2,017 ft
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-9 ft
Descent
00:01:43
Avg time

Duck and Cover Details

  • Riding area
    Ross River Dam
    Townsville
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Apr-Dec
  • Land Manager
    Townsville City Council

Don't stray off this dirt road too far or you'll end up in Defence Force land,which stages many live firing battles, lasers and bombs. Just pedal hard to link up with Lava Creek and Jetstream trails.

Access Info

Trails are off limits to General Public (Rangers patrol issuing fines!) but accessible on weekends and Public Holidays by Rockwheelers

Club Members observing the Special Access conditions. Refer to Club Member Access on Rockwheelers website.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Duck and Cover mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    159 ft
  • Altitude max
    169 ft
  • Altitude start
    161 ft
  • Altitude end
    163 ft
  • Grade
    0.088%
  • Grade max
    -2.459%
  • Grade min
    1.952%
  • Distance climb
    1,099 ft
  • Distance down
    516 ft
  • Distance flat
    264 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:38
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on May 25, 2017
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Duck and Cover Trail Reports

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May 25, 2017 @ 9:24pm
May 25, 2017
reporter Rangers have reopened the trails for Members who've completed the induction http://www.rockwheelers.com.au/ross-dam-induction/ Watch for overgrown...
May 18, 2017 @ 8:05pm
May 18, 2017
reporter
Apr 12, 2017 @ 4:42pm
Apr 12, 2017
reporter Rangers have reopened trails for long weekend. Watch out for overgrown areas. Refer to normal member-only access conditions and induction...
Mar 21, 2017 @ 7:18pm
Mar 21, 2017
reporter Rangers have closed trails due to predicted rainfall this weekend (25-26th March) and early next week
Jan 27, 2017 @ 3:24pm
Jan 27, 2017
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Routes with this trail

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