3Rivers Trails



42 Trails – Cycling
42 Trails – Hiking
42 Trails – Running



WORLD CLASS UNLIMITED TRAILS – With 200km of marked routes and more than 70 km of single tracks, we are the biggest Mountain Bike Park in South Africa

3Rivers Trails is a Non-Profit, registered Public Benefit Organisation,  which is dedicated to bringing quality mountain biking, running and hiking trails to the greater Thornhill region – a rural region approximately 40 kilometres to the west of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The trail network has been in operation for seven years with trails being built and maintained on the properties of Woodridge College, Crossways Farm Village, Bluegums Farm, Jbay Bike Park and Longmore Forest. This network was managed by 3Rivers Trails, a partnership of local landowners up until the formation of 3Rivers Trails Non-Profit Company (from herein 3Rivers) in June 2020. Once the Non-Profit Company was formed, responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the existing network was handed over with an extended mandate to further develop the trails in the area.

At present 3Rivers operates approximately 200 km of marked trail, with approximately 60 km of this being purpose-built single track which can be accessed from any of its two trail heads located at Woodridge College and Crossways Country Kitchen.

3Rivers aims to develop world class mountain biking, running, hiking and adventure trails in the greater Thornhill region. It hopes to achieve this through co-operation with the surrounding landowners and community in a way which ensures the sustainable and responsible growth. Thus, benefiting the local community and economy by providing employment opportunities, skills development and increased tourism to the region.

To date 3Rivers has constructed and maintained its trail network independently of any external funding and has managed to remain financially independent and stable since its inception. This is a significant achievement given the relatively small mountain biking community in the region when compared to other major centres within South Africa. The primary reason for 3Rivers stability and success has been the voluntary work done by the management group who have dedicated a significant amount of time, effort and passion to oversee the growth of 3Rivers.



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