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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 13, 2020
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      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
      112
      Photos
      42
      Ridden Counter
      1,522

      Photos of Bethunes Gully/Forrester Park Mountain Bike

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      Recent Trail Reports

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      GLC
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 6:11pm
      Oct 1, 2020
      Variabletristanclaridge
      Spooky Forest
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 6:11pm
      Oct 1, 2020
      Idealtristanclaridge
      Spooky Forest Connector
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 6:11pm
      Oct 1, 2020
      Variabletristanclaridge
      Forrester Loop
      Oct 1, 2020 @ 6:11pm
      Oct 1, 2020
      Idealtristanclaridge
      Nats Track
      Sep 20, 2020 @ 9:08pm
      Sep 20, 2020
      IdealtristanclaridgeTree down on climb - will require chainsaw
      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...
      K9
      Aug 29, 2020 @ 11:54pm
      Aug 29, 2020
      VariableKristybooth Trimmed ready for racing
      In and Out
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 6:42pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      Prevalent MudJamie9360 rather large trip blocking the trail,...
      Skid Track / Road
      Sep 13, 2018 @ 2:29am
      Sep 13, 2018
      Prevalent Mudkanefleury MBO There is significant mud and this area is...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2449777Alecmills1riddentrailNats Track
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 5:29pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      user #2338420MikeW67votetrailBethunes Jump Line
      Oct 24, 2020 @ 4:51pm
      Oct 24, 2020
      user #1291275FoussariddentrailIn and Out and 7 more
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 7:54pm
      Oct 4, 2020
      user #2391965HanieldobsonriddentrailVertderferk
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 3:48pm
      Oct 4, 2020
      user #1199587timothyquincommenttrailBethunes Jump Line and 1 more
      Oct 2, 2020 @ 10:54pm
      Oct 2, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #1199587timothyquintrailGonzoYeah this one really shouldn't be rated as a...
      Oct 2, 2020 @ 10:57pm
      Oct 2, 2020
      user #1199587timothyquintrailBethunes Jump LineThree nice smallish gap jumps at the...
      Oct 2, 2020 @ 10:54pm
      Oct 2, 2020
      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

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