Anderson's Fire Trail - Trail, Wentworth Falls to Woodford, Australia

Anderson's Fire Trail - Trail, Wentworth Falls to Woodford, Australia

DESCRIPTION

Excellent fun . . . the waterbars are pretty awesome on the run down to Queen Vic Creek - the descent is very bumpy! So take care. Admire at the tranquility before crossing creek. Cross Bedford Ck 500m along trail. Climb hill . . . your doing VERY WELL if you could ride ALL of it - I haven't yet. Another gate at the "top", turn left and climb steadily until you get to Woodford Station

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 14, 2004]
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Downhiller

This trail in one word is AWSOME!!! Almost as soon as you start you head downwards... very quickly. After a fairly long downhill section it starts to level out a bit going up and down. after the biggest climb so far you reach the top of the really big downhill bit. At first it is fairly rough, but still fun, just take care. after a sharp left hander that will always put you off line, it smooths out and gets steeper which combines for break-neck speeds and massive air over the water bars. once you get to the bottom you cross two creeks and then head upwards. this hill is a gut-buster and i know no-one who can ride it. it is steep all the way and takes about 25 to 30 mins. to walk up, but its worth it!

Customer Service

from wentworth falls station to woodford station. or join on to the oaks trail for a longer ride.

Similar Products Used:

St. Helena, The Oaks, Ingar, Faulconbrige Piont, Narrow Neck, Chicken Run.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 08, 2004]
Ads
Cross Country Rider

From the gate that marks to start of the trail its only a short ride to the fork where you must go right (the other is a dead end). Contrary to other reviewers this is my favourtie section of the trail because the surface is quite good and you can maintain a high speed and most importantly you can scan into the distance, also you can get some good air over the waterbars. After riding through the fern tree gully you are following a ridgeline that eventually starts to descend into the valley where the creeks are. As mentioned by other riders this downhill part of the ride is rocky and one or two turns can creep up on you if you are really getting into it. Erosion has caused a few minor ruts on some of the steeper sections but these are easily navigated. There is a real sense of "calm before the storm" once you are at the tranquil setting of the first creek crossing because it is not long before you are regaining all the elevation you just so cleverly lost. One more creek crossing and off you go. Just when you thought the climbing stops around the next bend it continues and so on....it certainly is a nice challenge and really gets those lungs working. Lactic acid is the only true enemy and there have been many times when it has been my downfall. This trail makes a nice change from the more popular "Oaks" trail which can get a bit over run.

Customer Service

I always do this trail in conjunction with "The Oaks" since I find Anderson's too short to do alone. I have always started from Wentworth Falls and finished at Woodford but next time I'm going the other way just for fun.

Similar Products Used:

I'd recommend people try Narrowneck at Katoomba, it's short but EXTREMELY picturesque.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 15, 2004]
wotzapollohimalaya
Weekend Warrior

I almost died! Killer uphill.... good thing I rode with the Blue Mtns Bicycling group and they showed me to pace myself

Similar Products Used:

Oakes and Mt Hay is easier

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 20, 2001]
Az

I found this ride reasonably enjoyable, the first 10km or so is mostly (gradual) downhill firetrail with some steeper downhill sections thrown in, particularly towards the creek . There is really nothing too gnarly , but the climb/walk up from bedford creek is a killer!!
For an overall more enjoyable ride continue on to do the oaks as well, it has an excellent singletrack section towards the end that lasts for a couple of km, but then when the track meets the tar rd there is an awesome (shortish) single track about 100m down the rd on left that takes you to the carpark above creek.

Customer Service

Follow as directed in original review , as i found this to be correct and easy to follow.

Similar Products Used:

Popes Glen through to Pulpit Rock in Blackheath.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 30, 2001]
Brad

Great track if you like a lot of down hill and air. Have never been fit enough to ride up the steep section of the hill all the way. Beautiful ride and a lot of fun.

Customer Service

as recommended in description

Similar Products Used:

Can be joined up with the Oaks Fire Trail (commonly known as Woodford to Glenbrook)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 03, 2002]
MadMat

When the two trails, this one plus oaks, are linked it makes for a full day, bring a pack lunch, approx.70km's worth of riding. Very rough, rocky downhill section with huge water bars, great stuff. Don't be scared of the water at the bottom, unless you go in winter. Great trail with awsome single trail to almost finish it off. Recommened for at least intermediate fitness level and for the rocky stuff at least front shox ( sore wrists otherwise) Dual shock XC bikes eat it up!!!

Customer Service

Park at Glenbrook station, train all the way to Wentworth Falls station, ride south, take first road on the right off of the freeway, past the old hospital.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 13, 2002]
Gaz

Great all day ride. 3:30 riding time for the whole lot, but you will need longer for breaks and lunch. Andersons is fantastic for the smooth flowing down hills. Last section is a bit ruff. I managed to make it up the hill at the end too. Oaks is similar but ruffer to start with. The single track at the end make it an awesome ride.

Customer Service

Andersons followed by the Oaks. About 5k into andersons make sure to take the right and not the straight on as this leads to a dead end by a pond/waterfall. Pretty but means an extra 1.5k back up the hill

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 18, 2003]
Gerry

Only thing to clarify is one you get to the bottom at the stream, which is very pleasant for swimming, take right fork which is the one with concrete pads for truck access. Shallow enought to ride thru and this track takes you up to Bedford. If you turned left (not crossing creek) you go back up to start of track at Wentworth Falls.

Aslo be concious of right fork 1km into start. If you take left then you right to deadend/ stream about 1km on and will need to ride back up to that fork.

Customer Service

Found directions in original review to be pretty good.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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