1.6 miles
Distance
86 ft
Climb
-291 ft
Descent
00:12:03
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Explosions Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Ref Number
    #20
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #2664 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #300 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager
  • OSM Way

The name Explosions was originally given to the section running down past the quarry. The trail head is situated approximately where Apiary break would intersect the trail if extended. It has been called this for some years until in July 2019 a large section of Never Ending Story was listed on Trailforks as Explosions. Many riders will still consider the quarry part to be Explosions and the lead in track to be Never Ending Story. The original Explosions has been a real buzz to ride with it's switchbacks and small berms. It is characterized with some rooty and rocky roughness that riders in Nerang will be familiar with.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Explosions mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -205 ft
  • Altitude min
    296 ft
  • Altitude max
    529 ft
  • Altitude start
    512 ft
  • Altitude end
    308 ft
  • Grade
    -2.4%
  • Grade max
    -16.8%
  • Grade min
    10.9%
  • Distance climb
    2,244 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,037 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:06
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on Mar 16, 2022
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      Explosions Trail Reports

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      Mar 16, 2022 @ 11:21pm
      Mar 16, 2022
      reporter Trails have dried out nicely and renovation works have been completed to Baileys, B+Bs and Casuarina. There may still be minor issues and trees...
      Mar 3, 2022 @ 2:44am
      Mar 3, 2022
      reporter Please allow the trails to dry out after the recent weather event of 600mm in 3 days. Stick to the management trails if you must ride. Trailcare...
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 1:48pm
      Oct 16, 2021
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 1:20pm
      Jun 26, 2021
      May 28, 2021 @ 1:20pm
      May 28, 2021
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      • 12 miles avg distance
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Keeponpedalling (Jul 8, 2019 at 1:12)
       If long standing naming counts for anything, most of what has been named Explosions this week is actually Never Ending Story. Explosions is the part that runs down past the quarry (hence the name). Never Ending story is just that,. It's one of the longer trails and leads right into Explosions. What are your thoughts? Make a comment.
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      • + 1
      Coznkym (Aug 7, 2019 at 12:55)
       It makes better sense and clarity for riders to start Explosions from the intersection with Pandora, NES and the link to NG29. Also think the link should be just that, a link, not part of Pandora.
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      • + 0
      Glsmith (Jun 26, 2020 at 12:16)
       The bridges are on the verge of collapse, most need replacing
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      • + 0
      Gaz1976 (Apr 20, 2022 at 6:00)
       Again smashed by the recent relentless rain. Some remediation work at the start of the trail looking good. Otherwise keep your wits about you due to the rain gouges
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      NERANG | Riding blind TRACK 20: Explosions ????
      4:56 | 251 | Dec 22, 2020 , Gold Coast
      Explosions (Eastbound) - Nerang National Park...
      9:28 | 239 | Aug 10, 2020 , Gold Coast
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