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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      "Blackstone Hill" played a significant part in
      Ipswich’s mining industry, early architecture,
      cultural and social history. There are remains of
      a large three story mansion called ‘Brynhyfryd’
      (known locally as “the castle”) that was built on
      top of Blackstone Hill by Lewis Thomas in the
      late 1880’s.

      Over the last 20 years or so has run as an informal mountain bike network, recently purchase by Ipswich City Council and now maintained by the Castle Hill Trails Alliance.

      Despite it's small size, Castle Hill is a favourite for many South East Queensland rirders.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      AKA: Blackstone Reserve
      Land Status: City Managed
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Blackstone Bushland Centre, Mary Street Blackstone
      Region Details
      • 18
      • 6
      • 26
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 25, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      56
      Trails Mountain Bike
      57
      Trails E-Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      49
      Trails Trail Running
      50
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      2,860 ft
      Total Vertical
      223 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      328 ft
      Reports
      159
      Photos
      49
      Ridden Counter
      21,240

      Popular Castle Hill Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 12.2 km avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 5 rides
      • 7.9 km avg distance
      Past Week
      • 18 rides
      • 10.6 km avg distance

      Photos of Castle Hill Mountain Bike

      trail: Door & Hut
      8 |
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 5:03pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      trail: Door & Hut
      9 |
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 5:03pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      trail: Directors Cut
      18 |
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 10:57pm
      Jun 26, 2020
      trail: World Cup
      36 |
      Jun 8, 2020 @ 1:08am
      Jun 8, 2020

      Videos of Castle Hill Mountain Bike

      Brisbane MTB
      trail: fireroad
      1:02 | 103 | Feb 18, 2016
      Castle Hill
      trail: Rowies
      4:05 | 614 | Jan 17, 2016
      Gopro 1080p HD Quarry run no.2
      trail: Quarry
      2:13 | 154 | Aug 13, 2011
      Gopro HD quarry run
      trail: Quarry
      1:20 | 113 | Aug 13, 2011

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Grassy Link
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 3:22pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      IdealGlennmackay
      Blackleg Gully
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 3:22pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      IdealGlennmackay
      Lucy's
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 3:22pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      IdealGlennmackayThere is a tree down in the first half of...
      Andes
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 3:22pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      IdealGlennmackay
      Andes
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 3:22pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      IdealGlennmackay
      Saturday Night Fever
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 3:22pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      IdealGlennmackay
      Rowies
      Aug 22, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      Aug 22, 2020
      Very DryroweyPerfect conditions, just a bit loose at...
      Inca
      Aug 22, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      Aug 22, 2020
      Very Dryrowey
      Phils
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 2:26pm
      Jul 29, 2020
      Drydirtdiaries
      Doppers Climb
      May 3, 2020 @ 4:58pm
      May 3, 2020
      DryDemuireTree down across the trail about 3/4 the...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2454217GlennmackayaddvideoAndes - Both sections and 5 more
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 9:42pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      user #2454217GlennmackayaddreportGrassy Link and 5 more
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 6:54pm
      Oct 25, 2020
      user #2241881Simonb77riddentrailPhils
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 3:40am
      Oct 25, 2020
      user #2454217GlennmackaydifficultyvotetrailWorld Cup and 1 more
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 10:13am
      Oct 21, 2020
      user #2454217GlennmackayaddvideoBlackleg Gully Circuit 12 Oct 2020
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 10:11am
      Oct 21, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2002337DemuiretrailDoor & HutTree across the track about halfway down
      Apr 23, 2020 @ 5:29pm
      Apr 23, 2020
      user #1408431CharlieBrown1973trailIncaGreat downhill trail with some technical step...
      Jan 14, 2020 @ 2:50pm
      Jan 14, 2020
      user #1658270xenakistrailWorld CupWas under the impression this was a through...
      Dec 30, 2019 @ 8:53pm
      Dec 30, 2019
      user #1508751Westy87reportCentral TrackThere's a little go-around that's been created...
      Nov 26, 2019 @ 7:57pm
      Nov 26, 2019
      user #750147AdversereportLaneIs this on the cleared section that goes down...
      May 29, 2017 @ 10:09pm
      May 29, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Hillview Drive Reserve 15.8 km
      White Rock-Spring Mountain 5 6 5 16.6 km
      Moggill Regional Park 2 2 58.4 km
      Pullen Reach Bushland Reserve8.5 km
      Spring Mountain 5 5 18.5 km

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