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Bike Park

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The term “Bike Park” is generally associated with far away resorts in the mountains of North America and Europe. Stromlo Forest Park brings a unique bike park experience to the doorstep of Canberra.

Stromlo Forest Park has become hugely popular with mountain bikers, road cyclists, BMX riders and bike-loving families from all over Australia. Within the park, facilities exist for all forms of cycling, and riders of all abilities.

Stromlo Forest Park is a shared use facility. Please note that when cycling within the park, you are very likely to encounter horse riders, runners, maintenance vehicles and other park users. Horse riders always have right of way over cyclists and walkers. Please familiarise yourself with what to do if you encounter a horse rider or hiker here.

Cross Country

The cross country trail network at Stromlo Forest Park boasts over 50km of professionally built and maintained trails.
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Park Ambassadors

Our ambassadors are highly successful individuals who have a history here at Stromlo Forest Park.
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Trail Etiquette

Information on how to respect all users of Stromlo Forest Park
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Volunteer Trail Work

If you enjoy riding the mountain bike trails at Stromlo Forest Park and would like to contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the trails, please feel free to come along to a volunteer trail work day.
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Trail Conditions

View the latest updates and conditions of Stromlo Forest Parks trails
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Video/Photo Gallery

All the latest video and photo action from Stromlo.
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Bike Park - Conditions of Use and Trail Etiquette

General Warning & Exclusion of Liability

Sporting activities at Stromlo Forest Park maybe dangerous and may result in injury or death to the person &/or property loss or damage. Users participating and spectators viewing these activities do so at their own risk.

To the extent ...

Bike Park - Photo and Video Gallery

Dirt Jumps

Australia’s first Freestyle BMX club (FACT) are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the fenced off dirt jump area located by Stromlo’s main car park. Originally built for the BMX Games in 2011, the jumps have remained as a permanent fixture within the park.

The jumps are suitable ...

Down Hill - DH

The original Stromlo Forest Park Downhill Track is the same track which was used for Round 6 of the 2008 UCI World Cup and the 2009 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships.

Since then, changes have been made to increase the flow on the original track and a new top section named “Up The Anti” ...

Mountain Bike


After the Canberra bush fires of 2003, the landscape of what is now Stromlo Forest Park survived as nothing more than a bare expanse of land. Scarred by the fires and home to not even a single tree, all the pine trees and mountain bike trails had been destroyed.

Since the subsequent ...

The Playground


 “The Playground” is Stromlo’s answer for riders needs to develop and test their skills.

The trail consists of a 2.5km loop which features 12 separate skills learning areas. The trail is designed to be ridden as a continuous loop, or for each individual skills station to ...

Trail Difficulty System

Stromlo Forest Park’s network of Mountain Bike trails have been built in accordance with the International Mountain Bike Association’s (IMBA) Trail Difficulty Rating System. This system was adapted from the International Trail Marking System used at ski areas throughout the world

The IMBA ...


A dedicated Trials area exists by the Northern end of the Event Pavilion car park and contains sections which were used for the 2009 UCI World Mountain Bike Championships

It has a mixture of both natural and artificial terrain and has been constructed using old hardwood trees, blue stone rocks ...

Volunteer Trail Work

Stromlo Forest Park Volunteer Trail Work Days

If you enjoy riding the mountain bike trails at Stromlo Forest Park and would like to contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the trails, please feel free to come along to a volunteer trail work day.

Trail work is a fun, rewarding and a great way ...