3 miles
Distance
155 ft
Climb
-810 ft
Descent
00:36:24
Avg time

Taipan Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Minčol
    Žilina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17526 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • OSM Way

Wilderness trail that is difficult not because of it's steepnes but because of it's width and various natural trail features. Contains lot of natural rock gardens and off camber roots sections.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Taipan bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -656 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,263 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,073 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,918 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,264 ft
  • Grade
    -4.7%
  • Grade max
    -50.2%
  • Grade min
    22.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,909 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    62 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:24
  • Avg reverse time
    01:10:58
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Status:
on Nov 2, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • 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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Taipan Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 12:27am
      Nov 2, 2020
      reporter Jeden strom, da sa preskocit
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 4:45am
      Nov 1, 2020
      Prístupový chodník sme komplet vyčistili, snáď to vydrží. Na traily ostáva jeden spadnutý strom, nič vážne, dal by sa urobiť...
      Oct 27, 2020 @ 1:35pm
      Oct 27, 2020
      trail prečistený,trochu sucho, trochu mokro :) pár miest rozrytých od motorky. No prístupový chodník zahádzaný naorezavanými konármi :(
      Oct 23, 2020 @ 2:26pm
      Oct 23, 2020
      Popadané konáre a pár menších stromov.
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 5:10am
      Oct 10, 2020
      Strom je prepílený takže paráda ???? a ináč jesenná klasika, občas sucho občas vlhko, v zásade ok
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 43 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      All
      • 142 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Aug 23, 2020 @ 12:03pm
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      54 |
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 12:03pm
      Aug 23, 2020
      635 |
      Jul 27, 2016 @ 11:16am
      Jul 27, 2016
      780 |
      Jul 27, 2016 @ 11:16am
      Jul 27, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      31 miles

      11 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag arczii (May 3, 2019 at 10:10)
       Too much pedaling, too little descent.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag mattti (Oct 9, 2020 at 2:46)
       That's stated in overview description. It is the type of the trail, you don't need to put it here in comment. But for the others: No, it is not that much pedaling and it is overall descending with very few very short uphills. It has many technical sections with roots and rock gardens which can slow you down. But it has kind of flow if you can get through Wink
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag arczii (Nov 24, 2020 at 2:43)
       maybe for bored local riders it's a good choice. but if someone has to drive 500 km by car, he will find better trails there. This is my opinion to which I am entitled.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag bobris01 (Nov 24, 2020 at 6:11)
       you mean like your added my treasure trail? :-)
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag arczii (Nov 25, 2020 at 0:33)
       My treasure? Great trail, a lots of gravity and no pedaling. It is worth every kilometer of those 500 km traveled by car. This is one of the 5 best trails in Mala Fatra and the best in Martinske Hole Wink This is my opinion to which I am entitled. Wink
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag smah22 (Jul 15, 2019 at 10:30)
       Chodník je celý krásne prejazdný až na jeden strom, ktory sa da v pohode obísť.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag mattti (Oct 9, 2020 at 2:42)
       Strom je už prepílený
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag hurmikak (Nov 2, 2020 at 9:29)
       ten obrovsky stromisko? rad by som vedel kto to prepilil a kolko ludi to robilo. dakujem im z celeho serca!
      [Reply]
      • - 3
      flag Deletezajac (Aug 5, 2019 at 15:20)
       Why!? Why black difficulty!?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag mattti (Oct 9, 2020 at 2:41)
       Did you at least try to get through all hard sections? Did you get through? If not, that's why. I know many black trails which are steeper, but definitely easier. Taipan is not that scary, but it is very demanding both technically and physically.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag xidedix (Aug 10, 2020 at 5:48)
       Damn hard. And beautiful.
      [Reply]

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