1 miles
76 ft
-66 ft
Avg time

Sharks Tail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Redland City Council

Shark Tail is a one-way trail ridden from south to north that is often used as a return trail for riders coming off The Maze. Both ends of Shark Tail are easy to ride, but you’ll find many challenges toward the middle, where the sandy soil has eroded to form deep ruts and holes. Exposed roots also cross the trail, creating step-ups and drops, especially along the sections that descend toward a creek crossing , where a dense sea of ferns are a highlight of the trail. This challenging trail is ideal for more advanced riders. Walkers should watch for mountain bike riders in places where the trail is very narrow. The link between Shark Tail and The Maze is an old trail, originally ridden west to east to form a circuit. Watch out for erosion ruts and exposed roots on descending sections.

Access Info

Access next to trail hut at the southern end on Native Dog Rd

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sharks Tail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    10 ft
  • Altitude min
    75 ft
  • Altitude max
    127 ft
  • Altitude start
    81 ft
  • Altitude end
    92 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,734 ft
  • Distance down
    2,241 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,449 ft
  • Avg time
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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sharks-tail trailhead (-27.674270, 153.286750)
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Sharks Tail Trail Reports


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Feb 10, 2018 @ 6:12pm
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Feb 10, 2018 @ 6:11pm
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Feb 10, 2018 @ 6:11pm
Feb 10, 2018
Sharks Tail, My City

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