8 miles
Distance
690 ft
Climb
-698 ft
Descent
02:34:22
Avg time

Paluma Dam Loop Details

  • 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
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #20001 in Mountain Biking

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.

Local Trail Association
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
    02:34:22
  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to paluma-dam-loop-33876 trailhead (-18.956030, 146.148140)
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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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Oct 29, 2017 @ 11:19pm
Oct 29, 2017
Paluma Dam Loop, My City
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Oct 29, 2017 @ 11:19pm
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Paluma Dam Loop, My City
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May 14, 2016 @ 11:47pm
May 14, 2016
Paluma Dam Loop, Townsville
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Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:33pm
Apr 30, 2016
Paluma Dam Loop, Townsville

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