1,053 ft
3 ft
-49 ft
Avg time
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Lizard Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #15709 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1292 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in E-Biking
  • Land Owner
    South African National Parks

Lizard: This short section ranks as one of the most fun trails on offer at Tokai. It's slightly off the beaten track but well worth seeking out. It rose from the ashes of the 2015 fire and has flow like never before with an unusually smooth firm hardpack surface, punctuated by a few roots. More XC than all-mountain the trail gets a green rating because of its smoothness and relative lack of trail features. Don't be fooled, as some are, ridden as fast as possible Lizard comes to life. Lizard starts life next to the DH2 trailhead on level 3. It starts with a relatively steep descent where speed control is key and some airtime is available off a low kicker. It heads South at speed, before a series of gentle berms lead to a gentle uphill. Carry speed through the previous corners and you'll barely notice the gradient. Two corners or so later, you hit a gentle, diagonal drop off. Roll it or pull up, that's your choice. A couple more bends and the crux corner arrives. This sharp left hander is tricky and a fast time down Lizard can be won or lost here. Lizard’s blend of smooth but ultra sticky berms and flatter corners are a winner
Is this trail for you? If you can manage your speed and handle the odd root and easy drop off, then this trail will be a breeze. Take it slowly if you’re new to TokaiMTB and you’ll soon get the hang of it.

Access Info

This one way down only trail is accessed via the Level 3 Jeep Track next door to the entrance to DH2. Check the signage or you may find yourself on a black diamond trail


A TMNP level 3 activity permit is required to ride Tokai Forest MTB Trails. Day passes can be purchased at the picnic site/parking area. Please also join TokaiMTB for R400 p.a. Your money helps us to build and maintain these awesome trails.

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More Stats for Lizard multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -46 ft
  • Altitude min
    829 ft
  • Altitude max
    878 ft
  • Altitude start
    875 ft
  • Altitude end
    830 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    243 ft
  • Distance down
    735 ft
  • Distance flat
    75 ft
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on Apr 23, 2022
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
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  • Prevalent Mud
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      Lizard Trail Reports

      Apr 23, 2022 @ 2:19am
      Apr 23, 2022
      Jan 18, 2022 @ 4:31am
      Jan 18, 2022
      Jan 7, 2022 @ 9:59pm
      Jan 7, 2022
      Aug 5, 2021 @ 2:11am
      Aug 5, 2021
      reporter The heavy rains have resulted in erosion on jeep track and some single track trails. Exercise caution.
      Jul 2, 2021 @ 4:00am
      Jul 2, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 171 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      • 2,809 rides
      • Last: Mar 15, 2023


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