1 miles
Distance
30 ft
Climb
-289 ft
Descent
00:12:35
Avg time
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Luvin' Shovels Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    ALL
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #23500 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2012

This volunteer crafted work of art is a Black Diamond freeride trail packed with jumps, drops and berms. This is a Black Diamond freeride trail with 2 Double Black Diamond features (un roll-able drop offs) and is only suitable for experienced riders.

HISTORY OF THE TRAIL

Luvin Shovels was constructed with many hours of volunteer labour and with the assistance of a $15,000 Lottery West grant. The trail was design and project managed throughout by Lindsay Alsop. Key contributors were also Rich Blair and Ben McGrath.

BACKGROUND

The initial DEC (now DPaW) permissions for a Black Diamond trail in this area were granted in the Kalamunda Circuit trail proposal in 2006. However upon completion of the Kalamunda Circuit in 2011 there were insufficient funds to construct this trail.

Recognising that permission had been granted and that there was a demand for more challenging trails (the Kalamunda Circuit is rated Blue for intermediate riders), then WAMBA vice-president, Lindsay Alsop, got to work...

PLANNING

Lindsay started exploring the bush in this area and liked what he found. As well as having some reasonable slopes the bush was fairly open meaning minimal clearing of vegetation would be required. In addition there were plenty of fallen hard wood trees and rocks in the area for construction of the trail features.

With his proposed alignment approved by DEC trail construction commenced.

SHOVELS GET SOME LUVIN

In June 2012 volunteer work commenced. Soon a regular crew of eager volunteer trail builders were out there every other weekend or so shifting a massive number of rocks and building some impressive trail features. Word started to spread that something special was happening.

LOTTERY WEST ADD THEIR LOVE

With the award of a $15,000 Lottery West grant the volunteers were able to get a helping hand from the rental of some machinery and purchase of materials for features. This assistance was great for moral and soon more helpers were turning up and the trail further progressed.

OFFICIAL OPENING

The trail was completed in mid-2013. An impressive achievement for this 2.3km trail which contains 2 huge log rides, many many jumps and multiple berms.

To celebrate the completion a photo competition was held. Some of the best shredders in the state came out to strut their stuff whilst great photographers captured the day for posterity.

Luvin Shovels featured as a stage in the 2014 WA round of the National Gravity Enduro Series.

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More Stats for Luvin' Shovels bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -258 ft
  • Altitude min
    910 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,175 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,168 ft
  • Altitude end
    910 ft
  • Grade max
    -15.268%
  • Grade min
    5.715%
  • Distance climb
    1,044 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    703 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:11
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Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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  • Icy
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Luvin' Shovels Trail Reports

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      Sep 21, 2018 @ 1:49am
      Sep 21, 2018
      All trails south of Mundaring Weir Rd closed due to fuel reduction burn off.
      May 24, 2018 @ 5:28am
      May 24, 2018
      the lips on the jumps have been eroded away causing them to become very steep aswell as overgrown vegetation closing in the trail from the sides...
      Mar 30, 2018 @ 4:04pm
      Mar 30, 2018
      Aug 5, 2017 @ 1:32am
      Aug 5, 2017
      Oct 7, 2015 @ 6:58pm
      Oct 7, 2015
      reporter All clear
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