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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
      • 17
      • 5
      • 26
      • 6

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      56
      Trails Mountain Bike
      55
      Trails E-Bike
      55
      Trails Hike
      48
      Trails Trail Running
      49
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      2,860 ft
      Total Vertical
      223 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      328 ft
      Reports
      221
      Photos
      49
      Ridden Counter
      25,237

      Photos of Castle Hill Mountain Bike

      trail: Door & Hut
      61 |
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 5:03pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      trail: Door & Hut
      38 |
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 5:03pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      trail: Directors Cut
      38 |
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 10:57pm
      Jun 26, 2020
      trail: World Cup
      91 |
      Jun 8, 2020 @ 1:08am
      Jun 8, 2020
      trail: Rowies
      68 |
      Jun 5, 2020 @ 11:35pm
      Jun 5, 2020
      102 |
      May 31, 2020 @ 2:39am
      May 31, 2020
      trail: Lucy's
      32 |
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 4:36am
      Apr 29, 2020
      trail: Honeypot
      40 |
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 4:22am
      Apr 29, 2020

      Videos of Castle Hill Mountain Bike

      World Cup DH - Castlehill MTB Park
      trail: World Cup
      56 | Dec 30, 2020
      Brisbane MTB
      trail: fireroad
      1:02 | 115 | Feb 18, 2016
      Castle Hill
      trail: Rowies
      4:05 | 644 | Jan 17, 2016
      Gopro 1080p HD Quarry run no.2
      trail: Quarry
      2:13 | 164 | Aug 13, 2011
      Gopro HD quarry run
      trail: Quarry
      1:20 | 121 | Aug 13, 2011
      Triking Faheys Lane
      trail: Lane
      6:17 | 2572 | Aug 25, 2010
      Trike Drifting
      trail: Lane
      4:12 | 6629 | Aug 25, 2010
      youtuber The Only Trails you should Ride WET in SEQ
      trail: World Cup
      12:06 | 15 | Dec 4, 2021 , Ipswich

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Central Track
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      2 days
      IdealstevewillyDry good grip, track clear
      Lucy's
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      2 days
      Drystevewilly
      World Cup
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      2 days
      IdealstevewillyDry good grip
      Rowies
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      2 days
      IdealstevewillyMostly dry really good grip, some ruts
      Phils
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      2 days
      IdealstevewillyDry and good grip, some rutted corners
      Inca
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      2 days
      DrystevewillyDry good grip, a bit overgrown towards...
      Grassy Link
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 12:05pm
      3 days
      Prevalent MudAccretion23A bit overgrown with grass
      Quarry
      Nov 11, 2021 @ 9:57pm
      Nov 11, 2021
      WetLythall02
      Take Two
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 1:01pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      IdealAccretion23
      The Lane Climb (TLC)
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 1:01pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      IdealAccretion23Good grip after a stormy couple of days....

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2248670Parks01riddentrailHillbillies
      Dec 5, 2021 @ 7:45pm
      1 day
      user #1198216stevewillyaddreportCentral Track and 5 more
      Dec 5, 2021 @ 1:06pm
      2 days
      user #2220621Accretion23addreportGrassy Link and 4 more
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 3:29pm
      2 days
      user #1976585BicycleCuriousAusaddvideoThe Only Trails you should Ride WET in SEQ
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 3:00pm
      2 days
      user #2248670Parks01riddentrailRowies
      Nov 28, 2021 @ 8:54pm
      Nov 28, 2021

      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

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5511 miles2,575 ft6 miles223 ft
      #207#2549221117,216
      E-Bike5511 miles2,575 ft6 miles223 ft
      2011436
      Hike489 miles1,670 ft4 miles223 ft
      #217#1321023
      Trail Running499 miles1,847 ft4 miles223 ft
      #227#152129
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