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      Glossy Black reserve is a City of Gold Coast managed natural area. It has a 8km network of easy and intermediate MTB trails. There is also a network of fire trails within the reserve that are used by walkers and trail runners. Access is from either the end of Barden Ridge Road, or Skywatch park on Golden Grove Blv. Parking is limited in this residential area so riding to the entry points is suggested. All MTB trails within the reserve are one-way.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Entry points at the end of Barden Ridge road and Skywatch park. Note these are residential areas so please be respectful
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Apr 29, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails E-Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      1,155 ft
      Total Vertical
      365 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      503 ft
      Reports
      81
      Photos
      26
      Ridden Counter
      1,612

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance

      Photos of Glossy Black Reserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Cascades
      45 |
      Nov 3, 2020 @ 12:02pm
      Nov 3, 2020
      trail: Lazy Lizard
      26 |
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 2:14pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      trail: Lazy Lizard
      30 |
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 2:14pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      trail: Lazy Lizard
      31 |
      Oct 12, 2020 @ 2:13pm
      Oct 12, 2020
      trail: Rabbits' Run
      98 |
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 5:23pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      trail: Rabbits' Run
      97 |
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 5:23pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      trail: Rabbits' Run
      99 |
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 5:20pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      114 |
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 5:11pm
      Oct 13, 2019

      Videos of Glossy Black Reserve Mountain Bike

      New Trail - Cockys Climb @ Glossy Black Reserve
      109 | Oct 29, 2020
      Oct 2020 NEW Trails @ Glossy Black Reserve,...
      trail: Drop Bear
      172 | Oct 29, 2020
      Glossy Black Reserve
      7:47 | 203 | Jul 9, 2020
      MTB Social Riders Hit Reedy Creek's New...

      5:59 | 106 | Oct 17, 2020
      Reedy Creek MTB  Glossy Black Reserve

      2:01 | 1483 | Jul 15, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Cockys Climb
      Apr 29, 2021 @ 10:44pm
      Apr 29, 2021
      IdealLazS

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2695494DORZQKwishlisttrailRabbits' Run
      May 8, 2021 @ 1:52am
      5 hours
      user #2670511BrianU2ob48commentreportJumpin' Ant Hill
      May 1, 2021 @ 6:14pm
      May 1, 2021
      user #2535791LazSaddreportTest Run and 6 more
      Apr 30, 2021 @ 12:24pm
      Apr 30, 2021
      user #2681911oCQd93wishlisttrailCascades
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 9:47pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      user #2276774ScottKnowlesaddreportTest Run and 6 more
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 12:17am
      Apr 25, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2670511BrianU2ob48reportJumpin' Ant HillWet and slippery after rain
      May 1, 2021 @ 6:14pm
      May 1, 2021
      user #2668174BradIxYoPqtrailRabbits' Run22/4/2021 - very rocky but fun, first timer on...
      Apr 21, 2021 @ 11:45pm
      Apr 21, 2021
      user #2448539AndrewFollreportLazy Lizard????
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 6:06pm
      Oct 19, 2020
      user #1778240Gaz1976trailJumpin' Ant HillStick to nerang
      Sep 14, 2020 @ 4:49pm
      Sep 14, 2020
      user #1944604prpreportTest Run9
      Oct 27, 2019 @ 11:22pm
      Oct 27, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Bonogin 11.2 km
      Bilinga Hill 2 15 km
      Boomerang Farm Bike Park 2 7 6 35.4 km
      Hinze Dam 1 38.1 km
      Nerang National Park 9 29 1211.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike137 miles1,155 ft3 miles364 ft
      #65426814,258
      E-Bike137 miles1,155 ft3 miles364 ft
      #2415794
      Hike63 miles801 ft2 miles364 ft
      #5004826
      Trail Running63 miles801 ft2 miles364 ft
      #5774823
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