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Glenrock mountain biking trails

Glenrock State Conservation Area

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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.

Glenrock State Conservation Area
34km of trails
Time suggested
1 day
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted in this park. See where you can bring your dog.
  • Some of the trails are shared with other visitors, so look out for walkers and 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, check out Glenrock Trail Alliance. For up-to-date news visit Glenrock Trail Alliance on Facebook.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • An aerial view of the ocean and Baileys Cottage in Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

    Baileys Cottage

    Baileys Cottage in Glenrock State Conservation Area offers holiday accommodation near Newcastle. There’s a load to do, including mountain biking, fishing and walking.


Save 20% at Baileys Cottage

Keep your adventure going with a stay at Baileys Cottage, and enjoy direct access to amazing tracks and trails from your doorstep. Book during June and save 20% on your accommodation at Baileys.

Baileys Cottage, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer © DPE


Why pets aren't allowed in most parks

Did you know that dogs and other pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves? Find out the important reasons why pets aren’t allowed in most parks, and how you can help protect our native animals and plants.

Sign prohibiting dogs set against a sweeping coastal vista of beaches and headlands. Image credit: John Spencer © DPIE

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