Bike Riding in Bushland
The Bushland Shire is a great place to get outdoors and enjoy nature on a bike. The Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is a purpose-built off-road track network offering different riding challenges. The trails were professionally designed to be safe for the public and withstand erosion while having a low impact on the surrounding bushland.
If you are looking for a more relaxed cross-country experience, then explore the network of fire trails in our local parks.
Lane Cove National Park
- Pennant Hills Park
- Pennant Hills Park to West Pymble fire trail – for more information see NPWS: here, or
- Pennant Hills Park to North Epping. Follow Pennant Hills Park fire trail and turn west at the Delvins Creek fire trail intersection. Use either Boundary Road fire trail or go a little further to Belinda Street fire trail to exit.
Berowra Valley National Park
- Berowra/Berowra Heights – The Berkeley fire trail stretches from Ti-Tree Crescent Berowra to Berkeley Close Berowra Heights
- Hornsby/Hornsby Heights - Clarinda Street Hornsby to The Outlook Hornsby Heights. If that’s too long you can always enter or exit from Simon Place (Hornsby) or Galston Road (Hornsby).
- Pennant Hills/Cherrybrook - Schofield Parade (Pennant Hills) to Pecan Close (Cherrybrook).
- Cherrybrook - Fire trails from the corner of Shepherds & Macquarie Drive to Patricia Place, Cherrybrook
Marramarra National Park
For those who want to get away from it all.
- Canoelands Ridge trail enter from Canoelands Road Canoelands
- Marramarra Ridge Trail enter from Bloodwood Road Fiddletown
Fire trail tips
Fire trails are shared routes and you never know what is around the corner. Keep to the left, give way to pedestrians, and ride at an appropriate speed. Let your fellow park visitors know you’re coming and slow down or dismount when passing. Remember to wash down your bike before and after riding the trail to avoid spreading weeds and plant diseases which can spread through bushland.
When riding in bushland, please Ride Lightly. Stay on the marked trails, do not cut corners, make new lines or ride when it’s wet or muddy.
The Ride Lightly campaign by the Saving our Species program is working with the mountain biking community to show how to explore the beautiful Australian bush while appreciating and protecting the amazing threatened species that exist nowhere else in the world.
Track or jump building
It is illegal to build bike tracks without permission from the land owner (Council or NPWS). Building and using unauthorised bike tracks and jumps damages bushland. Rare plants can be destroyed, wildlife such as nesting birds can be frightened off, and Aboriginal heritage sites can be harmed.
Unauthorised tracks or jumps will be removed to prevent further damage to bushland and Aboriginal heritage sites. Authorised BMX tracks are located at Hornsby Heights and Wisemans Ferry.
Please note that riding bikes on bushwalking tracks is prohibited.
Bike Parking Locations
Secure Bike Lockers
Contact Bicycle NSW on (02) 9281 4099
- Hornsby Station, on George Street southeast of railway station
- Hornsby Station, on Jersey Street northwest of railway station
Bike Racks or Rails
- Berowra Library
- Berowra Marketplace Shopping Centre off Turner Road
- Carlingford Court Shopping Centre, outside McDonalds
- Castle Towers Shopping Centre, outside Dock 4 and Level 1 in yellow carpark
- Cheltenham Station on west side off Langston Place
- Cherrybrook Village Shopping Centre, in front next to Kindergarten
- Hornsby - Burdett Street carpark, southwestern corner
- Hornsby - Florence Street Mall, east end near Post Office Box
- Hornsby - Florence Street Mall, west end near Albert St
- Hornsby - Hunter Street Mall, near Hornsby Inn
- Hornsby Station, on Station Street, to southwest side of station
- Hornsby Station, on northwest side of station
- Hornsby Westfield, Albert Street Carpark, Blue Level, near Dan Murhpy's
- Hornsby Westfield, Albert Burdett Street Carpark, Purple Level, near Harrison’s
- Mt Colah - McDonalds
- Pennant Hills Station on west side of Yarrara Road
- Thornleigh Station on west side in carpark on The Esplanade