TRAILS

The Conti Loop is a great intermediate trail and forms the heart of the club’s trails in the valley. Watch out for Killer Downhill and ride within your abilities. Why not link in Mangold Traverse to extend the trail to 3rd Ave, or link in WGC traverse to head out to Settlers park. This is the best of the Baakens… enjoy!

Trail Type Public Land. Loop, mixed single and Jeep track
Trail Cost There are no access fees, but membership to the club is encouraged to help us maintain and improve the Baakens Valley trails.
Trail head is at the Conti Fattracks Containers at the Elliott Centre on the William Moffat
Conti Fattracks Containers
Distance 5.33km
Ascent 44m
Descent 49m
Level Beginner/Intermediate
Killer Downhill is a fast downhill section. Ride with caution and within your limits!

The WGC Traverse offers some of the most awesome single track in the Baakens! From the Dormy Place river crossing to the flowing single track it is well worth incorporating this section into your ride. Be careful on the trail as there are a few bridge crossings and very steep drop offs into the valley. Tracks that turn off and lead down into the valley are for advanced riders… proceed with caution! The 9th Ave traverse is well worth doing if you are a capable rider!

Trail Type Public Land. Loop, mixed single and Jeep track
Trail Cost There are no access fees, but membership to the club is encouraged to help us maintain and improve the Baakens Valley trails.
Trail head is at the Conti Fattracks Containers at the Elliott Centre on the William Moffat
Conti Fattracks Containers
Distance 5.33km
Ascent 44m
Descent 49m
Level Beginner/Intermediate
Killer Downhill is a fast downhill section. Ride with caution and within your limits!

The 9th Avenue traverse is for advanced/capable riders only!! There are steep switchbacks on both sides of the valley, but is one of the few ridable valley crossings and is both challenging and rewarding!

Trail Type Public Land. Technical Single Track (bidirectional traffic)
Trail Cost There are no access fees, but membership to the club is encouraged to help us maintain and improve the Baakens Valley trails.
Trail head is at the Walmer Golf Course (WGC) Parking Lot
Pump house
Distance 2.9km
Ascent 33m
Descent 47m
Level Advanced
Steep slope down into the valley and narrow Single Track. Ride carefully and within your limits!
For the advanced rider! This traverse through the valley is a great challenge for those looking for some technical track! Ride carefully and within your limits!

The Mangold Traverse Is a useful trail that links the Conti Loop and 3rd avenue dip. Officially it leads you out towards 3rd Ave along the concrete track from the Pump House (bottom of killer downhill). Remember to hang a right at Dorothy Ave, if you hit tar road you missed it 🙂 After the right turn there is some really awesome Single Track all the way to 3rd Avenue. Be careful of the concealed bridge and remember it is two-way traffic! Watch out for other cyclists, walkers and trail runners on this section.

Trail Type Public Land. Link trail two way traffic, mixed single and Jeep track, concrete and tar roads
Trail Cost There are no access fees, but membership to the club is encouraged to help us maintain and improve the Baakens Valley trails.
Conti Fattracks Containers
Distance 9.6km
Ascent 121m
Descent 72m
Level Beginner/Intermediate
Suburban Roads. This section takes you through a suburb on tar roads. Take all the necessary precautions and observe the rules of the road!
3rd Avenue Dip. Please ride on the pavement and keep a look out for pedestrians!
Steep slopes and concealed bridge obstacle. This section has some sections with steep slopes down into the valley as well as a bridge obstacle. Be careful and on the look out for pedestrians and two way bike traffic.

Fattracks Norm Hudlin is one of the very best beginner and family orientated trails on offer in PE. There are many distance options available at Norm Hudlin. The trail is all single track with some fantastic twisty sections through the trees. The trail head offers toilets, showers and shade… so why not bring the whole family and make a day of it.

Trail Type Private Land. Loop, mixed single and Jeep track
Trail Cost Free for Premium members, all others R20 per day fee into the Honesty Box
Trail head is at the PE golf Club (PEGC) Parking Lot
Trail head is at the PE golf Club (PEGC) Parking Lot
Distance 4.45km
Ascent 55m
Descent 56m
Level Beginner
The bottom section of the PEGC loop is technical single track. There are tight turns, obstacles and loose stone. This section can be bypassed by riding around on the tar road. Ride with caution and within your limits!

Fattracks Baywest MTB Trails

Trail Type Private Land. Loop, mixed single and Jeep track
Trail Cost Free for Premium members, all others R20 per day fee into the Honesty Box
Trail head is at the PE golf Club (PEGC) Parking Lot
Trail head is at the PE golf Club (PEGC) Parking Lot
Distance 4.45km
Ascent 55m
Descent 56m
Level Beginner
The bottom section of the PEGC loop is technical single track. There are tight turns, obstacles and loose stone. This section can be bypassed by riding around on the tar road. Ride with caution and within your limits!

Example Route Markers

Fattracks Videos

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