2 miles
Distance
568 ft
Climb
-268 ft
Descent
00:11:34
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Up The Backside Trail

Up The Backside Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #2168 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

By day a one way up only 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. Can be ridden both directions at night.

Access Info

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

More Stats for Up The Backside bike trail
  • Altitude change
    301 ft
  • Altitude min
    320 ft
  • Altitude max
    660 ft
  • Altitude start
    320 ft
  • Altitude end
    621 ft
  • Grade
    3.755%
  • Grade max
    -27.466%
  • Grade min
    34.035%
  • Distance climb
    5,134 ft
  • Distance down
    2,381 ft
  • Distance flat
    489 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:03
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (6 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • less popular
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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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      Up The Backside Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 11:34pm
      3 days
      reporter
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 2:28am
      Oct 9, 2019
      reporter
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 10:14pm
      Aug 26, 2019
      Watch out . I saw a big brown snake at the end of the track
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 10:13pm
      Aug 26, 2019
      Watch out, I saw a big brown snake at the end of this track.
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 9:43pm
      Aug 24, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 41 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 656 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,689 rides
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      Photos

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      41 |
      Apr 8, 2018 @ 5:48pm
      Apr 8, 2018
      | 4 comments
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      Nov 12, 2016 @ 4:27pm
      Nov 12, 2016
      79 |
      Sep 16, 2016 @ 7:24pm
      Sep 16, 2016
      78 |
      Sep 16, 2016 @ 7:22pm
      Sep 16, 2016

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