8.7 miles
1,720 ft
-1,717 ft
1,811 ft
High Point

A 3Rivers Trails Permit is required to access this route. See the 3 Rivers Trails website for permit details.

A circular route of 14 kilometers with a total climb of 520m.

After leaving the trailhead at Crossways Country Kitchen the route follows the road onto the Crossways Mountain link, up the Spring Valley Trail and the right onto the Trig Beacon Hike trail and up to the trig beacon. This part of the route is 5km with a climb of 350m.

From the trig beacon the route follows the van Stadens Dam Hike into the van Stadens gorge and passed the Lower van Stadens Dam. Care must be taken when crossing the old metal railway bridge . The structure is no longer maintained and is used at your own risk.

After crossing the railway bridge the trail takes you along the cycle track and through a short gorge back via Crossways Farm Village to the starting point.

This route can be done in either direction

Detailed Description
14 km Mountain Trail (Circular Route) is a 9 mile popular intermediate route located near Thornhill. This hike primary route. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 1,720 ft with a max elevation of 1,811 ft then descends -1,717 ft.
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More Stats for 14 km Mountain Trail (Circular Route) mountain bike route
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    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    634 ft
  • Altitude start
    796 ft
  • Altitude end
    801 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,356 ft
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