2.8 miles
132 ft
-142 ft
140 ft
High Point

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New to mountain biking? This loop of easy trails on flat country is your gateway to a life's journey to explore and enjoy Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve. It will help you get going and gain confidence riding on winding dirt tracks in a natural bush setting.

Great loop for the kids to enjoy with the parents.

Remember to bring a spare tube & pump in case of flats, plenty of drinking fluids and sun protection.

Detailed Description
Beginners Gateway to mountain biking is a 3 mile popular easy route located near Townsville. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 132 ft with a max elevation of 140 ft then descends -142 ft.
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Townsville Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club (www.rockwheelers.com.au)
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    35 min 14 sec
  • Altitude min
    92 ft
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    114 ft
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    105 ft
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    4,892 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
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