1.0 miles
Distance
144 ft
Climb
-409 ft
Descent
00:06:52
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Keelback Trail
  • Sam Tully
    since 2015
    Maintainer

  • Nathan Waters

    since 2015
    Maintainer
  • past supporters

  • Payne Contractors
    2013
    Builder
  • McLean Solutions
    2013
    Builder

Keelback Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr-Dec
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #9026
  • Year Opened
    2013

Slower, technical decent to test your balance and your handling in tight, rocky turns. Includes multiple rock gardens and rocky step downs.
Top section is downhill only and has zero B lines - if you struggle to ride the qualifier rocky feature at the top of trail then you'll have difficulty completing this trail.
Bottom section is two-way and does have some B-lines to avoid some of the very difficult rock gardens.

Access Info

Top section is one-way, downhill only. Access from Iron Bark hub, which is the junction with Beefwood and The Long Way.
Bottom section is two-way and is accessible via junction with Whiptail, or if climbing, via entry off Klewarra Boulevard behind Riverside Ridge housing estate.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Keelback mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -265 ft
  • Altitude min
    165 ft
  • Altitude max
    443 ft
  • Altitude start
    430 ft
  • Altitude end
    165 ft
  • Grade max
    -28.61%
  • Grade min
    20.037%
  • Distance climb
    1,898 ft
  • Distance down
    3,457 ft
  • Distance flat
    109 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:52
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Status:
on Jan 21, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Keelback Trail Reports

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Jan 21, 2017 @ 6:05am
Jan 21, 2017
reporter OK to ride - use caution and be wary of washouts.
Jan 21, 2017 @ 5:57am
Jan 21, 2017
reporter OK to ride
Jan 15, 2017 @ 1:36am
Jan 15, 2017
reporter
Major Water drainage issue, large mud holes. Wow what a slog, Myself, and my 3 boys, Ethan Waters, Finn and Sam all came out to play in the mud,...
Jan 14, 2017 @ 8:04pm
Jan 14, 2017
reporter Too wet for riding. Nice and soft for maintenance
Jan 8, 2017 @ 6:39pm
Jan 8, 2017
reporter Hard to see where 3-4 inches of Friday's rain went - all dry now.
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