During the past two weekends I have spent part of a day on the new mountain bike trails at Mt Annan Botanical Gardens. Last Sunday I went on a ride with Digi Dave and today I went on a ride with Kim. So far there are two loops – one of about 4km for “competent” riders (a technically fairly easy loop) and the second loop – an extension of about 3km is labelled as “intermediate”. This is slightly harder. Both loops are good fun – and if you go out there for a ride – it is easy to do the loops two, three or more times.
There is a page describing the loops on the Mt Annan Botanical Gardens website here
There are plans for a third loop – of about 7km for “advanced” riders some time in the future.
It used to cost $9 to enter the gardens at Mt Annan (by car). The O’Farrell government has recently made it free. Talking to one of the rangers there today – he told us this has resulted in visitor numbers increasing about 300%.
Here is my video of the ride -