9 miles
1,609 ft
-1,245 ft
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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
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,291 ft
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on Dec 10, 2017
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Bluewater Hut to... Trail Reports

Dec 10, 2017 @ 12:06am
Dec 10, 2017
reporter Some muddy puddles big enough so you have to go thru. Rocky as normal. Pretty good condition. Ankle deep water in the creek.
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
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May 12, 2017 @ 11:59am
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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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