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At a Glance
Red Hill is super-tough and super-technical. Climbing Red Hill has reduced strong MTBers to tears.
Red Hill Reserve car park, off Lady Penryhn Drive, Beacon Hill. Another option is to ride over here from Oxford Falls.
Another labyrinthine area, Red Hill is for those looking for big drops, tough technical climbs and steep steps and roll offs.
Justin originally wrote that, "...this ride has more to do with mental toughness than fitness (because you will feel close to dead on most of it for most of the ride!!!)". I guess this is could be true, depending on how you enter, because you can park up near the top (the Reserve car park off Lady Penryhn Drive) or come over from Oxford Falls - and it's that second option that will have you gasping for air.
From Oxford Falls there are two ways across Wakehurst Parkway. The first is out of the East end of Deep Creek, turning left and past the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation. There are a couple of routes up into the Red Hill area from here but the climb is never easy. I'm not actually sure if this entrance method is sanctioned anyhow (does it cross private land?) so perhaps the better way is down Oxford Falls Road West (from Nursery Rhymes), turn left up Wakehurst Parkway and then cross and into 4WD Folly.
Alternatively, parking up at the Reserve saves you either of those monster climbs (well, unless you take a route down there).
Once in here, there are numerous trails to explore:
Wide open fire trail running North/South.
100 Metre Hill
What do you suppose this could be like? Rocky climb from near the bottom of 4WD Folly - say no more.
Can you believe there have been vehicle tracks seen here all the way up to Steps and More? Guess that's where the name comes from - you'd have to be insane to drive in here! Not as steep as other options and can be quiet sandy up to that point. The steps are a top area for practicing technical skills but be carefull!
Erm... well, lots more fun, up/down/technical and otherwise - may write more when there's time, or post a comment with your views.
Red Hill Technical
Small ride through Red Hill with lots of technical distractions along the way.