AFMBP

Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park is a network of purpose-built, single-track mountain bike trails located in the Herberton Range State Forest.  Trails meander through an open forest of gums, bloodwoods, mahoganys, she-oaks, grasstrees and cycads and some of the trails pass former forestry experimental plots of teak, blackbutt and tallowwood trees.

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Location:1. Atherton Trailhead and Skills Park, 1 Vernon Street Atherton [-17.265690, 145.474650], or
2. Herberton Range State Forest Trailhead, Rifle Range Road Atherton
Distance:54.4 klms total network of 17 trails
Grade:Varies - includes easy, intermediate and some sections include black (difficult) alternative sections.
Reference: Key to trail grades
Map:Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park map [PDF]
Park Alerts:Check Park Alerts for the current status of Atherton Forest Mountaik Bike Trails

TrailGrade Distance TimeTrail files
1Easy5.4 klmsAllow 10– to15 mins riding timeTrail 1.gpx
Trail 1.kml
2Easy1.1 kmAllow 4– to 7 mins riding timetrail-02.gpx
trail-02.kml
3Easy1.7 klmsAllow 4 to 7 mins riding timetrail-03.gpx
Trail_3.kml
4Easy5.4 klmsAllow 10– to 25 mins riding timetrail-04.gpx
trail-04.kml
5grade31.5 klmsAllow 10 - –20 mins riding timetrail-05.gpx
trail-05.kml
6grade36.8 klmsAllow 20– to 45 mins riding timeTrail 6.gpx
Trail 6.kml
7grade32.6 klmsAllow 15– to 25 mins riding time.
This trail has a black (difficult) alternative section
Trail 7.gpx
Trail 7.kml
8grade32.3 klmsAllow 15– - 25 mins riding timeTrail 8.gpx
Trail 8.kml
9grade32.3 klmsAllow 5– to 10 mins riding time.
This trail has 3 black (difficult) alternative sections.
Trail 9.gpx
Trail 9.kml
10grade32.8 klmsAllow 10– to 25 mins riding timeTrail 10.gpx
Trail 10.kml
11grade31.6 klmsAllow 8– to15 mins riding time.
This trail has a black (difficult) alternative section
Trail 11.gpx
Trail 11.kml
12grade310.5 klmsAllow 35– to 80 mins riding timeTrail 12.gpx
Trail 12.kml
13grade33.1 klmsAllow 7– to 12 mins riding timeTrail 13.gpx
Trail 13.kml
14grade31.4 klmsAllow 6– to 15 mins riding timeTrail 14.gpx
Trail 14.kml
15Easy0.9 klmsAllow 6– to 15 mins riding timeTrail 15.gpx
Trail 15.kml
16grade33.0 klmsAllow 15 to –30 mins riding timeTrail 16.gpx
Trail 16.kml
17grade32.0 klmsAllow 5– to 10 mins riding timeTrail 17.gpx
Trail 17.km

Source: http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/herberton-range/mountain-bike.html 

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Four women from Cairns, Australia, take a visitor on a journey to and through their favourite mountain bike trails in Tropical North Queensland: Smithfield M...

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Greetings All.
Working Bee UPDATE planned for this Saturday the 27th.

Much help required to help tidy some damp areas through Lickety split on the Skills Park link trail, clear some soft spots.

We have revised our plans and the trouble spot / hole on Penny Lane is now going to be filled with a rock base which will work better for our plans and also alleviate a host of occy safety issues revolving trying to span almost 6mts of gully

We need to move approx 3cubic mts of rock base 🙂
from the Rail Trail down the link, across the creek and beyond.
If you have a solid wheel barrow and a shovel for gravel it will be most helpful.

These links are only now beginning to dry adequately. Please be advised that the link's will not be re-opened until work is completed so if it doesnt get done the trail stays closed until the trail fairys can manage it. "Simples"

Meeting Point at the Trail Care container Rifle Range Road 0800 Saturday morning.

If you can spare a few hours it would be much appreciated.

"Help maintain the trails you like to ride"
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Greetings All.
Working Bee UPDATE planned for this Saturday the 27th.  

Much help required to help tidy some damp areas through Lickety split on the Skills Park link trail, clear some soft spots.

 We have revised our plans and the trouble spot / hole on Penny Lane is now going to be filled with a rock base which will work better for our plans and also alleviate a host of occy safety issues revolving trying to span almost 6mts of gully 
 
We need to move approx 3cubic mts of rock base :-)
from the Rail Trail down the link, across the creek and beyond.  
 If you have a solid wheel barrow and a shovel for gravel it will be most helpful.  

These links are only now beginning to dry adequately. Please be advised that the links will not be re-opened until work is completed so if it doesnt get done the trail stays closed until the trail fairys can manage it. Simples

Meeting Point at the Trail Care container Rifle Range Road 0800 Saturday morning.

If you can spare a few hours it would be much appreciated.

Help maintain the trails you like to ride

Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park shared Cairns Mountain Bike Club's event.

Still time to enter and have a crack. You never know if you never go 😬
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Great Barrier Reef Masters Games 2017

May 27, 2:00pm

Smithfield Mtb Park

Cairns MTB Club is pleased to be hosting the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games MTB races in XC and Enduro formats. follow the links here: www.gbrmg.com.au/

Great Barrier Reef Masters Games 2017

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Conditions of Use and Trail Etiquette

  • Obey all signage at Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park.
  • Stay on the trails—riding off trails or short-cutting between trails is prohibited
  • Horses and other vehicles are not permitted on the mountain biking network
  • All users must wear a certified helmet (Australian Standard Certified) at all times.
  • Use appropriate riding equipment including: gloves, enclosed footwear and covered clothing.
  • Be aware of road crossings and give way to vehicles.
  • Slow down when approaching other track users. Alert others when approaching.
  • Maintain at least 50 m between riders.
  • Avoid skidding and sliding—this may result in collision with other trail users and damage to the trail surface.
  • Sylvia Creek can rise rapidly in heavy rain. Beware of swift flowing water.
  • Service roads in the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park allow for injured riders and damaged bikes to be retrieved from the network. Make note of the location of the roads on the and as you ride the trails.
  • Use may be restricted for safety reasons at various times or for special events.
  • Spectators must remain at a safe distance from the Trails area at all times.

Volunteer Trail Work

If you enjoy riding the mountain bike trails at Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park and would like to contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the trails, contact Tableland Cycle Sports.

Trail work is a fun, rewarding and a great way to meet fellow riders. Most importantly, it is a key element to keeping the trails in great condition.

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