2.0 miles
Distance
205 ft
Climb
-593 ft
Descent
00:15:14
Avg time

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #18307 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3534 in Trail Running
    • #41217 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    SANParks

Pat's Track is an iconic Signal Hill trail that has been hiked, run and ridden for years. The surface is rocky and loose in summer and the protruding rocks demand concentration and bike handling skills. The full trail is best accessed from a hairpin bend on Kloof Road which will require a portage to access the ridable part of the track. From here the trail traverses the lower slopes of Lions Head before hitting the slopes of Signal Hill and eventually descending to the suburb of Sea Point. This descent can be fast and has some tricky rock sections and corners to negotiate. Alternatively, you can access the trail around the mid point via the Pat's Access trail off Signal Hill Drive.

Access Info

See above. You can access the trail off Kloof Road or Signal Hill Drive or even off Glengariff Road, Sea Point, although this option will result in a not so fun climb up the very fun descent.

Disclaimer

Activity permit required

More Stats for Pat's Track Signal Hill multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -388 ft
  • Altitude min
    318 ft
  • Altitude max
    864 ft
  • Altitude start
    705 ft
  • Altitude end
    318 ft
  • Grade
    -3.7%
  • Grade max
    -37.7%
  • Grade min
    21.6%
  • Distance climb
    3,051 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    656 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:16
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on Oct 1, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3 (4 votes)
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      Pat's Track... Trail Reports

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      Oct 1, 2020 @ 5:46am
      Oct 1, 2020
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 4:06am
      Mar 25, 2020
      reporter Closed due to Corona Virus
      Feb 26, 2020 @ 8:35pm
      Feb 26, 2020
      Jan 20, 2020 @ 10:03am
      Jan 20, 2020
      One downed tree across the path above Sea Point. Needs some chainsaw love...
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 11:07pm
      Sep 22, 2018
      Very rocky after the dry season, so a technical track and tough to ride up.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 86 rides
      • Last: Feb 8, 2023

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      Routes with this trail

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      #Gone2Gone August 2021 Challenge12 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Riyaandavids (May 27, 2022 at 1:29)
      Not an enjoyable ride coming from Glengariff side. Basically a hike with your bike
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      RenoRider (Sep 30, 2021 at 6:02)
      Amazing hiking trail with great views. Not really any redeeming value as a stand-alone ride, unless techy loose chunk is your thing. If you must, ride it southbound. Black climb in the other direction.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jonabalmer (Dec 6, 2020 at 4:07)
      Hi, how safe (no wanderers, mugging etc) is this route?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Superdawie (Aug 31, 2020 at 11:39)
      Mountain biking has been allowed in this trail for the past few years.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      SchalkMarais (Feb 26, 2020 at 20:34)
      Mountain Biking is allowed !!
      [Reply]





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      youtuber 2018 Ibis HD4 | Rated
      9:10 | 483 | May 7, 2018 , Cape Town
      Pat's Track - Table Mountain - MTB
      3:30 | 57 | Sep 27, 2022 , Cape Town
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