4,656 ft
Distance
-550 ft
Descent
00:07:05
Avg time

Left Hand Gully Details

  • Riding area
    Newnes Forest
    Lithgow
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain 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
    00:07:05
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Oct 17, 2017
Dry
no votes yet

view (15)
close
Layers winter
Map Style
Trail Style
  • ?
Directions to left-hand-gully-66003 trailhead (-33.440330, 150.169220)
update trails status or condition

Left Hand Gully Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 17, 2017 @ 11:12pm
Oct 17, 2017
Good and clear
view all reports »

Photos

more »
50 |
Mar 24, 2014 @ 1:53am
Mar 24, 2014
Left Hand Gully, Lithgow
46 |
Mar 24, 2014 @ 1:51am
Mar 24, 2014
Left Hand Gully, Lithgow
142 |
Mar 24, 2014 @ 1:49am
Mar 24, 2014
Left Hand Gully, Lithgow
52 |
Mar 24, 2014 @ 1:45am
Mar 24, 2014
Left Hand Gully, Lithgow

Reviews / Comments

No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.


Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Videos

more »
Left Hand Gully
108 | Aug 28, 2016 , Lithgow
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.