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    Default Berg River Dam Trails

    Hi everyone, I was in the area on the weekend and took a short drive up one of the roads.
    I am curious if anyone else has explored these routes? Surely by now some of our local 4WD clubs have ventured out here?
    There is no signage or gates and the roads lead up to the mountain top. The views are incredible!
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    Default Re: Berg River Dam Trails

    Not wanting to be a spoil sport, but those tracks look like an accident in the making. The erosion looks bad already, not sure what the effect of 4x4's will be. It will have to be managed better I think. Especially with the lack of vegetation after the fires.
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    Default Re: Berg River Dam Trails

    That road looks like the one that leads up to the Sentech and cellphone masts on top.
    If it is the same, I know it very well, having worked for Sentech until last year.
    It used to be a forestry road, reasonably well maintained, until all forestry was stopped on that mountain, well, more of a hill
    AFAIK it falls under the municipality now, so no more road maintenance.
    Gates infrequently gets put up, just so that the locals can steal them again.
    Certain sections are strictly one way, no hope passing another vehicle coming the opposite way, so one of you is in for a butt clenching reverse......
    By the time I retired it was a strictly daytime visit site for us, not sure about the other users.
    So, yes, you might just run into another vehicle up there, not a lot of fun, but yes, the view from up top is stunning.
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    Default Re: Berg River Dam Trails

    Thank you so much. A few of us will give it a go tomorrow morning.
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    Default Re: Berg River Dam Trails

    I hike there a lot. The road to the tower is okay. The others are really eroded and in bad condition. Many bikers ride on the trails (Illegally) - all roads past the 2nd bridge have turned into single tracks.

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