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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
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 16
      • 5
      • 24
      • 8

      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 9, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      55
      Trails Mountain Bike
      55
      Trails E-Bike
      55
      Trails Hike
      49
      Trails Trail Running
      49
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      2,818 ft
      Total Vertical
      223 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      328 ft
      Reports
      328
      Photos
      50
      Ridden Counter
      31,229

      Photos of Castle Hill Mountain Bike

      trail: Andes
      72 |
      Jul 9, 2022 @ 7:11pm
      Jul 9, 2022
      | 2 comments
      trail: Door & Hut
      126 |
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 5:03pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      trail: Door & Hut
      97 |
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 5:03pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      trail: Directors Cut
      84 |
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 10:57pm
      Jun 26, 2020
      trail: World Cup
      168 |
      Jun 8, 2020 @ 1:08am
      Jun 8, 2020
      trail: Rowies
      117 |
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 11:35pm
      Jun 5, 2020
      169 |
      May 31, 2020 @ 2:39am
      May 31, 2020
      trail: Lucy's
      72 |
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 4:36am
      Apr 29, 2020

      Videos of Castle Hill Mountain Bike

      World Cup DH - Castlehill MTB Park
      trail: World Cup
      82 | Dec 30, 2020
      Brisbane MTB
      trail: fireroad
      1:02 | 120 | Feb 18, 2016
      Castle Hill
      trail: Rowies
      4:05 | 673 | Jan 17, 2016
      Gopro 1080p HD Quarry run no.2
      trail: Quarry
      2:13 | 166 | Aug 13, 2011
      Gopro HD quarry run
      trail: Quarry
      1:20 | 124 | Aug 13, 2011
      RAW PHILS
      trail: Phils
      2:11 | 22 | Mar 15, 2024 , Ipswich
      Triking Faheys Lane
      trail: Lane
      6:17 | 2578 | Aug 25, 2010
      Trike Drifting
      trail: Lane
      4:12 | 6632 | Aug 25, 2010

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Lucy's
      Dec 30, 2023 @ 10:33pm
      Dec 30, 2023
      DryHigginsm
      Central Track
      Dec 30, 2023 @ 10:33pm
      Dec 30, 2023
      IdealHigginsm
      Inca
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 10:07pm
      Nov 25, 2023
      IdealRunning nice after some rain.Accretion23
      Hillbillies
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 10:07pm
      Nov 25, 2023
      DryVery loose pebbles towards the bottom,...Accretion23
      Rowies
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 10:07pm
      Nov 25, 2023
      DryAccretion23
      fireroad
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 10:07pm
      Nov 25, 2023
      IdealSome work has been done to improve the...Accretion23
      Phils
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 10:07pm
      Nov 25, 2023
      IdealRunning good after some rain.Accretion23
      World Cup
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 10:07pm
      Nov 25, 2023
      DryLoose, bumpy and really rutted. Needs...Accretion23
      Lane Fireroad
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 10:07pm
      Nov 25, 2023
      IdealAccretion23
      Andes
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 10:07pm
      Nov 25, 2023
      VariableAccretion23

      Activity Feed

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      mattmalabananaddtrailactivity #53966765
      Jun 11, 2024 @ 6:38am
      Jun 11, 2024
      Glenn3Oism5wishlistrouteactivity #52450668
      May 11, 2024 @ 8:05pm
      May 11, 2024
      Glenn3Oism5voterouteactivity #52450316
      May 11, 2024 @ 7:56pm
      May 11, 2024
      Dustyboltonriddentrailactivity #51375295 and 2 more
      Apr 18, 2024 @ 9:41pm
      Apr 18, 2024
      Chrisi2xzCsaddreportactivity #51152443
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 12:17am
      Apr 14, 2024

      Recent Comments

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

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5311 miles2,566 ft6 miles223 ft
      #265#2850333119,556
      E-Bike5511 miles2,566 ft6 miles223 ft
      31211,221
      Hike499 miles1,627 ft4 miles223 ft
      #281#1131935
      Trail Running499 miles1,588 ft4 miles223 ft
      #288#1331935
      • By tinnedspicedham & contributors
      • Admins: IORC
      • #10007 - 26,990 views

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