3,976 ft
Distance
72 ft
Climb
-473 ft
Descent
00:07:41
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
    #1010
  • 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
    00:07:41
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Status:
on May 22, 2017
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Avg: 4.65 (6 votes)

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Taipan Trail Reports

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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...
May 20, 2017 @ 11:52pm
May 20, 2017
reporter open with caution, walk around wet spots! Stay off lower trails! REPORTER
May 18, 2017 @ 12:52am
May 18, 2017
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Apr 24, 2017 @ 10:09pm
Apr 24, 2017
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Mar 28, 2017 @ 2:12pm
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May 22, 2017 @ 3:52am
May 22, 2017
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Mar 26, 2017 @ 4:43pm
Mar 26, 2017
Taipan, My City
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Mar 26, 2017 @ 4:42pm
Mar 26, 2017
Taipan, My City
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Mar 26, 2017 @ 4:41pm
Mar 26, 2017
Taipan, My City

Routes with this trail

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Targa 2016 - Douglas Stage race
7.6 miles

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