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Glenrock

Average Rating:    (4.7 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Tight rolling single track to National level downhill's, to flat straight fire roads, Trully something for everyone
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Latitude
-32.952936014575236
Longitude
151.73166275024414
Trail Directions
Right slap bang in the middle of Merewether. Find Merewether beach,and you will see Scenic drive, Follow that road up a short windy hill through some very large houses. Look to your left, and if you can't see rolling tree covered hills you have an eye problem. You can pretty much drive around Glenrock, and if you take notice you will see plenty of trail heads. Take your pick
Trail Length
Can link up the trails for a 4 hour ride
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Newcastle
   


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Review Date
September 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: A-Dawg ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The freeride runs in Glenrock mainly go off to the Sth of Gun Club Rd, on tacky clay with well-made medium size gaps. Some new stuff is appearing, including a short-lived road gap, finally the creek gap is seeing some usage and the rocky and rutted link-up

Recommended Route:
XC: enter from Merewether, down rolling singletrack, go south around the point, and stay on the eastern side of the main trails until you hit the scout road. head up this to a surfers parking area and hit the fast run to the surfers' point, which returns you back to flaggy creek headwaters. FREERIDE: gun club road entry (duh). mini-gaps to warm up on the left on a high point. longer and better runs on the R of gun club rd. good runs all round. rhythms in the eastern quarry, 6ft+ drop in the top quarry, there's a north shore 5ft to transition just off the best run. If you're game, the longest starts run from a dead-end with a gap with diagonal log landing (interesting!), across gun club road (harsh landing), car wreck gap, washing machine gap, to link up with the steep rutted trail to rock drops and into the creek. repeat.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Killingworth, Stockrington, Ourimbah, The Corker (Barringtons)



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Review Date
March 30, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: EsTeRxxxxx , from Mayfield

Summary:
Same as my review below. The tunnel is open! The tunnel is open! Stuff going once a week, its now 3 to 4 times a week and sometimes even twice a day!

Recommended Route:
Ask Maurice Mathe Cycles across the road from Adamstown train station (thank me later Maury) on how to get to Fernleigh Tunnel.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
um...Mount Sugarloaf



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Review Date
March 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mrbs , from Kahibah, Newcastle

Summary:
This place has it all, but i'd rather send a message to all users, as it has grown in popularity and traffic dramatically over the last couple of years. As this place has it all, there is naturally a diversified group of users. We all have to tollerate each other. Both my mates and i spent a great deal of time on trail maintenance, and always put in options to cater for everyone, ie where we put in a jump, there will be an adjacent roll over for those not wanting to jump, and to cater for those cross country riders going up the downhill. Its good to see new things out there to ride, but to those who wait for a trail to open up at the hard work of others, or be maintained, take heed and dont just think its an invitation to plant your "wet dream" such as a massive double right accross the track that you never properly complete, or is so outrageous even the person responsible will not have a go at it. Give thanks to us older folk, with other responsibilities that we often give up time we would rather be riding to groom a track (eg i notice how many reviews in here refer to the "first track on the left", that we can take credit for maintaining to a great standard over the past couple of years). Enjoy, and dont go stupid and wreck it for everyone. We are already seeing the parks bulldoze plenty of good stuff in the Spring of 2002!!!! Dont give them any reason to continue, or close the joint off. Most people up there are pretty cool, but as usual there are a handfull of "would-bes" that will screw it up for all.

Recommended Route:
Go to the top, under the aerials on city Road and Fernleigh Loop

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Anything and everything in this area between Dedley in the South to the ridge just south of the sewage works.



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Review Date
October 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tom , from KOTARA

Summary:
This is the sweetes trail/quarrys i have ever ridden.
Creek Jumps, Log Jumps, 10 Packs Quarrys ,Drops, Ant Hill jumps, Shitloads of trails
10/10
remember to bring tyre puncture kit just in case!
only downside is u have to push ur bike back up most of the trails,i like staying in the quarrys.
This is for most fit, keen riders just as long as you are able to roll tabletops your fine.
watch out for the goanna!

Recommended Route:
Its near the big radio towers at merewhether
on the left there is a white rusty gate with a greenish sign behind it saying "glenrock:no vehicles blah blaH"
Go through the gate and on the left there is a pile of dirt go over it and follow.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None even come close to this awsome trail



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Review Date
October 6, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: matt , from canberra

Summary:
i just went up there on the long weekend. it was great. best track ive been on. if your in newcastle and you dont ride this track your mad!

Recommended Route:
dunno



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