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Mountain biking trails

“I love volunteering with the Glenrock Trail Alliance – days out riding the trails, all the while working with others to maintain this wonderful resource.”

Glenrock State Conservation Area provides excellent opportunities for mountain bike riding. With 14km of purpose-built bike trails and 20km of linked management trails in the northern section of the park, allow a day to explore the area. The mountain bike tracks will take you on a windy ride through open forest and woodlands and, in combination with the trail network, provide access to Burwood Beach, Leichhardt’s lookout and the waterfalls.

The trails are graded – green circle for beginners, blue square for intermediate and black diamond for advanced, so there is bound to be one that suits your level. Biking trails are all signed, so if you can’t see a sign it means that riding is not permitted.

Large bike maps are installed at major entrances, but if you'd like to print off and take your own, or find out further information on how to volunteer, checkout the  Glenrock Trail Alliance website.


Getting there

Getting there:

From Newcastle, Charlestown and Sydney, take the Pacific Highway to Highfields or Kahibah in Newcastle

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at various park access points, including Gun Club Road and Highfields Parade.

Important info


34km (one-way)

Time suggested:

1 day each way


Medium difficulty

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited
  • Some of the trails are shared with other visitors, so look out for walkers
  • Please stick to signposted trails when riding
  • Suggested times may vary depending on which mountain biking trail you chose to take

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People mountain biking along a bush trail. Photo:Shaun Sursok