Category: Mountain Biking

Best Mountainbike Tracks in Gauteng Top 10 List

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

I have put the price of the trail in brackets

  1. Hennops River (R50)
  2. Northern Farm (R50)
  3. Rietvlei (R150 for 10 rides)
  4. Braamfontein Spruit (Free)
  5. Modderfontein (R50)
  6. Cradle Moon (R50)
  7. Big Red Barn (R50)

Still to ride:

  • Suikerbosrand
  • Thaba trails
  • Huddle Park
  • King's kloof
  • Central Park Trails a.k.a Modderfontein - ended the relationship with Modderfontein and no longer exists
  • Buffelsdrift
  • Rosemary Hill (Pretoria East)
  • Hazeldean Valley Trails
  • Wolvespruit Trail Park
  • Avianto Trails (Muldersdrift)
  • Bass Lake (Pretoria)
  • Groenkloof
  • 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:

  • Safari
  • Sani
  • Dragon
  • Snake
  • Kyalami
  • Skeleton
  • 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 spookhuis and cradle moon yellow.