Trail Number: #5
Loop Length: 1.3km
IMBA Difficulty Rating: Very Difficult ◆ Black Diamond
Start/Finish: Northern Hub
Werpil is a very difficult 1.3km 'black diamond' circuit.
The initial climb is steep and technical. It runs up a narrow, hand-crafted track to the northern knoll. There, you'll discover some of the region's finest views. (They're worth it even if you have to push your bike!)
Then, the challenging but playful descent features extensive granite rock-gardens and chutes that make the most of the natural terrain.
Please keep to the trail alignment: it'll improve your chances of avoiding the moss beds on the granite slabs.
'Werpil' is the Dja Dja Warrung word for the wedge-tailed eagle.
If you look up from the northern knoll, you may catch a glimpse of a werpil soaring high on the thermals.
Short but technical.
Winding around the ridge, you'll encounter challenging climbs through rocky features. They'll take you up to a giant slab of granite that you can ride right across.
From this the pinnacle, there is a technical descent. You'll go through some short but challenging rock gardens before the trail opens out again as it nears the Northern Trail Hub.