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 majurapinestrails@gmail.com.





Latest News

17th May 2017

Trail Spring Clean (in Autumn)

Majura Pines Trail Alliance will be holding a general trail maintenance day this Sunday, 21st, from 0830 to 1200. The goal is to clear all the drains of fallen pine needles, drag fallen branches out of creeks etc and generally make the trails ready for the wetter weather over winter. A little bit of work now will go a long way. Significant rain is forecast for Friday and Saturday (but dry on Sunday) so we should have no problem finding the puddles that need clearing. This will not be hard digging - more of a walk of the trails with rake in hand.

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 by Hackett IGA Plus Liquor. 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


17th May 2017

Kangaroo Cull

The ACT Government kangaroo cull commences today. Whilst the Majura Pines trails remain open, the adjacent Mount Majura Nature Reserve will be closed from 5pm until 7am each day. That is there will be no access to the Majura Pines from the Hackett side during these hours. The cull continues until 29th July.

Click here for more information.



02nd May 2017

Trail Build This Sunday

The next Majura Pines Trail Alliance trail build will be this Sunday. We will be adding more singletrack to the network and winter proofing the trails. Meet at the bottom of Rock Lobster at 0830 this Sunday 7th May. It is about the same distance to ride in from Hackett or the Majura Rd car park. Snacks and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Hackett IGA.

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


03rd April 2017

Point Brake Open

Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, the latest trail at Majura Pines is finished, signposted and open to ride! Point Brake is a steep, fast trail that crosses a gully 12 times. It's a little bit old school but also a lot of fun. The easiest way to find it is to take the right fork off of Rock Lobster. Alternatively have a go at climbing another recent addition Wonder Woman, which is a two way trail that links Boy Wonder to the start of Point Brake.

These trails are on the updated map which is free to download from our website. And don't forget if you would like to support Majura Pines Trail Alliance but are not able to make it to trail days, there is a Paypal Donate on the right hand side of this page.

Click here for more information.



30th March 2017

Point Brake Trail Day

We had a fantastic trail day last Sunday and came very close to finishing Majura Pines newest trail, Point Brake. We will be running a short trail day this Sunday (2nd April) from 12:30 to put the finishing touches to this exciting gully run.

The plan is to work for a couple of hours, then be the first to ride the completed trail before retiring to Wilburs Cafe Bar at Hackett shops to toast our suceess at around 4pm.

Meet at the bottom of Boy Wonder / Rock Lobster. You will have to ride in to this spot, but that is ok as you will need your bike for trail testing later.

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


16th March 2017

Gully Run Trail Build

Come and help build our exciting new gully trail at Majura Pines. Imagine riding one long, downhill, singletrack half pipe. Or carving a wave. It's going to be a good un.

Meet at the Hackett top gate entrance (near the top of Boy Wonder / Planet Claire) at 0830 on Sunday 26th March. The nearest place to park is the Mackenzie St car park in Hackett. From there it is a short ride straight up Blue Metal Rd.

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.




Majura Fire Danger

More info about Fire Danger and mtbiking




Events & Build Days at Majura

    Details of future build days and events will appear here.




Supporters

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