5 miles
Distance
631 ft
Climb
-1,272 ft
Descent
00:47:56
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Atlas Trail

Atlas Details

  • Riding Area
    Blue Derby
    Launceston
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #834 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015

Seemingly never-ending berms take you from the start of the trail near Mount Paris Dam down to join into the Dambusters descent.

The Atlas mine was one of Derby's famed tin mines, the relics of which still can be found hidden beneath the moss and ferns. it is an all out wilderness trail, mostly descending. One of the few point-to-point trails in the network that can be accessed by vehicle at the top. Atlas is a white-knuckle roller coaster ride that will appeal to more experienced riders. The boulders and mossy Myrtle Beech forests along the way create an experience not to be missed.

Vertigo MTB and MADMTB provide shuttles to the top from the trailhead at Derby

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Atlas bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -642 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,419 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,147 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,060 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,419 ft
  • Grade
    -2.44%
  • Grade max
    -27.102%
  • Grade min
    22.629%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,562 ft
  • Avg time
    00:47:56
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Status:
on Apr 11, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.55 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to atlas trailhead (-41.206920, 147.864850)
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      Atlas Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 11, 2019 @ 1:25pm
      Apr 11, 2019
      Feb 4, 2019 @ 6:21pm
      Feb 4, 2019
      Jan 9, 2019 @ 10:30pm
      Jan 9, 2019
      Running really nice! Some brush needs trimming back on upper sections of track.
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 5:11pm
      Aug 25, 2018
      reporter One tree across the trail in the middle technical section
      Feb 11, 2018 @ 3:05pm
      Feb 11, 2018
      Super fun trail, favourite mellow trail in the network.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 20 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 308 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 633 rides
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      Photos

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      260 |
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 10:00pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      92 |
      Aug 3, 2017 @ 4:57am
      Aug 3, 2017
      241 |
      Dec 2, 2015 @ 2:40am
      Dec 2, 2015

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Atlas into Derby via Dam Busters
      12 miles

      PB News Articles

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Bolwarra53 (Apr 11, 2019 at 13:19)
       Awesome ride! The trail is in great condition and has heaps of challenging features.
      [Reply]

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