Mountain Bike Trails in Sydney

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With an outdoor landscape as stunning as Sydney's, it's no wonder Sydneysiders are eager to soak up as much of the outdoors as possible. If you've already ticked off beaches, playgrounds and bushwalking, conquer a new terrain on the best mountain bike trails in Sydney.

Whether you're a seasoned pro, a biking beginner or looking to get the kids started on their first trail, there are mountain bike trails in Sydney to suit all levels - beep-beep!

Mountain Bike Trails in Sydney

1. Western Sydney Parklands

Wylde MTB Trail Western Sydney Parklands
Pump up those tyres and get ready for adventure on the Wylde MTB Trail.

Length: three to 12 kilometres

Spanning an incredible 5,280 hectares, Western Sydney Parkland's extensive natural bounty includes plenty of mountain bike trails for all levels.

Along with the newly opened Wylde Mountain Bike Trail, Sydney's largest urban park delivers biking adventures in droves with several mountain bike trails catered to families with littlies.

The 12-kilometre Wyld MTB Track is ideal for families as you can choose to ride the whole track or cut your ride short at the three-, six- or nine-kilometre intervals.

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2. Bare Creek Bike Park

Bare Creek Bike Park
The jumps at Bare Creek Bike Park. Image via Bicycle Network.

Length: 1.6 kilometres

After only recently opening on the expansive of a former landfill facility, Bare Creek Bike Park in Belrose is one of the most popular bike tracks on the Northern Beaches.

The new facility is now considered a world-class track with nine downhill bike trails, skills and dirt jump areas, a pump track, walking trails, a dedicated access road, as well as amenities and onsite parking. 

Location: Crozier Road, Belrose

3. Cascades Trail

Cascades Trail mountain biking
Enjoy picturesque views along the Cascades Trail.

Length: 6.5 kilometres return

Nestled in the rugged Garigal National Park, the Cascades Trail rewards bikers with incredible scenery of native flora and fauna, waterfalls, natural rock art and rockpools.

Access to the medium-grade mountain biking Cascades Trail is via St Ives (Douglas Street) or Davidson (Stone Parade), with the option of adding extra kilometres onto your ride by continuing onto the adjacent Heath and Bare Creek Trails.

Make sure you stop off at the Middle Harbour Creek and Frenchs Creek junction for some truly spectacular views or even a picnic stop.

Please note that the Cascades Trail is also frequented by walkers and horse riders, so be courteous and keep left unless overtaking!

Location: Douglas Street, St Ives

4. Manly Dam Mountain Bike Trail

Manly Dam Playground
Make sure you save some time to stop off at the Manly Dam Playground after your ride.

Length: 11-kilometre loop

If you like your mountain bike trails to come with a side of spectacular water views, Manly Dam is certainly not pumping the brakes with its popular 11-kilometre mountain biking trail.

The Manly Dam Mountain Bike Trail is regarded as one of the best mountain bike trails in Sydney, thanks to the incredible views of Manly Dam and Middle Harbour and the variety of trails on offer.

For those keen to challenge themselves, there are Black Diamond Trails that'll really test your skills, while the beginner Green Trails are recommended for families with little ones. 

Location: 112 King St, Manly Vale

5. Loftus Loop Trail

Mountain bike trails in Sydney
Loftus Loop Trail

Length: 10-kilometre loop

While the Royal National Park offers plenty of mountain bike trails, one of its most popular and most frequented is the Loftus Loop Trail.

Regarded as one of the tougher mountain bike trails in Sydney, the Loftus Loop Trail weaves from wide flat trails to steep and rocky terrain, so be prepared to walk part of the way, especially if riding with the kids in tow.

Location: The Loftus Loop Trail starts at the Royal National Park office on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive. 

6. Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail

Length: six kilometres 

Another popular mountain bike trail in Sydney, the Hornsby trail (also called Old Man's Valley), offers 20 kilometres of trails that traverse gorgeous natural bushland and machine-made trails through Old Mans Valley.

The gentle gradients of the Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail are perfect for beginners and kids, and the expansive views of Berowra Valley Regional Park certainly don't suck. 

Parking is available on Quarry Road.

Location: Quarry Rd, Hornsby

7. Mill Creek

Mill Creek MTB Trail
Mill Creek MTB Trail is also called the Menai MTB Track.

Length: 9.7 kilometres

The Mill Creek Mountain Bike Trail is located in Lucas Heights, south of Sydney and is one of the more unique mountain bike trails in Sydney because it's been built entirely by a team of community volunteers.

Also known as the Menai MTB Track, Mill Creek is geared more towards intermediate and advanced mountain bikers as the trail offers plenty of rocky jumps and steep terrain. Beginners should take their time on their first visit

Location: 1839 Little Forest Rd, Lucas Heights

Hero image: Wylde MTB Trail

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