6 miles
Distance
789 ft
Climb
-788 ft
Descent
1,162 ft
High Point

Purple Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Bottelary Hills
    Stellenbosch
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Global Ranking
    #26727 in Mountain Biking

Purple Loop:
9.2km with 243m of climbing
mostly farm roads through vineyards and renosterveld
easy to moderate riding
a challenging 1.3km climb
some technical downhill sections
From Middelvlei to start of the Purple Loop is 6.75km. Purple Loop distance is 9km. Exit back to Yellow Loop and complete Yellow to return to Middelvlei for a total ride distance of 22.4km.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Purple Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    620 ft
  • Altitude start
    844 ft
  • Altitude end
    846 ft
  • Grade
    0.005%
  • Grade max
    -28.291%
  • Grade min
    22.376%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,194 ft
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Status:
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
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to purple-loop-38018 trailhead (-33.924850, 18.785910)
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Kurtladner (Nov 25, 2018 at 11:53)
 Very dry
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