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Garden Trail (Australian Botanic Garden)

At a Glance

Status: Unknown
1 for 1km (11%)
Single Track - Enclosed:
4 for 7.6km (85%)
1 for 0.3km (3%)
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The Garden Trail is an 11km cross-country (XC) circuit which is 95% single trail and comprised of three loops which become progressively more difficult. The loops can be ridden independently or combined for the full 11km.

Meeting Point: 

Trailhead is at Big Idea Garden carpark on Caley Drive.

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Full Description: 

Trail Overview.
The trail at Australian Botanic Gardens, known as the Garden Trail provides a range of trails suitable for novice riders and families, and right through to more challenging elements for the more experienced rider.

NOTE: This trail is currently closed and is undergoing restoration by volunteers from the Wollondilly Macarthur Mountain Bike Club. This trail is due to progressively reopen from early 2020. Full details of trail reopening and volunteer trail days are found at -

The trails are -

Family Loop: Rating - Green / Easy. Length - 4km.
Ideally suited for new riders and families. Relatively gentle climbs, progressive descents, wide and smooth trail with limited obstacles. Within the Family Loop is a 1km Kid’s Loop perfect for young riders or those wishing to sample an off-road trail for the first time.
More experienced riders will find the Family Loop contains many small features which, when ridden quickly, provide fun and challenging opportunities.

Intermediate Trail: Rating – Blue / Moderate. Length – 3km.
More challenging with additional climbing, faster sections, small obstacles and small jumps. Short roller-coaster flow section and log rolls. All trail features can be by-passed or rolled over with care.

Advanced Trail: Rating – Blue / Difficult. Length – 4km.
Steeper climbs, steeper descents, faster speeds, rock drops, berms, jumps, increased number of obstacles but flow is maintained. All trail features can be rolled over with care.
Note: Although some maps show this trail as Black this is rated a Blue / Difficult trail.

Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country

Opening Times: Garden Trail is accessible during the botanic garden opening times. Please check link for opening times.

Closures: Trail is built on a clay base and may be affected by rain. Please check the botanic garden’s website for details.

By car via M5 Motorway: Exit M5 at Narellan Road exit towards Camden. Australian Botanic Garden entrance is 1km from M5 on left. Follow signs to the trailhead at the Big Idea Garden (3.3km).
By train from Macarthur station. Head towards cycleway alongside Narellan Rd – ride 3.9km to Australian Botanic Garden entrance.

Facilities/Points of Interest
Macarthur Station

Macarthur Station is about 3.9km from the Narellan Rd entrance to the gardens.

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