2 miles
Distance
297 ft
Climb
-602 ft
Descent
00:09:06
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
    #8898

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -305 ft
  • Altitude min
    316 ft
  • Altitude max
    660 ft
  • Altitude start
    622 ft
  • Altitude end
    316 ft
  • Grade
    -3.743%
  • Grade max
    -35.556%
  • Grade min
    27.188%
  • Distance climb
    2,641 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    226 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:03
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Status:
on Feb 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (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 up-the-backside trailhead (-19.334350, 146.744960)
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Up The Backside Trail Reports

datedescription
Feb 6, 2018 @ 2:55am
Feb 6, 2018
Jan 27, 2018 @ 10:31pm
Jan 27, 2018
reporter
Jan 27, 2018 @ 4:18pm
Jan 27, 2018
All dry, good to go, nothing really tacky about it but not too loose just yet considering recent rainfall.
Jan 26, 2018 @ 3:11pm
Jan 26, 2018
reporter
Jan 24, 2018 @ 10:43pm
Jan 24, 2018
reporter Douglas CLOSED until further notice, more than 25 mm of rain needs full day of sun to dry out, check black weir rain gauge and trail forks for...
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14 |
Aug 2, 2017 @ 12:15am
Aug 2, 2017
Up The Backside, My City
87 |
Nov 9, 2016 @ 2:32am
Nov 9, 2016
Up The Backside, Townsville
85 |
Sep 16, 2016 @ 7:45pm
Sep 16, 2016
Up The Backside, Townsville
95 |
Sep 16, 2016 @ 7:42pm
Sep 16, 2016
Up The Backside, Townsville

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Douglas MTB park Townsville. Backside track
148 | Feb 24, 2017 , Townsville
down the backside
99 | Feb 24, 2017 , Townsville
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