Baakens Valley

Port Elizabeth - Eastern Cape

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Trails: 88
Total Distance: 37km
eBikes: Yes
Shuttle-friendly: N/A
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Security Rating: 4/5
Nearest City/Town: Port Elizabeth
Trail type: Urban Greenbelt

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Best suited for: Intermediate and Experienced riders.

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Trail Reviews
Darren Blom
06 June 2022
Great network of trails through the scenic Baakens Valley for all skill levels. Not much in the line of standard marked trails though. So either you need to download a track from Strava/Trailforks or you need a local to show you around.
Andrew Holmboe
01 April 2022
The Baakens valley is a temperate riverine forest with a free access trail network of multiple single and jeep track extending onto the beach front. It kicks off at"the containers" with many options to choose from... pump track or flow trail and jumps all before multiple river crossings. Serious coward lever technical decent and gasket blowing ascents. With so many trail combos you could literally ride all day and not cover all the options! This is an absolute gem which runs right through Port Elizabeth and is the preferred choice when don't feel like loading your gear and driving to the nearest trail park you just suit up at home and ride straight to the nearest track leading into the valley! Absolute gold. Maintained by Fattracks the local and oldest mtbike club in SA.
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Damien Goodrum
29 March 2022
Fairly scenic ride, depending on your mood or fitness you can start with relatively easy routes or add a number of hills. There are some challenging sections and all around enjoyable route.
Pierre Von Zeuner
10 March 2022
Very well maintained trail in the heart of PE. Some technical sections, some nice flowing single track, something for everyone and for all technical abilities.
Dave Ho
01 March 2022
Amazing trails, natural, raw and a little bit of everything for everyone
Shaun Davis
22 February 2022
Awesome to have this right on our doorstep.
David Ho
05 February 2022
Love this place. I’m From JHB and every time we head out to the eastern cape I take my MTB just to ride Baakens valley. The trails have a little bit of everything for everyone, nice flowy sections to short technical descents. Thanks to Fat Tracks for keeping the area clean and trails maintained.
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