Top 10 mountain bike trails in Sydney

Mountain Bike Trails in Sydney

To those who love mountain biking nothing beats the thrill of the trail. Here is our big list of mountain bike trails in Sydney – where is your favourite?

Before heading out on any mountain bike adventure please check the relevant websites to ensure the trail is open. Download a map onto your phone (if one is available) and wear a helmet and suitable gear.

1. Garigal National Park, Gahnia and Serrata mountain bike trails

Skill levelThe trail caters for advanced mountain bike riders
Length: 6.5km in total with trails of various lengths
Facilities: Nil
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
Address: Gahnia mountain bike trail is accessed via Grattan Crescent, Forestville. Serrata mountain bike trail is accessed via Currie Road, Frenchs Forest.
Map: Available here
More info: Royal National Park website

2. Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail (Old Man’s Valley)

Skill levelThe trail caters for  intermediate, competent and advanced mountain bike riders
Length: 6km in total with trails of various lengths
Facilities: Nil
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
AddressQuarry Road, Hornsby NSW 2077
Map: Available here
More info: Hornsby Shire Council website

3. Karingai National Park, Perimeter Trail

Skill levelThe trail caters for intermediate, competent and advanced mountain bike riders
Length: 7km (one way)
Facilities: Nil
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
Address: Nerang Avenue, Terry Hills NSW 2084
Map: n/a
More info: Kuringa National Park website

4. Manly Dam Mountain Bike Trail

Skill levelThe trail caters for intermediate, competent and advanced mountain bike riders
Length: 11.2km (loop)
Facilities: Picnic shelters, toilets, BBQ’s and parking are available at Manly Warringah War Memorial Park (additional fee if parking within the park)
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
AddressThere are various access points including Gibbs Street, Manly Vale; Upper Clontarf Street, North Balgowlah; Kirkwood Street, Bantry Reserve, Seaforth; and both Roosevelt Avenue and Nyrang Street, Allambie Heights
Map: Available here
More info: Northern Beaches Council website

5. Mill Creek Mountain Bike Trail (Menai Mountain Bike Trail)

Skill level: The trail caters for intermediate, competent and advanced mountain bike riders
Length: 10km (loop)
Facilities: Nil
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
Address: Little Forest Road, Lucas Heights NSW 2234
Map: Available here 
More info: Sutherland Shire Council website or Mill Creek MTB facebook page

6. Royal National Park, Loftus Trail

Skill level: The trail caters for intermediate, competent and advanced mountain bike riders
Length: 10km although there are a few linking loops, so you can choose a short ride or a long ride (15 minutes to 4 hours)
Facilities: Picnic shelters, toilets, parking
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
Address: Loftus loop trail winds around Loftus Oval, Loftus Avenue, Loftus NSW 2232
Map: Available here
More info: National Parks website

7. Western Sydney Parklands

Skill level: The trail caters for beginner, intermediate, competent and advanced mountain bike riders
Length: Kids loop, plus other loops ranging from 3km to 12km
Facilities: Picnic shelters, toilets, parking
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
Address: Western Sydney Parklands, Range Road, off Elizabeth Drive, Cecil Park NSW 2178
Map: Available here
More info: Western Sydney Parklands website

8. Yellomundee Regional Park Mountain Bike Trail

Skill level: The trail caters for beginner, intermediate, competent and advanced mountain bike riders
Length: n/a
Facilities: Picnic shelters, toilets, parking
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
Address: Springwood Road, Hawkesbury Heights NSW
Map: Available here
More info: Royal National parks website or Western Sydney Mountain Bike Club website

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9. Brisbane Waters – Tommos loop and Rocky Ponds cycling loop

Skill levelTommos loop trail is suitable for older kids and beginner adults, Rocky Ponds is for advanced mountain bike riders
Length
: 20km in total with trails of various lengths
Facilities: Nil
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
Address: Trails begin at Staples Lookout, Woy Woy Rd, Kariong NSW 2250
Map: Available here
More info: National Parks website

10. Glenrock Mountain Bike Trails

Skill levelThe trail caters for beginner, intermediate, competent and advanced mountain bike riders
Length: 34km in total with trails of various lengths
Facilities: Picnic tables
Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset
AddressYuelarbah Track, Highfields NSW 2289
Map: Available here
More info: National Parks website or Glenrock Trail Alliance website

These are our favourite Mountain Bike Trails inSydney – where are yours?

 

 

 

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