35.0 miles
Distance
3,905 ft
Climb
-3,906 ft
Descent
1,855 ft
High Point

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

The Black Porcupine is the toughest route at 3Rivers Trails – closely simulating race conditions. Perfect training route for races like the Epic, PEPlett and Attakwas with almost 2000m of climbing.

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
ChrisBza 3Rivers (Apr 16, 2021 at 1:07)
 The trail between Crossways and Thornhill is closed. Access is possible via the tar road.
Alternative routes are being investigated
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  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 3Rivers: Black Porcupine Route, 60km mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    785 ft
  • Altitude start
    793 ft
  • Altitude end
    794 ft
  • Grade max
    -59.1%
  • Grade min
    74.6%
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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CVF 005
Jul 17, 2021 @ 12:28am
Jul 17, 2021
Sweeeet. So good that certain Longmore roads have been graded and are nice and smooth.
Puttergill Lane
Jul 4, 2021 @ 12:19am
Jul 4, 2021
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Cool Runnings
Jun 20, 2021 @ 4:32am
Jun 20, 2021
Fynbos to Forest
Jun 18, 2021 @ 11:34pm
Jun 18, 2021
ST 002
Jul 5, 2020 @ 1:03am
Jul 5, 2020
3 Rivers Trails are open. Covid-19 level 3 restrictions apply reporter
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