Mountain bike riding

Mountain bike riding in Namadgi National Park, Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve

There are over 400 kilometres of formed vehicle trails (management trails) available to cyclists within Namadgi National Park, Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve.

Table 1. Mountain bike routes for southern Namadgi National Park

No.

Trailname

Distance

1

Mt Tennent Trail

7 km

2

Smokers Trail

11 km

3

Honeysuckle to Orroral Trail

6 km

4

Orroral Trail

8 km

5

Brandy Flat Trail

16 km

6

Gudgenby Creek Trail

8 km

7

Naas Valley Trail

27 km

8

Mt Clear Trail and Long Flat Trail

21 km

9

Grassy Creek Trail

13 km

10

Old Boboyan Road

15 km

All distances given are one way. You can link up trails for circuit rides.

When mountain biking in Namadgi, please remember:

  • cycling is permitted on all formed vehicle trails other than those in the Bimberi Wilderness.
  • Walking tracks and single tracks are for walkers only.
  • Bicyles are not permitted off the formed vehicle trails whether in open or forested areas.
  • Remember to carry repair gear and be prepared for sudden changes in weather.
  • Cycling is not permitted in the Cotter Catchment/Bimberri Wilderness areas.
  • Cotter Catchment/Bimberi Wilderness

Protected since 1911, the Cotter Catchment provides clean mountain water to Canberra. The catchment is part of the Bimberi Wilderness, providing remote experiences in a pristine mountain environment. To minimise impacts and protect water quality, please remember:

  • Camping is by permit only.
  • Access is by foot only (bicycles not permitted).
  • Fuel stoves only. Leave fallen timber to renew soil and provide habitat.
Table 2 Mountain bike routes for northern Namadgi National Park, Brindabella National Park and Bimberi Nature Reserve

No.

Trailname

Distance

1

Doctors Flat Road

16 km

2

McIntyres Trail (one way track)

4 km

3

Bells Camp Trail (no through road)

3 km

4

Webbs Ridge, Gentle Annie Trails

36 km

5

Waterfall Creek and Folly Trails

12 km

6

Baldy Range Fire Trail

8 km

7

Dingi Dingi Ridge Trail

6 km

8

Two Sticks Road

25 km

9

Powerline Trail

7 km

10

Pabral Road

5 km

11

Mt Coree Summit Trail

3 km

12

Curries Road

5 km

13

Mt Franklin Road

24 km

14

Blundells Creek Road

3 km

15

Old Mill Road

5 km

16

Warks Road

10 km

17

Bendora Road

15 km

18

Parrot Road to Chalet Road to Moonlight Hollow Road

14 km

19

Parrot Road to Womabt Road to Warks

15 km

20

Lowells Flat Trail (one way track)

3 km

21

Blue Range Fire Trail

9.5 km

22

Bendora Dam Loop

3 km

23

Flat Rock Spur

4 km

24

Bendora Break

4.5 km

All distances given are one way. You can link up trails for circuit rides.

Please refer to topographic maps (PDF 829KB) for more detail on grades and navigation. Most trails in this area have very steep sections. The management trails and roads vary in condition due to differing maintenance regimes and seasonal conditions such as snowfall, storms and fallen trees on the roads. Private landowners along Doctors Flat Road (1) allow public access. Please leave gates along Doctors Flat Road as you find them.