28 miles
Distance
4,750 ft
Climb
-4,750 ft
Descent
1,627 ft
High Point

A loop taking in the new trails over on the Western side of HVAP.

Includes the following highlights: 500 Above (a 7km downhill which you have to earn!), Devine and Skyfall.

Note it's a good hour to cruise out and up to the start of 500 Above.

Plenty of options to shorten the ride if your legs are buggered after getting up to 500 Above. I suggest dropping the loop down to Devine and back up so you can do Skyfall (a must do trail at HVAP) if you are already getting tired at that point. You can then also drop out Gully at the end and just cruise the fire road home.

It may be tempting to drop out some of the other singletrack trails to shortcut but you will pay with very steep, soft and loose fire road climbs that sap the legs (some options will likely have you walking). Better to go further and faster with less cost... YMMV

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Trails in Route

Access Road3,842 ft
Access Road108 ft
Western Creek2,021 ft
Access Road440 ft
Access Road482 ft
Access Road131 ft
Dandy's135 ft
Ridge Ride1,224 ft
Scree5,171 ft
Gorgeous3,862 ft
Access to Hitch2,661 ft
Hitch4,498 ft
500 Above4 miles
Family Valley3,701 ft
Access Road2,156 ft
Devine2,677 ft
Riders Creed3,156 ft
Access Road1,555 ft
Scree135 ft
Gorgeous3,862 ft
Legless Lizard4,862 ft
Skyfall1 miles
Snappy Turtle1 miles
Trailer Thrash2,310 ft
Dandy's135 ft
Access Road5,233 ft
Access Road928 ft
Access Road75 ft
Gully5,013 ft
Buckshot1,775 ft
Access Road1,558 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Hidden Vale Adventure Park Western Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    409 ft
  • Altitude start
    424 ft
  • Altitude end
    424 ft
  • Grade max
    -45.467%
  • Grade min
    43.206%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Gully
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 3:32pm
      Apr 20, 2019
      500 Above
      Mar 23, 2019 @ 3:14pm
      Mar 23, 2019
      Devine
      Mar 23, 2019 @ 3:14pm
      Mar 23, 2019
      Dandy's
      Mar 21, 2019 @ 7:18pm
      Mar 21, 2019
      reporter
      Trailer Thrash
      Mar 13, 2019 @ 7:38pm
      Mar 13, 2019
      Trail being cleaned up and re-shaped. Closed until further notice as berms are soft and dry. reporter
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