Howick Mountain Biking Trails

mtbHowick and its surrounding areas are a mountain biker’s paradise. Nestled away in the SAPPI forests above Howick lies a hidden network of awesome single track, rock gardens and contour roads, giving mounting bikers of all ages and experience a wide range of trails to explore.

You can cycle from the Howick Falls Hotel up into the forests, so there is no need to worry about where to leave your car or organising lifts.

The Howick trail system is controlled by the Howick Mountain Bike Club – visit their website for Maps and details regarding the trails.

Before riding the trails please ensure that you have obtained your SAPPI Access Permit – These permits are vital in the control of the use of the trails and for insurance purposes for the land owners.
These permits can be obtained from Howick Cycles in Somme Street.

Karkloof Mountain Bike Trails

Situated 12 kilometres out of Howick lies the Karkloof Valley, which is fast becoming one of the top mountain biking destination in South Africa. Starting at the Karkloof County Club, you can set off on  a 10km, 20km, 30km or ECO trail. The Karkloof Country Club offers safe parking, hot showers and a bike washing facility.

For a small day fee you can experience the beauty of the Karkloof, marvel at the Karkloof Falls and have a truly exhilarating Mountain Biking Experience.

For more information and maps of the routes you can visit