Majura Pines recreation area

Majura Pines

Majura Pines is located within an easy walk or bike ride from the suburbs of the inner north and has links to existing horse trails in the area. Since the current crop of ACT Government managed pines was planted in the mid 1980s, it has become a popular recreation area accommodating a range of activities including walking, dog walking, trail running, orienteering, horse riding and mountain bike riding.

Majura Pines map (PDF 2MB)

This map contain elements which cannot be made accessible. If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the information in this document please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Access

Majura Pines has two primary access points with car parking facilities and trail head signage:

  • Hackett entry gate: located at the top of Blue Metal Road. You can walk or ride in on Blue Metal Road from the reserve car park located on Mackenzie Street, Hackett. Horse riders can access this entry gate from the Cherry Burn Trail.
  • Majura Road entry gate: located off the Majura Parkway on the old Majura Road, access from Majura Parkway is possible using the Majura Winery turn off or Tambreet Street exit.

A secondary access point is from the winery entry gate, use the Majura Winery turn off from Majura Parkway. The three entry gates have a horse cavaletti, walk through gate and locked vehicle gate.

Mountain bike riding

Majura Pines has some of the oldest and most famous mountain bike trails in Canberra, providing opportunities for skills progression from beginner trails through to intermediate and advanced cross country and downhill trails. Cross country mountain bike trails at Majura Pines are bi-directional. Walkers and runners also use the cross country trails. Downhill trails are one way only.

Video: Experience the Majura Pines by bike.

The Majura Pines Trail Alliance

The Majura Pines Trail Alliance (MPTA) is a volunteer group formed in 2015 to manage the redevelopment and ongoing maintenance of the mountain bike trails at the Majura Pines in partnership with the ACT Government. The MPTA and the ACT Parks and Conservation Service ParkCare Group have regular work parties to maintain and improve the trails at Majura Pines. To get involved, visit the Majura Pines Trails Alliance website.

Further information

When visiting Majura Pines please remember:

  • no motorised vehicles of any kind or remote control devices are permitted
  • no fires are permitted within the park
  • no camping is permitted within the park
  • there are no bins at Majura Pines so please take all rubbish away with you
  • all native plants, animals, timber (alive and dead) and the environment are protected by law
  • carry a mobile phone, especially if you are on your own.

Majura Pines final master plan

The Majura Pines Recreation Concept Master Plan, which includes new trails, drinking water points, informal rest areas and directional and interpretive signage is available for public viewing.

The master plan guides the future planning, development and management of Majura Pines. It was prepared to help deliver a revamped recreation venue to the Canberra community, providing a place for walking, running, mountain biking, orienteering, horse riding and simply enjoying the great outdoors we are so lucky to have here in the Bush Capital.

Community expectations for the ongoing recreational use of Majura Pines were sought in a public consultation in early 2014 and informed the development of the plan. Over 680 people had their say which is an indicator of how popular the area is and people's enthusiasm to see it transformed into a great recreation site.

For more information, view the full Majura Pines Recreation Concept Master Plan* (PDF 4MB).

*Please note these documents contains elements which cannot be made accessible. If you are unable to access the information, please contact 02 6207 4857 to request a hard copy. Alternatively, for more information of the master plan view a summary of the Majura Pines Recreation Concept Master plan.