Woodford to Glenbrook Trail - Trail, Woodford, Australia

Woodford to Glenbrook Trail - Trail, Woodford, Australia

DESCRIPTION

Well maintained fire trail with lots of ups and downs. The last 10 kilometres is all downhill, and there are a few good side tracks off the main trail to explore.

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 22, 2004]
lump_a_charcoal
Weekend Warrior

Great trail, probably a bit hard for beginners now, simply because of the track condition... It is very rocky, last week i had 2 flats in 6 km's. Apart from that, it is a beautiful thing, the single trail is the big reward for grunting up those hills in the first half.

Customer Service

I think leaving your car at the NPWS carpark, and riding up to the station is probably the go.

Similar Products Used:

Narrowneck, Winmalee, Faulconbridge

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 06, 1998]
Paul Sewell

Also known as Anderson's/The Oaks fire trail. The first part of the trail comprises many uphill climbs and some corresponding steep downhills. Gradually you are climbing to the top of the ridge line. Up here it can get pretty hot so water is essential. Not long after reaching the top the trail starts to wind back down the other side of the mountains. The slope is'nt dramatic but coupled with the nice smooth fire trail surface kick ass speed can be reached. From memory the trail basically continues to wind down the mountain for about 10kms without any uphill climbs. Basically if your adrenalin is'nt rushing do it blind folded. The rest of the trail basically involves getting back to the station so istoo boring to talk about.

Customer Service

As I have only done this ride once I'd say its just a good idea to follow the main trail. I have a book on rides in NSW, so basically i followed this. You don't need more than a couple of brain cells to get to the end of this trail.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 11, 1998]
Martin Dick

If you're doing the trail without doing the singletrack at the end, you are missing out on all of the fun! We usually finish the singletrack, then ride up the road and do it again.

Customer Service

Follow the trail normally, until the bottom of the big 5km downhill, there is a gate you have to go around here. About 50 metres down the fire trail, there is a clearing on the left (The Oaks). Enter the clearing and go past the shelter. On the right there is excellent, fast singletrack that leads to the carparks at the river. The singletrack is in two parts, the first half is beginner-intermediate, and ends up on the road. About 20 metres down the road, the singletrack starts again on the left, and is intermediate-advanced. this portion takes you to one of the carkparks.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 13, 1999]
jester

I went there expecting some mad downhill with big water bars WRONG about two descent water bars and a sit load of uphill . cross country boys do your thing.

Customer Service

go to woodford train station

Similar Products Used:

go to the megalong valley downhill a much better time shall be hade

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 16, 1999]
nic

it is quite fast ,but there are not as many waterbars as there used to be.there are a few uphills but nothing to really worry about.the singletrack is fun.when you get to the road follow it and you will see some more singletrack on your left,this is more technical than the last stuff but is quite good.you will come to some stairs and a road .the stairs are good to go down but one of my friends (daniel roberts) naded himselfon these.if you take the road you will go down a steep descent to a river crossing and then a bitch of a climb to the top on the road

Customer Service

follow the trail until you get to the gate.lift your bike over and continue for about 50 metres until you see a shed type thing on your left. you can fill your camelbak there.when at the shed head away from the trail and you will see some single track-jump on it.

Similar Products Used:

the jump park at hazelbrook,sick!!!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[May 06, 1999]
Solo

This trail is a great beginners trial anyone with minimal experience and fitness could probably complete it without too much difficulty. The first 10-13 Klms is basically up and down at the top of the ridge we usually stop for a light snack and enjoy the scenary. The next part is gradual downhill great speeds can be had by all following this is some fast singletrack watch the trees across the trial(best to go around them not under them unless of course your a pigmy). You will join the road agin head down to the water crossing and then starts a short but steep climb out

Customer Service

Basically exit train stateion on left side follow street to top and follow road to track entrance climb over gate and start

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 30, 1999]
Rik Isaksen

Lots of long draging uphills, but htey are rewarded with 60kph plus dowhilss where you can see how much your tires slide on gravel whilst outbraking your mates tthrough switchback. At the end where you descend in to the creek and the road turns right, bunnyhop the curb and land in the water at 40kph. It is only a foot deep, so it is safe. Asure way to prove your craziness and impress your mates, but make sure you have no valuables on you aas you will get extremely wet!

Customer Service

Follow as per other reviews, take singletrack optionts wjhen available

Similar Products Used:

try doing the andersons trail in conjunction, but beware as i have seen a broken leg and a couple of concussions occur on a really steep section with maniac waterbars.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 21, 1999]
Tim

A good variation on the standard Oaks ride is to start at the bottom and ride up to Woodford, and then ride back down. I find that just going down is too easy, and not worth the trip into the mountains. The long hill isn't as bad as you would think, as it's a fairly gradual slope.
If you're feeling particularly fit/energetic/crazy you can try starting at Glenbrook, riding up the Oaks and then Andersons to Wentworth Falls, then turning around and riding all the way back. I have done this once. It was 121km, took 10 hours (8 of them in the saddle) and we climbed 2500m in total.

Customer Service

Start at Glenbrook, ride up to Woodford then back down. Do all of the singletrack in both directions, but only do the steps on the way back.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Jan 28, 2000]
Terry

Good fire trail, about 5-10 metres wide all the way. The last half is all down hill, although watch out for cars.

Customer Service

Start from Woodford railway station.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 23, 2000]
Lame Duck

The fire trail itself is pretty boring, with the exception of the wicked downhill. The singletrack is fast paced but real easy. Once you leave this singletrack where it meets the road, there is another singletrack about 100 metres down the road on the left. It takes you to the car park and is pretty gnarly, but you can do it at speed.

Customer Service

Get to Glenbrook Station and then to Woodoford via train.

Similar Products Used:

For more technical and challenging stuff, do Red Hill. Some sick shit there.

OVERALL
RATING
4
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