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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 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
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
      "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
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Blackstone Bushland Centre, Mary Street Blackstone
      Region Details
      • 20
      • 6
      • 31
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 14, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #141
      Trails (view details)
      59
      Trails Mountain Bike
      59
      Trails Hike
      56
      Trails Trail Running
      56
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      2,914 ft
      Total Vertical
      223 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      328 ft
      Reports
      127
      Photos
      17
      Ridden Counter
      14,896

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 3 rides
      • 33.5 km avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 4 rides
      • 9.0 km avg distance
      Past Week
      • 30 rides
      • 16.1 km avg distance

      Photos of Castle Hill Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 2:16pm
      Jun 21, 2019
      10 |
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 2:16pm
      Jun 21, 2019
      trail: Roweys
      39 |
      Mar 2, 2019 @ 3:39pm
      Mar 2, 2019
      19 |
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 1:29am
      Jul 15, 2018

      Videos of Castle Hill Mountain Bike

      Brisbane MTB
      trail: fireroad
      1:02 | 82 | Feb 18, 2016
      Castle Hill
      trail: Roweys
      4:05 | 465 | Jan 17, 2016
      Gopro 1080p HD Quarry run no.2
      trail: Quarry
      2:13 | 147 | Aug 13, 2011
      Gopro HD quarry run
      trail: Quarry
      1:20 | 104 | Aug 13, 2011

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1070887Squizz13difficultyvotetrailRoweys
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 3:53pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #1943676OneyeopenriddentrailRoweys
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 5:39pm
      Sep 29, 2019
      user #1419432jarrad-felsaddreportWorld Cup and 2 more
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 6:23pm
      Sep 14, 2019
      user #1702262paddyliberty04riddentrailRoweys
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 2:52am
      Sep 13, 2019
      user #1923659nicholas9976wishlisttrailBlackleg Gully
      Sep 9, 2019 @ 5:00pm
      Sep 9, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #750147AdversereportLaneIs this on the cleared section that goes down...
      May 29, 2017 @ 10:09pm
      May 29, 2017
      user #1332507sachalouwtrailWorld Cupfast, rocky, fun and addicting. the only thing...
      May 27, 2017 @ 12:42am
      May 27, 2017
      user #750147AdversereportLewis Thomas Historical Walking TrailHey mate, it was built by Trailworx for...
      Nov 28, 2016 @ 3:36pm
      Nov 28, 2016

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