8.7 miles
3,224 ft
-2,316 ft
Avg time

Macetown Details

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  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Season
    All year
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MTB ride to Macetown an abandoned historic gold mining village. If you follow the singletrak there is no reason to cross the Arrow river that this track follows. There is a legal road that follows the Arrow river to Macetown so look out for 4WDs and take it easy on the way back down. Follow the road and take all the singletrack options, if you come to a ford on the road look for the singletrack that starts just before it. Most of them are not signposted so keep a sharp lookout or find a local who knows the way! Remember you DON'T need to get your feet wet by crossing the river IF you take the singletrack options but you can cross the river over and over again if you just follow the road.

Access Info

Start from the Chinese village and cross Bush Creek using the bridge by the toilets, turn right and head towards the Arrow river looking cross the big pipe onto the singletrack. This is a shared track to be nice to walkers and take it slow when you come back down it afterwards.

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More Stats for Macetown mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    908 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,286 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,234 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,302 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,211 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4.5 miles
  • Distance down
    3.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,777 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 29, 2016
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Macetown Trail Reports

Sep 29, 2016 @ 2:38am
Sep 29, 2016
Very icy and rivers freezing. Not really a winter trail as would be dangerous to cross all rivers.
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