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      The beautiful vinyards and cellar door of James Estate Wines are located in the Upper Hunter Valley, about 2 hours West of Newcastle.

      All trails are suitable for most ages and fitness levels although some MTB experience is recommended. Riders will encounter some natural and manmade obstacles, short steep sections some fast downhill and sandy patches. All trails are rideable two ways so take it easy out there with your fellow MTB'ers.

      The ride from the James Estate cellar door takes you back down the driveway and though the working winery and vineyard so you will need to give way to all winery and vineyard traffic - tractors and trucks, utes and cars.

      At this point trails are open when the Cellar Door is open, 10am - 4:30pm or by prior arrangement. No charge to ride, but the wines are great and always happy to sell you some.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      James Estate Winery Carpark google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Coming from Newcastle, take the Hunter Valley Expressway thru past its end at Branxton. After Branxton continue on the Golden Highway #84. Go through Jerry Plains and Denman and stay on #84 (Unless you want to come up close with cattle and other creepy crawleys on the side roads the GPS suggests... nice views, but the road is quite windy and small.) Just before Sandy Hollow you turn left onto Bylong Valley Way and soon you'll be driving through the James Estate Gates.
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      Caution on May 2, 2017


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      Total Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      904 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      849 ft
      Total Vertical
      309 ft
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