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Mt Crosby State Forest

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

There are all kinds of trails here although they are hard to find. Ride along any fire road in the area and you shouldn't have any trouble. The fire roads/trails tend to be steep but most roads have recently been bulldozed. Surfaces are typically loose and rocky, and muddy if it's been raining. This mud is bright red and stains clothing permanently, so I suggest only going when it's dry. This state forest links up with Brisbane Forest Park (including Gap Creek Reserve, and further up to Mt Nebo) but I've never ridden that far. Heaps of fast, fun downhill sections, and the occasional psycho bastard full-face helmet sorta thing. You can easily spend all day here.
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Latitude
-27.534769943178613
Longitude
152.86343693733215
Trail Directions
From Moggill Rd, turn right into Mt Crosby Rd, go about 3kms and turn right again into Hawkesbury Rd. The road ends and a fire road begins. This becomes a very steep, muddy, rocky and rutted climb and is damn scary coming back. This fire road leads to heaps of other roads and trails, mainly fire roads, but the odd singletrack here and there. There are other gates further down Mt Crosby Rd, just keep a look out.
Trail Length
20 km? I dunno. Long.
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Brisbane
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
March 20, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Wally , from BrisVegas

Summary:
As most of the reviews have said there are heaps of tracks in there. Most are fire trails of differing standards (ranging from as smooth as a tar road to kiss your arse goodbye rock covered monsters). There are a few single tracks in there, but most are pretty short. The cool thing is, however, that the single tracks link up nicely with the fire trails so you can just keep riding loops down them. By the way it is impossible to get lost in this place - if you are unsure where you are just take the nearest fire trail towards the traffic noise of Mt Crosby Rd (all trails lead to an exit or a trail that does). Finally, watch out for horse riders in there, because the horses scare easily at bike riders and pissing off the horse riders makes life miserable for the rest of us riders.

Recommended Route:
There are a few entances into the "Pullenvale State Forestry". You can come in via Millbrook Estate (in Pullenvale) or via Mt Crosby road. I would recommend the latter. The 3 main entrances can be found near the Anstead General Store (can't miss it on Mt Crosby rd - it is like the only shop). Turn left (coming from Brisbane) at the shop, or take the following left, or the left after that. All these three entrances lead onto major fire trails.



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Review Date
April 8, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: POP , from Brisbane

Summary:
The Mt crosby/anstead area is great for riding. Mostly umaintained rocky fireroads with a scattering of hidden singletrack. Some sections very steep. Part of Brisbane forest park, links to Gap Creek, Nebo and Mt Glorious.

Recommended Route:
enter via mt crosby road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
It's a maze of tracks - just explore.



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Review Date
October 19, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Jon Newell , from brisbane

Summary:
as above

Recommended Route:
as an addendum to above i have found another way to acess this area from obrien rd cutting out the mega steep first bit (which of course u ride down)..follow moggil rd till u get to mt crosby turnoff follow this till you get to boyle rd (400m on right) turn left at obrien rd follow this to primley rd follow this to the end and look for a single track on your left heading up the ridgeline this is the route pony people ride so watch out for them and piles of horse crap :)..



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Review Date
October 12, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jon newell , from brisbane

Summary:
well this trail starts just down the road from me so i ride it fairly often, its a catacomb of trails in here, and some of it is pretty demanding, from the gate you begin about a 1000 foot climb that i think is going to kill me one day coming down i have yet to be able to ride up it, its is truly insane but great fun also just hang your ass on the wheel and brake most of the way :)...This track goes miles and miles all the way to mt cootha if you are keen but take a spare tube and some old tyre sidewall for a tyre boot, the trail is lots of sharp loose rocks that can kill a tyre easy. there is some cool single track here also and some do or die downhill, makes for a geat dayride

Recommended Route:
follow haweksbury road till the end and of you go



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Review Date
August 6, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: steve , from brisbane

Summary:
As above. Just be careful, because a nice smooth singletrack can switch suddenly into a washboard downhill. Watch out for tennis-ball-sized rocks flying up from your wheels, too. The super-steep stuff doesn't last long, so you don't have to worry too much about riding/hiking back up. I've only seen other riders here once, but regularly see tyre tracks, so other people are out there riding.

Recommended Route:
Just get in there and get lost. The best stuff happens right from Hawkesbury Rd.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Gap Creek Reserve is probably more accessible to most Brisvegans, but check it out at least once. Bunya State forest kicks, also.



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