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Want to blast through dense, damp rainforest gullies? Sharpen your skills on rock and root infested climbs? Chase a mate’s back tyre on long, meandering descents? Test your speed and cornering through windy, flat, tight single trail? Ourimbah’s terrain varies, with damp, tacky forest track in the lower sections but dries out as you climb, bringing you back into usual state forest gums and bushland.
Ourimbah is a favourite of both cross country and downhill riders. There’s a fantastically flowing and challenging cross-country track that starts right from the carpark, and a recently revamped downhill track with a very easy shuttle. Bring both bikes and get into it!
Take note, there’s no water or facilities out at the trailhead, and it’s a decent drive to the nearest shops, so bring all you need for a big day out.
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Access to the Ourimbah trails is off Red Hill Forest Rd, which is located about a 10-minute drive west from the F3 Wyong exit. Take care, as the entrance in Red Hill Forest Rd comes directly after a rise in the road and it’s an easy one to miss.
The cross-country trails are best accessed from the carpark around 500m up the main fire road - please don’t park at the lower carpark as it tends to annoy local residents. From the car, the trail is obvious, heading up the hill first. You’ll struggle to get lost, even though the trails aren’t signposted, as the track is so well ridden. A loop can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
To access the downhill shuttle, keep driving up the hill till you hit a fork – take the left option along Scaddens Ridge Rd. After a couple more kilometres you’ll see a tall tower on your left, with another little side road leading up to it – that is the top of the track.
At the bottom of the trail, it’s about a five minute pedal out from the trail exit along a flattish fire road back to the main lower carpark area.