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

02nd October 2017

Majura Pines Closed for National 24 Hour Champs

This weekend (7th & 8th Oct) the Majura Pines trails will be hosting the 2017 Australian National Solo 24 HR MTB Championships, organised by CORC. Please note that the Majura Pines trails will be closed to the public over the weekend. Thank you.

01st September 2017

Trail Build Day

Majura Pines Trail Alliance are building a brand new trail in the steep area we call Compartment M (same compartment as recent additions Touching Cloth and Point Brake). Come and lend a hand for a few hours at our first trail day of the spring.

Meet at the bottom of Touching Cloth (which is near the end of Rock Lobster) at 0830 on Sunday 10th September. We will be finished by around 1230; but give as much or little time as you can. You will need to ride in from one of the usual car parks.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Hackett IGA Plus Liquor as usual.

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

10th August 2017

Touching Cloth OPEN

The newest trail at Majura Pines, Touching Cloth, it open to ride. This trail is a technical descent that utilises some the oldest, rockiest downhill trails at Majura before rewarding you with a brand-new fast and fun finish. Some sections of the trail are still quite soft but are good to ride on. The trail will only get faster as it firms up.

Our thanks to the following people who made this new trail possible: The original DH trail builders at Majura; people like Bill Dengate, Makin Trax who kindly donated two days of their time and the volunteers who helped out at our trail day last month.

The easiest way to find Touching Cloth is to take the new link track from the top of Point Brake that crosses Rock Lobster. Head along the fire road for about 50m and then Touching Cloth starts on your right. Download the latest trail map from our website or the free phone app, TrailForks.

Remember, if you ride at Majura and aren’t able to help at trail days, you can do your bit by making a contribution to our trail fund via the pay pal link on the right of this page.

07th July 2017

Kangaroo Cull Ends Early

The kangaroo cull in Mt Majura Nature Reserve has officially ended. The Reserve will no longer be closed overnight between 5 pm and 7 am. You can again ride in from Hackett to get your night riding fix.

Click here for more information.

24th June 2017

2017 Logging Schedule

Over recent weeks MPTA has been in consultation with ACT Parks, Forestry and ACT Government Ministers regarding the ongoing logging schedule for Majura Pines. Majura Pines is a working pine forest nearing the end of its cycle, and due to the safety issue of falling trees experienced last winter, selected forestry operation are going to occur later this year.

Logging operations are scheduled to start in October 2017 in the compartment containing Bogs & Logs and Mudhoney as well as the southern most area containing Love Shack, Shark Island and the lower Planet Claire. These two compartments were the worst affected in the extreme weather last year with a large number of trees continually falling and are most in need of urgent renewal. A sympathetic harvesting method will be utilised to conserve existing trails as much as possible. Further logging operations will occur in stages in 2022 and 2027 to allow for sufficient regrowth in the cleared compartments between operations.

MPTA are very pleased with the outcome of discussions and look forward to working with the land managers in all future planning.

Special thanks to ACT Parks and Conservation Service, Mick Gentleman MLA, Shane Rattenbury MLA for your continued support of this amazing recreation area and tourist destination.

06th June 2017

Touching Cloth Trail Build

Majura Pines Trail Alliance are building our most challenging trail yet. Incorporating some steep and rocky old Majura singletrack, riders will be rewarded with a fun new lower section, designed by Makin Trax. 'Touching Cloth' could become the best trail at Majura.

Lots of help is needed to smooth and compact the new trail. If you like trails that go down - and who doesn't? - then come and lend a hand for a few hours. Meet at the bottom of Rock Lobster at 0830 on Sunday 18th June. The nearest place to park is the Mackenzie St car park in Hackett. You will need to ride in from one of the car parks. You'll want your bike to try the trail afterwards anyway.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Hackett IGA Plus Liquor.

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

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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