About The Creek trails
Formerly known as South Carters, this is a local favourite spot, kept hidden for years, and is now officially open for business – that is the business of MTB riding. Thanks to DPAW and MRORCA all the trails are now fully sign posted and maps installed at strategic locations.
The trails are accessible via a 10 minute ride from town along the river trails (Alfred Bussell Trail starting opposite JahRoc Gallery on the main street, connecting to the Wadandi Track through to Carters Road) or from the carpark on Carters Rd at the entrance to Wharncliffe Mill. The Entry Trail is just over the bridge on Carters Rd heading west on the left (south) side and are adjacent to the Pines on the northside of Carters Rd.
The majority of the trails are blue classification with a couple of challenging black trails with rock gardens. The Creek Trails are situated in picturesque natural bushland, dotted with intermittent granite outcrops and plunging creek lines and are a real treat for the intermediate to advanced rider. Some of the favourite trails the locals have been trying to keep to themselves are Classic Creek, Goobers Pool, Valley Girls, the gnarly Western Suburbs, Trail of Discontent, Bride’s nightie, Snake Balls and Bull Ant to give some a name. Recent trail re-alignments have allowed the trails to remain rideable all year round and recent upgrades have seen an increase in technical trail features such as doubles, log rides (B-Lines in place) and bridges. Riders should have good bike skills and possess a reasonable level of fitness to tackle the steep climbs and rough terrain.
MRORCA club rides frequent this area, so be sure to tag onto one of these for a great introduction to this local favourite.