7 miles
Distance
1,705 ft
Climb
-1,729 ft
Descent
00:47:48
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
    #319
  • 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
    00:47:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:50:01
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Status:
on Apr 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
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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Apr 19, 2018 @ 4:31pm
6 hours
Brush cutting gang have completed between Smedley turnoff and the turnoff to the Shelly Beach / UTR Link trail. Hopefully they are working today...
Apr 12, 2018 @ 5:05pm
Apr 12, 2018
Very overgrown but actual trail condition very good. Bring eye protection and gloves to smash through the grass.
Apr 7, 2018 @ 6:07pm
Apr 7, 2018
Still the same, but with a weeks more growth of grass..Mostly dry though where you can see the trail.
Mar 30, 2018 @ 7:34pm
Mar 30, 2018
Grass has now completely overgrown sections of 7 km of single track. A lot of wet areas and fords are turning into deep mud. The trail is...
Mar 28, 2018 @ 5:50pm
Mar 28, 2018
Trail getting quite overgrown in parts on the coast side. Recent rain has washed away soil in parts, couple of trees / branches over the track.
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Feb 11, 2018 @ 9:55pm
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Feb 7, 2018 @ 5:30pm
Feb 7, 2018
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Nov 10, 2017 @ 11:27pm
Nov 10, 2017
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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:...
525 | Aug 19, 2015 , Townsville
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