Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail

Mountain Bike

Current Trail Status

Trail Map

Mountain Bike Trail Map

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?

There is a green trail for the less experienced riders, however this will not be as easy to ride as the previous green trail and caution should be taken. This green trail is suitable for competent bike riders with some off-road experience.  Only ride within your capabilities. Please see risk warnings on the map for further information.

Is the trail popular?

Very popular and accessible trail. Over several years there has been an average of around 300 visitors per week. Peak times will see far more than 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:

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

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!"

Ride Lightly: How mountain bikers can help protect the bush

As mountain bikers, you are important custodians of natural areas. Following these tips will help to protect threatened species, and conserve the beautiful Australian bush for future generations to enjoy.

Mountain bike riding is exciting, great for keeping fit and for getting into nature. It is a rapidly growing sport across the bushland around Sydney, Newcastle and elsewhere in New South Wales.

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.

"Protect what you love, and ride lightly" – Steph Martin, National Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger.

Top tips for conserving the bush while mountain biking

  1. Avoid riding in the wet – biking in mud causes erosion
  2. Be courteous of other park users, particularly on multi-use trails – we are all out enjoying what we love
  3. Don't modify tracks or create shortcuts – this can have devastating effects on endangered plants
  4. Clean your bike after every ride – it's good bike maintenance and it removes weed seeds and diseases spread by bikes.

(Source: NSW Government – Ride Lightly: How mountain bikers can help protect the bush)