This is a list of the ranked top 10 mountainbike trails/tracks in Gauteng.
I have skipped the tracks I have not been to.
To view a map of all the routes, use mtbroutes.co.za
I have put the price of the trail in brackets
- Hennops River (R50)
- Northern Farm (R50)
- Rietvlei (R150 for 10 rides)
- Braamfontein Spruit (Free)
- Modderfontein (R50)
- Cradle Moon (R50)
- Big Red Barn (R50)
Still to ride:
- Thaba trails
- Huddle Park
- King's kloof
- Central Park Trails a.k.a Modderfontein - ended the relationship with Modderfontein and no longer exists
- Rosemary Hill (Pretoria East)
- Hazeldean Valley Trails
- Wolvespruit Trail Park
- Avianto Trails (Muldersdrift)
- Bass Lake (Pretoria)
- Voortrekker monument MTB
- Railroad Lodges MTB
Hennops MTB Trail
In total around 36 km of trail. It is made of a few smaller trails of varying difficulty and length:
- Home Run
Dragon and snake are technical, exciting and dangerous. Make sure your brakes work.
Cradle Moon (Cradle of Humankind)
Annoying thing about this track is on a busy day there will be many hikers on the same trails for cyclists - a dnagerous combination.
The beginning of the trails is also a bit confusing and not well marked so keep a cool head and stay as a group.
There is a Blue, Pink, Yellow and Red Route.
The yellow route has easy and hard diversions - which have big drops and loose sand. It is certainly not for riders that are new and not confident on the bike.
I haven't done the red route only the yellow route which lets you go to
cradle moon yellow.