5 miles
Distance
631 ft
Climb
-1,272 ft
Descent
00:47:29
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
  • 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
    70 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
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
    00:47:29
  • Avg reverse time
    02:22:44
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Status:
on Jun 21, 2020
Wet
Avg: 4.55 (14 votes)

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

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to atlas trailhead (-41.206920, 147.864850)
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      Atlas Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 4:49pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      Surface wet, large puddles, trail crew cleared trees 22/6
      Jun 21, 2020 @ 4:47pm
      Jun 21, 2020
      Trail surface wet. Some large puddles. Trail crew cleared fallen trees 22/6
      Feb 21, 2020 @ 7:03pm
      Feb 21, 2020
      Jan 11, 2020 @ 3:11pm
      Jan 11, 2020
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 5:24pm
      Dec 8, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 47 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,265 rides
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      Photos

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      13 |
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 7:29pm
      Jul 11, 2020
      34 |
      Jan 8, 2020 @ 2:37am
      Jan 8, 2020
      527 |
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 10:00pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      159 |
      Aug 3, 2017 @ 4:57am
      Aug 3, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Atlas into Derby via Dam Busters
      12 miles

      4 Reviews & 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]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag 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?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Stredda CCMBC (Mar 15, 2020 at 19:26)
       Yes it joins either Dambusters or Kruskas depending on which exit you take
      [Reply]

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