Location:
Mt Coot-tha Forest, QLD
(15km West of Brisbane)
 
Trails & Tracks*:
 
Difficulty Levels*:
 
Facilities & Services:
 
Maps*:
www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/2010%20Library/2009%20PDF%20and%20Docs/4.Environment%20and%20Waste/4.4%20Bushlands%20and%20waterways/bushland_and_waterways_mt_coot-tha_mountain_bike_trails_2010.pdf
www.gcta.asn.au/images/2010GapCreekMTBTrailsupdatedmap.gif
www.gcta.asn.au/documents/MtCoot-thaTrailMapbest2008.pdf
 
More Information:
www.mtbdirt.com.au/qld-trails/view/trail/22/mt-coot-tha-gap-creek
 
Clubs:
Gap Creek Trails Alliance
www.gcta.asn.au
 
Kenmore Cycle Club
www.kenmorecycleclub.com/home/index.php
www.facebook.com/pages/Kenmore-Cycle-Club/218257738220029
 
Local Bicycle Shops:
Ashgrove Cycles
498 Waterworks Road, Ashwood
www.ashgrovecycles.com
 
Kenmore Cycles
2071 Moggill Road, Kenmore
www.facebook.com/KenmoreCyclesShop
 
Epic Cycles
81 Baroona Road, Paddington
www.epiccycles.com.au
www.facebook.com/epiccycles
 
Review:
The park is a mix of well-maintained trails, built to IMBA standards. With downhill, cross-country, all-mountain trails and even a skills park there is something for every rider's ability within a short ride of the car park. Rocket Frog is a beginner all-mountain trail with smooth corners linking together to form a steady downhill flowing trail. Dingo has a huge climb to get to the trailhead, but is well worth the effort.
 
With a steep start through a few technical rock gardens perched on a steep side slope trail, it opens up into switchback berms and small scattered drops running down the length of the ridge. The park's south-eastern section, closest to the car park, has a great loop you can ride that takes you through Koala, Wagtail, Cubberia Creek, Whipbird, Bandicoot and Cockatoo.
 
This loop is reminiscent of Whistler's Zappa trails, with free flowing singletrack challenging enough to be enjoyable for a beginner or more experienced rider. The western section is perched on top of a very steep hill. Running down the very steep hill is Pipeline and Death Adder. Pipeline is a technical descent with lots of rock gardens, armoured berms, skinny bridges and some committing lines.
 
Death Adder is an older style DH track - a bit chunkier, and nastier than Pipeline - that is less manicured and more challenging, with a few sections that can be ridden on an all-mountain bike.
 
Source: Australian Mountain Bike Magazine - Jan 2013
 
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Last Updated:
27 March 2013