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      Forrester Park tracks provides a beginner grade circuit for all skill bases. Spooky Forest has some steeply cornered berms that need practice. There are some small jumps and drops, all of which you can roll over or avoid. Those whom want to can have a play on the BMX course as well.

      Bethunes Gully tracks are designed as a Nationals Expert grade XC course and are not considered beginner tracks. They are technical, steep and have some tricky obstacles. When ridden at race pace they are very challenging. When riding up Mt. Cargill Walking Track, don't climb up any further than the skid track, from here is strictly a walking track.

      There are two main track sections in Bethune’s Gully – an older track (the Haggis Hunter) on the true right hand side of Lindsay Creek. And a newer set of tracks (Nationals XC, In and Out and GLC) on the true left hand side. These refer to the tracks in relation to where they are as you face downstream, looking back at the car park at Bethune’s Gully picnic area.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Forrester Park Carpark google parking directions
      Access Info:
      From the OCTAGON (6km, 10min). Head north along George St all the way to the Gardens Shopping Area. Drive down North Rd to just before the Normandy Tavern (where the road starts climbing) then veer left onto Norwood St. Carry on up this narrow road until you get to Bethunes/Gully Forrester Park (BMX Track). If you turn left, this leads you to Bethunes Gully on Cluny Rd. If you follow the road right (past the BMX track), you get to Forrester Park.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 17, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails E-Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Total Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      1,781 ft
      Total Vertical
      381 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      685 ft
      Reports
      227
      Photos
      46
      Ridden Counter
      1,732

      Photos of Bethunes Gully/Forrester Park Mountain Bike

      12 |
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 10:49pm
      Apr 17, 2021
      44 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:01am
      Dec 16, 2018
      38 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:01am
      Dec 16, 2018
      38 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:01am
      Dec 16, 2018
      52 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:01am
      Dec 16, 2018
      38 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:01am
      Dec 16, 2018
      93 |
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 2:19am
      Dec 2, 2017
      99 |
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 2:19am
      Dec 2, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Skid Track / Road
      Jun 17, 2021 @ 12:48am
      Jun 17, 2021
      Prevalent Mudkanefleury MBO Track re opened after scrub barring and...
      Spooky Forest Connector
      May 16, 2021 @ 8:18pm
      May 16, 2021
      VariableCorwin
      Mt Cargill Walking Track (Lower)
      May 16, 2021 @ 8:18pm
      May 16, 2021
      IdealCorwin
      Nats Track
      May 7, 2021 @ 7:55pm
      May 7, 2021
      VariableHanieldobsonTree down on the decent (use caution) too...
      Haggis Hunter
      May 7, 2021 @ 7:50pm
      May 7, 2021
      WetHanieldobsonTree has been cleared. Wet and slippery...
      Spooky Forest
      Jan 3, 2021 @ 3:56pm
      Jan 3, 2021
      Wetdominickst
      GLC
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 6:11pm
      Oct 1, 2020
      Variabletristanclaridge
      Forrester Loop
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 6:11pm
      Oct 1, 2020
      Idealtristanclaridge
      Bethunes Jump Line
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 9:08pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      Variabletristanclaridge
      Personal Space
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 1:22am
      Sep 20, 2020
      DryLighspeed1Swept the lower section with a broom from...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1673201PeteandleenieriddentrailNats Track
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 5:19pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      user #1096023kanefleuryaddreportSkid Track / Road
      Jun 17, 2021 @ 12:48am
      Jun 17, 2021
      user #1716936KristyboothaddreportSkid Track / Road
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 6:49pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      user #2489691JamesHurleydifficultyvotetrailGonzo
      May 18, 2021 @ 11:32pm
      May 18, 2021
      user #1691184CorwinaddreportSpooky Forest Connector and 1 more
      May 17, 2021 @ 5:37am
      May 17, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2391965HanieldobsonreportNats TrackWent back and cleared this.
      May 10, 2021 @ 4:30pm
      May 10, 2021
      user #2391965HanieldobsontrailHaggis HunterTree down across the track.
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 11:22am
      Mar 7, 2021
      user #2391965HanieldobsontrailSkid Track / Roadgorse/brambles, obscuring the skid track
      Mar 6, 2021 @ 8:50pm
      Mar 6, 2021
      user #2391965HanieldobsontrailGLCBrambles cut back....
      Feb 14, 2021 @ 6:01pm
      Feb 14, 2021
      user #2391965HanieldobsontrailIn and OutBrambles cut back, low hanging branches cut back.
      Feb 14, 2021 @ 5:58pm
      Feb 14, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike186 miles1,781 ft3 miles381 ft
      #2,590#89462263874
      E-Bike186 miles1,781 ft3 miles381 ft
      #859#432165
      Hike166 miles1,526 ft2 miles381 ft
      #2,649#812189
      Trail Running166 miles1,526 ft2 miles381 ft
      #2,653#8221856
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