40 miles
Distance
7,474 ft
Climb
-7,473 ft
Descent
2,952 ft
High Point

Start at Tokai forest and make your way up Ou Kaapse Weg. The Silvermine loop starts at the mountain bike parking lot at Silvermine Dam. Its primarily a jeep track loop that circumnavigates the dam providing stunning views of the dam and ocean from virtually the whole route. It is unidirectional and the first few km are a character building uphill until the high point and the best views are reached. From here the descent back past the dam can be a loose and scary affair with a lack of grip in the corners and a smattering of hikers and dogs creating extra obstacles to consider. All in this is a great scenic route with climbing that will boost your fitness levels. This is a marathon riders dream route!

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Tokai Forest - to the Mast! mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    39 ft
  • Altitude start
    123 ft
  • Altitude end
    125 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -41.864%
  • Grade min
    41.572%
  • Distance climb
    18 miles
  • Distance down
    18 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Sep 25, 2018 @ 6:39am
Sep 25, 2018
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