5 miles
Distance
981 ft
Climb
-981 ft
Descent
00:33:58
Avg time

Smedley's Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #14442 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

More Stats for Smedley's 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
    00:33:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:42
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Status:
on Aug 1, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Primary
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Smedley's Trail Reports

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      Aug 1, 2019 @ 5:51pm
      Aug 1, 2019
      Open. A bit bleak after that burn off and more loose rock.
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 12:12am
      Jul 28, 2019
      Closed following the fire. Still some smoldering stumps and trees across the trail based on what you can see from the Shelley Beach road. Small...
      Jul 18, 2019 @ 8:17am
      Jul 18, 2019
      Great condition,a few spots a tad narrow due to tall grass but over all excellent.
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 5:41pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      reporter open ride-able, grass ok, lots of loose rock and some ruts. very techy now. 13 year old son competent made it around, walked some.
      May 25, 2019 @ 5:07pm
      May 25, 2019
      Grass at Smedley's is knee high, it's rocky on the anti-clockwise climb but all good on the downhill. Yellow only because of a fair few loose...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 31 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 129 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,483 rides
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      Photos

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      17 |
      Jul 12, 2018 @ 12:29am
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      Jul 12, 2018 @ 12:29am
      Jul 12, 2018
      55 |
      Nov 10, 2017 @ 11:29pm
      Nov 10, 2017
      46 |
      Nov 10, 2017 @ 11:28pm
      Nov 10, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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

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      Smedleys Trail
      658 | Jan 16, 2016 , Townsville
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      505 | Aug 19, 2015 , Townsville
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