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Heath and Bare Creek trails

“That was a great ride - I really felt like I earned my drink of water at the top.”

Popular for mountain biking and horse riding, Heath trail is a challenging fire trail running down into the valley of Garigal National Park. It's a fantastic ride and suited to more experienced mountain bikers. There are sandy corners and the terrain can be rough, so take care. Of course, if you ride down into the valley you'll have to ride back out - the climb can be hard work, but it's definitely worth the effort.

Heath Trail merges into Bare Creek trail shortly after entering Garigal National Park. Bare Creek runs along the east side of the creek, passing Quarry trail at the first creek crossing and eventually adjoining Cascades trail, so there are plenty of options for extending your mountain biking adventure. It's a great track to walk as well - watch out for other track users.

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Getting there

Getting there:

The Heath trail starts on Ralston Avenue, Belrose (behind the Belrose Electricity Substation) or alternatively from Wyatt Avenue. To get there from Frenchs Forest, travel north along Forest Way and turn left into Ralston Avenue or Wyatt Avenue.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available on Ralston Avenue, a short walk from the Heath trail.

Important info

Distance:

3.7km (one-way)

Time suggested:

1.5 hours each way

Difficulty:

Medium difficulty

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat if you’re walking and plenty of drinking water
  • This is a shared trail, so please keep an eye out for other walkers and riders
  • Mountain bikers and horse riders are requested to avoid the trail during wet weather

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Goanna. Photo: Shaun Sursok