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Green
2 years

In top shape over the weekend. Just Lava Flow to open (soon??) and we'll have the whole place back to its former (improved) glory...

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Amber
2 years

Rode the new / modified section down from the swimming pool today for the first time. Could only access the green loop and the dark blue loop off the back of it. Green is fine, although quite a...

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Green
2 years

All open trails were in great shape today - Jumps area is closed. A new trail head has opened up in Hornsby Park next to the kids playground giving access to a further 1.5km (ish) of green trails...

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Green
2 years

Stage 1 open and dry.
Dirt jumps closed.

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Red
2 years

Gate was locked Saturday afternoon, presumably due to some light rain

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Amber
2 years

And now for some big news - the first stages of OMV 2.0 have opened - partially. After 1pm on Saturdays, and on Sundays only, as trucks use it during the week, according to the SNORC website....

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Red
3 years

CLOSED UNTIL OCTOBER

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Red
3 years

Hornsby MBT @HornsbyMBT Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail area is now a construction site and is closed to the public until later this year. Per council website and Twitter.

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Red
3 years

Trail still officially closed.
Spoke to the council they said they'd look to open it for the long weekend.

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Red
3 years

Stay off until it dries up - the track is currently a river.

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Green
3 years

great

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Green
3 years

All good. Great riding surface all over

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Amber
3 years

Top sections are damp and tacky (grip is phenomenal), but as usual avoid lava flow for a couple of days.

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Amber
3 years

Top sections are damp and tacky (grip is phenomenal), but as usual avoid lava flow for a couple of days.

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Green
3 years

Misty morning. A couple of damp patches down on the lower tracks, but nothing too bad.

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Green
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Red
3 years

Closed as per Hornsby Council's website and Twitter feed.

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Green
3 years

Hot, Dry and Dusty!

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Green
3 years view
Green
3 years

Lava Flow is open and though a bit muddy in a couple of spots, is mostly clearing out nicely.

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Amber
3 years

Trail was in great shape this morning, almost completely dry, but Lava Flow is still closed.

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Amber
3 years

Was there on yesterday (Friday) afternoon, and bailed as it was wet in many places after the massive downpour. I'd assume it's a bit better now but would advise caution, particularly on the Lava...

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Green
3 years

Rode here last night. Pretty much all dry. Few small puddles, but nothing major.
Trail was in good condition.

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Amber
3 years

Wet, wet, wet. Full of puddles all around, though not officially closed, I‘d stay off till it settles down.

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Green
3 years

Trail is open - a few small puddles and damp/ slippery sections, but good to ride. (I didn't ride it today - just stopped at the trailhead, walked a small section and spoke to a couple of riders...

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Green
3 years

Per official Twitter this morning

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Red
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Green
3 years

Twitter Feed States Open, note: be careful some slippery sections may exist.

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Red
3 years

Closed due to wet conditions as per Twitter feed

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Green
3 years

First time there and the trail is in great condition. Good fun

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Green
3 years

Twitter: Hornsby MTB trail is open. Please be aware there may be natural hazards on the trail such as storm debris. Happy holidays, ride safely.

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Red
3 years

Twitter: Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is closed due to wet conditions.

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Green
3 years

All dry today despite yesterday's rain. Trail is in great nick. Get out there!

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Green
3 years

All good out there.

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Green
3 years

Some drilling work going on on the fire trail link to the start of Lava Flow and the ascending trail. Lava Flow can be accessed via the lower fire trail, but the ascending trail (newer bit) is...

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Green
3 years

All open Sat morning

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Amber
3 years

Friday morning the firetrail/road in the valley north from the seats/sign was closed off due to Northconnex activity. Access restricted to top entry of Lava Flow entry and to the lower section of...

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Green
4 years

All good last night, just a few very small puddles. Which will be gone pretty quickly today.

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Amber
4 years

Latest from Twitter:

Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is open. Enjoy the OMV Bike Festival. Lava Flow descent will remain closed until this afternoons event.

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Red
4 years

From Twitter:
'Hornsby MTB Trail is closed until wet conditions ease.'

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Green
4 years

Did a couple of laps in the middle of the day. Only a handful of small wet spots on Lava Flow, otherwise all good. Should be just about all dry by late arvo. Not keen on the smell of privet trees...

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Green
4 years

All good.

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Green
4 years

Been there earlier - great condition, fully dry. Fairies worked on it and trail is smooth and nice. Have fun!

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Green
4 years

Reopened on Monday per https://twitter.com/HornsbyMBT/status/...

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Red
4 years

Closed as per their Facebook page

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Green
4 years

Not just green, I'd call it hero dirt this morning.

Three small muddy spots on Lava Flow and that's it. Stay on the main line through those and your bike stays spotless.

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Green
4 years

All trails open again.

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Amber
4 years

Hornsby Mountain Bike Trails are now partially open. Please observe signs.Lava Flow and outer rim are closed.

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Red
4 years

Closed as per official twitter feed.

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Green
4 years

Avoid Lava Flow. Beyond the rock armored corner the trail is pretty slippery but the climb out is far too wet. There are a number of muddy puddles but for almost the entire climb the trail has...

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Green
4 years

All good today - Lava Flow is still a bit slippery in a few places but has mostly dried up.

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Amber
4 years

Council website says "open" but Lava Flow is very wet in places and in my opinion should be closed. I'll be staying off it for the next few days. All other trails are dry.

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Amber
4 years

I rode OMV today. It is very slippery where the sun hasn't been able to dry out the shaded trails. The bridges are quite slippery too. If it doesn't rain tonight then the sun and wind today...

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Green
4 years

per twitter

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Red
4 years

Closed due to wet weather as per Twitter post 16th June

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Green
4 years

All sections dry, no puddles. The clay is quite tacky though.

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Green
4 years

Open 24 May - https://twitter.com/HornsbyMBT/status/6020578543...

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Red
4 years

Closed as per official Twitter feed

@HornsbyMBT
Hornsby Mountain Bike trail is closed due to wet conditions.

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Green
4 years

Sexual chocolate!! Tracks couldn't be better, get some.

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Green
4 years

Officially open so I hear.

Rode it today and apart from a little dampness, trail was mostly fine. A few damp sections in Lava FLow, but not enough to risk damage to the trail.

There...

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Green
4 years

Rode it today. Little bit muddy in low bits of lava flow. Otherwise all good. Plus some new work on hill climb which is awesome.

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Green
4 years

Haven't been to the trail but announced that it has re-opened

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Red
4 years

Trail Closed as per official Twitter feed @HornsbyMBT due to wet weather.

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Green
4 years

All good today - in awesome condition. A bit of trail work going on on the uphill section above the road but still rideable.

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Red
4 years

It was closed on today: Easter Sunday

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Green
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Amber
4 years

Officially it's open however it's very slippery out there this morning and a few small puddles just after Turkey Royale. Lava flow is pretty damp, I'd give it a day or two to dry out and do some...

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Green
4 years

Open except for Lava Flow (Stage 2 blue downhill/flowy section).

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Red
4 years

Closed as per web page:...

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Amber
4 years

There's no 'official' status for this track but given the rain last couple of days I'd imagine the track is in no state to ride.

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Green
4 years

Rode OMV for the first time ever yesterday.

What a great track. Plenty of variety packed into a small area. Well worth the 100+km drive each way.

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Green
4 years

In pretty good nick considering it looks like it's getting a hammering. Rode the "new" bits for the first time - very swoopy / flowy on the bottom section. The new section of ascent is very...

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Green
4 years

Trail reopened on Saturday 13th. There were just a few damp patches remaining this morning, but it was mostly dry.

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Red
4 years

CLOSED according to Twitter

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Green
4 years

Opened this morning via official twitter page

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Red
4 years

Closed since December 2 according to the website.

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Green
4 years

Rode this on Monday after work (24th Nov). Had that storm rain pass through after lunch so I went there half expecting not to be able to ride it, but it was fine - wood sections showed a bit of...

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Green
5 years

Rode today after the rain, not even a puddle. (didnt ride the lower blue sniggle or climb out of the valley) but everything seemed pretty dry from the heat.

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Green
5 years

Dry and fast, and buffed clean.

Rain forecast for Sunday 10 November though....

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Green
5 years

Dry and fast, and buffed clean.

Went up there to practice on the 26er that I'm taking to Rotorua, whch turned out to have contaminated brakes.

Fortunately the Trek test ride day was...

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Green
5 years

Sensational! Rode it on the 29th, it was dry,dusty and fast. What a hoot! a few track improvements in stage 2, thanks trail builders/maintainers.

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Green
5 years

Reopened this afternoon, just in time for the weekend.

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Red
5 years

Closed due to this week's rain.

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Green
5 years

Glorious day out there today. So much better with the extended sections. Took a big group of kids down ages 8 to 11, and just hung out down the bottom all morning, riding without having to climb...

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Green
5 years

All good today

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Green
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Red
5 years

Trail Closed signs up this afternoon. Shame there was no tweet to report this...

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Green
5 years

Reopened on Tuesday arvo per the official twitter page.

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Red
5 years

Use your common sense. With the amount if rain we've had over the last few weeks it's going to take at least a few days of wind and sun for Sydney trails to become rideable again. Fire trails are...

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Red
5 years

""Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is closed due to wet conditions and is unlikely to reopen for several days." Per Council Website. You can get the tweets directly from council if you choose. We...

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Green
5 years

It's all open, including all of stage 2. The new section that had been damaged now has rock armouring and will hopefully drain well. I had the whole place to myself this morning - the new blue...

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Green
5 years

Rode this morning. All open except one small section at the end of the stage 2 blue loop which was being worked on. Trails in great condition.

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Amber
5 years

All open apart from the new stage 2 dark blue track which is undergoing more work.

Despite there being signs and bunting closing that track is was sad to see someone riding it today....

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Green
5 years

Rode there today. Ranger was down there and removed pretty much all the signs and tape, just keep and eye out for any signs.

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Amber
5 years

Latest update from Hornsby Council:
Most stage 2 trail areas are closed. Please observe closure signs and barrier tape. The rest of the trails are open (about 4 km).

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Red
5 years

I've just been told OMV is closed today. Apparently there are "Closed" signs up all over.

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Amber
5 years

The 2nd half of Turkey Royale from the big left hand berm to the start of Stage 2 is closed due to earth moving equipment being used down there this morning. Everything else is open and in great...

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Amber
5 years

The upward section is closed - probably for some last minute maintenance. But the rest is open!

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Green
5 years

The signage blocking the second stage is now up and all the barriers are down, so this would make me assume that it's unofficially open for the time being.

Really excited to have more...

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Amber
5 years

Rode this morning, tried to beat the rain but it was getting a bit tacky in some areas with water starting to pool so pulled stumps. Recommend letting it dry. Trail maintenance is happening at...

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Green
5 years

Open and very dry

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Green
5 years

Open and very dry considering the rain we've had!

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Red
5 years

Closed according to @HornsbyMBT twitter

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Amber
5 years

Doesn't appear officially closed but the track is wet in places so probably best to keep off until it dries out properly.

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Green
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Green
5 years

I haven't ridden it but Hornsby MTB says open as of Tuesday morning

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Red
5 years

Closed according to the Hornsby MTB twitter feed.

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Green
5 years

Back open...

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Red
5 years

Heavy downpour last night and trail closed today according to the official twitter feed.

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Green
5 years

I've not ridden it, but it was declared open by the Hornsby MTB twitter account earlier today. There was also a polite reminder to stay off the stage 2 trails while they are being constructed...

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Red
5 years

Giving the amount of rain we have had I would avoid riding OMV.

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Green
5 years

Dry and no longer tacky Smiling though that may change this arvo if...

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Green
5 years

Dry and tacky. Plenty of people out on their bikes today.

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Green
5 years

All good today.

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Green
5 years

Hot and dusty but always great.

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Green
5 years

All good, very busy this morning.

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Green
5 years

1st time here. Did 6 laps then went to do manly dam! This place will be pumping when the new trails are done. Did see a black snake but not on the track thank god! Track is nice and dry.

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Green
5 years

Punched out a few laps here today for the first time many months. Track is firm and a little tacky and all round its in fantastic condition. Look forward to the extensions next year.

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Green
5 years

A couple of wet spots but nothing too serious, seems to be a fair bit of scattered glass on parts of trail, particularly uphill blue line and black top section.

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Green
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Red
5 years

Hornsby MBT @HornsbyMTB

Trail closed, some sections of the Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail have had storm damaged. Also dangerous trees over the trail, please stay off.

After the recent...

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Red
5 years

Hornsby MBT @HornsbyMTB

Trail closed, some sections of the Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail have had storm damaged. Also dangerous trees over the trail, please stay off.

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Red
6 years

@HornsbyMBT: Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is closed. Heavy rain has softened trail areas too much for riding today. Stay tuned for updates.

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Green
6 years

Hornsby MBT ‏@HornsbyMBT

Blue and Black Trails of Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail are open (the Green beginner trail is closed and likely to open tomorrow).

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Red
6 years

Hornsby MBT ‏@HornsbyMBT

Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is closed due to recent and forecast rainfall.
Please keep off the trail while wet to avoid damaging it.

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Green
6 years

Hornsby MBT ‏@HornsbyMBT
Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is open.

News - Trailcare volunteers are invited to a BBQ brekfast on site 9am 23 November. RSVP to ph 02 9847 6832.

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Red
6 years

Hornsby MBT ‏@HornsbyMBT 18m ago
Mountain bike trail closed due to Total Fire Ban

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Green
6 years

All good, very busy this morning. Lots of people training for the fling perhaps?

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Green
6 years

Great Condition. Not many riders out though in this heat.

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Green
6 years

@HornsbyMBT

Trail sections all open.

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Amber
6 years

Second half of the trail going up was closed this morning.

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Green
6 years

Dry and fast conditions. Track in good order.

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Green
6 years

All good - and dry.

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Green
6 years

Great conditions. Trail fairies have made some improvements since I was last here a few months back.

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Green
6 years

Still in good nick. Dry with one or two small puddles up by the new swimming pool section (construction run-off?). Trail maintenance day on Sat 2:00pm.

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Green
6 years

Trail Fairies have been out leaf blowing O.M.V for the weekend.
Will Sunday be busy or empty like mothers day?

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Green
6 years

All good folks! Enjoy the weekend riding there.

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Green
6 years

All good. The recent work seems to have helped out in a couple of the sections which were prone to moistness. Still plenty of people parking around the track head rather than up in Dural St.

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Green
6 years

Perfect condition to ride.

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Green
6 years

Perfect. Hardly anyone riding. Few new rock placements making some bits easier and rain/puddle resistant. Great day to ride.

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Green
6 years

About as good as it gets this afternoon, even the north side near the pool which can get a bit damp was great.

I was demo'ing a Trek Superfly 100 AL Elite courtesy of my local LBS. Great...

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Green
6 years

Trail fairies were out (including myself) preening the track, and all good, though still a bit boggy in the big dipper region of the track, and it's coped with the atrocious weather pretty well....

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Green
6 years

Have personally checked and trail is OPEN folks.

Official Trail Status via Twitter - @HornsbyMBT
Official Trail Status via Webpage -...

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Red
6 years

Sign at trackhead said close due to wet weather. I rode on it (went in the back and didn't realize it was closed) and is mostly dry though and hopefully will be open for the weekend. Hopefully a...

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Green
6 years

The Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is OPEN. Ride with care.

Twitter: Hornsby MBT ‏@HornsbyMBT
Hornsby Council webpage which has the Twitter feed embedded...

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Red
6 years

It is still wet. Very wet. Consider the trail CLOSED until further notice.

Twitter: Hornsby MBT ‏@HornsbyMBT
Hornsby Council webpage which has the Twitter feed embedded...

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Red
6 years

Just in case it's not bleeding obvious, it's wet. Very wet and while the official Twitter notification hasn't been updated yet, consider the trail CLOSED until further notice. (It's now...

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Green
6 years

As of 12:00pm Thursday 20 - Trail is NOW OPEN.

Twitter: Hornsby MBT ‏@HornsbyMBT
Hornsby Council webpage which has the Twitter feed embedded...

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Red
6 years

As of 1:30pm Wednesday 19 - Trail is NOW CLOSED until further notice.

Twitter: Hornsby MBT ‏@HornsbyMBT
Hornsby Council webpage which has the Twitter feed embedded...

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Green
6 years

As of 1:30pm Friday 14 - Trail is open.

Twitter: Hornsby MBT ‏@HornsbyMBT
Hornsby Council webpage which has the Twitter feed embedded...

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Red
6 years

As of 2:15pm Wed 12 - Trail is closed off.

Hornsby MBT ‏@HornsbyMBT as of 19:00
The Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is closed until further notice.

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Green
6 years

Was riding with Mrs Fatboy when the rain came around 2pm but it didn't last too long and the track held up. It was damp to start with but a credit to it's design, didn't see one bit of standing...

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Green
6 years

Twitter Trail Status: ‏@HornsbyMBT
HSC Website:...

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Red
6 years

Well, it was outstanding yesterday.

Today it's copping a belting by heavy rain. Will need several days to a week of sunshine to dry out. Let's hope this downpour doesn't hang around too...

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Green
6 years

Outstanding.

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Green
6 years

Hornsby mountain bike track is OPEN
As per Hornsby Council twitter account.

Hornsby MBT ‏@HornsbyMBT 30.5.13

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Red
6 years

Still closed due to wet weather.
As per Hornsby Council website and twitter.

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Red
6 years

If it isn't obvious.
As per Hornsby Council website and twitter.

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Green
6 years

Outstanding. First time and loved every second. Well worth the trip.
I would like to send a email to the right person on the council to express my thoughts and thanks for building a wonderful...

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Green
6 years

No issues, rode there on Sunday. Forgot my shoes, so had to ride with my crocs...

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Green
6 years

@HornsbyMBT: Hornsby Mountan Bike Trail is open.

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Red
6 years

@HornsbyMBT: Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is closed until further notice.

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Green
6 years

@HornsbyMBT: 17:00hrs - Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is open. Please ride carefully.

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Red
6 years

@HornsbyMBT: Hornsby Mountain Bike Trail is closed until further notice.
Keep the trail in good condition - "Ride Dirt Trails, Not Mud Trails."

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Green
6 years

Stunning in the valley early this morning, mist and fog blanketed the lower northern trails and the track was grippy and mostly completely dry. There are two puddles on the northern ascent but...

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Green
6 years

Hornsby Twitter feed says trail is open again @6pm 8/4/13

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Red
6 years

The Hornsby MB Trail is STILL closed due to soft surface condition and more rain on the way. Please stay off to prevent damaging the trail. Follow trail status updates via twitter @HornsbyMBT

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Red
6 years

The Hornsby MB Trail is closed due to soft surface condition and more rain on the way. Please stay off to prevent damaging the trail. Follow trail status updates via twitter @HornsbyMBT

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Green
6 years

Nice and dry this morning

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Green
6 years

Still nice and dry. All good.

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Green
6 years

Nice and dry. All good.

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Green
6 years

Rode a few laps yesterday (Sun, 10 Mar) evening. The hard pack is getting quite nice, and even though the trail seems to drain quite well, there are some wet spots that have gotten rutted out a...

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Green
6 years

Re-opened today.

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Red
6 years

See https://twitter.com/HornsbyMBT for updates

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Amber
6 years

Not officially closed but due to the amount of rain today, I would say it will be closed.

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Green
6 years

Now officially open to ride while to weather is good.

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Red
6 years

All trails are closed until they dry out.

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Green
6 years

Damp. Tacky. Fine to ride.

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Green
6 years

Rode a few laps there today in the middle of the day and it was fine. One small wet spot near the start and everything else was tacky to dry. Love that track! Well, the intermediate section...

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Amber
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Green
6 years

Very much green/open as of this afternoon. I think riders had issues this morning when there would have been a bit of due around on the wood sections. I think the trail drains really well as I...

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Amber
6 years

Very tacky but some mud spots in the corners. Generally it has drained well.

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Green
6 years

rode it this afternoon. Trail is in great shape, no issues

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Amber
6 years

It would be accurate to say the trail will be sodden with the amount of rainfall we've received over Hornsby overnight and whilst there is no official notification from Hornsby SC the trail is...

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Green
6 years

There was some good rain overnight and no sign of any water on the trail.

Nice little loop! Some great features and will be great once the extensions go in.

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Green
6 years

Awesome fun. Plenty of people using it.

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Green
6 years

OMV is now officially open and the trail good to go. 'Officially' enjoy!

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Red
6 years

OMV (a.k.a. Hornsby MTB Park) will now officially open to the general public from 12 noon Saturday 9th February - weather permitting.

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Red
6 years

Official opening has been postponed due to bad weather. This means the track is also closed for the foreseeable future.

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6 years

Just a heads up... Hornsby Council will have an official opening ceremony for OMV on Feb 2.

While this ceremony is invite only, riders are welcome on track that day from midday onwards (I...

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Red
6 years

OMV is NOW CLOSED for 3 weeks until the official opening takes place. This is the official council notice.

Hornsby Shire Council
Information Notice 11.01.2013

The Hornsby...

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Red
6 years

Closed this weekend as per Snorc Facebook update (Council closed due to total fire ban)

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Green
6 years

dusty and dry but open. how did everyone escape the heat?

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Green
6 years

What an awesome little trail! Holding up well to the first 10 days of official use. Conditions today were firm but a little dusty. Quite a few cars at the trail head but didn't have too many...

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Green
6 years

rode yesterday, the extra moisture from all that rain has helped the bed in process a great deal, plus increased riders is seeing it get faster and faster. a few loose corners to watch out for...

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Green
6 years

Rode it this morning - was in fine condition

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Red
6 years

Word is this new trail is too wet for riding right now. Sorry folks, just a little longer!...

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