15.4 miles
2,224 ft
-2,225 ft
1,953 ft
High Point

Hayterdale permit required

The Hayterdale Red Route is the toughest route that Hayterdale has to offer. It starts at hayterdale and climbs the Zuurberg pass up to the Zuurberg hotel. It then descends along the TMH trail and over the GZT bridge. Flowing down the Sea view trail you can enjoy a beautiful view of Nelson Mandela bay before you have to climb over Bush Buck Ridge. Some speedy sections through the Hayterdale flats give you momentum to finish of the final climb, Skeletons Gorge You complete the loop with a bit of the Hayterdale national cross country course.

Detailed Description
Hayterdale Mountain Bike Red Route, 25Km is a 15 mile popular expert route located near Zuurberg. This mountain bike primary route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 34 trails. This route climbs 2,224 ft with a max elevation of 1,953 ft then descends -2,225 ft.
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Hayterdale Trails (www.hayterdale.co.za)
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
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  • eBike Allowed
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    AM, XC
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More Stats for Hayterdale Mountain Bike Red Route, 25Km mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 11 min
  • Altitude min
    542 ft
  • Altitude start
    727 ft
  • Altitude end
    725 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,553 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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HT: GZT Bridge
Apr 28, 2023 @ 3:34am
Apr 28, 2023
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