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Cycling in Sherwod Pines

There's plenty of riding available at Sherwood Pines, whether its the Green Family Trail for fun day out with the kids, or for the more intrepid, the Blue Adventure Trail that takes in the outer limits of the forest, there's plenty of fun to be had.

If you're a thrill seeker and have the bike and equipment to match, why not test your skills over the roots and rocks of the red graded Kitchener Trail, or even session our Bike Park?

If that's not enough, or if you want your adventure and test your skills on the fly, why not explore the 45 miles of singletrack that snakes around the forest? Beware though these are natural trails and therefore ungraded, if possible get a bit of local knowledge or ask a ranger at the Visitor Centre before you venture out.

For all our trails, free fold out maps are available from the Visitor Centre or Sherwood Pines Cycles.

Adventure Cycle Trail
  • Moderate
Adventure cycle trail
Bike Park
  • Extreme
Bike Park in Sherwood Pines Forest Park
Family Cycle Route
  • Easy
The Family Cycle route covers a 3 mile loop that starts at the Visitors Centre and loops through the forest on the extensive all-weather network.
Singletrack Network
  • Moderate
With over 45 miles of unmarked singletrack to ride, Sherwood Pines provides an almost unlimited supply of technical offroad trails for the more advanced cyclist.
Skills Loop
  • Hard
Test your skills on the skills loop before venturing deeper into the forest.
The Kitchener Trail
  • Hard
At 13km long the Kitchener Trail, is fast and a challenge to ride at differing times of the year.
Last updated: 24th October 2016

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