18.0 miles
Distance
1,388 ft
Climb
-1,392 ft
Descent
01:32:20
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Cradle Loop, Kromdraai Loop
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking

Cradle of Humankind loop (also known as the Cradle Loop or the Kromdraai Loop) - a well known ride venue in the Muldersdrift area. Very popular with the "roadies" but has an equally good off-road course that runs parallel (but only clock-wise) to the road for the entire loop which is about 28km. Has a bit of everything with some great downhills for fun making up for some "meanie" uphills. Switching across the road twice through two tunnels. Absolutely free and worth a ride if not ridden before.

Access Info

There are a number of eating venues (with parking) that serve as both start and end points (as it is a loop). Probably the most popular start/end point is from Bidon Bistro, which allows one to get the legs warmed up with a level and then downhill section.

More Stats for Cradle of Humankind MTB Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -5 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,329 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,819 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,760 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,757 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -18.5%
  • Grade min
    17.6%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
  • Avg time
    01:32:20
  • Avg reverse time
    01:29:32
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Status:
on May 15, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Cradle of... Trail Reports

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      May 15, 2021 @ 5:03am
      May 15, 2021
      Mar 6, 2021 @ 10:15pm
      Mar 6, 2021
      A lot of rain damage along the loop - mtb course. Ruts all over the place and some overgrown grass. They are also doing maintenance on some...
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 9:32pm
      Dec 25, 2020
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 9:32pm
      Dec 25, 2020
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 9:32pm
      Dec 25, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 3 rides
      • 33 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 97 rides
      • 42 miles avg distance
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      • 9 rides
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