7 miles
Distance
2,568 ft
Climb
-2,684 ft
Descent
1,199 ft
High Point

A decent loop from Polhill to the Windmill and back. Good climb to start, nice ups and downs in the mid-section, then some solid downhill to finish. Oh, and stellar views.

- Park up on Aro Street at the bottom of Polhill
- Ride along Aro Street then up Holloway Road until you see an entry to Clinical
- Climb up Clinical
- When you reach the swing park, head up toward the fence line
- Turn left onto Highbury Fling
- At the end, turn right up Sawmill, then follow the fence line along
- Drop into Windmill and follow it around (ignore a shorter loop to Car Parts and a longer track to Red Rocks)
- Admire the views from the wind turbine and take a breather
- Head down Car Parts
- At the end, retrace your steps along the fen cline and down Sawmill
- Drop into Transient and follow it until you hit the 4WD track
- Take Serendipity back down to Aro Street

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Ridelogs
    26
More Stats for Polhill: Windmill & Back mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    180 ft
  • Altitude start
    305 ft
  • Altitude end
    188 ft
  • Grade
    -0.336%
  • Grade max
    -54.437%
  • Grade min
    64.741%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    990 ft
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Serendipity Polhil Gully
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Polhill Reserve   Serendipity   wet track
Polhill Reserve Serendipity wet track
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Serendipity Polhill Reserve 6/3/18
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Windmill
Dec 2, 2018 @ 12:59am
Dec 2, 2018
Here be bears...
Sawmill
Nov 24, 2018 @ 9:10am
Nov 24, 2018
Serendipity
Nov 14, 2018 @ 11:12pm
Nov 14, 2018
Running exceptionally well at present
Upper George Denton
Nov 12, 2018 @ 9:06pm
Nov 12, 2018
Clinical
Nov 12, 2018 @ 9:06pm
Nov 12, 2018
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