2 miles
Distance
271 ft
Climb
-572 ft
Descent
00:09:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Up The Backside Trail

Up The Backside Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #2168 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A two way cross country trail. Connects the western and eastern trails with an open, flowy trail that traverses the southern face of the hill. Includes breath-taking views to the south of Townsville, out towards the Pinnacles range.

Access Info

From the east via Hammerhead, near junction with Wedgettail.
From the west (eventually) via Tower Link project, ear Taipan junction.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Up The Backside bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -301 ft
  • Altitude min
    320 ft
  • Altitude max
    660 ft
  • Altitude start
    621 ft
  • Altitude end
    320 ft
  • Grade
    -3.751%
  • Grade max
    -35.607%
  • Grade min
    26.569%
  • Distance climb
    2,385 ft
  • Distance down
    5,140 ft
  • Distance flat
    488 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:03
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Status:
on Jan 9, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (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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  • > 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
      Directions to up-the-backside trailhead (-19.334340, 146.744970)
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      Up The Backside Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 9, 2019 @ 4:16pm
      Jan 9, 2019
      Majority of trail is very firm there are a few soft spots that leave trace however are not digging in. One corner in particular about midway up...
      Dec 31, 2018 @ 11:04pm
      Dec 31, 2018
      reporter
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 2:56pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      reporter Open with caution
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:35am
      Dec 11, 2018
      reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
      Dec 11, 2018 @ 4:34am
      Dec 11, 2018
      reporter Trails Closed - Too Wet!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 39 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 834 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,689 rides
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      Apr 8, 2018 @ 5:48pm
      Apr 8, 2018
      | 4 comments Up The Backside, My City
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      Nov 12, 2016 @ 4:27pm
      Nov 12, 2016
      Up The Backside, Townsville
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      Sep 16, 2016 @ 7:24pm
      Sep 16, 2016
      Up The Backside, Townsville
      76 |
      Sep 16, 2016 @ 7:22pm
      Sep 16, 2016
      Up The Backside, Townsville

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