The Oaks Fire Trail is THE premiere MTB trail in the Blue Mountains! 80% downhill, you'll ride along ridge tops with excellent views of the lower Blue Mountains and Sydney CBD. A spectacular trail!
After meeting at the Woodford Lower Commuter Car Park, you are a short 700m ride to the start of the famous Oaks Fire Trail. You finish in the cute and amazing little café town of Glenbrook. It is here that you catch the train back to Woodford and share your stories and return your bike.
One of the most popular mountain bike tracks in Australia, “the Oaks” Fire trail is the Jewel in the crown for Blue Mountains trail riding and has all the elements of a great ride and experience. The trail runs between Woodford (altitude 607m) and Glenbrook (altitude 163m).
The ride is downhill 80% of the way with a steep final kick as you climb the road out of the National Park to Glenbrook Village.
While there are a handful of short climbs (which are easiest walked) in the first 10km of the ride, once the helipad is reached, it's one long fun downhill run.
As the trail winds its way along ridge tops make sure you take the time to have a look around as some excellent views of the lower Blue Mountains can be had. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Sydney CBD.
If it's been recently graded, the smooth wide trail allows for a sustained thrilling high-speed blast. The icing on the cake is the fantastic 5km of single track section towards the end, which is one of the best in Sydney.
We do not get bad reviews about this trail. It's just a great adventure for all!
Arrive at 7:45 am for sign in, safety brief and bike operating instructions. You return back to Woodford Station by 1:00 pm.
Distance: 28km one way.
Time Required: 4 hours.
Terrain: Graded fire trail, with a 5k single track option towards the end.
TRAIL SURFACE: Graded, Rocky, Gravel, Sandy, Clay.
Fitness Level: Intermediate fitness required. Expect to walk some hills – it’s all part of the fun! It’s also a great excuse to stop and check out the views.
Experience: Average to intermediate fitness.
Supplied with hire: Bike / Helmet / drink bottle / Puncture repair kit / pump / map
Note: Mobile reception is good (just a few black spots). Weather can change rapidly so pack clothing accordingly. Always have a minimum of 1.5 litres of water on you (bottle fill up is at the start gates).
Katoomba (Blue Mountains)