Gap Creek Reserve - Mt Coot-tha
1 Gap Creek Road, THE GAP, QLD 4061
The best place to start is Gap Creek Reserve on Gap Creek Road carpark or Beilby road. The main entrance to the reserve is on Gap Creek Rd on the gravel section. You'll see the carparking area and wooden walk bridge into the reserve.
In the Gap Creek Reserve area are a variety of trails for several levels of rider. All trails inside the ring road on top of Mt Coot-tha (Bardon side of the mountain) are off limits to MTBs except for the 'telstra track' or powerful owl trail as it's correctly called. This the only legal mountain bike trail on the western side and provides linkage across the mountain. Gap Creek/ Mt Coot-tha was the first area in Queensland to have 'Mountain Bike Only' trails allocated and signposted.
Mt Coot-tha and Gap Creek are currently being developed under a 'Trail Care' program run in cooperation with the Rangers, GCTA and MTB volunteers. This program, using IMBA guidelines and principles, is constantly upgrading and re-routing trails within the forest to make them environmentally sustainable, yet also challenging for the riders. Please don't assume that all trails are legal to ride on as many are not.
'Anzac Park' (official name is block 1) is a nearby reserve and, while not the quality of Gap Creek. it's a good place for beginners and locals to this area to have a quick ride before or after work.
1 Gap Creek Road, THE GAP,
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