3,976 ft
Distance
72 ft
Climb
-473 ft
Descent
00:07:33
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
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #2024
  • 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
    00:07:33
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Status:
on Oct 23, 2017
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Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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Taipan Trail Reports

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Oct 23, 2017 @ 4:16am
Oct 23, 2017
reporter Open with caution. Avoid soft spots.
Oct 22, 2017 @ 1:16am
Oct 22, 2017
Lower taipan in bad shape Needs filling and fixing
Oct 17, 2017 @ 4:32am
Oct 17, 2017
reporter CLOSED TOO WET!!
Jun 3, 2017 @ 8:33pm
Jun 3, 2017
We got the land slides cleared, shaped the spoil into something useful and cleared the drainage nicks in between on taipan today.
May 22, 2017 @ 3:51am
May 22, 2017
Take care after the long rock garden as there has been a mudslide that has been temporarily turned into a rollable hump. Do a visual on it first...
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Oct 31, 2017 @ 9:53am
Oct 31, 2017
Taipan, Townsville
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Oct 21, 2017 @ 2:26pm
Oct 21, 2017
Taipan, Townsville
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Oct 21, 2017 @ 2:26pm
Oct 21, 2017
Taipan, Townsville
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May 22, 2017 @ 3:52am
May 22, 2017
Taipan, Townsville

Routes with this trail

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Targa 2016 - Douglas Stage race
8 miles

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