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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 Mar 13, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      14
      Trails Mountain Bike
      14
      Trails E-Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      7
      Trails Trail Running
      7
      Total Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      1,155 ft
      Total Vertical
      365 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      503 ft
      Reports
      150
      Photos
      80
      Ridden Counter
      2,306

      Photos of Glossy Black Reserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Lazy Lizard
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      Apr 1, 2022 @ 12:36am
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      Apr 1, 2022 @ 12:29am
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      Apr 1, 2022 @ 12:29am
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      Apr 1, 2022 @ 12:28am
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      Apr 1, 2022 @ 12:28am
      Apr 1, 2022
      trail: Fledgling
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      Apr 1, 2022 @ 12:20am
      Apr 1, 2022

      Videos of Glossy Black Reserve Mountain Bike

      End rock jump
      trail: Drop Bear
      | Oct 1, 2021
      New Trail - Cockys Climb @ Glossy Black Reserve
      166 | Oct 29, 2020
      Oct 2020 NEW Trails @ Glossy Black Reserve,...
      trail: Drop Bear
      335 | Oct 29, 2020
      Glossy Black Reserve
      7:47 | 293 | Jul 9, 2020
      MTB Social Riders Hit Reedy Creek's New...

      5:59 | 187 | Oct 17, 2020
      Reedy Creek MTB  Glossy Black Reserve

      2:01 | 2065 | Jul 15, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Rabbits' Run
      May 4, 2022 @ 9:54pm
      May 4, 2022
      WetdanrollPlease note trail maintenance is...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Cascades
      May 27, 2022 @ 1:50pm
      21 hours
      WetE-Bike Skeggsinator
      Lazy Lizard
      Mar 31, 2022 @ 7:03pm
      Mar 31, 2022
      Dry Tree down approx 800m inwearsy
      Drop Bear
      Mar 13, 2022 @ 3:35pm
      Mar 13, 2022
      WetPlease note trail maintenance works are...danroll
      Jumpin' Ant Hill
      Mar 13, 2022 @ 3:35pm
      Mar 13, 2022
      WetPlease note trail maintenance works are...danroll
      Test Run
      Mar 13, 2022 @ 3:35pm
      Mar 13, 2022
      WetPlease note trail maintenance works are...danroll
      Cockys Climb
      Mar 13, 2022 @ 3:35pm
      Mar 13, 2022
      WetPlease note trail maintenance works are...danroll
      Fledgling
      Mar 13, 2022 @ 3:35pm
      Mar 13, 2022
      WetPlease note trail maintenance works are...danroll
      Barden Ridge Trail
      Jan 27, 2022 @ 9:55pm
      Jan 27, 2022
      WetScottKnowles
      Golden Grove Trail
      Jan 3, 2022 @ 8:34pm
      Jan 3, 2022
      Variable ChrissyegLo
      Skywatch Trail
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 4:18pm
      Nov 22, 2020
      IdealScottKnowles

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3059666SkeggsinatoraddreportCascades
      May 27, 2022 @ 10:18pm
      13 hours
      user #1969776danrolladdreportRabbits' Run
      May 4, 2022 @ 9:55pm
      May 4, 2022
      user #2835271Jfeather213riddentrailRabbits' Run and 5 more
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 2:51pm
      Apr 23, 2022
      user #2544646Sripper89riddentrailCascades
      Apr 7, 2022 @ 4:24am
      Apr 7, 2022
      user #2924990Speedyone007riddentrailCascades and 6 more
      Mar 31, 2022 @ 11:56pm
      Mar 31, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #2681959ClimberkyletrailJumpin' Ant HillRain has made it fairly rocky. Still a good climb.
      Mar 9, 2022 @ 3:48pm
      Mar 9, 2022
      user #2700460phillipIY4PAOreportDrop BearMan this trail is becoming a mess very...
      Oct 8, 2021 @ 11:55pm
      Oct 8, 2021
      user #2700460phillipIY4PAOreportJumpin' Ant HillNice, let’s just hope it’s packed in nice...
      Sep 16, 2021 @ 6:59pm
      Sep 16, 2021
      user #1319771SonofhansreportJumpin' Ant HillGood to see. Hopefully people stay off so they...
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 6:15pm
      Sep 15, 2021
      user #2700460phillipIY4PAOtrailDrop BearFun trail, but the rain over the last 6months...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 6:51pm
      Aug 6, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Bonogin 1 11.3 km
      Currumbin Border Trails 4 55 km
      Boomerang Farm Bike Park 2 4 6 35.4 km
      Hinze Dam 2 28.1 km
      Nerang National Park 10 30 1011.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike147 miles1,155 ft3 miles364 ft
      #1,676#144801503,828
      E-Bike137 miles1,155 ft3 miles364 ft
      #497#62126144
      Hike73 miles801 ft2 miles364 ft
      #4,066#2319634
      Trail Running73 miles801 ft2 miles364 ft
      #4,076#2379626
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