The Majura Pines Trail Alliance are the volunteer group who build and maintain of the mountain bike trails in the Majura Pines, Canberra.

The Majura Pines are some the oldest and most famous mountain bike trails in Canberra. However these trails were closed for 2 years between 2012 and 2014 whilst the Majura Parkway was constructed and extensive thinning of the pines was undertaken. Due to these works many of the old trails were destroyed or very well hidden.

The Majura Pines Trail Alliance have contributed over 1000 hours of volunteer work to build new and recover old trails as well as adding a high quality dirt jump park. There are now over 20km of mapped and sign posted trails for all abilities at Majura Pines.

The Majura Pines Trail Alliance continue to construct more new trails, in addition to maintaining those in exitence. Help is always welcomed at build days. To sign up please send an email to

Latest News

19th August 2016


We have had a report of a tree falling near the bottom of Planet Claire - whilst two riders were there.

WE STRONGLY ADVISE THAT YOU DO NOT RIDE AT MAJURA TODAY (Friday 19th). It is highly likely that more trees will fall.

If you are riding at the weekend look out for newly fallen trees and please let us know their location so we can arrange for them to be cleared.

08th August 2016

Majura Pines OPEN

Majura Pines are OPEN to ride again. Thanks to ACT Parks and Conservation Services and the Majura Pines Trail Alliance volunteers whose combined efforts to clear the dozens and dozens of fallen trees has been nothing short of heroic. A couple of trails remain closed where they are very waterlogged. Please obey the trail closures to allow them to recover. For the latest trail conditions and status page on this site.

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04th August 2016

Majura Still Closed

A reminder that Majura Pines remains closed until Monday at the earliest. It is hoped that the majority of trails will be opened next week.

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01st August 2016

Clean Up Day Wrap

A massive turn out at the Majura Pines clean up this morning. Nearly all the trails are now clear of fallen trees and branches and we had so many eager volunteers that we were able to undertake more much needed drainage work.

A reminder that the forest remains CLOSED to mountain bikers until at least Wednesday this week. We will post here when it is safe to ride again.

27th July 2016

Storm Clean Up

Do you want to see Majura Pines reopened? Come along and help us clean up after the storm. No trail building experience necessary!

Even after PCS have completed their chain saw work there will still be a lot of braches that need clearing and a few trail fixes if the pines are to re-open next week.

Meet at 0830 at the MPTA storage container on the main fireroad (Monterey Rd) about 200 metres south of the Mudhoney - Mr Squiggle junction. The closest place to park is the winery gate (near end of Bombora). Tools and refreshments will be provided. We will work until around midday.

Don't forget to bring:

  • plenty of water
  • hat and sunscreen
  • food
  • gloves
  • sturdy footwear
  • eye protection
  • your favourite trail tools - rakes, mattocks, shovels, hoes, etc

25th July 2016

Majura Pines CLOSED

The Majura Pines trails have been closed following the recent bad weather. Please observe the closure as it is for your own safety, will allow chainsaw operators to clear the damage and for the good of the very wet trails. The official statement from ACT Government:

Majura Pines temporarily closed for safety. The ACT Government wishes to advise the public that the Majura Pines recreation area, including the mountain bike trails, is closed due to recent inclement weather. There are a number of fallen or hanging trees in the area. The trails are also saturated so the closure will reduce further damage to the network. The ACT Government is currently working to clear fallen trees. Staff will be on site this week to assess trees and remove them if required. The closure will be in place until Wednesday 3 August 2016. Updates will be provided if the closure can be lifted earlier. For more information contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or visit

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Donate to MPTA

Not everyone is able to attend our trail building sessions. You can now contribute by donating funds that will be used to buy tools, material (timber for bridges etc) and refreshments for volunteers. Thank you.

Events & Build Days at Majura


MPTA would like to thank the following organisations that support us:

ACT Parks & Conservation Services

Canberra Off Road Cyclists

Canberra One Gear Society

IGA Hackett Plus Liquor

Monkey Wrench Cycles

Kowalski Brothers Trailworks