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      The Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area is a 186ha reserve located in Mount Cotton that forms the upper catchment of Eprapah Creek. It incorporates multi use fire roads and single trail. The reserve climbs steeply from the valley floor up the north-east side of Mount Cotton to 360 degree views of the South East Queensland region at the very top. Terrain is rugged and includes deep gullies and dry eucalypt forest with some remnant riparian vegetation and patches of rainforest. The reserve borders Karingal Scouts and is close neighbours with Sirromet Wines.

      The 'Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area Plan: Connecting with Recreation' was approved in 2019. This plan outlines the concept for development and maintenance of trails and recreational facilities whilst maintaining the natural values of this environmental reserve.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Westy’s
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Redland City Council
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Meet at gate at Schoeck Road/West Mount Cotton Road intersection, The 'Green Box' opposite 712 West Mount Cotton Road or carpark at the end of Billiau Road.
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      Region Details
      • 11
      • 4
      • 10
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of 1 day

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      27
      Trails E-Bike
      27
      Trails Horse
      10
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Total Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      3,344 ft
      Total Vertical
      612 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      746 ft
      Reports
      376
      Photos
      128
      Ridden Counter
      17,952

      Photos of Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      trail: Blacking Out
      77 |
      Apr 30, 2023 @ 1:45am
      Apr 30, 2023
      trail: Piccabeen
      41 |
      Nov 8, 2022 @ 3:50pm
      Nov 8, 2022
      trail: Rise over Run
      36 |
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 12:30am
      Jun 26, 2022
      trail: Rise over Run
      15 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:20pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      trail: Rise over Run
      10 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:20pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      trail: Rise over Run
      17 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:19pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      trail: Rise over Run
      35 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:19pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      trail: Easy Street
      13 |
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 8:16pm
      Jun 24, 2022

      Videos of Eastern Escarpment Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      Mt.Cotton's Hectic Upgrades 2022 Pt.2 - Black...
      56 | May 13, 2022
      Friday Fails
      | May 2, 2022
      youtuber Josh had a Spill | West Mount Cotton
      8:56 | 94 | Mar 27, 2023 , Redland City
      youtuber Josh had a Spill | West Mount Cotton
      8:56 | 128 | Mar 27, 2023 , Redland City
      youtuber Josh had a Spill | West Mount Cotton

      8:56 | 61 | Mar 2, 2023
      youtuber ESCALADE DOWN | West Mt Cotton | RAW WEDNESDAYS
      trail: Escalade
      3:11 | 141 | Sep 30, 2022 , Redland City
      youtuber West Mount Cotton | Full Run RAW 2022
      36:05 | 135 | Jul 19, 2022 , Redland City
      youtuber WESTYS | West Mt Cotton | RAW WEDNESDAYS...
      trail: Westy's
      4:04 | 427 | Jul 19, 2022 , Redland City

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      JordztatrailMetamorphic A-lineSuper fun, the chute is a quite technical rock...
      Sep 1, 2023 @ 12:20am
      Sep 1, 2023
      JordztatrailEscaladeIf your looking for a fun trail, near the...
      Sep 1, 2023 @ 12:18am
      Sep 1, 2023
      JordztatrailPowerful HowlI'm a new rider as well, I was pretty scared...
      Sep 1, 2023 @ 12:17am
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      thetownbicycletrailRise over RunGreat flowy downhill with some little pinches...
      May 4, 2023 @ 10:18pm
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      GrbMTB1974trailPowerful HowlAs a new rider I will concur with the last two...
      Mar 29, 2023 @ 9:11pm
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2717 miles3,343 ft9 miles614 ft
      #412#37126376111,191
      E-Bike2717 miles3,343 ft9 miles614 ft
      #148#23236911,898
      Horse106 miles984 ft3 miles597 ft
      #1872
      Hike2516 miles2,694 ft8 miles614 ft
      #315#13361172
      Trail Running2416 miles2,595 ft8 miles614 ft
      #358#1835839
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