Grays Point and Royal National Park - TRAIL

Grays Point and Royal National Park - Trail, Sydney, Australia

Head left over the railway tracks from the carpark and explore. Mostly fast flat single track around here. When you reach the central firetrail (not the one beside the railway line) head left. When you get to the shallow downhill with some waterbars, after the 3rd one there is a singletrack entrance to the right. This is the Temptation Creek track. Take the downhill to the bottom via the Cliffs of Insanity. The best fast rocky technical track around. At the fireroad at the bottom keep going left up Heartbreak Hill to the top and turn right along the fireroad past the visitors centre (basically a big clockwise loop). Then cross the entrance road and go into the Royal National Park proper. There's too many other tracks in here to explain so follow the various singletracks and fireroads towards Engadine. Enjoy.

User Reviews (8)

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Crankee   Weekend Warrior [Nov 12, 2017]

Awesome trails ranging from easy family doddles, fast flowing smooth & tight xc, technical & rocky enduro trails, & short committing downhills. There is over 40 km of single track here with something for everyone. Just get out & explore but don't expect too much on your first couple of rides as it is a large area with lots of trails but it takes time & investment to reap the rewards. Best go with a local or do your research (Strava, YouTube)

Customer Service

Some great easy loops to be had exploring just north of the Tramlines near Loftus Oval & south of Farnell Avenue close to the highway. Technical trails south of Savilles Creek & both sides of Temptation Creek.

Similar Products Used: Menai (Mill Creek), Helensburgh, Wollongong Escarpment
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5
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3
Rohan Cox   Weekend Warrior [Sep 01, 2014]

This trail is awesome with all different trails to go down also sick jumps tight corners and good dirt with a bit of walking down rocks, But I'm not to sure it's for beginner's only for medium or expert!

Customer Service

Just go where you want to go!

Similar Products Used: Pipeline
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4
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4
cvernon   Racer [Jan 23, 2004]

I have recently moved back to the Shire and have finally found all the good single tracks (maybe not all).

Customer Service

I would recommend starting behind Engadine station. About 50m east there is a trail to the right, another 50m south and turn left and head east again. This single track is fast and windy at first and then straightens out and gets faster before a great rocky section that you can absolutely fly over (dual suspension makes it easy). Once you get to the end you can turn right and head down a badly eroded fire trail which will take you back to Heathcote, or you can go hard right on another trail that winds back towards Engadine but also ends up an Heathcote. My suggestion though is to head to the left and head north back to the train line. Once there go right and head east again beside the train line (don't cross it keep it on your left). Eventually you will come to road bridge over the train line, just here veer to the right and keep following the fire trail, you will still be heading east. At the end there is a gate here you cross the road to the single track opposite. Head SE keep to the single track and where it forks go right. From it keeps going to tram line. Cross that and keep going! You eventually come out near the heartbreak hill trail and loop the visitor's centre.

Similar Products Used: East Heathcote, it is all connected by networks of trails but keep off the closed trails.
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5
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3
Owen   [May 03, 2000]

This is one the best MTB areas in the Sydney Metro by far. It has a great mix of everthing in it and so many different options that I still find new trails or new ways to ride the old ones. And I've been riding here for over 10 years!! You can take it really easy and cruise or hammer out a hard training session if you want to. I've done short loops around Grays Point for an hour and circumnavigated the Park for over 4 hours. It's got the best single track around but fireroad climbs and downhills to get some real speed. I converted to SingleSpeed last winter and it was perfect terrain for one gear too.

But that's just the start. Cross over the road at Heathcote and you can continue on down to the Waterfall race track, cross the road again there and your into Helensburg. I'm talking a 100km round trip. Any takers?

Similar Products Used: Heathcote (big fireroad climbs and descents)
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Greg   [Jun 17, 2002]

Start at the School, follow fire trail to visitors centre, cross main road, turn left, take first trail off raod and go to the right of the NPWS vehicle storage area, turn left under the power lines and follow this to T junction, turn left and follow the main trail along the highway, then down the hill, keep going till you get to the railway lines. You can follow the track down the railway lines, or go on the single tack that is just next to it. The single track gets techncial with some washaways and really deep ruts. Once your past this, turn right at the fire trail, go about 20m, then look for a trail going around/under a tree on the left, follow this for fast sigle trail over the ridge to the stormwate damn, then there is achoice of trails that all lead eventually to heathcoate. Pick one, try a different one each ride, they are all good, some a fast, some get very techncial with water crossings, 2-3foot drops and large boulders. The routa back is either train to loftus and ride abck, or just ride abck to way you came, or you cam just make it up as you go, Came back via Audley, mised 1/2 a day at work :-)

Customer Service

Start at Grays Point Public School, easy trail over to railway lines, then single trail down to Heathcoate, return via same route. This rail is suitable for the beginner who wants a challenge, or the experienced rider who likes to go hard, there is something for everyone here.

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5
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bigdamo   [Dec 18, 2002]

the npws have the royal under review this summer 2002/2003 mtb in particular,{conflict with bush walkers,track erosion etc.they have set up a dedicated mtb track which is sign posted.mtb must stick to this track if we dont npws will kick all mtber"s out of the royal national park for ever.

Customer Service

sutho to heathcote

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4
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Fauxone01   [Feb 03, 2003]

Some quality singletrack linking up with good rolling firetrails. If the MTB trial succeeds the whole state could benefit. Stick to the management trails and designated single track for now or we'll lose the best riding in Sydney for good, along with any hope for expansion.
Beware of the trail "restoration" being carried out by the NPWS at present. Its not uncommon to belt around a corner to find they've ripped down a strip of bush and left it across the trail. I am yet to figure out why they would embark on a trial and less than two months later start closing off the designated paths to carry out what looks like poor attempts at fire reduction, forcing riders onto illegal trails.

Customer Service

Loftus Area MTB Trial. Follow the tram line just north of Loftus Oval carpark until you see the signposts marked with a bike.

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4
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Roger Ramjet   [Mar 04, 2003]

Grays Point - wide open sandstone/rocky/sandy trails. Mostly flat with a few steep climbs. Fun little obstacle course just south of sutho turnoff/freeway intersection. Some flat singletrack too. Unfortunatley havent explored all of the National Park.

Customer Service

Fireroads of the National Park, including nice little downhill from the Berg town dump and tracks around Grays Point

Similar Products Used: When you live in the big city you gotta take what you can get.
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2
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