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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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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
      Bethunes Gully 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
      Caution as of Oct 14, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,129
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Total Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      1,929 ft
      Total Vertical
      381 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      685 ft
      Reports
      94
      Photos
      41
      Ridden Counter
      1,095

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance

      Photos of Bethunes Gully/Forrester Park Mountain Bike

      17 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:01am
      Dec 16, 2018
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      Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:01am
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      13 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:01am
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      19 |
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:01am
      Dec 16, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Nats Track
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 1:16am
      Oct 14, 2019
      Variableceeceeemmjay Tree down across trail. About 20cm...
      Personal Space
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 1:15am
      Oct 14, 2019
      Dryceeceeemmjay Couple wee trees across the trail.

      Recent Trail Reports

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      K9
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 5:12pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      WetCorwin
      Forrester Loop
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 5:12pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      DryCorwin
      Spooky Forest
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 5:12pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      Very DryCorwin
      In and Out
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 7:58pm
      Apr 16, 2019
      Drytree across the trail
      GLC
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 12:31am
      Jan 22, 2019
      Drygregbouwer MBO Trimmed back the grass and blackberries....
      Skid Track / Road
      Sep 13, 2018 @ 2:29am
      Sep 13, 2018
      Prevalent Mudkanefleury MBO There is significant mud and this area is...
      124
      Feb 10, 2018 @ 1:54pm
      Feb 10, 2018
      WetTwalker11
      XC Road Section
      May 23, 2017 @ 7:26pm
      May 23, 2017
      Variablegregbouwer MBO
      Haggis Hunter
      Apr 28, 2017 @ 11:37pm
      Apr 28, 2017
      VariableYodamint

      Activity Feed

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      user #1555814DubnykvotetrailBethunes Jump Line
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 9:08pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      user #1555814DubnykriddentrailBethunes Jump Line
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 9:02pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      user #1555814DubnykdifficultyvotetrailNats Track
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 9:00pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      user #1555814DubnykaddtrailBethunes Jump Line
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 8:58pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      user #1555814DubnykupdatetrailNats Track
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 8:48pm
      Oct 16, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #510694ceeceeemmjayreportNats TrackThis was actually on 6th Oct (for some reason...
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 1:23am
      Oct 14, 2019
      user #510694ceeceeemmjayreportPersonal SpaceThis was actually on 6th Oct (for some reason...
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 1:22am
      Oct 14, 2019
      user #1239253OtagoreportSpooky ForestTree removed, 22 June
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 9:38pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      user #1239253OtagoreportNats TrackTree gone now (22 June)
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 9:38pm
      Jun 22, 2019

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