3,276 ft
30 ft
-205 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Smiths Gully
  • AKA
    Orchids short descent
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All Year
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -175 ft
  • Altitude min
    588 ft
  • Altitude max
    783 ft
  • Altitude start
    783 ft
  • Altitude end
    608 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    608 ft
  • Distance down
    2,569 ft
  • Distance flat
    99 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 16, 2017
Avg: 5 (2 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 straight-down-orchids trailhead (-37.639080, 145.293560)
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Jul 16, 2017 @ 5:14pm
Jul 16, 2017
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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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