1,193 ft
Distance
19 ft
Climb
-139 ft
Descent
00:05:51
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Keelback Trail
  • Sam Tully
    2015 - 2016
    Maintainer
  • Payne Contractors
    2013
    Builder
  • McLean Solutions
    2013
    Builder

Keelback Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #17984 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking
  • 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.

Access Info

Top section is one-way, downhill only. Access from Iron Bark hub, which is the junction with Beefwood and The Long Way.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Keelback bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -120 ft
  • Altitude min
    311 ft
  • Altitude max
    443 ft
  • Altitude start
    431 ft
  • Altitude end
    311 ft
  • Grade
    -10.095%
  • Grade max
    -25.889%
  • Grade min
    10.145%
  • Distance climb
    294 ft
  • Distance down
    783 ft
  • Distance flat
    116 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:50
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Status:
on Dec 19, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to keelback trailhead (-19.328440, 146.746050)
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      Keelback Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 2:56pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      reporter Open with caution
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:35am
      Dec 11, 2018
      reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:34am
      Dec 11, 2018
      reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
      Jul 10, 2018 @ 12:01am
      Jul 10, 2018
      reporter
      Mar 31, 2018 @ 1:44am
      Mar 31, 2018
      reporter From whiptail down, all good
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 131 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,195 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 12, 2018 @ 2:51am
      Mar 12, 2018
      Keelback, Townsville
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      Mar 12, 2018 @ 2:51am
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      Keelback, Townsville
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      Mar 12, 2018 @ 2:51am
      Mar 12, 2018
      Keelback, Townsville
      192 |
      Jan 23, 2016 @ 3:41pm
      Jan 23, 2016
      Keelback, Townsville

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