About the Mountain Bike Trail
If you’re an active kind of person, your visit to Hornsby Shire won’t be complete until you visit the new Mountain Bike Trail, which is located in bushland just a few minutes walk from Hornsby Station. The only trail of its kind in the region, it winds through 3.2 kilometres of the picturesque Old Man’s Valley. The trail was several years in the planning and great care has been taken to ensure riders will have a great time while minimising disturbance to the environment. The one-metre-wide natural surface trail (known as a ‘single track’) has been designed with gentle gradients that are not prone to water erosion and much of it looks like a regular bushwalking trail.
One of the best features of the trail is that it provides access to the unique landscape that lies between the Hornsby CBD and Berowra Valley Regional Park. It comprises a combination of handmade bushland trails and flowing machine-made trails, maximising the fun factor for riders. At the bottom of the trail is a “Green Loop” that can be safely ridden by children and mountain biking novices. From there it is possible to build up through the various levels until you’re able to ride the full course of rollers, jumps and berms.