Majura Pines Mountain Bike Trails are some of the oldest in Canberra. I remember racing out there back in the late 90’s for the ACT Schoolboys championships. This place is seriously awesome.
Due to the construction of the new Majura Parkway a lot of the old trails are now gone, however, thanks to the Majura Pines Trail Alliance new trails have been built.
Build in amongst the pine forest on the side of Mount Majura, there are trails for all levels. There are nice steep technical climbs and nice flowing cross-country trails to get the heart racing. Riding up Barry is I think probably one of the hardest climbs in Canberra. But damn it’s rewarding. Then there is the choice of taking Larry back down or shooting down Rock Lobster. Either trail is awesome. At the moment I really like rock lobster. It’s fast flowy and technical in sections. Just be careful coming into the rock garden. It creeps up on you fast.
If it’s your first time out there I’d suggest checking out the trail up Winery Hill. At the top, it has a beautiful view of the Winery and if the sunlight is right, it’s the perfect spot to take some photos.
Some trails are bi-directional but some aren’t, just make sure to follow the posted signs.
Majura Pines also has loads of beginner trails amongst the bottom of the mountain, perfect to get a good feel for the trails before heading higher up the mountain.
Check out the trail map at http://majurapines.org/maps/Majura_Pines_trails.pdf
For more information on Majura Pines Mountain Bike Trails Checkout the Majura Pines Trail Alliance website http://www.majurapines.org