Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Bruce Ridge Nature Park is one of the of thirty three separate protected areas in and around Canberra that make up the Canberra Nature Park series in the Australian Capital Territory, ranging from bushland hills to lowland native grassland. Many of the areas have previously been cleared for grazing, but many are now returning to native bushland through re-vegetation and rehabilitation programs.

      Bruce Ridge Nature Reserve is a 94 hectare area of Canberra Nature Park, located less than five kilometers north-west of the Canberra Civic Centre. The reserve is bounded by O’Connor Ridge Nature Reserve to the east and Gossan Hill Nature Reserve to the west.

      Bruce Ridge Nature Reserve has significant natural values and preserves several threatened flora species and threatened vegetation communities. Despite the inevitable impacts of the reserve’s proximity to a substantial urban centre, it retains ecological integrity, the protection of which remains the management priority for the ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS).

      Bruce Ridge Nature Park is enclosed by simple wire fences with gates are provided for people to walk or run in the park. Motorbikes are excluded. Bruce Ridge Nature Park has two reservoirs, as part of ACT Electricity and Water’s supply network.

      Because of Bruce Ridge’s close proximity to residential areas, it has been subject to illicit mountain bike trail building that threatens wildlife habitat, a number of species of rare flora communities and some sensitive indigenous sites.

      An assessment of the ecological values of Bruce Ridge and a community consultation process identified that formalisation of some of the existing cycling trails would minimise the impact on flora and fauna of the reserve and have significant safety, environmental and social benefits.

      Early in 2011 the ACT Parks and Conservation Service sought to engage interested parties to discuss the issue and determine a process to formalise some of the cycling tracks in Bruce Ridge Nature Reserve. As a result, the Friends of Bruce Ridge (FoBR) Nature Park Group was established to support the excellent efforts of PCS staff to sustain the nature park.

      While trail restoration works are well underway, the full outcome of the collaboration will take years to be recognised. The project, with professional input from ACT Government ecologists and the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), along with Parks and Conservation and FoBR will:

      protect and enhance the integrity of ecological values in the reserve;
      decrease the 20 kms of informal trail networks to 14 kms of formal trails over the 94 ha of Bruce Ridge;
      close and regenerate unsustainable trails and trails that have a high ecological impacts;
      design sustainable shared trails that provide a safe and sustainable trail network and considers recreational activities, in the reserve; and
      increase safety for all recreational users of the reserve.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Region Details
      • 19
      • 18
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 30, 2019 ago
      Local Trail Association
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      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      Trails (view details)
      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      2,891 ft
      Total Vertical
      282 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,227 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      • 8 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      • 6 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 70 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Bruce Ridge Mountain Bike

      trail: Commuted
      28 |
      Mar 30, 2019 @ 3:31pm
      Mar 30, 2019
      trail: Fireroad
      15 |
      Mar 30, 2019 @ 3:30pm
      Mar 30, 2019
      trail: Super D
      217 |
      Nov 20, 2017 @ 9:11am
      Nov 20, 2017
      57 |
      Sep 28, 2017 @ 1:23am
      Sep 28, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      user #1886690MattDegoisriddentrailLog Run and 1 more
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 7:25pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      user #1886690MattDegoiscommenttrailDaviesia Down
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 4:23pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #1886690MattDegoisvotetrailHidey Ho and 1 more
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 4:14pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #1886690MattDegoisriddentrailBox Gum Margin and 4 more
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 4:13pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #1205548tuzi83wishlisttrailSuper D and 11 more
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 5:28am
      Sep 16, 2019

      Recent Comments

      user #1886690MattDegoistrailDaviesia DownOne of the best trails here.
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 4:23pm
      Oct 7, 2019

      Nearby Areas

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      National Arboretum 192.9 km
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