7 miles
Distance
1,705 ft
Climb
-1,729 ft
Descent
00:47:32
Avg time

Under The Radar Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #683 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

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
    00:47:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:50:01
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Status:
on Aug 14, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
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  • 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

  • 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
  • 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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      Under The Radar Trail Reports

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      Aug 14, 2019 @ 8:02pm
      Aug 14, 2019
      Rode under the radar on tuesday-the tree that was blocking the trail has been removed and there have been a few rough patches filled in.The Park...
      Aug 11, 2019 @ 4:47pm
      Aug 11, 2019
      Great riding after the burn off with no grass at all around the trails
      Aug 1, 2019 @ 5:50pm
      Aug 1, 2019
      Open. Tree down at one part. Like riding on the surface of Mars after that burn off! Where did all the green go!
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 2:00pm
      Jul 29, 2019
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 12:11am
      Jul 28, 2019
      Closed following the fire. Still some smoldering stumps and trees across the trail based on what you can see from the Shelley Beach road. Small...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 251 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,999 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 16, 2019 @ 7:45pm
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      Jul 24, 2018 @ 12:54am
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      Jul 24, 2018 @ 12:54am
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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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      Pallarenda, Townsville, Australia
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