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From Woodford down the Oaks adding on Mount Portal
Starting up at Woodford, ride down the Oaks firetrail. Ride down the Oaks single track until you hit a Firetrail and turn right. This will take you back out onto the Oaks Firetrail. Turn left and then right again. Signs will guide you to Mount Portal. There is a tough climb but the two lookouts make it worth while. Once you have taken in the views, return the way you came back to the single track and enjoy the rest of your ride to Glenbrook.
The tracks in this area take the rider through some of the most spectacular parts of Meryla State Forest and Morton National Park, offering some fantastic riding opportunities.
The two main rides on offer are Meryla Pass and McPhails Firetrail, both of which traverse the escarpment from Fitzroy Falls to the floor of Kangaroo valley, some 600 vertical metres below.
They can be linked for a 4-5 hour epic of climbing and descending. This can be done in either direction, so you could descend into the valley via McPhails and return to Fitzroy Falls via Meryla Pass, or vice versa.
Great ride across Newnes state forest and Gardens of Stone NP
This ride does cross Private property and permission needs to be sort from the owners of Pantoney Station.
We utilised a big car shuttle startin gat the Bungleboori picnic ground and finishing at the Capertee servo on the Mudgee rd, however Dave Noble lists it as an over night loop ride starting at Lithgow and camping near Capertee.
Pretty mush the whole ride is on fire rds but there a some very fun section and a plethora of spectacular views.
Classic Oaks route from Woodford to Glenbrook station via firetrail then sniggle and technical sections at the end.
This profile is a little deceptive because after climbing out to the rangers gate I turned round and went back down and across the causeway to meet the rest of the group. If you don't do that knock probably 100m and a few Km of the stats above.