2,494 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-83 ft
Descent
00:02:30
Avg time

Rubber Snake Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20064 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 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.

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
    00:02:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:26
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Status:
on Jan 27, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to rubber-snake trailhead (-19.413975, 146.747180)
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      Rubber Snake Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 27, 2019 @ 3:42am
      Jan 27, 2019
      reporter CLOSED TOO WET
      Jan 9, 2019 @ 5:03am
      Jan 9, 2019
      reporter Advised Closed by Rangers due to potential weather event
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 2:57pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      reporter Open with caution
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:35am
      Dec 11, 2018
      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...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,041 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      158 |
      Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:07am
      Apr 30, 2016
      144 |
      Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:53am
      Apr 21, 2016

      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.
      [Reply]

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