8.7 miles
1,651 ft
-1,286 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
    2,435 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,901 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,266 ft
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  • Distance climb
    3.8 miles
  • Distance down
    3.7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.1 miles
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on Nov 19, 2016
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Bluewater Hut to... Trail Reports

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...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 3:23pm
Sep 4, 2016
reporter Plenty of mud patches but able to skit around outside of most to avoid the bearing-destroying fine-grained mud. Concrete barriers just past the...
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Nov 19, 2016 @ 7:21pm
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Bluewater Hut to Keelbottom Creek
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Nov 12, 2016 @ 4:16am
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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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