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Glenrock

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Varies from rolling single track to world class downhill runs (I say wclass because we have a couple of guy's that are locals that race on the world cup circuit, and they built the down hill runs for practice
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Latitude
-32.959561794502235
Longitude
151.72874450683594
Trail Directions
Find your way to Merewether beach, go up Scenic drive, when you get to the top, loo to the left to find a sweet lush MTB play ground
Trail Length
join the trails for a 5 hour ride
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Newcastle
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 19, 2003

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: AFO-DZK ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Glen rock is good, and the only place ive ridden, its not to hard to get lost as there is a long fire trail that runs the length of the sea facing slops, find water at the scout camp, swim in the surf after. My "Recomended Route" consists of downhills, this is a good path because it gets all the good bits(non expert rider)i can ride these paths whell but they are ridden because they are still a challange. My faves are the steep down hill(i travel rather Cautiously)from the quarry top and the down hill from the car park down to the scout camp grass,verry fun track sliding and dodging at reasonable speeds, there are move advanced tracks with fast big jumps the other side of the road of the first quarry these and other tracks can be found, but im not up there yet.

Recommended Route:
starting from the water tower enter a track from the main road(dirt) to the left behind a glenrock sign, left then straight will give you a good long decent with jumps to come up on another hill, left to a small quarry, play on the jumps, exit left enter 2nd quarry exit left and up the black hill on to the orriginal dirt road, ride left looking for a track to the right, this track passes the top of the open cut mine, not far from the view on the left is a small track this turns in to a long steep down hill, to come out on another dirt road, ride left for a while to find a steep track off to the right that will take you down to the sand, cross sand to grassy patch on the far side hill(noat the top is where your going), find path that leads up and to the right, climb over rock face, find intersecting paths and take middle path, taking you further strtaight up the hill to find a carpark (top of hill)continue keeping to left and just go down any way you wish, possably comming out any where, find tar road that leads to scout camp and ride up and around, find a glenrock (or some thing) sign at a dirt patch and find a bike track to your right(off tar), after 2nd gully look right and go



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Review Date
November 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ryan Whare ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The best and only trails ive ever ridden, it is such a huge area it would take a long time to discover them all. The Reserve is literaly covered with trails. My favorite trails are the many that lead of from the large dirt road that leads all the way down to an open cut mine. There is something for all skill levels, I have been riding these trails for a long time and i could always find something for my skill level. A great place to get out and enjoy with your mates.
If you use this area pay respect to the jumps and the time put into them by their creators dont go out destroying them as i have seen lately.

Recommended Route:
Anywhere along the glenrock area



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Review Date
June 30, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: EsTeRxxxxx , from Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Summary:
Glenrock State Recreation Area contains everything a mountain biker should want (novice to extreme hardcore looney!). Fast flat road-base-gravel firetrails to slopes you can't even ride up. Depending on your route thru and around, you'll come across a long beach (with extra turd-farm) a brown river which no-one dare swim in, a quarry and cliff with possible unexploded shells and bullets, smooth granite rock-slopes where you can loose it, a clearing with high energy power lines, small streams with slime pools to slip into, and clay clay and more clay all to the aroma of fresh sewage!! (not really)....but who cares about this when your doing 60kph down the singletrack.

Recommended Route:
Same as noted by original author, or:
(from Adamstown area) Go up Northcott Drive and down again to get to the Fernleigh Tunnel opening. Ride along the train track and look for an area where there is a sloppy pond of brackisk water directly to your left. This is your entrance to Glenrock. (Hint: If you have crossed over the sealed road, you have gone to far. When going back, take the FIRST right and go thru the mud.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Find out about the 'loop'. A 12km figure eight track that includes all the above. If you see a "McDonald's" coloured dual-sus mountain bike, just yell out "Ester" and I might just turn around a say hello!



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