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Toohey Forest

Average Rating:    (4.08 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 13

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Longitude
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Trail Directions
Well basically, get on the bikeway to Griffith Uni. You'll find the bikeway begining at Southbank, for easy access. Once your on the bikeway, and at the part where your going up next to the freeway, you should find a turnoff at the top of the climb, From that turnoff you get more turnoffs into trials. Oh, be careful not to get lost in there!! Mail me for more info on great locations in Toohey forest!
Trail Length
Lots of tracks!!!!
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Brisbane
   


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Review Date
November 15, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Wags , from T'gindi, Brisbane

Summary:
I used to ride this bad boy heaps-everyday. Now its fucked, because all the good entrances have been sealed. They blame the MTBR's for errosion, but that is crap, and some awesome rides for beginners to intermediates have now disappeared forever. Gone from a labyrinth of good XC tracks and firetrails to a nancy 'take the young-in's through the path while walking the dog'environment. If, and where MTB's are still allowed, there isn't much too brag about here.

Recommended Route:
Used to be good uphill from Monash Rd, now Toohey park entrance thru bitumen path gives best access to main pathways.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nothing real close, but Daisy Hill is down the Freeway.



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Review Date
June 22, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Swampy , from Brisbane

Summary:
I have been riding this forest for years as I live locally. It has changed dramatically over the past five years with the bitumen track linking the Nathan campus with the Toohey Road carpark and BBQ area. Although this has brought a few more people in (ie LOTS), there are still areas you can go to get away. There are signs indicating the major routes and a few areas out of bounds while regeneration is going on. Don't worry about getting lost - just keep riding until you come out onto another track or the edge of the park itself. BEWARE: there has been a lot of construction on most trails to minimize the erosion, so consequently, there are now a lot of water-run-off humps being added. This has pretty much ruined some of the gully downhills as you can't pick up any great speed unless you have a death wish! Don't be tempted to stray off the trails and create new ones or we will all be forced out of the forest. Still - there are a lot of trails out there, including some demanding technical sections and absolute beginner areas. Watch out for walkers, motocross riders and recreational cyclist families. Enjoy.

Recommended Route:
You can gain access from any one of the major roads surrounding the forest, including of course, Griffith Uni campuses at Nathan and Mt Gravatt and the Mt Gravatt lookout.



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Review Date
April 18, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Geale , from Brisbane ,qld,Australia

Summary:
I've rode there with a couple of friends that rde there often. They mainly ride there because they live so close to that area. I mainly ride socially, lookng for good downhill sections along the way and try them repetedly. In toohey's forest there are NO good downhill sections to attempt. Most of the trails are boring single tracks and 4wd paths. There is the occasional good single track. But i would recommend it to xc training or very inexperianced mtb riders that who have low-end ridgid bikes or maybe the sunday family ride.

Recommended Route:
None

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I would rather ride whites hill anyday.



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Review Date
March 20, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Hiney , from Bris-vegas

Summary:
Ride up Mt. Gravatt from Mt.Gravatt Central (relatively easy climb) on the mountain road (obviously) and all the way to the top (Inspiration Point)....you can drop off the western side and follow the trails all the way down to Griffith Uni (Mt.Gravatt campus) and across the oval around the tennis courts through the tunnel to Toohey Forrest OR you can drop of the eastern side onto a "Telegraph track" sick too much speed sittin on the back wheel downhill that takes you all the way to the bottom of the mountain road (well...I haven't done it for about 10 years....just gettin back on the bike you see)
The western run takes about 5-10 mins....give yourself heaps of room 'tween riders as is skinny singletrack and line of sight is not crash great, set of stairs 1/2 way down....take it easy till you know it....pretty easy ride though.

Recommended Route:
Definately start at the top of Mt.Gravatt and make your way down to the hairpin corner with the water.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
"POWERLINES"....start at Wecker Rd Mansfield near the Gateway Arterial road and follow the tracks along the powerlines through to Carindale estates and up Belmont Hill (I think it's called that - it's all red dirt can't miss it) right up to the top where you'll be directly underneath a big steel powerline pole - great view too(those Eiffel tower looking rigs) theres about 5 downhills around there that drop off in all different directions - you can't miss em...just ride down any of the trails as there not really long so is not a hell walk back up - can do on a hardtail just sit on back wheel on some of 'em....it's a Nature reserve so don't fuck it up.....downhills will take you to Scrub Rd or Old Cleveland Rd or from where you came from back to the Carindale estates.....don't go up the top of the hill once in the forrest,(you'll recognise the forrest) there is a house up there which is obviously private property and they'll probably get shit off if heaps of riders keep goin up there....and ban us....no-one ever goes there except for me my mates and a couple of locals....



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Review Date
December 11, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Evil Rhys , from Brisbane Aus

Summary:
This is a good place to go if you live on the southside of brisbane and are looking for a ride that won't involve racking up too many kms. The tracks vary from tight-ish single track to some cool technical sections with large boulders and drop offs. The council has kindly provided a picnic area with seats and steps and rocks that are good for practicing your trials antics. Definitely a toss up between SPD's and flats.

Recommended Route:
Start at the bike track which begins at the bottom of the Mains Road on ramp to the S.E Freeway, ride to the top and you will reach a left turn off that has single track running away from it and your there.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
North side of Bris is better. Oh and if you can be bothered you can ride under the freeway and hit Mt Gravatt which also has some single track but it is steep and hard work!



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