53.5 miles
Distance
4,718 ft
Climb
-4,597 ft
Descent
745 ft
High Point

Note: Ross River Dam trails in this route are for authorised Rockwheelers members only i.e. those who've completed the online induction, signed-in and adhere to all conditions of entry. Fines may apply.

Three MTB venues in one ride: Cape Pallarenda, Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve, Ross River Dam.

Linked by road, cycle tracks and other tracks.

Detailed Description
2015 Targa Townsville is a 53 mile intermediate race route located near Townsville. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 32 trails. This route climbs 4,718 ft with a max elevation of 745 ft then descends -4,597 ft.
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6 Reviews & Comments

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Afjhd (Feb 14, 2022 at 3:11)
Trail Beefwood
Nice ridgeline single track.
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Afjhd (Feb 14, 2022 at 3:11)
Trail Easy Street
Good consistent climb with some more challenging short sections.
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HowardDD (Dec 27, 2021 at 20:17)
One of the best trails around. The best way to do it in my opinion is to do UTR first, then onto Smedleys (clockwise) and the home via Lagoon Trail or Freshwater Trail. All up a 24km circuit, and one of the best cross country circuits in Australia.
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HowardDD (Dec 27, 2021 at 20:10)
Trail Smedley's
What a fantastic trail. I find it best to do Smedleys clockwise, as it's much more ridable that direction
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gwoodman (Jun 24, 2021 at 8:18)
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Yowie75 (Jun 10, 2018 at 3:31)
Trail Rubber Snake
Rideable but overgrown at the moment
Watch out for the holders on the trail.
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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for 2015 Targa Townsville mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    119 ft
  • Altitude min
    3 ft
  • Altitude start
    36 ft
  • Altitude end
    154 ft
  • Grade max
    -42.7%
  • Grade min
    50.1%
  • Distance climb
    20 miles
  • Distance down
    20 miles
  • Distance flat
    13 miles
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