5 miles
Distance
981 ft
Climb
-981 ft
Descent
00:30:27
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. The video showing construction states that CW is much easier than CCW (supposedly well signed as such though I saw none stating that on the trail itself).

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
    00:30:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:42
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Status:
on May 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to smedley-s trailhead (-19.192210, 146.727991)
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Smedley's Trail Reports

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May 19, 2018 @ 3:23am
May 19, 2018
Grass has been cut for only 500m going clockwise.
May 18, 2018 @ 9:35pm
May 18, 2018
Trail is still heavily over grown, to the point where the track is not visible in some locations. Some large rocks on the trail also which can be...
May 16, 2018 @ 5:08pm
May 16, 2018
Hallelujah! Looks like Smedley's is finally getting some attention. It's not clear yet, seems like they're doing clockwise. Some of the lower...
May 4, 2018 @ 6:56pm
May 4, 2018
Don't bother. Trail is well over grown with grass making the trail very difficult to see. Some erosion damage in sections as well. Such a shame!...
Apr 28, 2018 @ 5:35am
Apr 28, 2018
Grass 6ft high in places and very overgrown throughout (average 2-3ft encroaching on the track). I was forced to take even downhills slow as you...
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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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Smedleys Trail
411 | Jan 16, 2016 , Townsville
Smedley tablet
353 | Aug 19, 2015 , Townsville
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