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Level: Advanced
Length: 30 mi (48.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +361/ -377 ft
Total: 13 riders

Mountain Biking Parklands Forest Reserve

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#6 of 37 mountain bike trails in Queensland
#3,757 in the world

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.

First added by bushrangers_mtb on Dec 7, 2012. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
1. Atkinson Rd West, Bli Bli
2. Bruce Highway towards Yandina
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  • bushrangers

    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.

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  • Asterope

    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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