5 miles
Distance
981 ft
Climb
-981 ft
Descent
00:32:16
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
    #14442 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 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
    00:32:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:42
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Status:
on Dec 11, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • 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
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • 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
Directions to smedley-s trailhead (-19.192210, 146.727991)
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Smedley's Trail Reports

datedescription
Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:36am
Dec 11, 2018
reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
Sep 17, 2018 @ 2:31am
Sep 17, 2018
All clear.
Sep 10, 2018 @ 2:10am
Sep 10, 2018
Tree across the track near top. I moved it enough to lift my bike over. Otherwise all clear
Jul 11, 2018 @ 4:51pm
Jul 11, 2018
Finally! The trail is clear all the way. She's in need of some TLC in places but at least its open! ????
Jul 9, 2018 @ 6:17pm
Jul 9, 2018
Parks were cutting the last 200 meters or so this morning. Finally one of the best tracks in North Queensland is rideable all the way.
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Photos

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Jul 12, 2018 @ 12:29am
Jul 12, 2018
Smedley's, Townsville
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Jul 12, 2018 @ 12:29am
Jul 12, 2018
Smedley's, Townsville
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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
503 | Jan 16, 2016 , Townsville
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399 | Aug 19, 2015 , Townsville
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