32.8 miles
Distance
2,447 ft
Climb
-2,464 ft
Descent
2,654 ft
High Point

A 50km loop on the Centenary trail using dirt tracks adjacent to Barton Hwy to loop back to Ainslie. A great 3+ hour work out with good scenery and singletrack up on the northern border.

Detailed Description
Centenary Trail Northern Loop is a 33 mile popular easy route located near Canberra. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 1 trails. This route climbs 2,447 ft with a max elevation of 2,654 ft then descends -2,464 ft.
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
BucketB (Oct 16, 2021 at 21:20)
Rode it today, beautfiul trail. One thing to note is that between kilometre 5 & 6 on the map, the Centenary Trail has been re-routed , which you can see on the map. I went down to follow the route as mapped out here, but it's been fenced off so you have to follow the proper Centenary Trail. Nice detour, but adds a couple of KM on to the route.

Also, crossing the big round-a-bout near Gundarro Drive (KM 41 on the map) is a bit tricky. I hooked off to the east, went under the Barton Hwy, then popped up and cross the road from there. It was a bit dodgy.

Great loop, though. Lots of people walking up on the descent in to Hall on the weekend, so you have to be careful.
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Aymon (Mar 29, 2021 at 19:05)
Absolutely stunning trail! Would take a full day to ride (if you're up for the challenge), we tapped out half way but a magnificent ride nonetheless, very well kept and good signage. Worth the effort
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  • Riding area
    ACT
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Centenary Trail Northern Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,876 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,037 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,021 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -55.4%
  • Grade min
    43.1%
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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