Mountain biking is fast paced, blood pumping, action-packed fun! And you don’t need to be riding at a world-class level to enjoy it. All you need is a quality mountain bike, some basic safety gear, and a taste for adventure. If you’ve managed to get your hands on all of the above, here’s where we reckon you should take them.
#1 Iron Bark Gully
If you’re new to the Brisbane mountain bike trails, then Iron Bark Gully is the perfect place to go. It offers fantastic trails for entry-level riders, so you won’t find yourself facing up against any nasty surprises. It’s located pretty centrally, too, in Samford. So even if you’ve only got an hour or two on the weekend, chances are you can make it work!
#2 Gap Creek in Mount Coot-Tha
Located in the stunning D’Aguilar National Park, Gap Creek is probably better suited to riders with a little more experience behind the handle bars. It’s downhill runs, steep descents, and rocky outcrops are enough to challenge even the most experienced downhill riders. And that’s what it’s all about!
If you would class yourself as confident and short on time, Bunyaville is the perfect Brisbane mountain bike trail. For starters, it’s just twenty minutes from the Brisbane CBD. And on top of that, it offers trails with enough complexity to keep things interesting, but not so much that you’ll be holding on for dear life.
#4 Bayview Conservation Park
A large proportion of Brisbane’s mountain biking gurus have probably found themselves at Bayview Conservation Park at one point or another. And chances are, they remember it fondly! Bayview is a collection of entry level to intermediate mountain biking and cross-country trails. This makes it the perfect destination to take the kids, or even just go for a relaxing weekend cruise.
#5 Daisy Hill
If you are chasing more than just the adrenaline pumping downhill stretches, Daisy Hill might have what you’re looking for. It gives you the full outdoor experience, with diverse mountain biking trails, hikes, bushwalks and nature. You might even see a koala – if you’re lucky!
#6 Hidden Vale Adventure Park
We know it’s hard to believe that there could be 50km of mountain bike trails within an hour from Brisbane. But rest assured, this is not a dream! Hidden Vale Adventure Park is a privately run adventure playground for those big kids among us who want to really push themselves. Needless to say, a weekend at Hidden Vale won’t even scratch the surface!
#7 Lake Wyaralong
If you like getting back to nature while you’re ploughing down hillsides at adrenaline-pumping speeds, Lake Wyaralong is the place for you! It has some great trails and some even better campsites. So if you’ve got a long weekend to spare, we recommend getting out there!
#8 Castlehill Trails – Ipswich
Brisbane isn’t the only destination for mountain bike trails in southeast Queensland – Ipswich has some rippers too. And among those, the Castlehill Trails would have to be our favourites. With all mountain and cross country options, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
#9 Cornubia Forest Park
Daisy Hill is generally the first choice for mountain bike riders looking for trails in Brisbane’s southside. But if more people knew about Cornubia, that might be different. Cornubia is known for its well-maintained trails, and it’s a great spot to get your confidence up.
Speaking of confidence, Underwood offers some of the best entry level mountain bike trails in Brisbane. Also located near Daisy Hill, it certainly warrants a look in at some point!
To get yourself kitted out before you hit the trails, get in touch with Hoffy Cycles today on (07) 3269 1213.