8 miles
Distance
690 ft
Climb
-698 ft
Descent
02:16:40
Avg time

Paluma Dam Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Paluma Dam
    Paluma
  • 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
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #20001 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

One of the best night ride loops in the Townsville region. Wide track in World Heritage listed, Wet Tropics rainforest. Come ride during a day trip, camp at the damp or even contest the annual Paluma Push mountain bike race, North Queensland's most popular MTB event.

Access Info

Via Mount Spec road, past the Paluma Village, the up the dirt road to Paluma Dam.

More Stats for Paluma Dam Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -8 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,922 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,218 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,965 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,957 ft
  • Grade
    -0.018%
  • Grade max
    -17.513%
  • Grade min
    17.84%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,337 ft
  • Avg time
    02:16:40
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:40
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Status:
on Feb 10, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Paluma Dam Loop Trail Reports

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      Feb 10, 2018 @ 11:55pm
      Feb 10, 2018
      Trail is wet and super technical in places few trees down on trail require lift a bike but good ride overall
      Dec 28, 2017 @ 6:21pm
      Dec 28, 2017
      reporter 1 bazillion mozzies though
      Jul 23, 2017 @ 1:02pm
      Jul 23, 2017
      Awesome trail but beware the slippery roots!
      Jul 2, 2017 @ 12:11am
      Jul 2, 2017
      Jun 17, 2017 @ 3:56pm
      Jun 17, 2017
      Trail is riding awesome. There are approx 3 trees accross the trail but are easy to climb over. The main trail has tape accoss it which helps find...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 32 miles avg distance
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      Oct 29, 2017 @ 11:19pm
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      134 |
      May 14, 2016 @ 11:47pm
      May 14, 2016
      155 |
      Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:33pm
      Apr 30, 2016

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