails extending across 30 private properties. The trails have been developed by
      Erik Schipper from Van Gaalens cheese farm.

      The trails are shared between horse riders, hikers, birders, mountain bikers and trails runners. Entry requires a day permit and signing an indemnity form at Van Gaalen's farm. The trails are normally open from 6h00 in summer during the weekends and 7h00 in winter. Access may be limited or closed when there are events taking place.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Van Gaalen
      Land Status: Private Property
      Van Gaalen's Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The starting point is at the Van Gaalen Restaurant and Cheese Factory, as marked on the map. Secure parking, refreshments and ablution facilities are available.
      Disclaimer:
      All trail users must purchase a Day or Season Pass, available at the Van Gaalen Restaurant. Please produce proof of payment on request. We rely on your contribution to maintain and develop the trails you love to ride. Thank you for your support.
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      Region Details
      • 10
      • 17
      • 26
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 31, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      59
      Trails Mountain Bike
      59
      Trails E-Bike
      59
      Trails Hike
      59
      Trails Trail Running
      59
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      82 miles
      Total Descent
      5,914 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,119 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,995 ft
      Reports
      173
      Photos
      5
      Ridden Counter
      1,446

      Photos of Van Gaalen MTB & Running Trails @ Skeerpoort Mountain Bike

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      Mar 10, 2020 @ 8:32am
      Mar 10, 2020

      Videos of Van Gaalen MTB & Running Trails @ Skeerpoort Mountain Bike

      Van Gaalens Yellow Trail | North West, South...

      4:29 | 99 | Feb 3, 2021
      Harcombe Hillbillies do 24 hours mtb at Van...

      8:27 | 122 | Mar 10, 2020
      Van Gaalens Mountain Bike trails
      3:14 | 1003 | Mar 10, 2020 , Skeerpoort
      Floating Bridge at Van Gaalens Cheese Farm
      1:47 | 450 | Mar 10, 2020 , Skeerpoort
      Skeerpoort MTB Trails - Van Gaalens by...

      13:05 | 408 | Mar 10, 2020
      Van Gaalens Cheese Farm MTB

      10:28 | 228 | Mar 10, 2020
      Van Gaalens MTB Park 2

      1:05 | 89 | Mar 10, 2020
      Van Gaalens Review

      5:16 | 81 | Mar 10, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5982 miles5,912 ft34 miles1,119 ft
      #5,747#9851731625
      E-Bike5982 miles5,912 ft34 miles1,119 ft
      #2,192#76173125
      Hike5982 miles5,912 ft34 miles1,119 ft
      #4,916#791737
      Trail Running5982 miles5,912 ft34 miles1,119 ft
      #4,920#79173113
      Horse13,028 ft10 ft430 ft138 ft
      Dirtbike/Moto13,028 ft10 ft430 ft138 ft
      Observed Trials13,028 ft10 ft430 ft138 ft
      ATV/ORV/OHV13,028 ft10 ft430 ft138 ft
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      • Admins: VanGaalen
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