1 miles
Distance
76 ft
Climb
-66 ft
Descent
00:07:43
Avg time

Sharks Tail Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #49718 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    10 ft
  • Altitude min
    75 ft
  • Altitude max
    127 ft
  • Altitude start
    81 ft
  • Altitude end
    92 ft
  • Grade
    0.163%
  • Grade max
    -6.828%
  • Grade min
    5.429%
  • Distance climb
    2,734 ft
  • Distance down
    2,241 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,449 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:43
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Status:
on Nov 3, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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      Sharks Tail Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 18 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 342 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 893 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 5, 2019 @ 11:31pm
      Jan 5, 2019
      Sharks Tail, Redland Bay
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      Feb 10, 2018 @ 6:12pm
      Feb 10, 2018
      Sharks Tail, My City
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      Feb 10, 2018 @ 6:12pm
      Feb 10, 2018
      Sharks Tail, My City
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      Feb 10, 2018 @ 6:11pm
      Feb 10, 2018
      Sharks Tail, My City

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