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!
Local Trail AssociationManning Great Lakes Tip Riders (www.tipriders.com)
Trails in Route
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
Route TypeOut & Back
Bike typeAM, XC, DJ
More Stats for The Big Fella mountain bike route
Altitude min125 ft
Altitude start186 ft
Altitude end176 ft
Distance climb5 miles
Distance down5 miles
Distance flat1 miles
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry