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      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
      Land Status: Crown Land
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      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 31, 2019
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      44
      Trails Mountain Bike
      44
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      44
      Trails Trail Running
      44
      Total Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent
      2,943 ft
      Total Vertical
      745 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,647 ft
      Reports
      985
      Photos
      21
      Ridden Counter
      11,463

      Photos of Bruce Ridge Mountain Bike

      trail: Just in time
      38 |
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 5:28am
      Jun 15, 2021
      20 |
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 5:26am
      Jun 15, 2021
      9 |
      May 25, 2021 @ 2:43pm
      May 25, 2021
      10 |
      May 25, 2021 @ 2:43pm
      May 25, 2021
      8 |
      May 25, 2021 @ 2:43pm
      May 25, 2021
      20 |
      May 25, 2021 @ 2:42pm
      May 25, 2021
      trail: Commuted
      187 |
      Mar 30, 2019 @ 3:31pm
      Mar 30, 2019
      trail: Fireroad
      78 |
      Mar 30, 2019 @ 3:30pm
      Mar 30, 2019

      Videos of Bruce Ridge Mountain Bike

      Health Run @ Bruce Ridge, Full Trail Detail vid
      trail: Heath Run
      65 | Jun 1, 2021
      Daviesia of Bruce Ridge - Full Trail Detail vid
      140 | Jun 1, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Belco Switchbacks
      Jan 3, 2022 @ 4:18pm
      Jan 3, 2022
      IdealDuncanMengeA bit of light rain makes for a perfect...
      Daviesia Up
      Dec 21, 2021 @ 9:34am
      Dec 21, 2021
      IdealZedder
      Burin
      Dec 21, 2021 @ 9:34am
      Dec 21, 2021
      VariableZedderSome wet patches
      Commuted
      Dec 21, 2021 @ 9:34am
      Dec 21, 2021
      VariableZedderSome wet spots
      Whooppee
      Dec 21, 2021 @ 9:34am
      Dec 21, 2021
      IdealZedder
      Heath Run
      Dec 21, 2021 @ 9:34am
      Dec 21, 2021
      VariableZedderSome wet patches
      Creek Run
      Dec 21, 2021 @ 9:34am
      Dec 21, 2021
      IdealZedder
      Box Gum Margin
      Dec 21, 2021 @ 9:34am
      Dec 21, 2021
      VariableZedderSome boggy patches mainly off the main...
      Just in time
      Dec 11, 2021 @ 9:58pm
      Dec 11, 2021
      VariableREJB
      Happy Wanderer
      Dec 11, 2021 @ 9:58pm
      Dec 11, 2021
      VariableREJB

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1717037DuncanMengeaddreportBelco Switchbacks
      Jan 3, 2022 @ 4:18pm
      Jan 3, 2022
      user #2285166ZedderaddreportDaviesia Up and 7 more
      Dec 20, 2021 @ 8:38pm
      Dec 20, 2021
      user #1332448REJBaddreportJust in time and 7 more
      Dec 12, 2021 @ 1:20pm
      Dec 12, 2021
      user #1332448REJBaddreportHappy Wanderer and 7 more
      Nov 22, 2021 @ 7:08pm
      Nov 22, 2021
      user #1560344dirtdart666wishlisttrailHeath Run
      Oct 21, 2021 @ 12:36am
      Oct 21, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2652773KrissykrissytrailBox Gum MarginBetter to be ridden from high to low...
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 8:31pm
      Jun 14, 2021
      user #2197489Dic81htrailDaviesia DownThe best trail here
      Jan 5, 2021 @ 2:38am
      Jan 5, 2021
      user #2537715Friendy31reportDaviesia DownStill closed
      Dec 28, 2020 @ 10:34pm
      Dec 28, 2020
      user #2004141Siddharth08trailRake HoeIt’s the mini version of divesea down
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 11:39pm
      Jun 5, 2020
      user #2004141Siddharth08trailHeath RunThere is a pirated trail coming of on the...
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 11:37pm
      Jun 5, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Aranda Primary School1.3 km
      National Arboretum 192.9 km
      The Pinnacle Nature Reserve3.3 km
      Zoo Pines 103.8 km
      Majura Pines 14 18 18 55.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4423 miles2,943 ft10 miles745 ft
      #532#5121985813,841
      E-Bike12 miles745 ft
      8581291
      Hike4423 miles2,943 ft10 miles745 ft
      #363#2398583
      Trail Running4423 miles2,943 ft10 miles745 ft
      #364#259851247
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      • bruce ridge activity log | embed map of Bruce Ridge mountain bike trails | bruce ridge mountain biking points of interest

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