Traversing through World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest, the track is a former route for logging vehicles. The logging trucks haven't been around for decades and many a wet season has weathered the dirt road surface, making this a sweet ride for those on a dually.
Come prepared, virtually zero mobile phone coverage along the route.
North on Bruce Highway from Townsville, left onto Forestry Road, Bluewater, then climb up the dirt road for about 7km to a corrugated tin roofed hut. Road is drivable but take care if you have a low clearance vehicle because of rutts and potholes.
This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!
More Stats for Bluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek mountain bike trail
Altitude change365 ft
Altitude min1,900 ft
Altitude max2,436 ft
Altitude start1,901 ft
Altitude end2,266 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down4 miles
Distance flat3,291 ft
Avg reverse time00:00:31
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Bluewater Hut to... Trail Reports
Aug 30, 2018 @ 5:30pmAug 30, 2018
|reporter Concrete bollards moved, some clearing started, still a bit of wait a while to get hooked up on be careful, also the rockiest and gnarliest it has...|
Jun 16, 2018 @ 8:33pmJun 16, 2018
|reporter some usual wet spots but all passable and can stay dry, rockier and more rutted than ever i have ridden, twice as much at its worse, take plenty...|
Jan 27, 2018 @ 5:01pmJan 27, 2018
|Fair bit of wet clay, but otherwise fairly ok for the portion I rode.|
Jan 3, 2018 @ 2:50amJan 3, 2018
Dec 31, 2017 @ 1:34pmDec 31, 2017
|reporter Same as previous report. Mud and puddles need to avoid but can walk around. Rocky, plenty of wait awhile to get hooked up on.|
Bluewater World Heritage Wet Tropics
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