2 miles
Distance
169 ft
Climb
-491 ft
Descent
00:10:27
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Red Tail Black Trail

  • Peter McLean

    since 2014
    Maintainer
  • Brett Tilley
    since 2014
    Maintainer
  • Nigel Stacey
    since 2014
    Maintainer

Red Tail Black Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #19167 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2007

Named after the red tailed, black cockatoo birds that inhabit the area.

Sequential step ups and sharp climbing turn make this a fair challenge to climb. But reverse the direction and it's a real hoot.

Access Info

Starts at the Hump junction (top of Easy Street trail) and joins back onto near the bottom of Easy Street

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Red Tail Black bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -323 ft
  • Altitude min
    111 ft
  • Altitude max
    435 ft
  • Altitude start
    435 ft
  • Altitude end
    111 ft
  • Grade
    -3.916%
  • Grade max
    -32.278%
  • Grade min
    25.755%
  • Distance climb
    2,387 ft
  • Distance down
    5,273 ft
  • Distance flat
    576 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:49
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Status:
on Dec 19, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.6 (5 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

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

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

LEGEND
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 red-tail-black trailhead (-19.332300, 146.740500)
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      Red Tail Black Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 2:56pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      reporter Open with caution
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:35am
      Dec 11, 2018
      reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:34am
      Dec 11, 2018
      reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
      May 13, 2018 @ 12:17pm
      May 13, 2018
      Had a go at trimming RTB this arve, ran out of light before finnishing but the crux is broken.
      Apr 4, 2018 @ 4:59am
      Apr 4, 2018
      reporter a few rutts appearing toward the top
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 187 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,751 rides
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      Jan 10, 2017 @ 5:53pm
      Jan 10, 2017
      Red Tail Black, Townsville

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