5 miles
982 ft
-1,027 ft
Avg time

Chambers Gully Details

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  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
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  • Season
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #32470 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

There are actually 2 parts to Chambers Gully (and these effectively make up whats called Chambers Hike).

I regularly ride both parts and in all seasons....rain, hail or shine.

Both parts can be started (and ended) at the Chambers Gully Car Park (corner of Waterfall Gully Road and Burnside Quarry Track).

Part 1:

Part 1 (the most common) is a 9.6km loop which starts at the Chambers Gully Car Park and loops around to include the Burnside Quarry Track, Chambers Gully Track, Bartrill Spur Track and Long Ridge Track.

This part is very scenic, making its way slightly up hill through lush Gum Trees, Ferns and the occasional Blackberry Bush (these were poisoned some years ago, but are making a come-back....do not pick and eat the Blackberry's).

If you keep your eyes open, there are plenty of Koala's to be seen and heard (they make a deep "barking" noise and can be seen in the Gum Trees and even crossing the tracks in front of you).

There are also Yellow-Tail Black Cockatoos, Butterfly's, Echidnas, Bandicoots, Magpies and Laughing Kookaburra's to be seen and heard on the trail.

This part is really a walking track (and riders will be faced with walkers at both ends of the "care factor" scale. ie: some will hate mountain bikes and others will be very accomodating).

The trail is quite rocky in parts (small rocks, no drop-offs) and comprised of fire roads and single track that meanders over dirt, some sand and a couple of rocky creek crossings.

Part 2:

Part 2 veers off left from Part 1 at the T-junction of Chambers Gully Track and Bartrill Spur Track (Chambers Gully Track goes left).

This is the REAL section for hardcore XC and AM riders. Head up what the locals call "Chambers Proper" (because it hits about 30% incline) and heads upwards through lush Gum Trees, Ferns and the occasional Blackberry Bush.

This section is wide fire trails, but is comprised of varying dirt and loose gravel (with some washouts and small rocks).

Part 2 continues for about 1km, so it is by no means long....but the average incline is approaching 20%+ (myself and friends use this section to get in shape for 100km XC MTB events).

Get to the top of this section when you reach a 4-way intersection (Chambers Gully Track, Greenhill Road, Wine Shanty Track and Nursery Loop Track all converge here).

Bus Stop 18 on Greenhill Road can be seen from the 4-way intersection (so too can a massive High Voltage Tower).

Now turn around and enjoy one hell-of-a-down-hill decent back to the floor of Chambers Gully Track.

....or continue on a 50km loop through the area including Cleland Conservation Park and many other Trails in the Mount Loft Area.

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More Stats for Chambers Gully bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -44 ft
  • Altitude min
    652 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,581 ft
  • Altitude start
    706 ft
  • Altitude end
    662 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,215 ft
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on Feb 15, 2019
Very Dry
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