Parklands Forest Reserve

3.75 out of 5
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↑ 400 m
↓ 400 m
elevation (m)

Trail Description
About this trail
Its a tough series of tracks that snake and wind through the ups and downs of the 30 odd hectares of state forestry. It extends from Atkinson Rd West right over to the Bruce Highway towards Yandina.
Tracks include Snake Palm, New Zealand, Rockodile, RocknRoll, Road Rage, T Track, The Meadows, Chairlift, to name a few.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (4)

Bunny Hop

January 15, 2018
Review: Parklands has always been defined by its 'raw and gnarly' bundle of single tracks that pose a hefty learning (and fitness) curve. You'll always remember your first ride here for better or worse. It feels like you're climbing up a M.C Escher style hill back to your car, no down only up. Take it as a challenge and once you overcome it you'll be in good shape to tackle almost anything else out there. However that said there is now a 1km green access track and a 3km green loop from the Radar Hill Rd car park. There's also a black flow(ish) trail and soon to be a blue flow trail and skills area. So there's now stuff to suit everyone from novice to endurobro.

July 7, 2016
Review: Paleo trails - mostly natural except for the Phoenix flow trail on the eastern side. There's a hilly, rocky, rooty theme throughout. While they will beat you up at first you'll come to appreciate the challenges and will be back when you grow bored of the buffed smooth machine made trails elsewhere.

Notable trails: Road Rage, Cancer Tree, Double Dab, Phoenix, Shadowlands, Upper NZ and Hoe Chi Ho.

Granny Gear

December 6, 2013
Asterope Granny Gear  
Review: Having grown up on the Sunshine Coast, I had hiked the fire trails in Parklands in all sorts of weather. I thought I would give the singletrack here a go, having only been mountain biking for less than 4 months, and I can safely say that these trails showed me who is the boss. These trails are not for beginners, and while I had a great day out (the forestry and scenery away from the fire roads is amazing) it was also frustrating.
These trails are the blacker shade of blue - and some proper black stuff thrown in too.
very few man-made obstacles out here, but nature is certainly very generous - lots of roots, lots of rocks, lots of roots growing over big rocks, creek crossings, narrow trails and I hope you like climbing!
Gets a bit boggy after rain in some parts.
I think now with a bit more experience I would have an absolute ball on these trails.

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January 21, 2013
Review: Defiantly all blue to black with a few double black sections just to keep you honest. Lots of short pinches undulating mainly rocky well drained soils. Majority of trails are old skool style singletrack with a good dash of features mainly natural log skinnys Not the best place to take a Novice rider you'll scare them off the fat tire for good. 40-plus k of singletrack and another 30 K of fireroads to keep you spinning for 3 plus hrs without doubling back. Got Sunshine Coast Regional council web site for gpx maps

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Parklands Forest Reserve MTB Trail 3.75 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
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