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    Default East Coast MTB road trip

    I'm considering doing a road trip from Sydney to Brisbane and back for Mt Joyce enduro in late July. Just looking for advice on where to ride on the trip? I'm happy to deviate the route a bit for some good trails too. What's worth the visit?

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    You should be going past the Gold Coast so I would suggest you do Nerang State Forrest, then you have Daisy Hill conservation park that is close by. If you head out towards Ipswich (West Of Brissy) way you have Castle Hill then further out you have Hidden Vale Adventure park. Hidden vale is about 1hr and a half out from Brissy but it would one of the better parks not to miss.

    Towards the city you have Gap Creek reserve at MT Cootha then you have Bunyaville and Samford on the north side of Brissy. There are a few other little parks to ride around but unless you have heaps of spare time I wouldn't bother.

    It all on trail forks if you need further references.

    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/ma...1&m=trailforks
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    Awesome thanks. More looking for trails between sydney and brisbane like coffs harbour, Forster etc.

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    You're obviously going to ride the enduro stuff so is your aim to do loop style trails (XC) or gravity fed stuff?
    Some things local to me that I'll suggest:
    -Kemspey enduro trails. They are great, easy climb up with some super fun descents. It's not far off the highway, easy to get to and fun.
    -Nambucca XC loop (Jacks Ridge). Its the only loop worth riding in this area and is fun as with some easy climbs and cruisey descents.
    -Mt Coramba. It's a downhill trail that an enduro bike and advanced rider love. You can ride the fire road up but shuttles are our thing.
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    Happy to do both Dozer.

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    Depending on how many stops you want to make for riding, you can get started with Ourimbah and/or Awaba on day one. Then all the stuff around Newcastle.

    Or there is a trail network near Armidale which could be an option on day 2 if you decide to take the New England Highway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeMacHunt View Post
    Happy to do both Dozer.
    I added some to my post. ;) XC wise, avoid the Coffs harbour stuff and do Nambucca and even Grafton. The Bom Bom trails are pretty fun.


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    Thanks for replies so far.

    I'm thinking Glenrock in the morning on the first day, then up to Kempsey for the night. Ride Kempsey in the morning then up to coffs for the night. Ride nambucca in the morning then up to Brisbane.

    Maybe Bris after Mt Joyce then Byron on the way home if there is anything worth riding there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EyeMacHunt View Post
    Thanks for replies so far.

    I'm thinking Glenrock in the morning on the first day, then up to Kempsey for the night. Ride Kempsey in the morning then up to coffs for the night. Ride nambucca in the morning then up to Brisbane.

    Maybe Bris after Mt Joyce then Byron on the way home if there is anything worth riding there.
    Don't think there's much at Byron other than a MTB farm type resort and it's only a few trails. There's a small trail network at New Italy,NSW that is before Evens head but it's pretty flat I've told. They've just reopened a trail network at Kooralbyn valley resort that has some gravity trails and it's not far from Mount Joyce.
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    Cheers, I'll skip Byron, maybe ride the Grafton suggestion instead.

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