3,276 ft
Distance
30 ft
Climb
-205 ft
Descent
00:06:42
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Smiths Gully
    Eltham
  • AKA
    Orchids short descent
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    All Year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3448 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is very fast and open, it has the same start and end as the Orchids Track but is a shortened middle that goes straight down the hill.

Access Info

Same as the Orchids Track but turn down the hill at the intersection that is about 200m from the start of the trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Straight down Orchids bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -175 ft
  • Altitude min
    588 ft
  • Altitude max
    783 ft
  • Altitude start
    783 ft
  • Altitude end
    608 ft
  • Grade max
    -56.672%
  • Grade min
    15.066%
  • Distance climb
    608 ft
  • Distance down
    2,569 ft
  • Distance flat
    99 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:42
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Status:
on Sep 10, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 21 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 132 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Track-Fairy (Nov 2, 2015 at 23:48)
       The 'straight down orchids' is a combination of two tracks;
      GOAT Track - this is the steep short cut section that links the top and base end of Orchid track. (Orchid actually goes from near the top of the rob Roy hil climb down to the herring bone sticks).
      Goat was named Goat because you Needed to be a mountain goat to climb the now eliminated base section. The original base part was a rutted track (now completely rehabilitated and covered over) that was almost impossible to climb., even in the day time.
      RETRENCHMENT Track is the lower section, starting just downhill from the herringbone sticks to the gully where the fence line starts. It was put in to bypass the steep Goat Track.
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