5.0 miles
Distance
631 ft
Climb
-1,272 ft
Descent
00:47:57
Avg time
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Atlas Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Blue Derby
    Launceston
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1468 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #90479 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Atlas mountain bike trail 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
    00:47:57
  • Avg reverse time
    02:22:44
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Status:
on Apr 22, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.6 (15 votes)
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  • Ideal
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      Atlas Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 457 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 2,207 rides
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      Jun 8, 2022 @ 9:56pm
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      Jul 11, 2020 @ 7:29pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      D5aTT7 miles
      Atlas into Derby via Dam Busters12 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Bolwarra53 (Apr 11, 2019 at 13:19)
       Awesome ride! The trail is in great condition and has heaps of challenging features.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      surfridecoffee (Oct 19, 2019 at 23:10)
       Did the Blue Tier/Atlas run today and Atlas was the highlight for me. A bit of a climb at the start to warm up and then cracker of a descent over granite rocks, roots and creeks. Awesome track.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      DSVaucher (Mar 9, 2020 at 20:07)
       Where do you go at the end of the ride assuming you are descending does it join with the Derby tracks?
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      • + 1
      Stredda CCMBC (Mar 15, 2020 at 19:26)
       Yes it joins either Dambusters or Kruskas depending on which exit you take
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jdvmalan (Feb 2, 2022 at 2:17)
       Stunning trail with lovely smooth, sweeping berms near the top and second half. The gentle climb switchback section in 2nd quarter of ride winds through beautiful mossy forest, and is absolutely worth every moment of descent. There are a few features and drops, but generally nice, smooth riding. Return to sender is similar is style and terrain. Also cool log ride feature at roughly 3/4 is a fun challenge, with B line options.
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      Jdvmalan (Feb 2, 2022 at 2:19)
       Also: the track work they did in late 2021 has made it drain beautifully for wetter weather.
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      Videos

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      Blue Derby Day 2: Blue Tier & Atlas MAD...
      13:32 | 724 | Dec 30, 2018 , Launceston
      Atlas Descent (All The Fun Bits)
      1115 | Feb 19, 2017 , Launceston
      BlueDerby Tasmania, Australia.
      1:29 | 765 | Dec 12, 2015 , Launceston
      Derby Teaser
      0:15 | 538 | Dec 8, 2015 , Launceston
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