2.2 miles
Distance
1,367 ft
Climb
-358 ft
Descent
1,802 ft
High Point

Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #21336 in Hiking [+]
    • #13008 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Hiking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
  • Land Manager
    MTO

The Van Stadens Dam crosses the Van Stadens Gorge via the old railway bridge and then drops into the gorge, crossing the Van Stadens Dam wall. The trail then climbs quickly up to the Trig Beacon with hikers then being able to take the Trig Beacon trail back down mountain. The trail is steep in places, with lots of rock and loose soil.

Disclaimer

A 3Rivers Trails Permit is required to access this route. See the 3 Rivers Trails website for permit details.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Van Stadens Dam Hike hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,009 ft
  • Altitude min
    632 ft
  • Altitude start
    793 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,801 ft
  • Grade
    8.9%
  • Grade max
    -36.4%
  • Grade min
    87.1%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,838 ft
  • Distance flat
    203 ft
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      Van Stadens Dam Hike Trail Reports

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      Sep 24, 2020 @ 2:03am
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 2 rides
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