Hoogekraal MTB Trail
CLOSEST TOWN > Durbanville
TRAIL DESTINATION > Hoogekraal Farm
DISTANCE > 8.5km
GRADING > Easy to technical
A fantastic training ground with climbs, technicall challenging, flowing singletrack. All single track on these trails are graded in terms of the International Mountain Biking Association regulations and are clearly marked accordingly.
On your bikeThe trail starts 45m above sea level, offering a gentle warm up along jeep track before branching right, across a bridge and onto flowing singletrack. A short distance later you enter "Beware Alley, a mildly technical section, named after the wildlife encountered when the trail was built (scorpions, snakes and porcupines). The main climb then begins to "Spykers Hill", with the trail interspersed with bends and switchbacks which ensures an interesting and unpredictable ride. Save some strength in your legs as there is a false summit as you exit the renosterveld. The sweeping descent is worth every bit of effort and offers an adrenaline rush to recreational and professsional riders alike.
Off the bike
There are a number of wine farms in the region and a wine tasting trip is a good option
GPS: 33°47'2.39" South / 18°34'52.18" East
Easy to technical
Outside workshed on Hoogekraal Farm
Indigenous renosterveld and farmland.
See below left
This trail is only open to Club members, no friends and no day permits. In the future it will operate on a day permit system. Trail times are sunrise to sunset.
Snakes, scorpions & porcupines
HOW TO GET THERE
BEST TIME OF YEAR
Year round but can be wet in winter