5 miles
Distance
631 ft
Climb
-1,272 ft
Descent
00:47:35
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
  • Global Ranking
    #961
  • 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 provide shuttles to the top from the trailhead at Derby

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Atlas mountain 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
    00:47:35
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Status:
on Aug 25, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.85 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to atlas trailhead (-41.206920, 147.864850)
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Atlas Trail Reports

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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.
Jan 30, 2018 @ 12:35am
Jan 30, 2018
Trail in good condition,wet but will dry out fast, rain as brought down a lot of Tree fern fronds
Dec 23, 2017 @ 7:40pm
Dec 23, 2017
Dec 23, 2017 @ 3:48pm
Dec 23, 2017
Super fun trail! Best on out of the day for us.
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179 |
Jan 3, 2018 @ 10:00pm
Jan 3, 2018
Atlas, Derby
69 |
Aug 3, 2017 @ 4:57am
Aug 3, 2017
Atlas, Sydney
213 |
Dec 2, 2015 @ 2:40am
Dec 2, 2015
Atlas, Launceston

Routes with this trail

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Atlas into Derby via Dam Busters
12 miles

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Atlas Descent (All The Fun Bits)
343 | Feb 19, 2017 , Launceston
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