11 miles
Distance
1,406 ft
Climb
-1,416 ft
Descent
597 ft
High Point

WARNING: Many of these trails contain dangerous descents and man-made structures that may fall into disrepair. Always check structures before use!

Welcome to The Big Fella! I designed this route to take in the majority of the technical trails that the Kiwarrak State Forest has on offer.

This route has a considerable amount of climbing, which is a necessary evil to reach all the great trails. Please be aware that if you're on an Enduro bike you will suffer. This route is not really suitable for DH bikes - too much walking!

There's lots of structures on offer, with the majority of jumps and roll overs concentrated on 3 X 3, Up River, River, Go 21and Willy Wally Gully.

Considerable climbing on Sleeping Giants, Lobotomy, Trampoline, Chads Route and Heart Rate.

I've listed Cross Country bike as a recommended bike type. Enduro or Slopestyle would be much more suitable, but anything with at least 130mm of travel should be alright, as long as you are a skilled rider.

If you're super fit and don't stop it'll probably take you 2.5 - 3 hours. Give yourself half a day if you're not!

ENJOY!

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Trails in Route

Cranky1,463 ft
Yahoo866 ft
Basin way1,391 ft
Eureka741 ft
Sleeping Giants3,976 ft
Bower Bird604 ft
Canyons2,372 ft
Kizzas2,789 ft
3 X 32,569 ft
Chad's Route157 ft
Green Bottle272 ft
Son Of Skull3,793 ft
Skull699 ft
Lobotomy2,789 ft
Trampoline3,963 ft
Up River2,228 ft
River2,789 ft
Sunbeam2,789 ft
3 X 3354 ft
Chad's Route3,514 ft
Two Dogs554 ft
Widow Maker2,789 ft
The Hut646 ft
Go 211,204 ft
The Whip1,959 ft
Heart Rate1,631 ft
Resurrection719 ft
Willy Wally Gully2,195 ft
Polly623 ft
Entree814 ft
Warm Up512 ft
Plumbers Crack3,806 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, DJ
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for The Big Fella mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    125 ft
  • Altitude start
    186 ft
  • Altitude end
    176 ft
  • Grade
    -0.017%
  • Grade max
    -23.01%
  • Grade min
    21.809%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 2 (41 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Trampoline
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 7:10am
      1 days
      In great condition, fun jump features which should be scouted first and my choice of run for the day (as part is the 20km Loop).
      Eureka
      Mar 11, 2019 @ 1:59pm
      Mar 11, 2019
      Tree down over track near basin way end of trail
      Son Of Skull
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 11:59am
      Dec 29, 2018
      Lobotomy
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 11:59am
      Dec 29, 2018
      Plumbers Crack
      Dec 23, 2018 @ 4:46pm
      Dec 23, 2018
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