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Northern Beaches

Rides around our favourite Northern Beaches area.

Bairne Track

At a Glance

Bairne Track Gallery

An easy firetrail that would make an ideal introduction to MTB for beginners. A quiet ride and great views over Pittwater are your reward.

Bantry Bay

At a Glance

Status:  
On 26 Jun (2 days ago)
Firetrail:
4 for 4km (46%)
Single Track - Enclosed:
4 for 4.7km (54%)

Bantry Bay Gallery

Some out & back trails that make a nice addition to a lap of Manly Dam. The Cook Street Track in particular is a real lung buster and great climbing training.

Cascades

At a Glance

Status: Unknown
Firetrail:
8 for 11km (68%)
Mixed:
1 for 2.9km (18%)
Single Track - Enclosed:
2 for 2.2km (14%)

Cascades Gallery

Cascades is a good test of your cardio fitness - lots of hills and not much technical stuff means easy riding if you have average to good fitness.

Centre Track

At a Glance

Centre Track Gallery

Another short-ish track in Ku-ring-gai to link up with others.

Chiltern Track

At a Glance

Chiltern Track Gallery

Not really a ride - but a testy little hill to join up or tag onto others in the area.

Duck Hole/Terrey Hills Trail

At a Glance

Duck Hole/Terrey Hills Trail Gallery

A nice easy track to join with others in the area for making longer routes.

Elvina Track

At a Glance

Elvina Track Gallery

Short but very steep.

Manly Dam

At a Glance

Status:  
On 26 Jun (2 days ago)
Firetrail:
3 for 4.8km (44%)
Single Track - Enclosed:
2 for 3.1km (29%)
Single Track - Exposed:
3 for 1.9km (18%)
Other:
2 for 1km (9%)

Manly Dam Gallery

One of Sydney's best rides - From Less experienced to Intermediate and even Advanced, all enjoy this ride.

Oxford Falls (Morgan Road)

At a Glance

Status: Unknown
Firetrail:
6 for 9.8km (33%)
Mixed:
1 for 2.9km (10%)
Single Track - Enclosed:
19 for 17km (57%)

Oxford Falls (Morgan Road) Gallery

Also know as Morgan Rd for it's meeting point this area has heaps of trails to join up and make the ride anything you like. Most of these have at least one or two technical sections, many are 80%+ technical!

Red Hill

At a Glance

Status:  
On 28 Jun (23 hours ago)
Double Track:
2 for 3km (17%)
Firetrail:
8 for 9.2km (52%)
Single Track - Enclosed:
5 for 5.1km (29%)
Other:
1 for 0.3km (2%)

Red Hill Gallery

Red Hill is super-tough and super-technical. Climbing Red Hill has reduced strong MTBers to tears.

Ryland

At a Glance

Status: Unknown
Firetrail:
5 for 6.1km (69%)
Mixed:
1 for 0.9km (10%)
Single Track - Enclosed:
2 for 2km (22%)

Ryland Gallery

Although these tracks can make a nice out and back sort of ride in their own right, their main purpose in life (well, at least for us) is to join with Terrey Hills and Wildflower Garden, from which points you can make a huge circuit if crazy enough.

Salvation Tracks

At a Glance

Status: Unknown
Double Track:
2 for 4.4km (58%)
Firetrail:
1 for 3.1km (42%)

Salvation Tracks Gallery

Nice out and back firetrail where the only climbs to speak of are short, steep, and some suprisingly technical.

Terrey Hills / Duffys Forest

At a Glance

Status:  
On 11 Jun (2 weeks ago)
Double Track:
3 for 3.8km (13%)
Firetrail:
12 for 25km (82%)
Single Track - Enclosed:
4 for 1.6km (5%)

Terrey Hills / Duffys Forest Gallery

Fire trail. Not technical, but one of the best views at the end of the Long Trail. Some more challenging climbs to be had on the options south of Booralie Road.

The Grove Bike Park

The Grove Bike Park Gallery

This is an official Manly Council facility containing dirt jump and a pump track.

Towlers Bay

At a Glance

Status: Unknown
Firetrail:
1 for 4km (66%)
Mixed:
2 for 2km (34%)

Towlers Bay Gallery

Short-ish (9K?) out and back style ride down some steep firetrail, along the water's edge and back up.

Waratah Track

At a Glance

Waratah Track Gallery

Another out and back to the West of West Head Road. Not quiet as rocky or steep as Salvation Tracks but still some challenging sections and a nice view at the end.

Warrimoo Track

At a Glance

Warrimoo Track Gallery

Tiny little out and back with quiet a steep drop at the end.

Wildflower Garden

At a Glance

Status:  
On 17 Jun (1 week ago)
Firetrail:
4 for 6.4km (74%)
Single Track - Enclosed:
3 for 2.3km (26%)

Wildflower Garden Gallery

Killer climbs from Ku-ring-gai creek tempered by some nice firetrail and even a small section of single track. Some sealed roads to take joining it up though.

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