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Wolwespruit MTB & Trail Park

Pretoria - Gauteng

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Trails: 6
Total Distance: 22km
eBikes: Yes
Shuttle-friendly: N/A
Cost: R60 - Day permit
Security Rating: 4.5/5
Nearest City/Town: Pretoria
Trail type: Country Trail | Gravity Trail | Bike Park

Trail Park Summary

Country Trail | Gravity Trail | Bike Park

More information:

https://wolwespruit.co.za

Trailforks Information:

https://www.trailforks.com/region/wolwespruit-mtb-and-trail-park/

Security rating:

4.5/5

Websites:

https://wolwespruit.co.za

Best suited for: Intermediate and Experienced riders.

What we love about it: The proximity, being so close to a major city and not that far from Johannesburg (30-40 minute drive) and the flow trails! But more than those two elements, Wolwespruit is one of the most complete mountain bike trails parks in South Africa.

The trails:

There are four distinct sections of trail at Wolwespruit. They are:

  • Wolfpack Safari: 10km (Green grading)
  • Wolf Trek: 10km (Blue grading)
  • Werewolf Traverse: 3km (Black grading)
  • Whole Trail: 23km (Blue grading)

In the heart of Pretoria is Wolwespruit Mountain Bike Trails Park. A relatively small piece of land next to the N1 Freeway at the Rigel Road offramp that offers a lot more than you expect.

Wolwespruit initially started out as a country trail venue, catering for marathon and XCO mountain bikers. But over time it has added a large pump track and a dedicated jump line, both features of a bike park. More recently, the owners invested significantly in the building of four gravity lines, which make Wolwespruit one of just three parks in Gauteng that appeals to gravity riders.

The best natural feature of Wolwespruit is the gradient. Situated on a hillside, it offers a good volume of climbing and generous amount of descending. The four gravity lines would be classified more as flow lines than jump lines, although there are plenty of low-risk jumps for those keen on getting some air.

Additional Trail Facts

Signage

The signage is insufficient. It’s too small on the mountain bike trails and can be confusing as there are also running/hiking trails at the venue with their own similar signage (February 2022).

Grading

The trails are graded according to IMBA’s system, with Green, Blue and Black trails.

Off The Bike

The location is incredibly established with a number of restaurants and family activities as well as a Trek Bike Shop.

Summary

Wolwespruit offers probably the widest range of mountain bike riding variety in Gauteng and is highly recommended if you’re into fun times rather than fast times or long-distance rides! It is also a really good place to train if you’re looking for fitness and strength too and is one of the safest parks from a security perspective.

Cost

R60 – Day permit

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Trail Reviews
Brandon-Lee York
07 June 2022
Worth the drive from Jhb if you wanna hit some really fun flow lines and some decent technical trails
Mark Ming
07 June 2022
Awesome singletrack throughout the trail. Lots of forest singletrack at the bottom section. Signage is decent. Good climbing to get the heart rate going which takes you to the top section, this is where you will find the best flow line in Gauteng!!! Smooth lines, well built jumps and huge berms. Trails are constantly maintained and updated. Post ride venue at Pltfrm is a vibey place to chill out after a great ride. High recommend this place. Plenty of parking and very safe.
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Aron Horn
07 June 2022
Wolwespruit MTB Park has an amazing variety of trails to suit riders of all skill levels. The flow lines at the top of the hill and the big jump line are a standout feature and one of the best in Gauteng. The trails are well maintained and new features are always being added. Cross country riders and enduro/freeriders alike will find something that interests them at Wolwespruit.
Sean Badenhorst
06 June 2022
Still the best place to get your gravity fix in Gauteng!
Cade Badenhorst
23 May 2022
Always a good ride at wolwe , good gradient and awesome flow lines
Rudi Pollard
25 April 2022
Wolwespruit has quickly become my go to trails for technical riding. The trails gives a proper workout and tests you in every aspect of mountain biking. Although the trails is very technical the trail building team has done a lot of work to make the trails ridable for all with different route options.
Rob Moore
25 April 2022
Best place in Gauteng for flowy jump lines!
Markus van Niekerk
11 April 2022
With rider safety being such an issue, wolwespruit offers almost everything. Not just is it very safe to ride there but it also offers a wide variety of options like limbing, flowing trails, technical sections, jump lines etc. Aaaaand a hospital nearby if things go south 😂
Kirsten Behenna
07 April 2022
Awesome trails
Malin Sanne
01 April 2022
Lekkaa trail spot close to town/in the city!
Craig Van
31 March 2022
Wet wet wet 🤣
Wian Van
31 March 2022
Situated in the middle of pta which makes it really easy to get to and in a prime spot.! With a restaurant and bike shop on the grounds it makes for a good family vibe during the week and weekends, there is also a few other business on the property that is quite nice
Mark Ming
31 March 2022
Best flow line in Gauteng! Jumps are berms are amazing. Great Rocky technical sections and climbs. Post ride platform restaurant is excellent!
Mel Horak
29 March 2022
Only for intermediate and advanced riders, great flow tracks and hill training. Difficult to do more than about 25km distance but such a good workout. Can do a good training session in an hour's ride. Amazing food!
Dawn Cunningham
22 March 2022
Excellent trails!!!, luckily I went in a bunch with 2 seasoned Wolwespruit riders who knew most of the time how to read to signage on the green side. My previous occasions there on 2018 and 2019 resulted in me getting stuck on the same loop or skipping some fun green loop obstacles. We then skipped over to the blue trail full of excitement, steep, sharp climbs an for my first time some harrowing downhill sections that again thanks to some of the group in front, showed me how to handle and attack each obstacle with confidence. Definitely not a course for newbies, I had a lot more fun this time, and not a trail for sissies, sometime the only way down is on your bike….
Francois Van Wyk
22 March 2022
A proper workout - good place to practice your technical skills. Lot of climbing (blue). Green route signage was confusing, so we ended up going in circles.
Michelle Fensome Scott
17 March 2022
A fun network of trails in a city environment that has a little for all and the trail maintenance crew do try keep on top of the maintenance too.
Wayne Kruger
10 March 2022
Great trails, well designed and something for every level of rider. The trail signage can be improved though
Jim Ramage
10 March 2022
I ride here almost weekly. Great technical trails Super elevation Flow and jump lines galore Great intermediate trails Fun Galore
Joanne Badenhorst
10 March 2022
A fun trial, but not suitable for beginners.
Nolene
23 February 2022
Loads of riding in this compact park. Good for practicing riding roots and descents.
Karl-Tyko Albäck
22 February 2022
Good place to ride, something for everyone. The jump line is in need of some maintenance
Connor Taylor
14 February 2022
Really fun flow trail, well maintained and people are always friendly
Madelle Venter
14 February 2022
Single track riding for intermediate to advanced riders. Loads of climbing. Fast downhills. Safe environment, safe parking, bicycle repair shop and restaurants.
Wian Van Den Bergh
08 February 2022
Trails for all skill levels and ekstra lines next to main lines makes for a ekstra fun time out.! The bike shop and restaurant makes it a nice destination for the whole family to enjoy
Alison Dallas
07 February 2022
Fantastic trails in a safe environment with the best flow line I have ever ridden. Hiking and cycling trails mostly separate. Dog friendly. Great coffee at the Trek shop. Restaurant is always busy so you need to book in advance.
Dawie Esterhuizen
07 February 2022
A wide variety of trails with some decent climbs for a Gauteng trail. From fast and smooth flow lines (kids friendly to advanced) to rocky single track and even jump lines. It's a proper mountain bike trail.
Alton van
04 February 2022
My favourite, very close to home.. flow lines are amazing.. some tough rocky climbs and some tech sections.. but mostly rideable for all skill levels.. ride within your limits and you will be fine
Claudio Raposo
04 February 2022
Great fun technical trail. One of my favorites, but would recommended for beginners to stick to the green trail only.
Karl-Tyko Albäck
03 February 2022
Super fun flow trail that leaves your veins coursing with adrenaline.
Connor Taylor
03 February 2022
Fun trails well maintained always lots of friendly people to ride with
Barry Crouse
26 November 2021
This has be one of the best Bike Parks in South Africa, it has every thing you need to have the most complete riding experience in a very small 99 hectares.
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