1,175 ft
-227 ft
Avg time

DH1 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #22501 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager
    South African National Parks

DH1: The latest incarnation of the long standing DH 1 is faster and more flowy than ever. The trail surface is hard pack thanks to the importation of hard gravel and clay to create a firm base in this sandy area. From a jeep track start at the base of DH0, the trail heads down a steep rocky chute across a mini gap jump and a sharp left hand berm into a series of small jumps that create a pump track feel, very different to the original version. The track crosses the " Boulders " trail and just after that the left hand turn off to the aptly named " AM Trail " . As things head more steeply down the smooth speed gives way to more familiar territory. First up is a rocky rollable drop from which point the tracks heads down more sharply. A second more demanding drop and some corners lead to a granite rock kicker that is easily ridden around as you swing left on a rock strewn track to the first of two drop offs. Number one is gentle but number two is higher with a steeper landing. If it's too scary, take the right hand line past it and feel yourself speed up as you cross a rutted traverse before the final off camber roll down to the Level 3 Jeep Track and the DH2 trailhead. This track suits intermediate to advanced riders who are able to ride jumps and drop offs and control their speed. It is a great track for DH and enduro bikes or those wishing to push the limits of their trail bikes to the maximum.

Access Info

DH1 access: The shortest route takes the Main Jeep Track into the Level 3 Jeep Track - keep left at the fork on the Main Jeep Track climb and traverse past the Lizard and DH2 trailheads. Keep on climbing and take the Level 3 to 4 Interconnector Jeep Track to Level 4 Jeep Track. At the fork keep left and a few hundred meters later the DH1 trailhead will appear on your left.


A Table Mountain National Park Level 3 Activity Permit is required to ride this trail. Please also join TokaiMTB. Your R400 makes trails like this possible as none of the TMNP activity permit fees finds its way back into the trails.

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More Stats for DH1 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -227 ft
  • Altitude min
    918 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,145 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,145 ft
  • Altitude end
    919 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance down
    1,175 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 11, 2020
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • photo Photo
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 100 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      • 456 rides


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