1,956 ft
143 ft
-10 ft
Avg time

Misery Hill Details

  • Riding Area
    Ross River Dam
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Townsville City Council

Features a nasty 15-20% climb that most will find miserable. But hey, head back down for a hoot, watching out for the loose, off-camber left hander.

For a slighter, more interesting climb, look for nearby Rubber Snake.

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Access Info

Trails are off limits to General Public (Rangers patrol issuing fines!) but accessible on weekends and Public Holidays by Rockwheelers

Club Members observing the Special Access conditions. Refer to Club Member Access on Rockwheelers website.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Misery Hill bike trail
  • Altitude change
    132 ft
  • Altitude min
    179 ft
  • Altitude max
    320 ft
  • Altitude start
    179 ft
  • Altitude end
    311 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,518 ft
  • Distance down
    136 ft
  • Distance flat
    288 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Apr 13, 2018
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to misery-hill trailhead (-19.415339, 146.752901)
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Misery Hill Trail Reports

Apr 13, 2018 @ 1:43am
Apr 13, 2018
reporter Water Operations staff advise trails are re-opened. Take caution, some trees over trails. Please take photos and post Trail Reports via Trailforks...
Mar 28, 2018 @ 10:55pm
Mar 28, 2018
reporter Trails remain closed. Water operations staff advise trails still wet and expecting more inclement weather over Easter weekend.
Mar 23, 2018 @ 4:58am
Mar 23, 2018
reporter Rangers advise that due to forecast rainfall this weekend the MTB Trails at Ross Dam are now closed
Mar 19, 2018 @ 11:32pm
Mar 19, 2018
reporter Rangers advise trails open again this weekend, 24-25th March, subject to normal Rockwheelers members-only weekend-access conditions. Exact trail...
Mar 17, 2018 @ 9:53pm
Mar 17, 2018
reporter Rangers inspected trails. Still holding water in spots. They will inspect again Friday 23rd. Unfortunately our trail people aren't allowed to go...
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