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Imagine a secret place off the beaten track, where endless trails snake their way through ancient forests. Wooded giants stand guard over the singletracks as they fly through streams, shady fern glades and forest tunnels. The secret Knysna singletracks that are always spoken of but never seen. Only a privileged few have had the opportunity to experience this world, where the forest elephants still roam today and folk lore talks of magical moments only mother nature can provide. Escape into the undiscovered and become part of the journey through the Outeniqua forests. 

The Garden Route Trail Park is nestled at the very foot of the Outeniqua Mountains and the Karatara River Gorge, midway between George and Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route. Bring the whole family to experience the magic.
Our carefully designed routes have been laid out to provide riders of all levels with an over supply of adrenalin, excitement, scenery and amazing views. Over 20km of hand built singletrack in the infamous farmer tradition, with flowing turns, burms, rollers and river crossings. For the runners there is flowing forest trail and the chance to get up close and personal with the upper reaches of the Karatara River. Massive rock pools, waterfalls and boulders.




Our trails link directly onto the Sanparks Farleigh MTB routes.Three marked routes with over 50km of Forests, fynbos, big mountain climbs and amazing views. A permit is required to ride these trails.


For more info: http://www.sanparks.org/parks/garden_route/tourism/activities/mountain_bikes.php#green 

Notice Board
Unfortunately the trails will be closed until further notice. 
Rebuilding of the trails damaged by the fires in 2018 are currently underway and we are looking to have a majority of these completed by December 2019.
Overall the trails will be better than ever and look forward to seeing you all for the official reopening at the end of the year. 
Park Hours

Garden Route Trail Park OPEN from

Dawn till Dusk.


The park is constantly getting a facelift with new trails as well as some spanking new downhill and freeride sections for the adrenaline junkies.  Watch this space!



The Parks resident dogs are not fond of sharing any attention with other canines and are quite territorial.

Sorry, but they were here first.


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FORMULA CURA Brakes Review

August 30, 2017

We test the powerful CURA brakes from Formula.  How do they handle on the trail?  Find out here...

E*Thirteen TRS Tyres Long Term Review

July 03, 2017

Six months of testing the E*Thirteen TRSr and TRS+ Tyres.  See what makes this one of the best Trail/All Mountain/Enduro tyres out there.

SIXSIXONE Recon Knee Pads Tested

January 17, 2017

We test the SIXSIXONE RECON Knee Pads.  Read our riders impressions and why these should be on your list.

NEW TRAIL - Mountain Mania

June 03, 2016

The new Mountain Mania Trail is under construction, starting way up to make for some serious long descents and flowy trails. Here is a few sections of the baby fresh trail. Still soft and needs compacting but you have to do a test run to see how it flows. So far so good. As this is it's virgin run we took it easy, but when the ground settles this is gonna be a banger, fast!! Part of the first official section of the Cape Cross Trails that looks to span from Cape Town to Plettenberg Bay.

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