5.0 miles
Distance
350 ft
Climb
-572 ft
Descent
00:39:43
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Valley Ponds Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Blue Derby
    Launceston
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #115584 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6504 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in E-Biking

Branxholm to Derby link, runs parallel to the main road. Smooth, well maintained gravel singletrack. Great for kids and for beginner skills on switchbacks. Several options to enter-exit the route onto the road along the way.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Valley Ponds mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -220 ft
  • Altitude min
    498 ft
  • Altitude max
    747 ft
  • Altitude start
    735 ft
  • Altitude end
    515 ft
  • Grade
    -0.8%
  • Grade max
    -33.3%
  • Grade min
    30.8%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:39:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:44:37
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on Jun 24, 2022
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  • Icy
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      Valley Ponds Trail Reports

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      Jun 24, 2022 @ 6:42pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      A few wet spots but not boggy. Otherwise riding great!
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 10:33pm
      Oct 1, 2021
      Riding great
      Feb 27, 2021 @ 3:20pm
      Feb 27, 2021
      Sep 4, 2020 @ 10:11pm
      Sep 4, 2020
      reporter A few slightly wet patches but overall a great little trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 78 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 321 rides
      • Last: Mar 16, 2022

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Jdvmalan (Feb 2, 2022 at 3:05)
      A nice smooth, flat-ish ride for young children, beginners and runners from Derby to the half way mark at the road with or without the lap of the pond. Despite running right next to the road for this section, the ferns, foliage and babbling river are pretty special.
      Starting at Branxholm end starts with some wide and forgiving berms, perfect for learning, around the pond. Our friends have enjoyed doing the first half (Branxholm to road crossing) a few times over to build berms skills and confidence.
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      • + 0
      Pennoes (Jan 8, 2022 at 4:06)
      A lovely beginner friendly ride. Enjoyable. Best to ride from Branxholm to Derby as there is more downhill this direction.
      If you want a nice picnic spot on the way, some tables at Valley Ponds around the water are there for you.
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      Branxholm to Derby
      25:27 | 267 | Jan 13, 2021 , Launceston
      Derby to Branxholm
      28:33 | 280 | Jan 13, 2021 , Launceston
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