16.2 miles
Distance
4,769 ft
Climb
-4,458 ft
Descent
2,198 ft
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Emersons 3 Peaks 2017 day 1 course.
There is no practising with bikes on Pepper Tree Track (Stage 1) and Mt Cargill walking track (Stage 3). The race organisers reserve the right where necessary to disqualify riders for pre-riding these tracks if they deem it appropriate.

Race starts at Woodhaugh gardens.
Liason via the road to the start of the pineapple track and the climb up the pineapple track.

Stage 1: Pepper Tree Track to Nicols Creek. (Walking track, no pre-riding)
Climb up Nicols Creek MTB track.
Stage 2: Nicols Creek Enduro track.
Climb up Lieth Valley Road, right into Drydon Road across the motorway through the farm up onto Cowan rd then the slog to the top of Mt Cargill.
Stage 3: Mt Cargill Walking Track.
Climb up to the top of the Bethunes Gully MTB tracks.
Stage 4: Bethunes Gully track

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Route Sections

1 Stage 1 - Pepper Tree Walking Track
  • 1 mile distance
  • 79 ft climb
  • -1,243 ft descent
2 Stage 2 - Nicols Creek Enduro Track
  • 5,143 ft distance
  • 56 ft climb
  • -1,076 ft descent
3 Stage 3 - Mt Cargill Walking Track
  • 2 miles distance
  • 95 ft climb
  • -1,847 ft descent
4 Stage 4 - Bethunes Gully
  • 2,092 ft distance
  • 29 ft climb
  • -318 ft descent

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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Emersons 3 Peaks Day 1 2017 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    311 ft
  • Altitude min
    125 ft
  • Altitude start
    125 ft
  • Altitude end
    436 ft
  • Grade
    0.4%
  • Grade max
    -218.9%
  • Grade min
    85.6%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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