Glenrock - TRAIL

Glenrock - Trail, Newcastle, Australia

Tight rolling single track to National level downhill's, to flat straight fire roads, Trully something for everyone

User Reviews (10)

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A-Dawg   Weekend Warrior [Sep 23, 2003]

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

Customer Service

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.

Similar Products Used: Killingworth, Stockrington, Ourimbah, The Corker (Barringtons)
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5
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2
pete   [Oct 13, 1999]

your mad if you don't ride it

Customer Service

directions are pretty good on the discription

Similar Products Used: killingworth, Jesmond park, John Hunter
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5
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Howard   [Feb 22, 2000]

Excellent XC riding - challenging downhill sections with creek crossings and loose gravel.

Customer Service

Up Scenic Drive from Merewether beach, left through single track opposite school, down to fire trail along beach front, head south to the majority of downhill and cross country trails.

Similar Products Used: Been in the area for 3 months now and havent bothered finding somewhere else to ride - Glenrock is 5 minutes from home and is too good to bother going elsewhere.
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3
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Andrew   [Nov 14, 2000]

Only been there once, definitly going back, great down hills and it's got everything. And if you are new in town, it's a great place to meet follow riders.

Customer Service

Go up Scenic Drive and park your car on the corner of Scenic Drive and Yule Road.

Similar Products Used: Salamanda Bay.
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4
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EsTeRxxxxx   [Jul 01, 2001]

Everything an off-road cyclist should want. To suit all ages and experience levels. There are flat road-base-gravel fire roads to hill trails you cant even walk up. Depending on where you go depends how scenic the route is (Duh!). You will come across a long sandy beach (Burwood Beach), a Turd Farm with bonus smell, a brown river with Scout Hall, small streams with extra slippery slimey bits, shear cliff faces with un-exploded munitions (the 'Quarry' off Gun-Club road), 40 degree downhill (or uphill!) sections (from Scenic Drive) that will almost kill you, fast single-trail with low 'coathanger' branches, high power transmission lines with Magpies that crap on you and finally...CLAY! clay, clay everywhere!

Customer Service

Along trains tracks from Fernleigh Tunnel towards Glenrock, the entrance is the LAST LEFT TURN before (about 200m) the sealed road (Burwood Road). ie: if you reached the road, turn around and go back taking the FIRST RIGHT. Locals will (should) know what I'm on about.

Similar Products Used: Also: If you are on the sealed road, keep going (from description above on how to get there) and take the first left just off the trains tracks once again (about 50m in after the road). This trail takes you around to another sealed road in Whitebridge. Keep going and you might be lucky enough to find the stunt track!!
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5
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MadMat   [Apr 03, 2002]

If entering from under the towers you have a million options. One is to take the skills track immediately to your left and continue down the track untill you come to a dried up dam with a largish jump in the middle. Further on down this trail is an awsome set of rythym jumps (take off / landing ramps). Not for the weak hearted. 5 in all ( I could only manage 2! Big girl!) From there the bush is yours with many differing levels of downhill tracks to open, graded fire trails. Many creek crossings also, with a great beach at the end to cool off in. The best trails I have ever riden. Used to go there 2-3 times a week untill i moved.

Customer Service

Heading towards Newcastle, through Charlestown, turn right at the Microwave dish towers and park underneath them. Directly across the road is a large steel gate. Enter and enjoy

Similar Products Used: Ourimbah State Forest :- Red Hill road
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5
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matt   [Oct 06, 2002]

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!

Customer Service

dunno

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5
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Tom   [Oct 27, 2002]

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!

Customer Service

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.

Similar Products Used: None even come close to this awsome trail
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5
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mrbs   [Mar 05, 2003]

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.

Customer Service

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

Similar Products Used: Anything and everything in this area between Dedley in the South to the ridge just south of the sewage works.
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5
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EsTeRxxxxx   [Mar 30, 2003]

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!

Customer Service

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

Similar Products Used: um...Mount Sugarloaf
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5
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