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Level: Intermediate
Length: 7 mi (11.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,016/980 ft
Total: 66 riders
 

Mountain Biking Manly Dam

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#139 of 158 mountain bike trails in New South Wales
#9857 in the world

Mixed loop with about 80% singletrack, 20% roads/fireroads. Incredibly challenging at parts and very rocky. Steep downhills, steep climbs, but some awesome flowy sections mixed in. The trail is a mix of exposed rock, baby heads, sand, mud, hardpack, and boulders. There is a lot of variety for such a short trail. The view of Manly from the top of some of the hills is really great. The downhill to the creek crossing on the north end is totally awesome. Bring a Full Suspension rig if you got one, there are some serious drops on this trail.

If you are traveling from abroad and don't have a bike, you can rent one from in town and bike the route on the directions. Its all "bike trail" and is about 5km from downtown. Ask for a map or directions on how to get there. It's a beach town so its fairly bike friendly.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • No Restrooms
Getting there
From downtown Manly go North on the Beach Trail. Stay on the trail and go to Kenneth, go West on Kenneth. Turn North on Quirk and then West on Innes. Jump across Hwy 10 and continue West on King St. Go South on Gibbs and the trailhead starts at the top of the hill behind the School.

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  • Sean Nichols
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    Fun local ride if you are close but it is very technical and very rocky. Beginners should be cautious but intermediate riders will be just fine.

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  • jdelliott
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    Great ride, some technical sections. The ride back down to the start is always something to look forward to, very rocky.

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  • thatsnogood
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    A good mix of trails for a quick ~1 hour ride. Nothing worth traveling out of your way for, but certainly a great ride if you live in the area or are traveling to Sydney. Technically challenging in a sort of "f-you" sort of way at times.

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