2,889 ft
114 ft
-125 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Snobs Balcony Trail
  • past supporters

  • Garry McGrath

Snobs Balcony Details

  • Riding area
    Ross River Dam
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Townsville City Council

Ride up onto the balcony and look down on everyone.

Trail traverses one of the tiers carved out of the old quarry, used to construct the outer walls of Ross River Dam. Spectacular views over Lake Ross and afternoon sunsets.

Access Info

Trails are off limits to General Public (Rangers patrol issuing fines!) but accessible on weekends and Public Holidays by Rockwheelers Club Members observing the Special Access conditions. Refer to Club Member Access on Rockwheelers website.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Snobs Balcony mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -10 ft
  • Altitude min
    155 ft
  • Altitude max
    254 ft
  • Altitude start
    165 ft
  • Altitude end
    155 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,493 ft
  • Distance down
    1,192 ft
  • Distance flat
    204 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Apr 13, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to snobs-balcony trailhead (-19.416780, 146.747300)
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Snobs Balcony Trail Reports

Apr 13, 2018 @ 1:43am
Apr 13, 2018
reporter Water Operations staff advise trails are re-opened. Take caution, some trees over trails. Please take photos and post Trail Reports via Trailforks...
Mar 28, 2018 @ 10:55pm
Mar 28, 2018
reporter Trails remain closed. Water operations staff advise trails still wet and expecting more inclement weather over Easter weekend.
Mar 23, 2018 @ 4:58am
Mar 23, 2018
reporter Rangers advise that due to forecast rainfall this weekend the MTB Trails at Ross Dam are now closed
Mar 19, 2018 @ 11:32pm
Mar 19, 2018
reporter Rangers advise trails open again this weekend, 24-25th March, subject to normal Rockwheelers members-only weekend-access conditions. Exact trail...
Mar 17, 2018 @ 9:53pm
Mar 17, 2018
reporter Rangers inspected trails. Still holding water in spots. They will inspect again Friday 23rd. Unfortunately our trail people aren't allowed to go...
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