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Level: Intermediate
Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,044/ -445 ft
Total: 30 riders

Mountain Biking Jonkershoek

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#3 of 79 mountain bike trails in South Africa
#790 in the world

A network of purpose built single track trails connected by forestry contour
paths. Favourite sections include the Canary Path , 3 levels of single track
zig zagging down the mountain. Fire Trail on the right hand side of the
valley if you face the mountains from the entrance gate has some fast
flowing switch backs and awesome small jumps. Eliatti Path is also a nice
option if connected with some of the other smaller trails.

First added by stephanventer0 on Aug 26, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Follow Merriman Street from the R44 road towards the mountains. Merriman
becomes Jonkershoek drive. Follow the tar road till you find the entrance gate
at the end of the tar road about 7km from town.
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  • Jean-Louis

    Great single tracks on both side of the valley. Choices for advanced rider and families. Black, red and blue choices.

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  • Frusder

    Amazing scenery but mostly seen fire road.

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  • kuala_tahan

    I rented a nice Specialized Camber from Ride In, a great bike/coffee shop a few miles away from Jonkershoek, so you can just ride to Jonkershoek straight from there. Highly recommend Ride In. Jonkershoek is great riding! A bit confusing at first, as apparently trails change regularly based on logging. I was instructed to stay left climbing the entire time, which I didn't really heed. You basically climb up logging roads most of the time, then DH on singletrack. Ended up climbing some of lower Canary's, but once I found signs for the Waterfall Trailhead, I followed those and that's definitely a good way to go. Rode Bennet's Red down once. Great singletrack, not very technical (a few rocks), some steep pitches, a total blast. Then pedaled back up to Waterfall TH and rode Never Ending Story down. Also a blast, very different style of singletrack, more of a natural trail feel to it than man made. Lots of fun. Views here are insane (coming from CO in the US), great trails, highly recommended.

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  • stephanventer0

    Nice fast flowing single track with some rock gardens and small jumps.

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