4,656 ft
Distance
-550 ft
Descent
00:06:44
Avg time

Left Hand Gully Details

  • Riding Area
    Newnes Forest
    Lithgow
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #82109 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    1990

Ah Left Hand Gully. Back when mountain biking was mountain biking this was the bomb.

Back in the 40s-50s it was a road, whether a fire break or access road for the mines I don't know. in the 60s-70s it was used by motos to access the plateau. Then late 70s early 80s it began being used by cyclists.

Through the 90s it was the go to trail for thrill. Then around 20024 a big fire ripped through. Big trees tumbled down and the regrowth was silly think. The trail fell into disuse and nature reclaimed it.

Then in October 2013 the devastating State Mine Forest ripped through the area.
The only good thing that came of that fire was Left Hand Gully rose out of the ashes like the proverbial phoenix.

Now days it would be referred to as a flow trail, or an enduro trail or something. Back then it was just a mountain bike trail

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Left Hand Gully bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -550 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,281 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,831 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,831 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,281 ft
  • Grade
    -11.813%
  • Grade max
    -19.182%
  • Grade min
    -3.358%
  • Distance down
    4,656 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:44
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Status:
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Left Hand Gully Trail Reports

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      Dec 27, 2018 @ 3:10pm
      Dec 27, 2018
      Clear from recent storms no trees down but slightly overgrown, great trail!
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 3:09pm
      Dec 27, 2018
      Clear from recent storms but slightly overgrown. Great trail!
      Oct 17, 2017 @ 11:12pm
      Oct 17, 2017
      Good and clear
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
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      • 38 rides
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      Mar 24, 2014 @ 1:45am
      Mar 24, 2014
      Left Hand Gully, Lithgow

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