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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of today Mount Majura Nature Reserve will be closed between the hours of 5pm and 7am everyday until 1st August because of the ACT government 2016 kangaroo control program. The Majura Pines will not be accessible from Hackett/Ainslie side between these hours. The mountain bike trails within the Majura Pines will stay open but you will only be able access them from the Majura Parkway side.
From TAMS: Today the conservation cull of Eastern Grey kangaroos is beginning in a number of reserves until Monday 1st August 2016, including Mount Majura Nature Reserve. It will be important for riders who travel to Majura Pines via Majura Nature Reserve to be very aware of the reserve closure hours (5pm – 7am) and the fines which apply under the Nature Conservation Act 2014 for entering closed reserves; this includes Blue Metal Road fire trail which leads to the pines from Mackenzie St gate in Hackett.
Thanks to the rider/s who pulled down the bunting on Barry yesterday this trail was re-opened sooner than intended. It is hoped that the heavy weekend traffic whilst the berms had still to set won't have any long term detrimental effects.
The recently completed new trails on winery hill have now been sign posted and added to the Majura Pines Trail Alliance maps. To download the latest trail map check out the maps page on our website.
Some more information about the new trails:
Rock Block is a tough two way trail. As a climb it is a technical lung buster. As a descent you will have to work hard at first, especially around the rocky knob in the NE, before a series of challenging corners gradually open out to some faster trail. Watch out for the epic tree roll over near the bottom. Rock Block is also the name of a wine from the Mount Majura Vineyard, which this trail offers great views of.
Magic Roundabout is an extension of an existing trail all the way to the end of Bombora. It offers a more direct, but all singletrack, link to winery hill for those parking at the winery gate, who have just finished Bomobora and want to go straight back up for more fun or riders emerging from the northern end of Bogs and Logs.
Pinot Grinio is open again after firming up a bit after the limited rain we had at the weekend. Please ride it with care as the trail surface beds in.
Some of the corners on Barry remain very soft so it is going to stay closed for a while longer; the forecast looks promising for more rain for this weekend.
Following on from Jindabyne Landscaping's maintenance, Pinot Grinio and Barry will be closed this weekend to allow the very dry, loose trails to consolidate. Please respect these closures for the long term good of the trails. Planet Claire will remain open but please ride it with care. Hopefully we will get the forecast rain.
Photo courtesy of Alan Vogt.
There will be a Majura Pines Trail Alliance build day this Sunday, 1st May. We will be wrapping up our work at the winery end of the forest by finishing the link trail that will act as a more direct, singletrack return for people who want to ride Bombora/Pinot Grinio again. We will also be undertaking some maintenance tasks in anticipation of it raining again one day in Canberra.
Meet at the winery gate at 8.30am. We will work until around midday. Snacks and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Hackett IGA.
Don't forget to bring:
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.
MPTA would like to thank the following organisations that support us: