Silvermine Trail Run

Our trail grading: ORANGE 5A
Distance: 11.62km
Extremeness: Technical single track & scorching heat
Location: Silvermine, Cape Town, South Africa
Joggers: Deryck Nel & me

This Saturday we drove all the way to Silvermine for a second attempt at the 10km loop. This time we were not trapped in a cloud and it was easier to navigate the single tracks. We started with a route called The Crags which linked to the Elephant's Eye hiking trial. The trail took us all the way to a fire hut and lookout. We took a detour to visit the cave itself and then headed back to the loop. At about 5km into the route we took another detour - this time to run to a view point above Hout Bay. We finished the route with a single track which was not ideal for running, but fun nonetheless.

Deryck on "The Crags" single track

More technical single tracks

And even more...

Beautiful view of Tokai Forest

On the Elephant's Eye hiking trail

Deryck and the Fire Hut lookout

The elephant's eye and me

View towards False Bay

Single track towards the cave

Inside the cave

Technical single track continues

Back towards the MTB loop

Almost at the view point

Beautiful view of Hout Bay


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