2,441 ft
Distance
83 ft
Climb
-223 ft
Descent
00:06:24
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Caterpillars Trail
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Caterpillars Details

  • Riding Area
    Smithfield
    Cairns
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #984 in Mountain Biking

Caterpillars is one of Cairns' most well known descent trails, part of the UCI World Cup XC. The trail begins with 'Jacob's Ladder' a series of tight switchbacks then multiple descent options to roll into the next section of trail which consists of fast corners, rollers, jumps and gap jumps. There are alternate lines for each of the gap jumps.

Access Info

Start of the Jacob's Ladder / Caterpillars trail is from the Centipede climb, the water tank climb or Whiskers O'Flaherty.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Caterpillars bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -140 ft
  • Altitude min
    170 ft
  • Altitude max
    318 ft
  • Altitude start
    317 ft
  • Altitude end
    176 ft
  • Grade
    -5.744%
  • Grade max
    -37.358%
  • Grade min
    17.694%
  • Distance climb
    339 ft
  • Distance down
    841 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,260 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:41
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Status:
on Dec 16, 2017
Dry
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to caterpillars trailhead (-16.814133, 145.689097)
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Caterpillars, My City

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