3,976 ft
Distance
72 ft
Climb
-473 ft
Descent
00:07:20
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
    #1735
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -401 ft
  • Altitude min
    246 ft
  • Altitude max
    649 ft
  • Altitude start
    649 ft
  • Altitude end
    248 ft
  • Grade
    -10.083%
  • Grade max
    -31.264%
  • Grade min
    19.819%
  • Distance climb
    808 ft
  • Distance down
    3,022 ft
  • Distance flat
    147 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:20
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Status:
on Apr 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to taipan trailhead (-19.336580, 146.741730)
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Taipan Trail Reports

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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
Apr 3, 2018 @ 9:11pm
Apr 3, 2018
First part has been whipper snipped from the hump to the first rock slab has a little bit of loose grass on it but not too bad, the rest is...
Mar 30, 2018 @ 5:19am
Mar 30, 2018
reporter Open with caution, please use common sense and walk wet or muddy parts. Please update trail forks.
Mar 25, 2018 @ 8:37pm
Mar 25, 2018
reporter Trails closed, too wet. Still bucketing down.
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Photos

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Mar 8, 2018 @ 3:29pm
Mar 8, 2018
Taipan, Townsville
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May 28, 2016 @ 2:03pm
May 28, 2016
Taipan, Townsville
265 |
Oct 1, 2015 @ 3:50am
Oct 1, 2015
Taipan, Townsville
245 |
Oct 1, 2015 @ 3:48am
Oct 1, 2015
Taipan, Townsville

Routes with this trail

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Targa 2016 - Douglas Stage race
12.3 km

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