Featuring 85 trails, with over 46km of riding and 2,000+ metres of total descent, Hartland (aka ‘The Dump’) puts easy beginner and double-black terrain within easy reach of downtown Victoria.
Whether you are looking for a quick after-work ride or a three-hour adventure, you can find it at Hartland. The technical singletrack trails that wind between Douglas fir, cedar, and arbutus trees on the slopes of Mt. Work provide classic West Coast mountain biking-- and if you don’t mind getting wet, you can send it year-round!
Trails are rated in accordance with the IMBA Trail Ratings system:
- Green: Easy (mainly doubletrack, suitable for beginners)
- Blue: More Difficult (intermediate level single track)
- Black: Very Difficult (advanced trails for experienced riders)
- Double-black: Extremely Difficult (advanced trails with technical features for advanced riders)
- Double-orange: Proline: (extremely difficult trail for expert riders only. There is only one proline trail at Hartland)
SIMBS currently only manages the Hartland trail network, but it doesn’t mean that it’s the only place to ride! Some of the other areas favoured by Victoria and South Island mountain bikers include:
- Sooke Harbourview [SBC] [Trailforks]
- Mount Tzouhalem [CTSS] [Trailforks]
- Bear Mountain [Trailforks]
- Burnt Bridge [Trailforks]
- Cobble Hill [Trailforks]
- Maple Mountain [CTSS] [Trailforks]
Trailforks is an incredible resource for finding great trails on the South Island, viewing the current status of trails within the network, and finding awesome routes to link up the best riding that Victoria (and beyond!) has to offer.
For the last 20 years, the Hartland trail network has been 100% maintained by passionate SIMBS members and volunteers.
- Trail maintenance is usually held on the third Sunday of every month, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Meet at the SIMBS tent in the Hartland parking lot.
- No prior experience is required (or a SIMBS membership) — just an enthusiastic attitude and a willingness to help!
- We provide mentoring, work gloves, tools and lunch.
- Bring your bike (which we can lock it in the shed) and join others for a ride afterwards.
- Support your local builders, respect the build process and keep building the stoke...
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and to secure your free lunch!
Have any questions about trail maintenance or improvements? Contact the SIMBS Trail Director by email at email@example.com