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COFFS COAST MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS

COWS WITH GUNS

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Cows With Guns is situated in Pine Creek State Forest, a short drive south of Coffs harbour near Bonville. There are approx 14km of trails in Cows with Guns with most trails being two-directional so keep your heads up for oncoming riders.

There is a map at the trail head that shows the popular trails all of which start and finish at the carpark.

This is a great introductory track which offers basically flat, flowing single and double track hugging the banks of Pine Creek. The faster you go the harder it gets.

The Coffs Harbour Cycle Club accepts no responsibility for personal injury or damage to equipment whilst riding any of the trails listed.

DIFFICULTY

Beginner to Intermediate

DIRECTIONS

Travel south along the Pacific Highway to the interchange with Archville Station road Bonville.

Turn right off the interchange and travel on Archville station rd for approx 200m. Turn left onto Pine Creek Way (south) and follow it for 1.5 kms to Sid Burke Forest Park.

Turn right off Pine Creek way at Sid Burke Forest Park and follow the bitumen road in front of the rest area. At the end of the bitumen turn right on to the dirt of Hunters Road. Travel along Hunters Rd for 1.8km until you see the right turn onto Ross trail which is signposted with "Cows with Guns".

The trail head is 50m down Ross Trail through the gate (please keep closed). Park on other side of the fence, off the race tracks.

You could also park at Sid Burke Forest Park and ride in along Hunters Rd.

Roads are all weather surface and OK for 2WD vehicles

From time to time trails may be closed due to adverse weather conditions. Please consult our Facebook page for the latest information.

THE SAWMILL

Sawmill is situated in Pine Creek State Forest to the west of Cowss With guns. It is a slightly more challenging trail network compared to Cows With Guns. There are a number of more advanced features too such as log runs and raised ramps. All features have a secondary "B" line for less advanced riders.

The trails around the sawmill are not marked with arrows and are criss-crossed by numerous moto trails - it is recommended you are accompanied by a rider who is familiar with the trails.

The Coffs Harbour Cycle Club accepts no responsibility for injury or damage to equipment whilst riding any of the trails listed.

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate to Advanced

DIRECTIONS

Travel south along the Pacific Highway to the interchange with Archville Station road Bonville. Turn right off the interchange and travel on Archville station rd for approx 200m. Head straight over roundabout onto Butlers Road and continue till your reach the T Junction of Glennifer Road. Turn left onto Glennifer Road and continue straight till you reach Gordons Road on your left (opposite timber mill). Turn left and park clear of any vehicle access routes

Trails start directly adjacent to the carpark and are commonly ridden anti clockwise

From time to time trails may be closed due to adverse weather conditions. Please consult our Facebook page for the latest information.

OTHER TRAILS

JACKS RIDGE, NAMBUCCA

The Nambucca Valley Cycle Club’s super-loop at Jacks Ridge Trail is the newest addition to the ever-growing range of XC trails on the north coast. Located just west of Nambucca Heads in the State Forest, the local crew have worked hard to create a really sweet set of linked trails, combining the dual track of old forestry roads in the form of “The Roller-coaster” with purpose built, hand carved single track.

For the most part the loop is not too technically demanding. The emphasis here has been on flow, and flow it does. The well-drained soil is fantastically tractable, encouraging big railing turns through the trees. Useful structures provide access across fallen logs and gullies but if you fancy getting a little trickier then the lads have got the biggest log roll on the coast. A cleverly articulated pallet ramp gets you 2 metres into the air and perfectly set up for a 29 metre roll. Some deft chainsaw work has taken the rough bits and limbs off the top, so all you need is a bit of bottle. Do not be alarmed, though, there IS a B-line.

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BOM BOM STATE FOREST, SOUTH GRAFTON

Bom Bom State Forest is the home of Grafton’s MTB trails. Bom Bom is about 5km south of Grafton, just off the Pacific Highway. To get to the trail head, turn left off the highway onto Old Lilypool Road. Travel about 2km west until you reach the last gate in the forest, on a sharp right hand bend. There you will see an open gate and cattle grid entering the forest. Follow the dirt road (Boundary Road) for about 200m. Follow your nose a bit and you will see trails leading off into the ironbark and spotted gum forest. We have been careful not to make the trailhead too obvious, I’m afraid, due to ongoing concerns over unwanted motorcycle use.

The trails at Grafton have been growing since February 2010, courtesy of the efforts of the Bom Bom Bandicoots: turn your back overnight and there’s been more digging going on.

The original ethos of the builders was to make a series of trails that could be ridden by riders of all ages and abilities, in any direction or order. There now exists about 22km of singletrack. Since the early phases of building and the success of this plan, some newer tracks have been made more challenging and somewhat directional: notably Uncle Teddy’s Wonderland, Harlow’s Howler and Dipper. The gentle terrain of the location and near absence of large rocks means that Bom Bom SF trails are generally low to, at most, moderate in their technical rating, making it a great spot for beginner and recreational MTBers. In general, the tracks are quite tight, winding through trees and small gulleys. The soil is hardpack with what’s known locally as “pea gravel” over the top of much of it. This makes cornering at times “interesting”. More advanced riders will find challenges of their own in trying to ride 10/10ths through the tight trails and intriguingly sketchy corners.

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GENERAL CYCLING INFORMATION

There are some incredible general and mountain bike trails spread across Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Urunga, Woolgoolga, Sawtell and Orara.

DOWNLOAD COFFS COAST CYCLE ROUTE GUIDE HERE

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