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Phoenix trail is looking good

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Phoenix trail is looking good

Trail care went well on Saturday afternoon with the top part of Phoenix track being snazzed up and the Roo Valley/Meadows link track from last week being finished off.

I think Phoenix is still being worked on this week again so its closed to let the digger do its thing and for the new features to settle in. Keep an eye on the SCTA Facebook for more details.


Parklands Map

Hello folks,

Here is the Parklands map that is going up on the info boards throughout the park. It gives you a good guide showing how the numbered circuits work with the trail names.

Click to download PDF

Click to download PDF



Rookie ride at Parklands 8.30am on Saturday – 28/05/2016

Rookie ride at Parklands 8.30am on Saturday – 28/05/2016


I’ll be in Parklands at 8.30am Saturday morning if anyone wants to come for a easy ride. We will meet at the Radar Hill road carpark, Kulangoor – https://goo.gl/maps/c7jbcdjAsPT2.

Ride will be on the “Novice trail” and will be 5km long and take about an hour. We will stop plenty of times to give tips and ask questions. Bring water, sunscreen, helmet, glasses and a bike in good nic.

You will also need insurance so sign up for the 8-weeks free insurance that the MTBA is offering – http://www.mtba.asn.au/join/

If you are keen to come along leave a comment here or on Facebook or send an email to [email protected]


SCTA – Parklands Trail Care – Saturday Afternoon 28th May – 2pm

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SCTA – Parklands Trail Care – Saturday Afternoon 28th May – 2pm

Hi Folks,

Following on from the successful trail care session yesterday (Saturday 21st May) on the Roo Valley – Meadows link track the Sunshine Coast Trail Alliance is continuing works within Parklands along with Trailworx. Another trail care session has been organised for this Saturday 28th May at 2pm. Meet at Aitkenson Road side. Please arrive at least 15 minutes earlier.

Works to be done

  • Finishing work on Pheonix track
  • Rock-a-dile south (6) just a few corners and,
  • possibly the top of T-track

Please bring

Favourite tool of choice such as rake-hoe, a hat, gloves, sturdy shoes, water and sunscreen.

People can also head out during the week to assist while the Trailworx machine is working.

A few photos of yesterdays work


22/05/2016 Ringtail Forest Ride Summary

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22/05/2016 Ringtail Forest Ride Summary
Checking out a few of the forgotten forestry access tracks.

This morning was 17°C and overcast when eleven of us met at Read Park, Tewantin. We set out along McKinnon Drive towards the Tewantin National Park where we took ‘Harry’s Shortcut’ and the McKinnon Drive single track to Old Tewantin Road. The route was one used by Richard Poyner in Tewantin the week before and looked good on the map so we gave it a go.

A gradual climb up to the north of Lake Macdonald and then along the bitumen to the Old Coach trail (Alternate 4) and onto forestry roads (and some of the steepest climbs of the ride) to the top of the old Noosa Enduro downhill track which has lasted through the years but it starting to suffer a bit thanks to trail bikes.  At this point we began our trip back using park/forestry roads until we hopped back onto McKinnon Dr but taking a short cut via the suburbs to Lake Cooroibah Road and then the paths back to the cars.

The only glitch this ride was Greg sneaking off into the bushes to water some plants causing us to leave him behind. Michael ventured back and found him lurking around a pile of dead fish near McKinnon Dr.

We then went to Cafe Doonan for the well earned coffee and talked about how Michael and his Fat bike had the clear advantage on that 30 metres of sandy track we found.

All up the ride went for 40km and had around 420m of climbing, most of which were a few pinches scattered around Ringtail Forest.