Jonkershoek MTB Map
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This forest is situated between two massive mountains in a steep valley, which allows us to
‘coast’ between the 2 different face of the valley like a skateboarder on a giant half pipe. The
singletrack is purpose-made for mountain bikes and it has all the elements of riding that will make
you weep with joy.
“Radiata” is a bench cut singletrack which is super fast and smooth, with a steep slope on your
left. You will have tunnel vision for the first few kilometres ensuring that you stay on this superb
singletrack! The switchbacks are later on and by the time you get through them your calves will
be quivering with adrenalin and your fingers will be begging for a break. Another group of trails called ‘The Canaries’ are currently the signature trails of Jonkershoek. The lower trails near the trailhead entrance can be ridden up or down with equal measures of bliss.They are on a gradual slope, which will have you sweeping through what feels like endless perfect corners, leaning your bike further into each perfect curve until that 2-wheel drift warns you that you are at your limit. The upper Canaries are suited to the modern trail bikes. They have been built using bermed switchbacks, small jumps and even a beautiful rock wallride to keep speeds high and your adrenal glands empty!
You can trust us when we tell you that those pesky uphills are worth every drip of sweat once you point your bike downhill.
The ride ends on the grass under the ancient oak trees and we usually order a few beers (or hot
chocolate/tea/cake/pancakes) from the trail head restaurant and let the war stories flow.
Use the Jonkershoek MTB Map as a guide to the trail network. New trails are being fixed all the time after the big fire of 2015.