2,494 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-83 ft
Descent
00:02:21
Avg time

Rubber Snake Details

  • Riding area
    Ross River Dam
    Townsville
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Apr-Dec
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:02:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:26
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Status:
on May 25, 2017
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Rubber Snake Trail Reports

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May 25, 2017 @ 9:24pm
May 25, 2017
reporter Rangers have reopened the trails for Members who've completed the induction http://www.rockwheelers.com.au/ross-dam-induction/ Watch for overgrown...
May 18, 2017 @ 8:05pm
May 18, 2017
reporter
Apr 12, 2017 @ 4:42pm
Apr 12, 2017
reporter Rangers have reopened trails for long weekend. Watch out for overgrown areas. Refer to normal member-only access conditions and induction...
Mar 21, 2017 @ 7:18pm
Mar 21, 2017
reporter Rangers have closed trails due to predicted rainfall this weekend (25-26th March) and early next week
Jan 27, 2017 @ 3:24pm
Jan 27, 2017
reporter
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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
Targa 2016 - Ross Dam stage race
7 miles
2015 Targa Townsville race
53 miles
Dam Dark 2016 Course 1
5 miles

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