1,956 ft
Distance
143 ft
Climb
-10 ft
Descent
00:04:15
Avg time

Misery Hill Details

  • Riding Area
    Ross River Dam
    Townsville
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr-Dec
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #52045 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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
    6.769%
  • Grade max
    -7.676%
  • Grade min
    18.391%
  • Distance climb
    1,518 ft
  • Distance down
    136 ft
  • Distance flat
    288 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:49
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Status:
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Misery Hill Trail Reports

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      Jan 27, 2019 @ 3:42am
      Jan 27, 2019
      reporter CLOSED TOO WET
      Jan 9, 2019 @ 5:03am
      Jan 9, 2019
      reporter Advised Closed by Rangers due to potential weather event
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 2:57pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      reporter Open with caution
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:35am
      Dec 11, 2018
      reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
      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...
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      Routes with this trail

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      2015 Targa Townsville race
      53 miles
      Targa 2016 - Ross Dam stage race
      7 miles
      Dam Dark 2016 Course 1
      5 miles
      Dam Dark 2016 Course 2
      5 miles

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