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  • Snow Groomed
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  • 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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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
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The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
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  • Uphill Primary
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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
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • 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
      NOTE: This trail is currently closed and is undergoing restoration by volunteers from the Wollondilly Macarthur Mountain Bike Club. This trail is due to progressively reopen from early 2020. Full details of trail reopening and volunteer trail days are found at - https://www.facebook.com/WollondillyMacarthurMTB/


      Trail Overview.
      The trail at Australian Botanic Gardens, known as the Garden Trail, is the only authorised mountain bike trail in South-Western Sydney. It is easily accessed via the M5 motorway from Sydney and provides a range of trails suitable for novice riders and families, and right through to more challenging elements for the more experienced rider. The Garden Trail is uniquely positioned within the botanic garden with full toilet, water and picnic facilities at the trailhead.


      The Garden Trail is an 11km cross-country (XC) circuit which is 95% single trail and comprised of three loops which become progressively more difficult. The loops can be ridden independently or combined for the full 11km. The trails are -

      Family Loop: Rating - Green / Easy. Length - 4km.
      Ideally suited for new riders and families. Relatively gentle climbs, progressive descents, wide and smooth trail with limited obstacles. Within the Family Loop is a 1km Kid’s Loop perfect for young riders or those wishing to sample an off-road trail for the first time.
      More experienced riders will find the Family Loop contains many small features which, when ridden quickly, provide fun and challenging opportunities.

      Intermediate Trail: Rating – Blue / Moderate. Length – 3km.
      More challenging with additional climbing, faster sections, small obstacles and small jumps. Short roller-coaster flow section and log rolls. All trail features can be by-passed or rolled over with care.

      Advanced Trail: Rating – Blue / Difficult. Length – 4km.
      Steeper climbs, steeper descents, faster speeds, rock drops, berms, jumps, increased number of obstacles but flow is maintained. All trail features can be rolled over with care.
      Note: Although trail is shown as Black on some maps this is Blue / Difficult trail.


      Opening Times: Garden Trail is accessible during the Botanic Garden opening times. Please check link for opening times. https://www.australianbotanicgarden.com.au/

      Closures: Trail is built on a clay base and may be affected by rain. Please check the Botanic Garden’s website for details.

      Maintenance: The Garden Trail has been fully restored and is maintained by volunteers of the Wollondilly Macarthur Mountain Bike Club.

      Cost: Access to trail is free.

      Access:
      By car via M5 Motorway: Exit M5 at Narellan Road exit towards Camden. Australian Botanic Garden entrance is 1km from M5 on left. Follow signs to the trailhead at the Big Idea Garden (3.3km).
      By train from Macarthur station. Head towards cycleway alongside Narellan Rd – ride 3.9km to Australian Botanic Garden entrance.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Mt Annan Enduro Trail Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      From the M5 Motorway take the Narellan Road exit. Take the fork towards Camden/Narellan along Narellan Rd. Continue along Narellan Rd and turn left at second set of traffic lights where the brown tourism sign says The Australian Botanic Garden.
      Disclaimer:
      NOTE: This trail is currently closed and is undergoing restoration by volunteers from the Wollondilly Macarthur Mountain Bike Club. This trail is due to progressively reopen from early 2020. Full details of trail reopening and volunteer trail days are found at - https://www.facebook.com/WollondillyMacarthurMTB/
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      Activities
      Region Status
      Closed as of Aug 25, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      WMMBC

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,523
      Trails (view details)
      6
      Trails Mountain Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent
      1,208 ft
      Total Vertical
      162 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      501 ft
      Reports
      7
      Photos
      2
      Ridden Counter
      100

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
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      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance

      Photos of Garden Trail Mountain Bike

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      Oct 15, 2018 @ 6:01pm
      Oct 15, 2018
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      Oct 15, 2018 @ 6:01pm
      Oct 15, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Intermediate Trail Shortcut
      Mar 4, 2019 @ 4:06am
      Mar 4, 2019
      UnknownAddzz TRAILFORKS
      Mt Annan Advanced Trail
      Oct 1, 2018 @ 3:44am
      Oct 1, 2018
      Drydrew12341Closed
      Mt Annan Intermediate Trail
      Oct 1, 2018 @ 3:44am
      Oct 1, 2018
      Drydrew12341Closed permanently
      Mt Annan Competent Trail
      Oct 1, 2018 @ 3:43am
      Oct 1, 2018
      Drydrew12341Closed by the Australian botanic gardens

      Activity Feed

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      user #1514714Steele68commentreportIntermediate Trail Shortcut
      May 26, 2019 @ 5:34pm
      May 26, 2019
      user #1046504AddzzaddreportIntermediate Trail Shortcut
      Mar 4, 2019 @ 4:06am
      Mar 4, 2019
      user #1449330WadosswishlistregionMount Annan Botanic Gardens
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 12:36pm
      Oct 27, 2018
      user #1622024Jezbollahaddphoto in My City and 1 more
      Oct 15, 2018 @ 6:01pm
      Oct 15, 2018
      user #594996drew12341addreportMt Annan Competent Trail and 2 more
      Oct 1, 2018 @ 3:43am
      Oct 1, 2018

      Recent Comments

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      user #1514714Steele68reportIntermediate Trail ShortcutWork is progressing on the restoration and...
      May 26, 2019 @ 5:34pm
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      user #1480353JeremypppptrailMt Annan Competent TrailThis track is closed 'until further notice'....
      Apr 18, 2018 @ 3:46am
      Apr 18, 2018
      user #1480353JeremypppptrailMt Annan Intermediate TrailThis track is closed 'until further notice'....
      Apr 18, 2018 @ 3:46am
      Apr 18, 2018
      user #1480353JeremypppptrailMt Annan Advanced TrailThis track is closed 'until further notice'....
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      user #1480353JeremypppptrailGullies TrackThis track is closed 'until further notice'....
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