Cooma offers some awesome riding experiences and consists of the the following riding areas.
(Please note that only Mt Gladstone and North ridge are sign posted)
MT Gladstone MTB Park
The Mt Gladstone MTB Park provides a variety of challenging cross-country and downhill tracks amongst some natural sub-Alpine forest. Tracks feature natural rock ramps, rock gardens, jumps, flowing berms and timber features .
Similar landscape to Mt Gladstone with some additional rock features fast flowing single track, a see-saw, a range of jumps to suit all levels. This is a great track with easy access off the creek walking and riding concrete from the centre of town.
This is another fun location to ride for all levels, again with some man made features, jumps and flowing single trail, this is a great link trail when heading from Pine Range trails to Mt Gladstone trails.
North Ridge and with Canberra only 100km to the North, Thredbo 100km to the South and Tathra 125km to the west Cooma is a great please to base yourself for day trips to:
Canberra – link to Stromlo, Madjura, Sparrow, Kowen
Tathra – link to their site
Jindy – link to mill creek anf bungarra
Thredbo link to Thredbo and Crackenback
Cooma is an easy one hour drive from Canberra or 4 hours south of Sydney, 7 hours North of Melbourne in the beautiful Snowy Mountains.
Once in Cooma you can jump straight on the creek bike/foot path to link up with Pine Range where you can ride the 17km network on the way to Mt Gladstone and/or Zalka Heights. The visitors centre have a free map you can grab to make your riding more enjoyable.
For those wanting to just take on Mt Gladstone it is a short 3 min drive south towards Thredbo/Jindabyne and look for Greendale Rd on your left, you will find the trail head 200m up this road on your left,
Common Sense is Key
Mountain Bike trails are often shared, which means they are also used by runners, walkers and equestrians, amongst others.
Please respect the environment and others by following
mountain bike trail etiquette.
Respect for the environment:
– Ride only on trails open to mountain biking
– Stay off muddy trails after rain
– Pack out what you carry in
– Environmental protection of all living things
– Control your bike and stay on the trail
– Trails are damaged when you skid
Respect of others:
– Respect other visitors to the forest
– Expect someone may be around the next corner
– Slow to approach others
– Pass others with care
– Everyone wants to enjoy the trails
– Control your speed
When mountain bike riding, be smart and have respect for yourself:
– Ride within your ability
– Expect foreseeable risks
– Stay hydrated
– Plan your ride
– Enjoy your ride with buddies
– Carry tools and spares
– Take a mobile
Mountain biking is not permitted on walking tracks.