7 miles
Distance
1,705 ft
Climb
-1,729 ft
Descent
00:47:46
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
    #595
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:47:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:50:01
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Status:
on Aug 8, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to under-the-radar trailhead (-19.187720, 146.770700)
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Under The Radar Trail Reports

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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
May 4, 2018 @ 7:01pm
May 4, 2018
At least UTR is fairly clear. Most sections are clear of grass on the trail edge.
Apr 19, 2018 @ 4:31pm
Apr 19, 2018
Brush cutting gang have completed between Smedley turnoff and the turnoff to the Shelly Beach / UTR Link trail. Hopefully they are working today...
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Routes with this trail

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

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Under the Radar mountain bike trail:...
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