6 miles
Distance
424 ft
Climb
-426 ft
Descent
1,136 ft
High Point

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

Suitable for all levels of riders and is a good introduction to the sport of MTB. Some technical sections at the top of the decent but for the most part fun and flowy.

Local Trail Association
3Rivers Trails (3riverstrails.co.za)
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
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    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Physical rating
    Easy
More Stats for 3Rivers: Purple Cow mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    782 ft
  • Altitude start
    797 ft
  • Altitude end
    797 ft
  • Grade max
    -34.9%
  • Grade min
    24.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      CVF 005
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 1:03am
      Jul 5, 2020
      3 Rivers Trails are open. Covid-19 level 3 restrictions apply reporter
      CVF 006
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 1:03am
      Jul 5, 2020
      3 Rivers Trails are open. Covid-19 level 3 restrictions apply reporter
      ST 002
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 1:03am
      Jul 5, 2020
      3 Rivers Trails are open. Covid-19 level 3 restrictions apply reporter
      ST 003
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 1:03am
      Jul 5, 2020
      3 Rivers Trails are open. Covid-19 level 3 restrictions apply reporter
      Purple Cow
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 1:03am
      Jul 5, 2020
      3 Rivers Trails are open. Covid-19 level 3 restrictions apply reporter
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