Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail

Six kilometres of white-knuckle riding through the picturesque Old Mans Valley, minutes’ walk from Hornsby Train Station.

Location: The trail is accessed from Quarry Road, Hornsby, where car parking is available.

Mountain Bike Trail closed

When: Monday 27 June until early 2017

The trail is currently closed while work is carried out to realign it so it can stay open while Hornsby Quarry is being refilled over the next few years. The first part of it is expected to reopen early in 2017. Keep an eye on this page or the mountain bike trail Twitter feed @HornsbyMBT. We apologise for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause. 


Current trail status



What are the trail features?

The single-track mountain bike trail is a combination of narrow bushland trails and flowing one-metre-wide trails. Whether you’re looking for a technical ride or simply want to release the brakes along the flow trail, you’re bound to find it.


What about beginners?

At the bottom of the fire trail there is a green loop that can be safely ridden by beginners and young children. From there it is possible to build up through the various levels until you’re an expert.


Is the trail popular?

Very. Throughout 2013/14 there were a massive 900 laps recorded every week and an estimated 300 visitors per week.


Does the trail close during rain and fire danger periods?

Yes. The trail will also remain closed for a period after heavy rain to let it dry out. To find out whether the trail is closed check the trail status at the top of this page or the Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail Twitter page: twitter.com/HornsbyMBT


Will club events be held on the trail?

Local bike groups can apply for a permit to hold club events, with each event to be assessed before approval is granted.


Getting to the trail


View Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail in a larger map


Hornsby Mountain Bike trail map

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Click here for a simplified, printer-friendly map - this map includes trail section names and emergency reference points


Did you know?

Rotorua in New Zealand generates $7.37 million (NZ) each year from mountain bike trail tourism alone (2007 figures).


What have people been saying about the trail on Facebook?

Jasper Alquiza Yahoo!

Christian Tschaikin Looking forward to exploring the track! Thanks heaps for the effort, making this happen. Well done!

Neil Aldridge What a fantastic facility! It persuaded me to get back on the mountain bike after over a decade away. HSC and Synergy Trails are to be commended.

Alexander Buring High five!! Pumped.

GoPro McGee Massive thanks to HSC and all the SNORC and Synergy Trails crew. You’re really leading the way and ensuring the future of our great sport. Here's hoping other shire councils follow in your footsteps

Jamie Lewis Just round the corner from me- delighted! Well done in encouraging people to get into some outdoor pursuits- great initiative.

Dain Penman What a fantastic facility this is and kudos to the council for having the courage to support it. Well done!

David Treves This is simply awesome! I rode it several times while it was in test ride and had a brilliant time! Thanks for this trail! Now it's time to work on the project's next stage!

Gaby Mayo Nice work! Got a chance to ride the trails a few weeks ago, but definitely looking forward to bringing my GF out now that the green trail is open.

Kin-Yat Lo Many thanks to Hornsby Council to have built this facility. Can't wait to ride it.

Will Bates Fantastic for the community. Can I ask that all the riders travelling to Hornsby Shire also bring their wallets and support the local businesses that have supported the trails and welcome riders.

Lincoln Robinson Congratulations on making this worthwhile investment, Hornsby Council. Well done!