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Status History


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Green
2 years

Tracks dry, no issues, good to go...

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Green
2 years

All tracks in good condition, no issues. Ride it while it's still there.

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Green
2 years

Good to ride - tracks clear & dry.
Note roadworks happening below hospital above Cambridge Drive.

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Green
2 years

Tracks in good condition after recent rain. Only a small amount of standing water, couple of sticky spots but otherwise no issues. Good to ride.

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Green
2 years

Rode trails yesterday, very dry and generally in good condition.

Note some new tracks have been put in to replace parts of the top of Huntington Downhill - not sure how they will hold up...

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Amber
2 years

Spoke to another local who was up there today. Rideable but still very sloppy and greasy in places. He advised waiting a few more days for it to dry out.

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Red
2 years

As per Glenrock and Awaba, is as wet as a shag. Wait for it to dry out...

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Green
2 years

Trails in generally good riding conditions as rain has firmed things up. Soft in a couple of spots but no issues otherwise. Ride it while it's still there...

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Green
2 years

Out there this morning, tracks loose and dry. Ride it while it's still there.

Re the new jumps on Huntington Downhill, I bumped into the young fellas doing the work today. They've placed b...

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Green
2 years

Trails in pretty good nick, dry and loose in places. Moto's have hit it hard this weekend
Note a couple of jumps have been constructed on the Huntington Downhill below the rocky drop, the...

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Green
3 years

Trails dried out we'll post the rain and everything good to go. A good alternative to Glenrock while it's still recovering. Ride it while it's still there...

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Green
3 years

Trails all looking good, drying out from recent rain, ride it while it's still there...

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Green
3 years

Dry & in parts loose!

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Green
3 years

Road out there this morning, all tracks are open and dried out nicely.

Trail fairies have been at work on the Cambridge drive loop/Fairyland and removed the tree that was at head height...

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Green
3 years

Everything open, trails dried out, sticky in normal spots.

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Green
3 years

Trails are open but sticky after all the rain. A lot more erosion in places after the past couple of weeks but otherwise rideable.

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Green
3 years

I'm putting green on because my single track and the fire roads I ride have been cleared haven't actually checked Jesmond Park out yet but someone during the week said they rode there

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Red
3 years

Trails in Jesmond are a mess with a lot of trees down or hung up, increased erosion, etc. which is to be expected. As noted, ridge fire trail has several trees down and is impassable. Cambridge...

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Red
3 years

Too many trees down on the fire Rd from Wallsend side towards John Hunter only got 1.3 kms from home till I turned around , need the rural fires up there for a cleanup as I've cleaned up single...

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Green
3 years

Been up the top fire trail a few days in a row with young boys along the top ridge and down to John Hunter top carpark . Watch out for teenagers on dirt bikes that are too big for them and saw a...

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Green
4 years

All good today no signs of trail bikes being on the main single tracks i ride , I know of them riding the top fire trail but no signs of them being anywhere else that I been riding .

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Green
4 years

Lots of trail bikes in Jesmond recently cutting up the MTB trails. Some trails now with deep ruts & gullies. Reported activity to Police.

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Green
4 years

No signs of any back burn that was suppose to happen , i rode the usual trails and all good with plenty of spider webs .

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Red
4 years

Hi guys,

Just a quick one to tell you that there will be back burning in the Jesmond park area on the 10th of October.

Also after recent back burning up underneath where Newcastle...

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Green
4 years

All good in there today rode with my boy and kameramandan it dries up quickly and a fun truck to play around on we did a big loop from home a total of 12kms

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Green
4 years

Excellent with only a few really minor puddles.
First time I've been here in 10 years.
Some fun little single track sections.

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Green
4 years

90% dry with just some soft clay bits

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Green
5 years

Perfect rocky technical hard or loose trails there today!-just keep an eye out for snakes though..."Maverick" & I had a very close encounter with the longest,fattest & thankfully snoozing...

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Green
5 years

Mainly stayed to fire trails as only passing through but the main ridge one has been graded and is now VERY fast, few single tracks I did were in good order.

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Green
5 years

Good riding today!-few little wet n slippery spots but wind n sun will dry it.NCC has graded most of the firetrails killing some of their appeal-most notably one from Sygna Cl Elermore Vale!-so...

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Green
5 years

Dry & dry-careful of those sandy loose sections!

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Green
5 years

All good-loose techy rocky fun!

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Green
5 years

All good at Jesmond, tracks are a little soft in places and isolated patches of standing water but most trails are clear and fine. Some have washaway damage from recent rain and there is a new...

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Green
5 years

As for wet/dry it is perfect. Some rutted trails have been damaged by all the water flowing. Some trails that used to be hardpacked have sections of deep sand and piles of debris on them so be a...

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Red
5 years

Ahhhhhh no, just no. Reason is obvious!

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Amber
5 years

All the ridge lines and fire trails are OK, very little standing water and fairly firm. All the lower trails have large amounts of standing water and slop and should be avoided. There has been...

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Red
5 years

Would be sloppy n yuk

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Green
5 years

Just did a quick spin on some of the tracks & they were very loose n dry-was nice to see a Grey Kangaroo in an area which is surrounded by houses.

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Green
5 years

A little soft in some places and some of the dips are still a bit boggy in small sections but mostly it has coped with the rain well and offers good riding.

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Green
5 years

Trails all open today. Burnt out areas aren't smouldering and all trails are accessible.

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Green
5 years

Very dry n loose & full of Mosquito's, so take your Aerogard!!!

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Green
5 years

Nice hard packed dirt! Good time and temperature to get out there! Perfect for shredding!...

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Green
5 years

Perfect. Nice and cool this morning for a change. No puddles, just beautiful dirt to play in.

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Green
5 years

Nice, smooth and dry. Great time to ride!

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Green
6 years

Very dry and dusty. Be a bit careful as it can be loose on corners.....I had a big stack on one of the downhill tracks and lost plenty of skin and busted my thumb. Get up here and enjoy.

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Green
6 years

all good today & being a holiday weekend had the trails all to myself!(except for a Blue Tongue Lizard)

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Green
6 years

Some rutted trails after the rain particularly from the top near the hospital heading straight down towards the park. Obviously with no grooming some less frequently used trails are pretty tired...

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Green
6 years

Had a lovely time there today. Trails are fast, dry and fun. The council has blocked off the motorbike trails over near Elermore Vale which should make a more enjoyable experience for MTBers....

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Green
6 years

Sammydog was spot on! 99% dry with just a few small sticky bits!-how awesome is it to ride some dry singletrail in Newcastle at last.

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Red
6 years

Had a quick ride and as per other tracks in and around Newcastle, it is just too wet. Even the ridge fire trails are wet and boggy.

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Green
6 years

Dry except for a couple of small low lying spots. Ground is soft, loamy and beautfully grippy. Just waiting to be shredded. Give it a go.

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Green
6 years

very dry & loose!-good to see NCC destroying the Moto berms & jumps over on the west side & yes we are allowed to ride our pushie's there(asked a lady from NCC's Bushland Services...

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Amber
6 years

Drying out pretty well. Avoid wet areas like the big dipper and the black run over the big boulders. What's it called? The whole track down to the boulders is slippery mud and riding it will just...

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Amber
6 years

Not too bad. Sniggle is moist but rideable. Fireroads are fine - few puddles in places, but easy to navigate.
I think I cleared every spiderweb in the park - enjoy the clear riding.

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Red
6 years

Horrible. Tons of rain and rivulets everywhere.

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Green
6 years

All tracks dry and awesome to ride. Except for the early morning spider webs was a great ride this morning.

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Green
6 years

Dry, fast, grippy and ready to shred. Everywhere is good to go.

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Green
6 years

A little moist but awesome to ride. Get in Jesmond bush now!

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Red
6 years

wet.

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Green
6 years

Nice and dry. No problems at all. I did not ride the gullies on the eastern side of the hospital though because I reckon they could still be damp. Everywhere else is good to go.

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Amber
6 years

Had a ball yesterday with all trails rideable an fun. Was extra good as the first ride after 9 weeks recovery from dislocated shoulder. I can see the rain coming down and water flowing down the...

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Green
6 years

Dry, fast, washed out and FUN! Get in there for awesome conditions.

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Red
6 years

some tracks would be better suited to white water rafting than riding with the amount of water coming from the top of the hill

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Amber
6 years

Kinder soggy and muddy. Usual puddles. Not too bad! Actually exceeded my expectations.

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Red
6 years

same the G'Rock would be a bloody mess

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Green
6 years

Awesome! Had a great time in there today! Fast, compact and ready to be shreded!...

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Red
6 years

As with Glenrock, would be washed away.

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Green
6 years

Fast, smooth, perfect conditions. Get in there. Good riding today. Didnt see anyone. Had a great time!

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Green
6 years

Beaut! This morning cooler and light rainfall has added moisture to the trails without making things wet and muddy. So dust is down, gravel compact and traction good. Other than a father and son...

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Green
6 years

Dry. Hot. Measured 33 degrees at mid day.
Damp spots drying out. Traction fair, some lines forming through gravel washouts.

No snakes. Some mozzies.

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Green
6 years

Rode at 1pm. Very hot and humid. Trails very dry. Gravel that had washed in with all the rain all dry and very slippery in many places. Quite a bit of drifting and punched a couple of holes in...

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Amber
6 years

Rode this morning. Muddy in many parts. Has been raining since, so yellow it is.

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Green
6 years

rode there wed 14/12 good to go dry.

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Red
6 years

Pouring, heavy rain. Trails are flowing rivers.

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Green
6 years

Has dried out nicely with most trails feeling especially quick due to residual moisture keeping the dust down and gravel compact. For some reason the trail bikes are leaving it alone, so it's...

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Amber
6 years

Most trails now rideable. No thanks to trail bike idiots carvin it up on Sunday as much as they could. Still plenty of mud, but drying out fast.

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Red
6 years

Washout. Loads of rain has turned trails into rivulets. Better suited to a canoe. Leave bike at home and walk the Bicentenial Loop where you can see the rare site of the waterfall flowing in the...

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Red
6 years

Horrible Weather=Horrible riding conditions in Jesmond. Will take about 3 days of to sun just to be rideable.

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Green
6 years

7am This Sunday morning. Near perfect. Most tails retaining light moisture levels keeping dust and loose gravel compact. Riding conditions close to ideal for quick riding with only a little mud...

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Green
7 years

In there friday afternoon dry as...

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Red
7 years

Bucketing down!

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Red
7 years

would be rivers of water!!!

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Amber
7 years

Some Puddles. Stay off the Clay!

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Red
7 years

Horrible Weather. Complete No Go Zone!!!

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Green
7 years

The firetails have been cut back and most of the singletrack is good. Some good trails include Train, Walking track and Stump(see my map on the advocacy thread for Jesmond by sammydog).

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Amber
7 years

Partial Track closure near hospital due to logging. Trails are a bit boggy yet rideable.

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Green
7 years

Hero Dirt. All dry after the rain. Single-track is sweet. A little Boggy.

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Red
7 years

Extremely Wet. Unrideable. SingleTrack may need a whole day of sun to clear up.

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Green
7 years

A few Moto's riding around. Hero Dirt. Super Fast on the singletracks. A few puddles here and there.

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Red
7 years

as with the rest of Newie-very wet!, plus also place will be crawling with Moto's wanking up their rear tyre in the belief they are Chad Reed!!!!

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Green
7 years

a few small bits of mud'n'water but 99% of the tracks are nice'n' grippy

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