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Harkerville Forest Green Route MTB Trail

Green Route Montage 1



The primary start for this route is at The Garden of Eden which is 16 kilometers from Plett towards Knysna on the N2. Parking is available left and right of the N2.

The secondary start is at the Harkerville Forest Hut which is closer to Plettenberg Bay and is accessed from the Harkerville Turnoff next to the Sasol Garage on the N2. Follow the signs to the  parking from which you can get your permit.


This is a circular route and will bring you back to your parking spot.


17 kilometres


1 – 3 hours




Obtain a R30 permit at the starting point (Season ticket is also available)

Take With

  • puncture kit
  • spare tube
  • tools
  • refreshments and water
  • camera
  • GPS

Please Note

Important points to remember about this route:

  • The path can get quite slippery after rain


Green route Montage 2

The most popular of all the trails in the Harkerville Forest, this route has a mixture of moderate singletrack as well as jeeptrack and is suitable for all levels of riders. The single track is visually astounding, enfolding you in the indigenous forest.

Probably one of the most scenic MTB tracks in the world!

Along the route, there is a natural waterfall and swimming pond so take a dip and refresh those legs.

Route Elevation Profile

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Click here to see this route on Google Earth

If the route does not open in Google Earth, then click here to download the Google Earth Software:

Click here for the Garmin Download file.

Download (usually to Desktop unless you have specified something else) and then move the file to the My Garmin Folder in My Documents. You will then be able to open the map from the Garmin folder. If you are travelling in the opposite direction, Garmin has the option to invert the route. Then plug in your device, download the map and away you go.

Please note, you must have Mapsource or .gpx compatible software on your computer to open this file.
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