5 miles
Distance
983 ft
Climb
-984 ft
Descent
00:40:37
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Hoogekraal
    Cape Town
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #17728 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    172 ft
  • Altitude max
    743 ft
  • Altitude start
    269 ft
  • Altitude end
    267 ft
  • Grade
    -0.006%
  • Grade max
    -26.715%
  • Grade min
    20.179%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,675 ft
  • Avg time
    00:40:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:10
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on Feb 2, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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  • 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
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Hoogekraal Main Loop Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 79 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      Hoogekraal Main Loop

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