5 miles
1,013 ft
-1,012 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Cape Town
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Land Manager

Ivan Eek, farm manager at Hooggekraal contacted the Tygerberg MTB club early in 2012 regarding development of trails on this farm. The club and Ivan approached Bennet of Ace of Spaces trail building set to set out an 8.5km trail through indigenous renosterveld and farmland. The trail starts at 46m above sea level offering a gentle warm up along jeep track before swinging right, over a bridge and into sweeping singletrack. Riders soon enter “Beware Alley” which got it’s name from all the wildlife that was encountered when the trail was built through this narrow donga (scorpions, snakes, porcupine and supersize earthworms). The trail here is mildly technical before hitting the main climb, “Spykers Hill”. The climb to the highest point of 226m over approximately 4km is interspersed with bends and switchbacks which keep the ride interesting and unpredictable. There is a false summit as you exit the renosterveld so save some legs for the last push to the top alongside the fence.

Access Info

Trail fee to be paid at honesty box

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hoogekraal Main Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    172 ft
  • Altitude max
    743 ft
  • Altitude start
    264 ft
  • Altitude end
    264 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,722 ft
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on Oct 1, 2017
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Hoogekraal Main Loop Trail Reports

Oct 1, 2017 @ 5:22am
Oct 1, 2017
Jun 26, 2017 @ 5:59am
Jun 26, 2017
Jan 22, 2017 @ 5:03am
Jan 22, 2017
Great trail for begginers or advanced riders
Jan 1, 2017 @ 12:43pm
Jan 1, 2017
Windy but fun and fast!
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