9 miles
Distance
1,609 ft
Climb
-1,245 ft
Descent
00:57:29
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jun-Dec
  • Global Ranking

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.

Access Info

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 change
    365 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,900 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,436 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,901 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,266 ft
  • Grade
    0.802%
  • Grade max
    -27.655%
  • Grade min
    24.884%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,291 ft
  • Avg time
    00:57:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:31
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Status:
on Aug 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 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 bluewater-hut-to-keelbottom-creek trailhead (-19.235740, 146.402940)
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Bluewater Hut to... Trail Reports

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Aug 30, 2018 @ 5:30pm
Aug 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 @ 8:33pm
Jun 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 @ 5:01pm
Jan 27, 2018
Fair bit of wet clay, but otherwise fairly ok for the portion I rode.
Jan 3, 2018 @ 2:50am
Jan 3, 2018
reporter
Dec 31, 2017 @ 1:34pm
Dec 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.
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Bluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek
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Sep 14, 2018 @ 12:38am
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Jul 10, 2018 @ 2:27am
Jul 10, 2018
Bluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Sheldon75 (Jul 16, 2018 at 3:07)
 Open and rideable trail is rough lots of exposed rock. The permanent puddles are very soft and soupy but a fun techy ride lots of climbing
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