5 miles
Distance
981 ft
Climb
-981 ft
Descent
00:29:17
Avg time

Smedley's Details

  • Riding area
    Cape Pallarenda
    Townsville
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Apr-Dec
  • TTFs on trail
    Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #9919
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager

A narrow, two-way trail is designed for cross country mountain biking. Trail traverses a lot inhabited by the Smidley's family up until about the 1980's, without electricity, garbage or town services. After the condition of the dirt road deteriorated, old man Bill would travel only by bicycle, making the 16km journey to Townsville city centre during the week.

Access Info

Via Shelley Beach trail or via western end of Under the Radar singletrack.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Smedley's mountain bike trail
  • Altitude min
    20 ft
  • Altitude max
    284 ft
  • Altitude start
    28 ft
  • Altitude end
    28 ft
  • Grade max
    -38.026%
  • Grade min
    35.406%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,556 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:45
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Status:
on Oct 23, 2017
Variable
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Smedley's Trail Reports

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Oct 23, 2017 @ 4:17am
8 hours
reporter Open with caution. Avoid soft spots.
Oct 22, 2017 @ 6:16pm
18 hours
Went for a ride yesterday, Sunday 22 OCT 17. the trail was in perfect riding condition. There was a couple of puddles along UTR and smedleys but...
Oct 17, 2017 @ 4:31am
Oct 17, 2017
reporter CLOSED TOO WET!!
Aug 25, 2017 @ 6:08pm
Aug 25, 2017
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Jun 29, 2017 @ 4:42pm
Jun 29, 2017
Rangers have begun brushcutting the trail, first section from link track to ocean side saddle has been completed. National Parks.
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Aug 19, 2015 @ 3:44pm
Aug 19, 2015
Smedley's, My City

Routes with this trail

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Targa 2016 - Pallarenda Stage race
14 miles
2015 Targa Townsville race
53 miles

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