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Green
1 year

Back open again. Nil issues.

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Red
1 year

Park was closed this morning at Glenbrook rangers hut due to fire.

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Green
2 years

Rode up from the car park via Euroka and Bennett's Ridge to The Oaks and back down the sniggle (plus a detour via Pisgah Ridge FT). All very dry, a few trees down on Bennett's but would only be a...

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Red
2 years

HRB in the Campfire Creek area. NP gates look like being closed for the weekend.

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Green
2 years

All good. Nice and dry

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Green
2 years

Rode the fire trail today in the W2G. Dry and now with a very clean traffic line all the way down to Bennetts Ridge FT. Didn't do the sniggle.

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Green
2 years

Rode from the NPWS carpark at Glenbrook up to the start of the single track via Euroka Campground / Bennetts Ridge Firetrail / Nepean Lookout. Firetrails obviously fine and dry - the single track...

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Red
2 years

Was looking to ride there tomorrow and saw it is officially closed due to heavy rain...

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Green
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Amber
3 years

Only applies to this one stretch, but, NPWS have closed the single track section at due to fears over asbestos contamination.

See:...

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Amber
3 years

Glenbrook - Single Mountain bike track closed for track upgrade

Closure - 17th June to 8th July 2016, Monday to Friday Only.

The Oaks Single Track from the Iron Barks to the Car...

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Green
3 years

Great condition. Get out there and do some hill repeats!

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Amber
3 years

Road it the first time in 12 months. Indeed, the main firetrail from Woody is like a highway. Great for social rides, having a chat side by side...

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Amber
3 years

Rode up from Glenbrook to the Oaks via Euroka and then back down the single track. Fire trails are all good, though they have had a scouring from the heavy rain. Sniggle is a bit eroded at the...

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Red
3 years

Totally sodden today! Lower section of single track held up well but everything else was drenched. Should drain quickly though.

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Green
3 years

The fire trail is currently in very good condition. Both upper and lower sections of single trail are also very good. A couple of small puddles here and there but nothing of concern from a...

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Green
4 years

The water at the top gate taste like Betadine throat gargle but other than that, the trail is smooth as...

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Green
4 years

All good. A bit wet due to the rain, but nothing that will be much of an issue.

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Green
4 years

rode it today. Track is good, has been back burning along the left side of the tracking going down from woodford.

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Red
4 years

Oaks and Red hands Cave closed due to hazard reduction burn.

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Green
4 years

Recent rain has tempered the sand perfectly, but in the traffic today eye protection was still highly recommended.

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Amber
4 years

Fire trail from Glenbrook to the helipad is in great condition, from then on it's quite sandy. It's hard packed mostly just watch for washing out in some loose corners. Eye protection is highly...

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Amber
4 years

The Oaks Fire Trail has undergone a radical grooming and widening with barely a loose rock to be found between the trail head and the single track. It was described by one rider as being a...

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Amber
4 years

National Parks & Wildlife Service

Blue Mountains National Park at Glenbrook

Maintenance to Woodford Oaks Mountain Bike Trail - section CLOSED - diversion in place

From:...

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Amber
4 years

Rode 3/5/15 - Causeway at 65cm (ridable!). Open on weekend but closed weekdays. See national parks website for info. Track fine for riding top to bottom.

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Red
4 years

Glenbrook is closed
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alert/...

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Amber
4 years

I'll say amber as it was pretty wet and drive train destroying

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Green
4 years

Only a few puddles on the single track but otherwise all good

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Green
4 years

Ridden 3x in January - in pretty good condition overall. Sandy in places, long & deep enough to catch out the unwary. Single track between the gate & the new realignment becoming...

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Green
4 years

Rode The Oaks this morning - In top condition.

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Green
5 years

Dry on Saturday

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Green
5 years

Green... some bits are sandy.

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Green
5 years

Rode it again after 13-14 or so years.
All green !

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Green
5 years

Rode it Friday 12th. 10am start in very light drizzle but fire road not effected. By the start of the single track the rain had stopped. Single track was brilliant and only a few puddles towards...

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Green
5 years

Rode on Sunday 7th. Some wet sand sections on Woodford-helipad section, but otherwise all good. Old and new single-track good, but a few puddles on old part.

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Green
5 years

Rode it this morning and was all good, a couple of tiny puddles on some of the old singletrack, but nothing you can't ride around

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Green
5 years

The proposed hazard reduction burn in The Blue Mountains National Park at Glenbrook has been cancelled.

Thanks to Ken and Giles for the updates.

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Amber
5 years

The Blue Mountains National Park at Glenbrook is CLOSED on Saturday 9 August 2014 for a hazard reduction burn.

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Green
5 years

Rode the bottom loop, great condition and the new single track rocks!

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Green
5 years

confirmed that the two trees on bennetts ridge have been cleared by national parks today.

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Amber
5 years

Two trees down on Bennett's Ridge Glenbrook National park. - Track detail here http://bmorc.com/node/9004 If coming...

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Green
5 years

This update is for 21/6

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Green
5 years

This update is RE 15/6 though!

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Green
5 years

Dry. Grippy. Buff. Only one or two puddles in the singletrack, easily avoided.

Enjoy!...

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Amber
5 years

The NPWS crews have been cleaning out the water culverts along the trail so at each culvert there may be a sand trap. The sharp left hand corner (I've always know it as Deadmans Corner) just down...

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Green
5 years

Oaks Singletrack is open as of 5pm today ready for the weekend. More details available here.

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Green
5 years

The Oaks is nice and dry at the moment - fastest I've seen it for a while. All good.

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Green
5 years

The sandy sections are starting to show fatigue from all the Easter traffic. Some sections are becoming soft and care for beginners is needed. The up-hill sections (Woodford - Glenbrook direction...

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Green
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Amber
5 years

The main Oaks fire trail is fairly dry. There is a bit of water on the single track but still OK to ride. Technical section of single track will be closed until May. Bennett's Ridge fire trail...

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Amber
5 years

Trail is good even after recent rain. Technical section of the single track is closed due to maintenance work.

[Mod. that makes it amber]

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Amber
5 years

The single track is blocked by a log 450 metres east of Bennett Ridge.

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Amber
5 years

National Parks & Wildlife Service

Blue Mountains National Park at Glenbrook

Upgrade works to Woodford Oaks Mountain Bike Trail - section CLOSED - diversion in place

From...

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Green
5 years

All good

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Green
5 years

Firetrail on the way up is good now - had some rain and vehicle traffic

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Green
5 years

All good and no longer a sand pit

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Amber
5 years

Firetrail from the Tarmac in Glenbrook to the Middle gate has been graded and currently a massive sand pit. This can be avoided if travelling from woodford and then riding the single track from...

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Green
5 years

The road to the first gate has been graded and is really soft and horrible to ride otherwise all the rest is good

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Green
5 years

All good. There is a tree down but its only covering a bit of the track

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Green
6 years

Was on the track at first light 5:30am. Dry and quick all the way. Very cold, only around 6c. Also a bit blinding on some corners with sun coming up. Great view over Sydney with sunrise.

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Green
6 years

Nice and dry today - some sandy patches to catch you out!

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Amber
6 years

Watch out for a tree across the Single track about 300 metres down from the Red Hands road crossing. There are still a few smaller branches around too. Bennetts Ridge has a tree down just out of...

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Green
6 years

Nice and dry!

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Green
6 years

The trail is nice and dry!

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Green
6 years

An excavator was on the firetrail today laying roadbase in various areas.

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Green
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Green
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Green
6 years

A bit smoky down at the gorge from yesterdays back burn but other than that, nothing to report.

Riding from Glenbrook to Woodford and back was probably the most boring ride I've done!

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Green
6 years

The Oaks trail is now open. If you are planning on camping there are camp ground closures

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Amber
6 years

Hazard reduction burning was done yesterday, they are probably going to re-open the park this afternoon. Unless for some random reason a fire gets totally out of control in which case it'll say...

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Red
6 years

NPWS are conducting a hazard reduction burn over the next couple of days around the St Helena track, Toby's Glen area down to Glenbrook creek. The Oaks firetrail will be closed until Easter....

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Green
6 years

All good apart from a large branch half way down Redwire on the right hand side half blocking the trail. Hardly worth an amber rating, but worth a mention.

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Amber
6 years

After not riding for 2 weeks in a row I NEEDED to get out for a ride yesterday regardless of rain. I figured the Oaks fire trail would be a good option. I spoke the ranger on arriving at the...

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Green
6 years

The single track is dry and a little sandy in some places. There's still a few branches and sticks on the track in places.

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Red
6 years

"ALL TRACKS AND TRAILS CLOSED FOR WALKING, HORSE-RIDING AND CYCLING FROM FRIDAY, 11 JANUARY TO MONDAY 14 JANUARY

All walking tracks in NSW National Parks will be closed until at least...

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Green
6 years

reopened after extreme fire conditions closure

Note: St Helena Crater area closed for weed spraying (Ends Saturday 2 February)

St Helena Crater area will be closed for weed spraying...

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Red
6 years

On Tuesday 8 January all NSW national parks and reserves will be closed due to predicted catastrophic bushfire conditions. More information will be available after 9am Tuesday 8 January. For more...

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Green
6 years

Was a bit wet this morning but cleared up and ended up being a great temp to ride in. The bit of rain also seems to have taken the edge of the dust and sand as it wasn't to bad today although...

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Green
6 years

All good. Still quite sandy on firetrail between the tar and Oaks picnic ground, but otherwise fine and very dry.

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Green
6 years

The single track is good, some of the mud puddles are mostly dry from the rain earlier this week.

If you are doing the Glenbrook coat hanger, Euroka and Bennetts Ridge are great, the road...

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Green
6 years

Rode Sunday 28/10/12 There is a tree down on the single track about 4km down from the gate. Otherwise all good.

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Green
6 years

Rode the Oaks via Euroka on Sunday including the single track at the end, and it's in good condition.. Less standing water (none?) than the previous weekend

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Green
7 years

The single track has the usual mud puddles after the rain during the week. Bennetts Ridge Firetrail is okay too.

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Green
7 years

The fine dust muninjitsu reported last week seems to have been swept away for the most part, and there are some lines forming. Some corners still have coarse gravel the size of 5 and 10 cent...

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Amber
7 years

The main fire trail from the Oaks down past Bennetts Ridge turn off has been topped in fine dirt. This is a hazard to ride through, not to mention the dust you suck in as a result. Take care as...

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Amber
7 years

Tree still down just west of the Oaks gate. Single track is open but there are still some obstructions that haven't been cleared. One blocks the track but has a new path growing around the left...

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Green
7 years

There is a tree down around 100metres from the single trail on the long downhill stretch. Other then that it's high and dry!

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Amber
7 years

Large tree down right across the firetrail about 1 km west of The Oaks gate. 2 trees down across the single track blocking it. A few branches down on the single track partially blocking it, some...

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Green
7 years

Rode Bennetts and the Oaks single track tonight. It's dry and little dusty.

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Amber
7 years

Hazard reduction burn at Glenbrook. See image for details.

I'll see if I can get some better information and update the status.

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Amber
7 years

Partial Closures Saturday and Sunday

Would recommend riding the Oaks another weekend

From the NPWS site:
Kathmandu Multisport Event - Saturday 4 August and Sunday 5 August
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Green
7 years

Perfect day for it! Dry along the fire trail and only a couple of puddles on the single trail.

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Green
7 years

Great condition. Just a couple of small puddles on the single but base is nice and firm if you go straight through the middle.

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Green
7 years

All pretty good today. The clear weather seems to have mostly dried out the puddles on the singletrack.

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Amber
7 years

The Twitter trail has 35 foot puddles in it at the moment, the problem with these are that the canopy doesnt allow the puddles to dryout and riders tend to ride around the obstacle instead of...

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Amber
7 years

The firetrail is mainly dry. The single track is OK, with a few muddy puddles here and there.

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Amber
7 years

Rode it at lunchtime today and it was ok. The firetrail part was as dry as always, just watch out for a few sand bars and fist sized rocks where water has run across the tight corners. The...

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Green
7 years

The main fire trail is dry, however there are few puddles here and there on the single track. Pretty good overall.

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Amber
7 years

Fairly dry on the main fire trail. A bit of mud on the single track. The technical section is still pretty wet. The causeway is closed to vehicles but easy to cross on a bike.

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Amber
7 years

Road The Oaks today, no train service when we went due to some electrical failure. The Glenbrook Causeway was still closed to vehicle access. The causeway was passable by foot although you will...

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Red
7 years

The Glenbrook Creek causeway is flooded. The water level as at 6pm tonight is 1.0 metre, which is down from 2.0 metres last night.

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Green
7 years

This trail rode beautifully today, 99.5% dried out and certainly nothing that will bog the bike down. Both fire trail and single track are good to go. Enjoy!

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Amber
7 years

The large puddles are back on the single track from the rain overnight. The last rocky section between the Ironbarks and the causeway car park should be avoided if you don't like badly eroded...

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Green
7 years

Rode The Oaks today. All good!

Just one thing, to the people (not necessarily riders or people on this site) who leave rubbish all through the National Park... STOP IT! Chip packets,...

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Green
7 years

All good with The Oaks. Watch out for snakes - Saw a big red belly black snake catching some sun on the trail!

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Green
7 years

Rode The Oaks yesterday. Both the fire trail and single track are in pretty good nick. There's a little bit of mud here and there on the single track and the technical section has dried out heaps...

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Amber
7 years

The area at the log jumps is very chopped up and mushy, riders should avoid this section of single track and stick to the main fire trail.

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Green
7 years

Rode the Oaks in reverse yesterday. Causeway water levels low enough to ride across with no problems. Firetrail is firm and dry all the way up to Woodford, with some damp muddy sections on the...

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Amber
7 years

Rain day before but clear the day of this report...
Upper fire trail to picnic shelter mostly 'dry' - or a bit damp. Steeper sections a little more rocky and eroded than usual due to...

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Amber
7 years

The section at the log jumps is very muddy, suggest exiting at the end of the first section which is fine.

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Green
7 years

i did the oaks yesterday after coming down andersons. the trail was perfect. yes, some muddy sections but just adding to the fun. i went down the oaks firetrail and then took a detour to the...

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Amber
7 years

Bennetts Ridge Firetrail, there is a huge gum tree across the trail at the right hand bend where the campsite is, this can be ridden around.

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Amber
7 years

Glenbrook causeway water level was 1.2 metres and falling at 6pm tonight. Looks like it peak at 2 metres. http://flic.kr/p/botaPj...

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Green
7 years

I didn't do the last techy section and the single track has a few muddy spots and the fire trail is fine. I'd call it green.

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Amber
7 years

The single track has the regular mud puddles, which aren't to good for the bike at the moment. The last techy section from the Glenbrook helipad to the car park above the causeway should be...

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Green
7 years

Fire trail dry. Single track mostly dry - a few damp bits on the lower sections.

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Amber
7 years

The water level of the Glenbrook causeway was at 1.2 metres and still rising as at 6:00 pm tonight. Be aware that the water level rises rapidly after heavy down pores.

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Red
7 years

Just called the parks, said the causeway is waist high and moving, didnt recommend to cross it with a bike.

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Green
7 years

All good. Just a couple of muddy patches on the firetrail and the single track. Causeway path has about 200mm of water over it.

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Green
7 years

Parking was open, but gate half way down to the creek was closed. Creek was crossable, saw lots of other cyclists getting across.

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Red
7 years

The causeway was flooded up to the top of the armco railing and the water seemed to be moving quite fast. This was at 1930hrs 2012-01-27.

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Green
7 years

Rode there yesterday, causeway is open and the single track is dry.

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Amber
7 years

Excellent. The road to the causeway is 'closed because of flooding', but if you actually go there, you'll see that the water is a mere 30cm deep - you can ride across without getting your feet...

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Green
7 years

Rode down the track today, Friday the 30 of December; all is well with the exception of the pile of sticks
in the puddle as referred by Hathill on the single track near the Bennets Ridge turn...

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Green
7 years

Look out for the attempt to fill in one of the puddles (near the Bennetts intersection I think) with sticks.
Not a great idea and certainly not IMBA approved!

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Green
7 years

Dry and in good condition. Just a couple of small puddles on the single track.

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Green
7 years

Headed into the NP today, half way up Bennetts Ridge I got hammered by the storm, made for an interesting ride.

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Green
7 years

Looking good, just a couple of the larger puddles left on the single track.

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Red
7 years

Causeway closed at the bottom of the Gorge, according to NP

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Green
7 years

Great condition.

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Amber
7 years

Really green, with only 2 (nearly dry) mud puddles on the singletrack (though it's getting a bit worn in places and some sandpits developing, The firetrail also is a little rougher than usual in...

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Green
8 years

Okay from the Helipad down to Glenbrook. The single track still has a couple of mud puddles.

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Amber
8 years

Not Un-rideable but i wouldnt want to. You would have to be desperate, all the clay-ish sections have become slick and "gloopy" enough to clog tread, and the single track is not much better....

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Green
8 years

All good. Just the regular puddles on the single track.

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Green
8 years

Open, expect the usual puddles on the single track.

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Red
8 years

NPWS have announced it closed due to the causeway being flooded. NPWS will reopen when safe.

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Amber
8 years

Track should be okay. Just smoky at the Glenbrook end today with fire hazard reduction happening just south at Mulgoa.

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Green
8 years

Nice and dry

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Green
8 years

Dry and fast all the way. Single track getting bumpier all the time though.

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Green
8 years

The fire trail is very fast. a few puddle on the single track but all good.

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Green
8 years

Fire trail and single track are both clear and dry. The rocky section at the end of the single track seems to be getting too worn with multiple tracks through the rocks, still enjoyable but a lot...

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Green
8 years

All good on the Single Track. Just a few tiny puddles left after the rain, they should be gone by the weekend.

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Green
8 years

The single track from the Oaks gate down to the car park is all clear and dry. It seems to be missing a few small rocks in some sections though....

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Amber
8 years

some fallen trees on the trail can still get round with out any problems.

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Green
8 years

The Oaks is dry and fast. The single track at the end ROCKS!! - Look out for the frog in the middle of the track about half way!

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Green
8 years

Nice and dry very fast
The single trail will need some work as is starting to get overgrown.

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Green
8 years

Nice and dry

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Green
8 years

All okay from the Helipad down. Just a few puddles on the single track. The Glenbrook causeway has about 50mm of water over the path.

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Green
8 years

A poket of water or 2 on the single tail but other than that is all good. But you will need to check the Weir as all of the rain.

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Green
8 years

Members of BMORC assisted NPWS in a pruning day along the single track today. Puddles are still about, hopefully we can start addressing these next month.

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Green
8 years

Rode : 7th May 2011
Nice Dry Fire trial and single track.

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Green
8 years

Rode the Oaks this morning. Fire trail section was in good condition. Single track was wet in sections, but generally in quite good nick. The last (technical) section was pretty dry.

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Green
8 years

Great conditions today. Pretty much all dry.

Lots of riders - 200 or more waiting on the platform at Glenbrook for the train to Woodford this morning (Good Friday).

Special thanks...

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Green
8 years

There was a Banksia tree fallen over at the last log step before the final technical section.
Plenty of time to take evasive action prior!

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Green
8 years

A nice traffic line most of the way now. A couple of the hills starting to get loose again in places. Riding up you get to see closely just how many jagged little rocks are embedded in the track...

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Green
8 years

Oaks is way fast, plenty of traction and very few squirly bits, lots of loose rocks on the decents, little bit sketch coming down red wire saddle, single track is nice few loose rocks but all...

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Green
8 years

All good here. They have replaced the water meter at the top so it now doesn't spray everywhere

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Green
8 years

All good with the Woodford, The Oaks, to Glenbrook via Bennett's Ridge trial as of today, Sunday the 16 of Jan. Took a quick break at Euroka and wondered where have all the kangaroo's gone? Me...

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Green
8 years

All good, have fun!

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Green
8 years

Just the usual puddles on the single track and the causeway has about 100mm of water over the path.

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Red
8 years

The causeway is closed. Technically it doesn't close the track if you start at Woodford and go down then back up.

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Green
9 years

Rode Sunday and all good.

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Green
9 years

Rode down this morning. Firetrail section is nice & fast from the rain without any major puddles. Some puddles on the singletrack, be cautious to avoid trashing it.

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Green
9 years

Good condition. A few small sandy patches and maybe a little dusty on the firetrail. The climb out is still good fun....

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Green
9 years

Nice and dry

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Green
9 years

Did this today and only about 2 small puddles on the single track so all good...

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Green
9 years

Rode over the weekend and is in great shape. The recent rains have caused some erosion in places but this has just enhanced the trail making it more fun.

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Green
9 years

Trail in great condition today Sat 22 May c/w coastal that are wet from rain this week. Only problem was I broke my collarbone near the end of the ride on the asphalt just before the ford!

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Green
9 years

All good here.

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Green
9 years

Its open again.

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Red
9 years

SMH is reporting that NPWS say The Oaks will be closed for, "approximately four to five days":

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Green
9 years

Completely dry, very fast. A few stutter bumps on the long downhill section.

Water across the weir only about an inch deep.

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Green
9 years

Great condition. Fast and firm even in the sandy patches - great racing line appearing. The single track is getting a little bumpy these days and there were about 4 or 5 puddles down there, but...

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Green
9 years

All good, pretty dry throughout even on the sniggle. There are some trail works going on which means a couple of vehicles and earthmoving equipment on the trail but it is sign posted as you get...

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Green
9 years

all good no problems crossing the the river, condition of the trail is good ++

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Amber
9 years

Road the Oaks tonight pretty good given the rain and the water the wash, single track is great, causeway still has a water over but can ride on the edge safely.

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Red
9 years

Causeway at the bottom of the trail is apparently closed due to flooding. Water has been reported as high as 5 metres.

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Amber
9 years

•The causeway at the Glenbrook entrance to the Park is closed due to flooding.

and the Euroka camping area too
so you'll be down and upping and wet
as at Fri 5/2/10 3.53am

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Green
9 years

A few puddles off to the side but generally damp not wet and the sniggle was just about perfect .

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Green
9 years

Last update: 23/11/2009 4:48:00 PM
http://...

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Amber
9 years

Last update: 23/11/2009 2:05:00 PM
http://...

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Green
9 years

RFS update page shows TFB removed and fire danger decreased: http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/...

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Red
9 years

TFB - Fines apply

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Amber
9 years

The general condition is great, the issue is there is some work happening at the top end before St Helinas.
loaders and tracked earth movers have chopped up and the trucks are parked on the...

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Green
10 years

Yup, all good nothing of any concern on the main firetrail. The single track is very fast and flowy at the moment it also has a 2-3 largish puddles on it about halfway down

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Green
10 years

Perfect Smiling

Nice and fast, no puddles at all. The grading...

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Green
10 years

Completely dry.

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