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Mountain biking trails

Glenrock State Conservation Area

Overview

Spend the day riding your mountain bike on the trails in Glenrock State Conservation Area near Newcastle. There are rides to suit all levels, and even the kids can ride.

Where
Glenrock State Conservation Area
Distance
34km one-way
Time suggested
1 day
Grading
Medium
Price
Free
Please note

  • 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
  • If you are interested in holding a mountain biking event in this park, please use the online form

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken
People mountain biking along a bush trail. Photo:Shaun Sursok