3,785 ft
Distance
48 ft
Climb
-453 ft
Descent
00:07:17
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Taipan Trail

  • Grant Cooper

    since 2016
    Maintainer

  • Chris Browning

    since 2015
    Maintainer
  • Andrew Davis
    since 2016
    Maintainer
  • Stuart Kilroy
    Maintainer
  • past supporters

Taipan Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #2245 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2014

Taipan is fast and a credit to the trail builder. It's a gem amongst the Douglas Trail network and contains several features that earn it it's double Black diamond rating. Fast upper section leading into rock drops, mammoth turning rock gardens and further down some flowy berms and jumps. Keep an eye out for jump and drop features in the mid section that you don't have to do but make the trail more challenging when you find them. There are also some alternate lines around the bigger rock features.

Access Info

Starts From the Five ways intersection at the top of Ring Bark Frog but is often rolled into from the summit via The Long Way for better flow into the first section.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Taipan bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -406 ft
  • Altitude min
    244 ft
  • Altitude max
    650 ft
  • Altitude start
    650 ft
  • Altitude end
    244 ft
  • Grade
    -10.715%
  • Grade max
    -34.528%
  • Grade min
    11.083%
  • Distance climb
    738 ft
  • Distance down
    2,853 ft
  • Distance flat
    193 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:17
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Status:
on Dec 19, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.7 (7 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.

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  • > 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

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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 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
      Directions to taipan trailhead (-19.336560, 146.741660)
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      Taipan Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 2:56pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      reporter Open with caution
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:35am
      Dec 11, 2018
      reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:34am
      Dec 11, 2018
      reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
      Apr 30, 2018 @ 6:10pm
      Apr 30, 2018
      reporter
      Track in good condition, lower Taipan cut, raked and rim smashing rocks removed
      Apr 18, 2018 @ 2:23am
      Apr 18, 2018
      reporter
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 143 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,443 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 6, 2018 @ 6:15pm
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      Taipan, Townsville
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      Taipan, Townsville
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      Nov 6, 2018 @ 6:15pm
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      Taipan, Townsville
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      Nov 6, 2018 @ 6:15pm
      Nov 6, 2018
      Taipan, Townsville

      Routes with this trail

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      Targa 2016 - Douglas Stage race
      8 miles

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