3,785 ft
Distance
48 ft
Climb
-453 ft
Descent
00:07:31
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

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • 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
    50 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -406 ft
  • Altitude min
    244 ft
  • Altitude max
    650 ft
  • Altitude start
    650 ft
  • Altitude end
    244 ft
  • Grade
    -10.714%
  • Grade max
    -34.528%
  • Grade min
    11.083%
  • Distance climb
    738 ft
  • Distance down
    2,854 ft
  • Distance flat
    193 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:31
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Status:
on Mar 1, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.75 (8 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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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • 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
      Mar 1, 2020 @ 9:53pm
      Mar 1, 2020
      reporter Open with caution. Upper trails preferred. Avoid mud & puddles.
      Feb 22, 2020 @ 1:56am
      Feb 22, 2020
      reporter Closed due to rain.
      Feb 13, 2020 @ 1:13am
      Feb 13, 2020
      Top hazard netting is down and folks seem to be riding it? No problems encountered, all new work looks sweet. Well done rebuild team.
      Feb 12, 2020 @ 2:57am
      Feb 12, 2020
      reporter
      Repaired rain ruts and removed some larger rocks from the middle section between “corner under the cliff” and Dragon’s Back.
      Jan 31, 2020 @ 1:59pm
      Jan 31, 2020
      Rockslide on lower section down from the tower. Moved the big rocks but surface is still broken
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 98 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,443 rides
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      Photos

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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Targa 2016 - Douglas Stage race
      8 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag BenSellers (Oct 31, 2019 at 14:13)
       Top section still closed. Estimated opening Late Jan 2020.
      [Reply]

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