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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
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Blackstone Bushland Centre, Mary Street Blackstone
      Region Details
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      • 31
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      Open on Dec 7, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #150
      Trails (view details)
      59
      Trails Mountain Bike
      59
      Trails Hike
      56
      Trails Trail Running
      56
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      2,914 ft
      Total Vertical
      223 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      328 ft
      Reports
      78
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      8,885

      Photos of Castle Hill Mountain Bike

      6 |
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 1:29am
      Jul 15, 2018
      Lewis Thomas Historical Walking...
      8 |
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 1:28am
      Jul 15, 2018
      Lewis Thomas Historical Walking...
      12 |
      Dec 7, 2017 @ 9:05pm
      Dec 7, 2017
      Lewis Thomas Historical Walking...
      14 |
      Dec 7, 2017 @ 9:04pm
      Dec 7, 2017
      Lewis Thomas Historical Walking...
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      Videos of Castle Hill Mountain Bike

      Brisbane MTB
      trail: fireroad
      1:02 | 58 | Feb 18, 2016
      Castle Hill
      trail: Roweys
      4:05 | 350 | Jan 17, 2016
      Gopro 1080p HD Quarry run no.2
      trail: Quarry
      2:13 | 133 | Aug 13, 2011
      Gopro HD quarry run
      trail: Quarry
      1:20 | 91 | Aug 13, 2011
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      Castle Hill Mountain Bike Routes

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      Castle Hill Mega Loop featured
      13 miles
      CH WWS 2018
      3 miles
      Phils XC Course
      3 miles
      Castle Hill 3.3k loop 1
      2 miles

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