7 miles
Distance
1,705 ft
Climb
-1,729 ft
Descent
00:47:31
Avg time

Under The Radar Details

  • Riding Area
    Cape Pallarenda
    Townsville
  • AKA
    UTR
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr-Dec
  • Global Ranking
    #683 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2012
  • Land Manager

This narrow, two-way trail is designed for cross country mountain biking. Walkers must be alert and considerate for mountain bike riders approaching from either direction.

At its eastern end, UTR begins 700 m along the Shelly Cove trail and crosses the northern and western slopes of Many Peak Range. It provides excellent views of the islands to the north and the Coral Sea beyond. There is a link 6.6 km along UTR that leads to Smedley's trail. At its western end, UTR begins 500 m along the Shelly Beach trail in Townsville Town Common Regional Park. UTR has rough surfaces and some steep sections. Trail users can return the way they came or may use the other trails and internal park roads to return to their starting point

Access Info

Head to Cape Pallarenda. Ride up the Shelley Cove trail, past the World War II forts. Single track starts on opposite side to the water.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Under The Radar bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -25 ft
  • Altitude min
    28 ft
  • Altitude max
    228 ft
  • Altitude start
    58 ft
  • Altitude end
    33 ft
  • Grade
    -0.066%
  • Grade max
    -42.335%
  • Grade min
    41.656%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,331 ft
  • Avg time
    00:47:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:50:01
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Status:
on Dec 19, 2018
Wet
Avg: 5 (4 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.

  • > 96%
  • > 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
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      Under The Radar Trail Reports

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      Dec 19, 2018 @ 2:57pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      reporter Open with caution
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:36am
      Dec 11, 2018
      reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
      Aug 8, 2018 @ 2:30am
      Aug 8, 2018
      reporter rocky as hell, but good for a difference
      Jul 24, 2018 @ 1:24am
      Jul 24, 2018
      Saw 3 large brown snakes 2 of which were at least 1 metre long as i rode along lagoon trail. They were sunning themselves on the track and only...
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 5:26am
      Jul 16, 2018
      medium size tree down across trail, blocking trail You can lift bike over
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 321 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,999 rides
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      Jul 24, 2018 @ 12:54am
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      Under The Radar, Townsville

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      2015 Targa Townsville race
      53 miles
      Targa 2016 - Pallarenda Stage race
      14 miles

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