Rockwood Forest Lodge MTB Trail

The Karkloof is excellent mountain biking country. Every year there are about 10 MTB races in the greater area with the main event being the Karkloof Classic held in May each year.

On your bike

This 20 km ride follows a well-marked circuit in and around the Karkloof nature reserve, including some plantation roads and one steep, rocky climb. There are many river crossings with some sections on singletrack through the indigenous Karkloof Forest so fit proper off-road tyres to your bike. The trail passes by two waterfalls and has some spectacular views out over the Karkloof Valley. Rockwood Lodge can organize longer, guided rides for fitter riders looking for a challenge. The lodge also has bikes for hire if you don’t want the trouble of transporting your own.

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