2 miles
Distance
262 ft
Climb
-541 ft
Descent
00:15:39
Avg time

Sandy Bay Details

  • Riding Area
    South Molle Island
    Airlie Beach
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Best in April-November
  • Global Ranking
    #9664 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager

Sandy Bay is home to one of the best camping spots on the Island. Managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services, the campsite boats well maintained drop toilets, picnic tables and a grassy camping site right on the beachfront.

Many of the Island Taxi's used to get riders to the island use this beach as the preferred landing spot making this climb off the beach the only way to access the trails.

Access Info

To access South Molle Island you need to organise a water taxi (we recommend Scamper). The trip is only 10 minutes and will drop you directly at Sandy Bay, one of the designated camp sites, but is tide dependant. Generally you must stay overnight.

Parking at Shute Harbour: $15 per 24 hours
Scamper return transfer including 5 litres of water per person per day $65
National Parks Camping Permit $5.75 per person or $23 per family available on QWPS website

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sandy Bay bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -280 ft
  • Altitude min
    5 ft
  • Altitude max
    404 ft
  • Altitude start
    296 ft
  • Altitude end
    16 ft
  • Grade
    -3.173%
  • Grade max
    -29.291%
  • Grade min
    20.906%
  • Distance climb
    2,840 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    325 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:05
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Status:
on Jun 21, 2017
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 sandy-bay-49080 trailhead (-20.268040, 148.840059)
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Sandy Bay Trail Reports

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Jun 21, 2017 @ 8:07pm
Jun 21, 2017
All open. Mostly well trimmed grass on the trails. Long gradual climb and smooth flowing descent.
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1 Review & Comments

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flag Annablake (Sep 24, 2018 at 3:04)
 Had a great time aug 2018. Went with scamper ferry. Nice flowy fast decents, amazing views, lovely weather. Chilled out camping trip.
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