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Mt Stromlo forest

Average Rating:    (3.17 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

The climb to the top is mainly on fire trails with some short steep climbs, nothing to hard though, once at the top you have a 360 degree view of the Canberra Area. Plus you can see the obeservatory. Head along the fire trail, which will go up one last short incline. This is where the fun begins. Head straight down the other side but be carefull. The road is concaved with lots of 'marble' ballberings. This is a fast steep pitch with a fence going right across the trail. STOP, jump the fence(with your bike)and 50 meters to the left is a wicked downhil trail. This trail is single track with lots of lefts and rights, which are all off camber. Most of the riding here is on fire trails although great single trail if you know to go. Too many trail to tell you about anyway, better fun exploring. Draiy farmers is another good part of stromlo forest.
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Latitude
-35.324089372781806
Longitude
149.00018692016601
Trail Directions
Pine forrest left of Tuggeranong Pky Way is the Stromlo forrest. Best starting point is the car park 100 metres down from the intersection from Cotter Rd & Coppings Crossing Rd. From here you can go up to Mt Stromlo or in the other direction, through the forest to Draiy farmers hill.
Trail Length
miles & miles & miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Canberra
   


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Review Date
September 28, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Hooch ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This Mountain is now world class. Don't believe me, World Downhill champs 09 or 10 can't remember. World Solo Championship 2010, Scott24hr held every year, largest 24hr in the world.
tracks and trails all over the place to challenge any grade of rider.
plus 4x and trials.
oh and a roadie track.

Recommended Route:
trunk trial up mt stromlo. 7kmish climb but once you hit skyline its soooo worth it you won't get the smile off your face aftewards when you get to the bottom.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mt Sparrow, Kowen forest and Majura pines are all recommended MTB areas.



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Review Date
June 4, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Jurgen the Bermen ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Canberra is spoilt for choice. Sparrow, Majura, Kowen forest etc. These are all awesome tracks, but the new Stromlo MTB 'complex' is truly epic.

A world-class DH track, three grades of XC trails, a mountain cross track...the place is amazing.

Garn. Check it out.







Recommended Route:
Turn up, follow your nose. Can't go wrong.



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Review Date
October 10, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Peter Bowyer , from Canberra, Australia

Summary:
I love all the trails around this area. There are heaps of new singletrack that goes all over the forest making for something different every ride. Nice switchbacks, great singletrack and some good jumps in places.

Recommended Route:
We start from the Scrivener Dam carpark. Cross the dam wall and turn first left then on for heaps!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mt Majura and Isaacs Ridge are pretty close and offer some great trails for all skill levels. Canberra has soo many great trails all over and close to the city. Heaps better than Sydney. Paragliding is even better, try it! Learn to fly in Canberra with the Australian Paragliding Centre.



Comments
Darth (09/18/2008)
sadly dairy farmers and old stromlo was destroyed by the fires - so none of the reviews are are still current.

Yes the wheel skiiers will whinge about the lack of vert, yes its easy to complain about the dust and exposure of this once barren hill. But seriously this place forkin rocks and keeps getting better. There are heaps trails to satisfy every style of riding. If this place was in the middle of Sydney/Bris/Melb the mtbers in those places would be pissing themselves with excitement. However its on the tip of the iceberg as fair as canbra trails go!!!
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Review Date
April 15, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: B.D. , from Canberra

Summary:
There is a heap of single track and just a few minutes riding in any direction will put you onto some. As for Knunky or whatever he call's himself's review.....1990? You might as well say 1910! The trail elves have been incredibly busy in the last few years and the place is littered with fairly easy but nice flowing singletrack and it goes for miles and miles. I've given it 3 stars but it's probably closer to 4 when I look at the stuff the majority of you ride on!!!

Recommended Route:
Pull up somewhere near the cork plantation and just go looking! You'll find it!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mt Majura, Blue Range is a must. Oconnor if you want more techo stuff.



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Review Date
March 25, 1999

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Knunky , from Cairns

Summary:
Not a good place if you enjoy MTB's, rather rubbish actually, I raced this site in 1990 at the Australian championships, and will never go back there. If you enjoy a boring lifestyle and have nothing else to do, go to Stromlo, it is dumb.

Recommended Route:
As above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
NA



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