5,265 ft
Distance
245 ft
Climb
-96 ft
Descent
00:14:20
Avg time

Spion Kop Details

  • Riding Area
    South Molle Island
    Airlie Beach
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Best in April-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #90619 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager

This trail over to Spion Kop passes some culturally sensitive areas to the local indigenous people of the Island including a rock mine where hunting tools were once made.
During breeding season whales have been spotted from this trail. At the end there is a short section of stairs that must be walked to get to the viewing platform.

Access Info

To access South Molle Island you need to organise a water taxi (we recommend Scamper). The trip is only 10 minutes and will drop you directly at Sandy Bay, one of the designated camp sites, but is tide dependant. Generally you must stay overnight.

Parking at Shute Harbour: $15 per 24 hours
Scamper return transfer including 5 litres of water per person per day $65
National Parks Camping Permit $5.75 per person or $23 per family available on QWPS website

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spion Kop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    149 ft
  • Altitude min
    277 ft
  • Altitude max
    459 ft
  • Altitude start
    288 ft
  • Altitude end
    436 ft
  • Grade
    2.823%
  • Grade max
    -16.128%
  • Grade min
    34.449%
  • Distance climb
    3,053 ft
  • Distance down
    1,794 ft
  • Distance flat
    419 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:04
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  • 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
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Spion Kop Trail Reports

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      Jun 21, 2017 @ 8:07pm
      Jun 21, 2017
      Gentle gradient ascent and descent. Mostly well trimmed grass surface.
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