2 miles
Distance
913 ft
Climb
-436 ft
Descent
00:26:17
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Middle Earth Trail

Middle Earth Details

  • Riding area
    Fox Creek
    Adelaide
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    ForestrySA

Roughly 6km of climbing and traversing on Green Circle level surfaces. Depending on fitness it may take 25 to 60 mins depending on pace and how many times you stop to soak up the views.

Built by Nick Bowman and IMBA Australia in 2013. Thanks to Shane Rogers, Andrew Byrne and Alex Bowman

Currently maintained by the Human Projectiles and Nick Bowman's trail company Destination Trails Pty Ltd

Access Info

Head up "The Guts" vehicle track from the Fox Creek Road Car Park (that's west). Turn right onto "Lone Gum" vehicle track then quick left... big sign on the left!!!! do not ride up the steep fire track... use the contour trail on the left!!!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Middle Earth mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    477 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,265 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,758 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,281 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,758 ft
  • Grade
    4.001%
  • Grade max
    -42.539%
  • Grade min
    46.013%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,721 ft
  • Distance flat
    976 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:17
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Status:
on Sep 29, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to middle-earth-33921 trailhead (-34.878350, 138.834250)
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Middle Earth Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 29, 2018 @ 9:59pm
Sep 29, 2018
Sep 16, 2018 @ 4:59am
Sep 16, 2018
Slightly overgrown near the bottom
Aug 18, 2018 @ 8:10pm
Aug 18, 2018
Jan 1, 2018 @ 3:38pm
Jan 1, 2018
A bit overgrown with bracken, otherwise excellent
Jun 18, 2017 @ 7:29pm
Jun 18, 2017
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag CorrodedBreed (Oct 29, 2017 at 4:41)
 The places this trail will take you through is incredible. Starting in the valley surrounded by the ferns and humidity, taking you up to dry bushfire scarred scrublands along well manicured trails.
A must visit.
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