2,494 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-83 ft
Descent
00:02:28
Avg time

Rubber Snake Details

  • Riding Area
    Ross River Dam
    Townsville
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Apr-Dec
  • Global Ranking
    #20064 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Townsville City Council

When Gary Patterson was building it, he thought someone was having fun with him by leaving a Rubber Snake on the track. Only was he to very quickly reaslise that the snake was very, very real.

This is a favourite descent for many Ross Dam riders.

Access Info

Trails are off limits to General Public (Rangers patrol issuing fines!) but accessible on weekends and Public Holidays by Rockwheelers Club Members observing the Special Access conditions. Refer to Club Member Access on Rockwheelers website.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rubber Snake bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -68 ft
  • Altitude min
    231 ft
  • Altitude max
    304 ft
  • Altitude start
    300 ft
  • Altitude end
    232 ft
  • Grade
    -2.729%
  • Grade max
    -10.664%
  • Grade min
    8.485%
  • Distance climb
    555 ft
  • Distance down
    1,658 ft
  • Distance flat
    221 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:26
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Status:
on Dec 11, 2018
Wet
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 rubber-snake trailhead (-19.413975, 146.747180)
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Rubber Snake Trail Reports

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Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:35am
10 hours
reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
Apr 13, 2018 @ 1:43am
Apr 13, 2018
reporter Water Operations staff advise trails are re-opened. Take caution, some trees over trails. Please take photos and post Trail Reports via Trailforks...
Mar 28, 2018 @ 10:55pm
Mar 28, 2018
reporter Trails remain closed. Water operations staff advise trails still wet and expecting more inclement weather over Easter weekend.
Mar 23, 2018 @ 4:58am
Mar 23, 2018
reporter Rangers advise that due to forecast rainfall this weekend the MTB Trails at Ross Dam are now closed
Mar 19, 2018 @ 11:32pm
Mar 19, 2018
reporter Rangers advise trails open again this weekend, 24-25th March, subject to normal Rockwheelers members-only weekend-access conditions. Exact trail...
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Photos

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153 |
Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:07am
Apr 30, 2016
Rubber Snake, Townsville
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Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:53am
Apr 21, 2016
Rubber Snake, Townsville

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
2015 Targa Townsville race
53 miles
Targa 2016 - Ross Dam stage race
7 miles
Dam Dark 2016 Course 1
5 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Yowie75 (Jun 10, 2018 at 3:31)
 Rideable but overgrown at the moment
Watch out for the holders on the trail.
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