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Gap Creek Reserve

Average Rating:    (4.55 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

All types really, mostly medium paced double-track with some funky singletrack hidden about the place. Mainly gravel with some rocky(ish) sections. Plenty of hills and some pretty good downhill bits and pieces.
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Latitude
-27.474694273900788
Longitude
152.931489944458
Trail Directions
Go to Mt Cootha and get to to Gap Creek Reserve by getting to the top of Cootha and going down the far side (opposite channel 9). You can also get their by Gap Creek Rd (if you have a car) but I don't know how. All trails (pretty much anyways) lead to the reserve. Just cross the road at the bottom opposite the picnic area and enter at the big gate. Too easy!
Trail Length
longest normal track bout 2mi
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Brisbane
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Review Date
March 25, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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3.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Dan ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Heaps of tracks here. Lots of variety, something for everyone. The trails down near the bottom are twisty and rugged though, but a great challenge. The tracks up the top off Bielby Rd - 10/10! Try the track on the other side (east side) of the Reserve carpark. Ride up the fire trail and when you get to the second flat 500 meters or so turn to the right and you will se a singletrack there, sweet bit of track, that takes you back down the bottom. Be mindful of walkers on the firetrail, they are everywhere.

Recommended Route:
I park at the edge of the forest on Bielby Road, and go from there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Sou sure of any.



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Review Date
January 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Roy Boy ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Too good, something for everyone in there but its up to you to find it. Streams run over the valley tracks after heavy rain, great to wash off yer bike or self and cool down during a ride, going here in wet weather comes highly recommended!

Recommended Route:
I've found the best start is probably at the entrance off Greenford St. in Chapel Hill (up the hill from Merri Merri park), from there its all downhill down a sweet firetrail to the reserve, from there you can go where you will, back up and explore HEAPS of singletracks (to the left heading back up) or cross the road for some endurance *cough* fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
GC's all you need. Has everything.



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Review Date
May 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mick , from Boonah, QLD, Aust

Summary:
The track I described is the best I have ridden in the area. It flows down through rutted berms and is very fun. there are also a couple of built up log launches, so approach with caution.
needs a bit of matainance on the berms (rutted)
Can be ridden by a person with a little MTB Experience. You don't need much skill.

Recommended Route:
Park your car next to Channel Nine Station. From here the firetrail on the channel nine side leads down Mt. Cootha and there are single tracks off to the L & R of this fire trail(called The Telstra Trail)The fire trail is really fun because of the water bars. The opposite side leads down to Gap Creek. the best track is south (towards the Cafe)from the track opposite Channel nine, only a couple of minutes from your car. Explore the whole area, it will take more than a week in riding to know the traks and trails well. to get back up to your car there is a alright fire trail on the north of the reserve. There are a few rogaining/orienteering maps out that are useful but not essestial.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mt Cootha (Channel nine side)



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Review Date
April 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: IWantBeerINMyCamelBak , from Brisbane, Australia

Summary:
Just ride and have fun, take plenty of water and use the facilities in the park. Theres enough riding to keep you there all day and there a variety different trails to suit different riding types.

Recommended Route:
Go down gap creek road and pull into the car park, now either go over the creek on the bridge and up past the toilets or across the field, theres tracks every bloody where... Alternatly, you can go across the road and up past the gate, just keep riding, theres tracks on your left and right off the firetrails...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mt Nebo!



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Review Date
November 14, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: roKeMS , from BrisVegas

Summary:
This whole area is tha bomb.
I have a map too!
The fire track that runs across the road (and up a bit) from Ch9 is called "3 Sisters" and it is awesome.
You get about 3/4 the way down and a single track breaks off from the left - that is "Lantana"
It's a single track through - u guessed it - lantana!
Very fast and enough room for one bloke and a bike!
Awesome stuff.

Recommended Route:
Gap Creek ARea

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All the Gap Creek area is gold



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