16 miles
Distance
6,203 ft
Climb
-5,940 ft
Descent
2,199 ft
High Point

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 miles 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

Trails in Route

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • 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
    263 ft
  • Altitude min
    103 ft
  • Altitude start
    108 ft
  • Altitude end
    371 ft
  • Grade
    0.307%
  • Grade max
    -67.286%
  • Grade min
    65.945%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,825 ft
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Nats Track
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 1:16am
      2 days
      Tree down across trail. About 20cm diameter. Probably needs a chainsaw or someone with a handsaw and plenty of energy to burn.
      Nicols Creek - Switchback Track
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Sep 28, 2019
      It feels a little off camber at times, tree roots and rocks are a mission to ascend in a few places. Don’t even bother going further up than the picnic table right now: top of the track is Prevalent Mud most likely due to melting snow. Rest of the track is a little wet the whole time, apart from around the pines. @kieronymous nearly hit my head a few times that’s for sure.
      Nicols Enduro
      Feb 19, 2019 @ 11:58pm
      Feb 19, 2019
      Dry, apart from a handful of muddy spots near the bottom
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