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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +354/301 ft
Total: 11 riders
 

Mountain Biking Fred Caterson

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#43 of 147 mountain bike trails in New South Wales
#3668 in the world

Some technical rocky sections with nice singletrack thrown in. Riding from Linksley Road, you will love this rock and rolling, scenic ride parallel to the verdant fern-lined Castle Hill Creek. Singletrack opens out onto a firetrail /neglected Hills Council Cyclepath in Fullers' Road Reserve, hugging the bottom of sheer rocks at the hem of suburbia. Look out for the pipeline. Ride or portage down to some choice singletrack running parallell to Cattai Creek popping out at the waterworks. If teccy stuff is not for you, continue along the dirt cyclepath which then opens out onto a short stint on tar, and you are now riding parallel to Cattai Creek and straight for the Waterworks. Turn left onto the single track at the waterworks fence. The track loosely follows the perimeter of the waterworks. It is very technical, and only elite mountain bikers will be able to ride the whole thing. Keep your weight far back off the saddle if rolling down the rock steps. Turn left over the footbridge to the BMX track. From here, there are plenty of short, winding single track circuits in bushland around most sport fields to explore and call your own. None of them are ever groomed, but surprisingly for Sydney, many of them are actually marked ! They are all rocky, rutted and intersected by tree roots- the most excellent stuff to make mountain bicycling here, amongst the best Hills District currently has to offer!Lovely playground for the kids with water bubbler between Cedar Grove Road and Field 6. Coffee and toilets at Local Bean Café, Knightsbridge Shopping Centre. Nearest bicycle shop is 99 Bikes, Victoria Road. CHBMX is a very active club, welcoming new members of all abilities to their school holiday skills sessions and weekend race events.

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
BY TRAIN: 1km from Showground station on NW Metro. Ride along showground bike path and go under the bridge to access Fred Catty trails via the basket ball courts. BY CAR: Park at Knightsbridge Shopping Centre. Jump on your bikes & turn left onto Ridgecorp, right down Linksley and in the dip, turn left onto Timber Grove and look for the trail head on the left near the little bridge over the creek. BY CAR: Park at Knightsbridge Shopping Centre. Jump on your bikes and turn left onto Ridgecorp, right down Linksley and in the dip, turn left onto Timber Grove and look for the trail head on the left near the little bridge over the creek.
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    GO BY TRAIN: 1km from Showground station on NW Metro. Ride along Showground Road bike path and go under the bridge over Cattai Creek to access Fred Catty trails safely via the basket ball courts.
    GO BY BIKE: As above, along Showground Road bike path- or take the bike lanes up and down Tuckwell Road, using the subway under Gilbert Road to safely access the reserve. Gilbert Road also has good bike lanes the whole way.
    GO BY CAR: Park at Knightsbridge Shopping Centre. Jump on your bikes & turn left onto Ridgecorp, right down Linksley and in the dip, turn left onto Timber Grove Close and look for the trail head on the left near the little bridge over the creek.
    RIDE DETAILS: Some technical rocky sections with nice singletrack thrown in. Riding from Linksley Road, you will love this rock and rolling, scenic ride parallel to the verdant fern-lined Castle Hill Creek. Singletrack opens out onto a firetrail /neglected Hills Council dirt cycle path in Fullers' Road Reserve, hugging the bottom of sheer rocks at the hem of suburbia. Look out for the pipeline if you are an advanced skill rider. Ride or portage down to some choice singletrack running parallel to Cattai Creek popping out at the waterworks. If teccy stuff is not for you, continue straight along the dirt cycle path which then opens out onto a short stint on tar, and you are now riding parallel to Cattai Creek and straight for the Waterworks. Turn left onto the single track at the waterworks fence. The track loosely follows the waterworks perimeter. It is very technical, and only elite mountain bikers will be able to ride the whole thing. Keep your weight back if rolling down those gnar rock steps! Turn left over the footbridge to the BMX track and go for a pump 'n jump. From here, there are plenty of short, winding single track circuits in the bushland around most of the sports fields to explore and call your own. The best ones may be found between Gilbert Road and Castle Hill Cemetery. None of them are ever groomed but, surprisingly for Sydney, Hills Council has actually marked some of them ! Fred Catty singletracks are all rocky, rutted and intersected by tree roots- the most excellent stuff to make mountain bicycling here, amongst the best that the Hills District currently has to offer.

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  • sarab
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    It has a lot of loose rocks but really fun there are a lot of rock rolls and jumps overall it is really fun and go try it.

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