Parklands MTB Trail Project Update – Stage One
An update on what’s happening with the new trails going in at Parklands. We’re about to start on stage one of six, as per below:
- [Stage One] 1km ‘green/easy’ access track from the Radar Hill Road carpark to the proposed skills area (map reference BT1)
- [Stage Two] 3.5km beginners loop (map reference SL1)
- [Stage Three] 2km intermediate ‘flow’ trail (map reference PT1)
- [Stage Four/Five] 0.5km skills area (map reference SA1)
- [Stage Six] 450m reroute of existing trail (map reference RR1) & Upgrade existing creek crossing (map reference RR2)
Stage One consists of the construction of an IMBA green trail that will be approximately 1km long and will provide access to the beginners loop (stage two) and skills area (stages four and five). It will also provide alternative access while Road Rage undergoes maintenance later this year as part of Stage Six.
After a slight delay caused by Cyclone Debbie, Trailworx is scheduled to start in the first week of May.
We’re organising for the trail care container to be relocated from it’s current location to where the skills area will be located. Thanks to Ranger Eugene (QPWS) for clearing out a spot and assisting us with the move and to club Trails officer Rob for organising the move.
Along with the grant signage from NSPR and SCRC we will have a project overview sign at the Radar Hill entrance to help visitors understand what’s going on. Club secretary Michael has kindly designed the sign and has organised the printing.
We should have equipment and a roughed in trail for volunteers the following weekend (Saturday/Sunday May 6th/7th). There will be QPWS volunteer induction/sign in on so please keep an eye on our club calendar/emails for when this will occur – we’re anticipating it to be 9AM Saturday. If you would like to volunteer but aren’t sure on what’s involved with trail building and maintenance, take a look at our Trail Care page.