9 miles
Distance
1,609 ft
Climb
-1,245 ft
Descent
00:15:00
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jun-Dec
  • Global Ranking
    #3551

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
    00:15:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:31
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Status:
on May 12, 2017
Wet
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Bluewater Hut to... Trail Reports

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May 12, 2017 @ 11:59am
May 12, 2017
All clear to the creek, few bog holes require walking around, slippery in places and wait a while aplenty
Nov 19, 2016 @ 7:17pm
Nov 19, 2016
couple of small trees down still, some puddles you can get around.Plenty of wait a while. Big Red Belly Black snake.
Nov 12, 2016 @ 4:12am
Nov 12, 2016
Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around
Nov 5, 2016 @ 9:02pm
Nov 5, 2016
reporter Branch down across track about 1-2km from hut will need good handsaw, preferably chainsaw. Yeatersay's mud sections has dried
Oct 23, 2016 @ 2:18am
Oct 23, 2016
reporter Small branches and Wait-a-while down across trail, can ride over or around. Lots of loose rocks make for challenging climbs - hardly notice on...
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May 12, 2017 @ 12:00pm
May 12, 2017
Bluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek
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May 12, 2017 @ 11:59am
May 12, 2017
Bluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek
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Nov 19, 2016 @ 7:21pm
Nov 19, 2016
Bluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek
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Nov 12, 2016 @ 4:16am
Nov 12, 2016
Bluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek

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