5 miles
Distance
981 ft
Climb
-981 ft
Descent
00:30:01
Avg time

Smedley's Details

  • Riding area
    Cape Pallarenda
    Townsville
  • Difficulty rating
  • 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
  • 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
    00:30:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:42
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Status:
on Apr 7, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Smedley's Trail Reports

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Apr 7, 2018 @ 6:10pm
Apr 7, 2018
Still the same as previous weeks report, but the grass is now another foot higher.
Mar 30, 2018 @ 11:09pm
Mar 30, 2018
Very overgrown. not worth the risk. Snakes and aggressive pigs around. This trail is great but never seems to get any maintenance by the park...
Mar 22, 2018 @ 7:36pm
Mar 22, 2018
Overgrown and unrideable in parts. Hidden dangers in the undergrowth...
Mar 17, 2018 @ 1:49pm
Mar 17, 2018
Very overgrown. Trail on the CW climb needs a lot of TLC.
Feb 19, 2018 @ 6:52am
Feb 19, 2018
Overgrown vegetation. Trail hard to see at times, so have to watch speed coming downhill.
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Nov 10, 2017 @ 11:29pm
Nov 10, 2017
Smedley's, My City
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Nov 10, 2017 @ 11:29pm
Nov 10, 2017
Smedley's, My City
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Nov 10, 2017 @ 11:29pm
Nov 10, 2017
Smedley's, My City
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Nov 10, 2017 @ 11:28pm
Nov 10, 2017
Smedley's, My City

Routes with this trail

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

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