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Status History


Age Notes
Green
2 weeks

Very loose, needs some rain to settle the dust. Watch those descents!

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Green
4 weeks

All open and the driest I've seen it. The creek at the bottom of Quarry is just a trickle.

From what I can see they've only back burned the Stones Parade end. Couldn't see anything else...

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Red
6 weeks

Stone Pde side of cascades will undergo a hazard reduction burn this weekend.
I'd expect the RFS to close all of the trails from Ralson, cambourne, acron, Douglas to keep people out (safe)...

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Amber
11 weeks

Wet. Still rideable but you'll need to clean your bike

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Amber
26 weeks

still very damp at the top and very loose down heath track. Davidson/acron/quarry pretty dry through.

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Amber
27 weeks

Should have ridden the road bike today! Trail was very sloppy.... don't think I've seen it this wet in a long time! Needs a long break from rain before it's worth riding again.

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Green
43 weeks

Only stuck a toe in, across on the Linigen Pl track, down Quarry and back up Lower Cambourne. All pretty dry and getting loose. Reasonable traffic lines on the Linigen Pl track and Quarry Track,...

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Green
46 weeks

Dry, rocky and very loose on the descents - take care!

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Green
50 weeks

All good

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Green
1 year

Still a bit of water on the track down at creek level, but the track in from Douglas Ave and out to Wyatt Ave is getting dry and loose. The downhill sides of the water bars on the climb out to...

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Amber
1 year

Rode down Lower Cambourne, a bit of Bare Creek and up Quarry Track today. Still water running over Cambourne and Bare Creek tracks in a few places. Quarry Trail is fine up to the gate, but with...

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Amber
1 year

Descended Heath Trail and climbed quarry today. Heath was wet where you'd expect with some eroded water bars. Eyes up about half way down as one bar has some deep erosions that could cause...

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Green
1 year

Tree down at upper Camborne

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Red
1 year

I know its subjective but the crossings looked a bit waterlogged to me

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Green
1 year

As good as it gets. A big damp... But that means there's no sand and the trail is grippy!

There's some water around at the bottom of Heat trail but apart from that it's dry and riding well...

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Amber
1 year

Very wet, stacks of puddles on the Rolstan side of the Heath track. Seems to be more puddles than normal. St Ives side is good.
If you want to trash your bike go for it.

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Green
1 year

Beautiful! Cascades always rides well with a bit of dampness. Couple of puddles here and there but it means the sand is damp and the trail fast!

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Green
1 year

Dry and dusty.

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Red
1 year

Applies from Fri 4 Mar 2016, 5.00am to Tue 8 Mar 2016, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 3 Mar 2016, 2.13pm.

Closed areas: Heath trail - hazard reduction

Some areas of this park are closed...

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Green
1 year

Rode this afternoon. Tracks are mostly bone dry with a little water in the gutters. The track is pretty loose & rocky s you've really got to take care on the descents. Wouldn't want to come...

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Amber
1 year

Went for first night 2016 ride last night. Down Heath is very rocky and loose and some very large rocks to negotiate. Quite cut up and rutted in places. Lotsa standing water covering whole track...

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Red
1 year

From Trailcare: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbi...

National Park Wet weather trail closures

Due to the heavy, consistent rainfall this week I would like to...

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Green
1 year

Rode all firetraps in the valley and all good.

Heath Track is still loose and with the dry weather is now quite sandy so be careful on the descent.

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Green
1 year

Generally dry in most areas but keep an eye out for loose stones and the occasional downed tree.

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Amber
1 year

Generally dry. However, there have been a number of snake sightings over the past few days. Please be aware of them.
Diamond Pythons & Red-Bellied Black snakes have been seen. Happy...

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Green
1 year

Fine. Recent rain has tempered down the sand nicely.

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Green
2 years

Take it easy descending the steeper part of Heath Track. With the recent rains the downslope sides of the waterbars are covered in babyhead rocks.

The rest is good.

Perfect riding...

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Green
2 years

Green although if you're planning to bomb down Heath trail be careful. The recent rain has uncovered lots of loose rocks and if you're at KOM speed you could have a very nasty off.

Lower...

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Green
2 years

All good

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Green
2 years

Rode today from Ralston Ave down Heath, up Lower Cambourne and Cascades trail to Acron Oval. Hadn't done Heath for a while and surprised how rocky it has become. Need a few runs to remember where...

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Green
2 years

As good as I've seen it. Clear lines, dry, sand not an issue.

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Green
2 years

I'm calling it green as, even though there is standing water in many places, its sandy. Your bike will need a clean.

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Green
2 years

Plenty of water about but still running clear and with the sandy base a quick hose had the bike clean.

With lots of the single trail in the area not holding up too well to this wet weather...

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Amber
2 years

Ok fellas... best avoid, trail is rideable but its very wet and messy, lots of trees down and branches. I rode cascades lower cambourne, guarry, mona vale sniggle, muppet show etc..

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Amber
2 years

Rode Cascades and Heath trail yesterday 2nd May.
Cascades ride to Davidson side was rideable, creek crossings were swollen but rideable.
Still have a few fallen trees across the trail, so...

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Amber
2 years

Rode 4 gates today. Still Amber.

Be careful 3/4 of the way down Heath as there's a big tree directly over the track after a corner and if you're going quick you may not stop in time!

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Amber
2 years

Massive rainfall, trees down everywhere locally.

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Green
2 years

Rode Phil's Sneaky, Quarry, Lower Cambourne and Upper Cascades today. A few wet spots but otherwise fine.

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Red
2 years

Really wet... best avoid for a while.

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Green
2 years

Its in great form if you love baby head rocks and sand drifts. Dry as, but sketchy.

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Green
2 years

Perfect! damp but not wet.

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Green
2 years

A bit wet but Cascades rides well after a bit of rain so if you need a ride get out there!

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Amber
2 years

The top of Cascades off Quarry around to Acton oval is a mess of branches on the fire trail as they have cut back both sides of the bush and sprayed it all over the fire trail. Destined to kill...

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Green
2 years

Just damp mostly - which helps traction a bit I think. No standing water of note.

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Green
2 years

Nice and dry.
No snakes.
Just 350 sticks that look just like snakes!

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Green
3 years

Recent rain has settled the sand so nice and fast. Not too much water on the trail so I'm calling a green

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Green
3 years

So there's a fair bit of water still on the trail and with the amount of water there has been a lot of movement of rocks, sand, new erosion channels etc. so it's not a double green but it's very...

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Green
3 years

Puddles in the usual spots however BEWARE they've moved the rock at the gate to the National Park on the Ralston Avenue side to the left to stop the motor bikes. You can no longer just blast...

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Green
3 years

Green as. Smiling

I hate Quarry climb....

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Green
3 years

Perfect. The rain overnight has settled the sand so it's nice and grippy everywhere. Pulled out a 1:01:45 4 Gates so pretty happy with that! Now for the sub 1 Hour...

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Green
3 years

Watch out for sandy corners... not as bad as it can get in Summer but it is quite dry. Rode 4 Gates so all trails in the valley and everywhere is looking good!

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Green
3 years

It's nice, damp sand makes it hard and smooth. I rode it last weekend and there was a fair amount of water in the crossings leading to wet shoes, not today however!

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Green
3 years

A bit of running water here and there, but the track down from Acron, the Quarry Track and Lower Cambourne are all good.

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Green
3 years

a bit boggy in places but otherwise fine..

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Green
3 years

Good, sand is damp but not too wet.

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Green
3 years

Rode it tonight. Nice and dry and there's only about 1" of water flowing over the Stone Pde causeway.

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Green
3 years

Very nice out there, very dry and not too sandy.

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Green
3 years

all good

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Green
3 years

Rode cascades, bare creek and quarry climb.

Dry all round this morning, sandy and loose in places.

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Green
3 years

Quick blast thru at 5:30am this morning whilst cool. Morning dew keeps the sand packed ok. Trail is good. Watch out for the 50+ horse poos (these make it almost amber)...

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Green
3 years

Loose and sandy now. What a difference two days makes.

Some large rocks sitting up on the line on the downhill side of some of the waterbars - be prepared to dodge them.

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Green
3 years

Nice. Well packed after rain. Few puddles easy to dodge.

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Green
3 years

It is so sandy and cut up, with major drifts. I am tempted to say its amber. It needs some rain to take care of the sand. Some big rocks on the lines to avoid. Not its usual fun self at the...

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Green
3 years

Mostly pretty dry and loose, though the main track in from Acron Oval is fine and there are reasonable riding lines on the Ralston Ave and Quarry Track climbs and on Lower Cambourne. A couple of...

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Green
3 years

All good. Some large sand banks in parts from recent rains. Also rocky, so keep an eye out.

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Amber
3 years

Lots of new ruts and rocks so marking orange as a notice to knock some speed off on the descents first time out. Not too bad as far as standing water.

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Amber
3 years

Rode through from Kitchener St to Stone Parade this morning. Lots of water as you would expect and there is a tree down right across the fire trail below the hills down from Stone Parade....

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Green
3 years

Only rode the track through from Linigen Place to the tip / quarry road. A couple of wet patches (despite all the work down on this track). I assume the rest of Cascades would be similar - a bit...

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Green
3 years

Nicely packed and dry after last nights rain.

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Green
3 years

Most Sydney region parks will re-open morning of October 26. See:

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Red
4 years

Here we go again.

IMPORTANT: Due to the current fire emergency, all national parks have been closed across the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area until further notice. Some commercial...

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Green
4 years

All good

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Amber
4 years

The National Park is open again after the total fire ban.

However, be aware that there is a bushfire in the Davidson area. See:

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Red
4 years

Total Fire Ban
All tracks and trails across all of the Metropolitan National Parks are closed Sunday 13 October 2013 due to Total Fire Ban. West Head Road is closed, however the basin...

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Green
4 years

NPWS extreme fire danger closure has been lifted. See:

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Red
4 years

Closed due to extreme fire danger. See:

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Green
4 years

Rode Upper and Lower Cambourne, Quarry Track and Linigen Pl tracks today. All good. Work has finished on the Linigen Pl track and it is now a lot less technical, with a few pretty steep water...

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Green
4 years

All the sand is nicely packed after the rain. Only saw one area of standing water, easily avoided. Nice ride right now.

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Green
4 years

Rode the cascades yesterday. Everything was in good nick, water in the creeks as usual. Great ride!

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Green
4 years

Rode down Lower Cambourne, up Quarry, down Quarry and up Cascades today. Still a few bits of water running over the track, but everything else is dry. Some work going on on the track from Linigen...

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Green
4 years

Cascades were fine and dry on Wednesday, water in the creek but in good shape everywhere else. Good fun!

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Green
4 years

Rode through from Linigen Pl to the Quarry Track / Mona Vale Rd intersection. A couple of wet spots, but generally good. Judging by the condition of that section, the rest of Cascades should be...

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Amber
4 years

Wet in places still with some large puddles on the St Ives side.

Had nothing in the tank today... had to walk a large section of Quarry Track. Embarassing.

On the upside, St Ives...

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Amber
4 years

Rode down from Acron Oval via Lower Cambourne and out to Ralston Ave this arvo. Still a fair bit of water about and plenty of soft patches. Had forgotten how hard those water bars make the ride...

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Green
4 years

Pretty good. Some water in front of water bars, and a bit of sand flicked up, but a lot of it is dry and packed well. Borderline amber. St Ives is probably a bog.

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Green
4 years

Rode 4 gates yesterday. Broke my PB by 3 minutes! Smiling Trail is in...

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Green
4 years

Rode 4 Gates amd entire track is in great condition. Bit wet on the valley floor so you'll need to hose the bike down. If you're entering from Acron Oval watch for a tree over the track about 1/2...

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Green
4 years

Rode this track this morning from the bottom of Kitchener St around the the bare creek and up to the entrance on the corner of Acron and Douglas. Fare few puddles up the top near the quarry, but...

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Green
4 years

A few muddy bits after last weekends washout. Overall not too bad. Half between green and amber. Give it a green cos its firetrail. Lots of families out there, so take it easy on the Davidson...

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Green
4 years

Entered from Ralston and down through Health, Bear and Cascades to Slone Parade and Borgnis all in nice condition - unlike me after 12 mths of not riding !

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Amber
4 years

Rode through from Linigen Pl to the Quarry Track yesterday and it is very wet. Didn't venture further in, but my guess is the rest also needs a few days to dry out a bit before it's fun. Did look...

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Amber
4 years

Wet.... But rideable.

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Green
4 years

Couple of puddles after last nights downpour. Quite well packed and quick at the moment.

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Green
4 years

Some puddles still and some surprise rocks on the lines on the landing zones on the downhill side of the waterbars, so sight your line before you leave the ground - steering in the air can be...

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Green
4 years

Only just green. Lots of puddles still and sand is really taking toll on the drivetrain. Needs a few more dry windy days to be at its best.

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Green
4 years

Rode it last night. Still lots of puddles as you'd expect after Saturdays rain and the chain felt like a piece of mining equipment on the ride home but not too bad. Certainly it was dry enough...

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Green
4 years

Rode it today, no standing water to speak of just the usual drains running down the hill.

There was even some soft sand starting to appear in places.

Deepest causeway was about 1...

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Green
4 years

Rode it today and it was great...a few tiny puddles and some soft spots here and there but I'd say green to go. Although with rain forecast for the next 5 days I'm sure it'll change.

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Amber
4 years

First ride in a while. Track is wet but quite rideable. Not too many puddles so looks like the recent waterbar work is doing its job. Some bits are wet sand so a little effort is required. Bike...

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Green
4 years

Great morning ride with cascades at its best, the showers of yesterday helping to pack down the trails. Also did the entire st ives single for the first time.....nice single track! The water...

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Green
4 years

The little bit of rain has taken the edge of the sand / loose gravel. Rode Heath & Quarry and were both in top condition.

Be careful on those Heath water bars though... found a guy 1/...

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Red
4 years

"ALL TRACKS AND TRAILS CLOSED FOR WALKING, HORSE-RIDING AND CYCLING FROM FRIDAY, 11 JANUARY TO MONDAY 14 JANUARY

All walking tracks in NSW National Parks will be closed until at least...

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Green
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Red
4 years

On Tuesday 8 January all NSW national parks and reserves will be closed due to predicted catastrophic bushfire conditions. More information will be available after 9am Tuesday 8 January. For more...

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Green
4 years

Good condition, only wet bits are the normal creek crossings.

Rather hot around 11 when I went through!

Wasn't impressed by the three moto riders coming in off the Stone Parade...

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Green
4 years

Cascades is FAST. Nice line has formed and the rain has packed down some of the loose sand. Had a great ride and got a PB of 1:04 for 4 Gates.

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Green
4 years

Very dry... actually quite sandy and loose. Needs a bit of rain to pack it down and make it super fast!

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Green
4 years

All good. Not impacted much by rain. A few puddles, not very deep.

Managed to get up Quarry in one go without dabbing for the first time ever, but I was slower than last time. WT?...

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Green
4 years

All good. Not impacted by rain. Couple of puddles easily avoided. Very dry and quick overall. Got up Quarry today in middle ring - long time goal for me.

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Green
4 years

Light rain has settled the dust, but the big sand drift next to Bare creek is still there and will catch the unwary. Track is in very good condition. There is still a bog on the single track at...

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Green
4 years

Pretty good condition with excellent traction on most of the steep climbs.

One boggy bit between St Ives gate and Acron, and the very bottom of Heath/Bare Creek track where you turn right...

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Green
5 years

Looks like they canned the burning off. Signs are still up but no activity.

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Red
5 years

For those planning their weekend...Hazard reduction burn on 6th Oct.

Still open this arvo AFAIK.

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Green
5 years

Great riding this morning, dry and fast down cascades and Heath.

What a great little area, first time riding cascades as well as first time out with clipless pedals and cleated shoes. Big...

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Green
5 years

Nicely packed down after last nights rain. Very quick and drained and no sand drifts.

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Green
5 years

Dry and dusty, except for the creek crossings. Mostly well-packed own, but a few sand drifts on a couple of the corners on the way down Heath Track from Ralston. Some of the waterbar faces are...

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Green
5 years

Its packed down now. Very quick. Only a couple of sandy corners. Its about the best I have seen now for years. Waterbars are good now too for air. Hill from Acron and Quarry Hill have also been...

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Green
5 years

Mostly dry, but they've been doing some work on the trails and there are some very soft bits now. Be especially careful of the downhill from Heath track as quite a few of the waterbars are VERY...

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Green
5 years

Driest i've seen it in a very long time, where massive puddles usually are there just dry sand. Dry and dusty, minimal cleaning required.

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Green
5 years

A bit boggy in places but very rideable, lots of fun. Just expect a clean afterwards..

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Green
5 years

Marginally damper than last weekend. A few puddles and you'll need to clean your bike afterwards pretty thoroughly, but otherwise pretty rideable. One of these days I'll get up Quarry Climb...

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Green
5 years

A few puddles and you'll need to clean your bike afterwards pretty thoroughly, but otherwise pretty rideable. Give those climbing legs a workout !...

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Green
5 years

A few puddles and you'll need to clean your bike afterwards pretty thoroughly, but otherwise pretty rideable. In contrast to last time i rode it with Jacojoco after the grading, it's well packed...

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Amber
5 years

Not too bad - trail has been graded so does not hold to much water

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Green
5 years

A few large puddles after water traps, but all rideable and on the whole pretty dry

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Green
5 years

Rode there today. The earth works have certainly changed the surface. It was all good until a savage rock jumped out and bang! instant flat:(
There is a bit of mud down the bottom, so went...

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Amber
5 years

Lots of resurfacing work has taken place and the diggers are still in there. The track seems to be holding a lot more water; it's really boggy and damp as instead of the nice well draining sand...

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Amber
5 years

Rode yesterday. Track is now very dry except a couple of bog holes. Heath track (off Ryland/Wyatt end) to Bare Creek has been totally wiped clean and is smooth, except water bars have been...

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Amber
5 years

Rode it this morning (3/4/12), and they are apparently resurfacing the track from the Davidson power plant down to lower camborne and almost to the top of lower camborne. As such there is a lot...

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Amber
5 years

Almost a green. Lot of standing water still in the usual areas with a lot of mud/ruts around. Lots of dry areas as well. All fallen trees have been removed.

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Amber
5 years

I'm calling orange. It's wet, but not any worse than I've seen it. There's been some extra holes formed so watch it where water is/has pooled on the steep bits. Some nice wheel size holes to...

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Red
5 years

wet wet wet

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Amber
5 years

Its about the wettest I have ever seen. Its not draining and the puddles are huge. Many lines are being carved into clay. Surprising as I thought this last week would have improved.

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Amber
5 years

Fair bit of water about although still very rideable.

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Red
5 years

Very very wet, like riding in a creek. Stay clear.

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Amber
5 years

Very, very wet but quite a lot of fun! Rode 4 gates today. The creek crossing are running very full and very fast.. got washed off the bike on one crossing so you do need to watch out for them...

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Amber
5 years

WET

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Green
5 years

Just rode it. Some wet patches as usual but very rideable.

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Red
5 years

Very wet, should not be ridden

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Green
5 years

Good. Some small puddles. Nothing to worry about. Get out there!

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Amber
5 years

Quarry trail from Ralston is quite rutted and water logged in places. Take care on largish loose exposed rocks. Some wide puddles now that are not disappearing. Quite dry and quick on the Stone...

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Amber
5 years

I rated the main track green the other day, but I rode the wider area today and the St Ives side is quite water logged. I would avoid riding between Quarry Hill to St Ives Acron oval and Lower...

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Green
5 years

Not bad. Lot of the track is dry and crusty. Some puddles in the usual places that will take time to dry. Overall its rideable and dry and good.

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Amber
5 years

Havn't ridden but live and work local and the trail will be soaked and the creeks swollen.

It'll be rideable but will fill your drive train with sand and you may get washed away on a creek...

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Green
5 years

Dry and a clean line starting to appear!

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Green
5 years

As good as it will get. Dry and quick.

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Green
5 years

Rode through from Stone Parade in French's Forest to Acron Oval in St Ives, via Bare Ck and Lower Cambourne tracks today. Mostly dry with a few bits of standing water. Surprised at how eroded the...

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Green
6 years

Drying out very nicely!!! Couple of puddles and still a a bit of wet sand on the bike but the best it's been for a long time.

Rode 4 gates so hit the entire trail and all sections are good...

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Green
6 years

A bit damp... Bike will need a clean... But I call it green

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Amber
6 years

Wet but rideable, weirs are overflowing so take care

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Amber
6 years

Boggy... Felt like riding through wet sand... Because I was! Rode 4 Gates so hit the entire trail.

Glad to get out for a mid week ride although it was about as wet as I've ridden Cascades...

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Green
6 years

Wet and gritty.... not what you want at 6am on a Sunday morning, inspiration levels were low.

Still, it's all firetrail so you won't do any harm.

Watch out for a few areas on the...

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Green
6 years

Still lots of sticks on track all over the lines from recent cut back. Very dry now and quick again. Only around 8 degrees this morning. Very cold at 6am.

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Green
6 years

Dry as!

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Green
6 years

Very rideable but messy, still lots of fun.

Not sure why but there logging what looks like to be the whole cascades.., They've done a serious amount of trees?? Looks completely different...

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Green
6 years

Only road the top bit from liningen but not boggy and very dry. Can only assume that the rest is fine from past judgement.

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Amber
6 years

Same as Thursday... Lots of water and clay but ok if you are happy cleaning your bike

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Amber
6 years

Still lots of water on the trail... Actually for Cascades it's taking a very long time to dry.

Very rideable but bike will get wet and dirty

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Amber
6 years

Lots of water on the track and a fair bit of clay.... Some rocks have moved around are in the landing zone when launching off the water bars so watch for these.

All in all it's well worth...

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Amber
6 years

Rid it today and still wet and needs some dry days to recover ...

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Amber
6 years

Track is wet and very bad erosion - Dangerous on the downhill.

Will need a few dry days!!

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Green
6 years

Erosion in action! With the 4WD coming through early last week, & the following days of heavy rain, the track has changed quite a bit. Where there was once loose sand & clay, gone! The...

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Green
6 years

Rode the track early afternoon and a bit damp with a sprinkling of small puddles in some areas. Bizarrely even with the rain last weekend, the creek crossings are slightly lower than the last few...

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Amber
6 years

Very boggy down at the bottom, though otherwise all right.

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Amber
6 years

Wet, boggy and not good for the drivetrain - But fun. Prepare to wash the bike down

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Amber
6 years

muddy and generally horrible, not green but not red...

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Green
6 years

Wet is some parts, "river" crossings interesting but ok. If you dont mind getting some dirt on your bike go ahead!

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Green
6 years

Main trails are perfect, cascades, bare creek, quarry, heath, lower cambourne etc.. hardly any puddles and bog. The not so popular trails where a bit boggy like you would expect.

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Green
6 years

Still very wet. Only green because it's fire trail.

Quite a bit of traffic today climbing up towards Belrose as we were dropping down. Quarry climb was fun...

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Amber
6 years

Fine to ride, just prepare for a bit of mud in the usual places. Had a very good ride.

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Amber
6 years

Still a little damp through the lower parts, which usually take at least 3 weeks to dry out fully regardless. Quite ridable, but you're gonna get wet.

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Amber
6 years

Surprisingly wet. Hasnt really started drying yet. Good enough to ride but lots of puddles and mud. Not doing your bike any favours and some hard work to ride thru.

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Amber
6 years

Rode Heath, Bare ck, Cascades and the Cambournes this morning. Plenty of water around but easy enough to find a dry line most places. A word of caution on the yellowish, clay/muddy bit at the...

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Red
6 years

Very wet and boggy. some areas OK to ride but in general best to stay away.

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Amber
6 years

Wet and boggy, but rideable. Maybe a few days to dry out.

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Green
6 years

Information from Stu White:

Rode cascades and Heath this afternoon (2 April). Conditions not too bad. A little wet and washed out in areas but very rideable.

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Green
6 years

All good, it is significantly better than last week.

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Amber
6 years

Wet..boggy..and not very good. Not worth riding unless u like cleaning and destroying your bike.

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Amber
6 years

I'm calling Cascades Orange... didn't think it'd happen!

After the rain there are some big erosion channels and exposed rocks. Most of the lines have changed so if you're used to barreling...

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Green
6 years

All good with most of the puddles being near the bottom of the valley. The creek on the bare creek track is very sandy on one side and has sticky mud on the other side.

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Green
6 years

Go Go Go!

It's fast everywhere except up Quarry track, oh and the other up hill bits. Maybe that's just me........

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Green
6 years

completely dry all round.

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Green
6 years

Great condition... standard puddles, the climbs haven't got any smaller!

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Green
6 years

Few puddles in usual places, but in good condition!

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Green
6 years

Just rode through before that massive downfall of rain. Absolutely bone dry but not sure now

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Green
6 years

Rode through on Saturday morning. Everything was fine then.

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Green
6 years

Perfect conditions.... although more than a few runners on the trail... most polite.... some quite rude

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Green
6 years

Perfect...nice little trail appearing. Hard, compact and fast!

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Green
6 years

Track dry sandy and rocky. Good riding

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Green
6 years

Track mostly damp and fast. Mud in the top part of the single track. (Best to walk this part. Only 5 meters).

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Green
6 years

Quite a few puddles about, especially on the uphill side of every waterbar - but nothing to be concerned about. The bike stayed remarkably clean during the ride & had no worries tossing in...

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Green
6 years

Great riding! Little damp but only one puddle.

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Amber
6 years

Track a litter damp, Water in the usual places. Lots of sticks/twigs getting caught in the wheels. But a good ride all round!

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Green
6 years

A few puddles but nothing huge. A few splashes of mud/water on the bikes and shoes but not enough to worry man or machine. All the creek crossings were fine. Lots of Goanna's and a Wallabie

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Amber
6 years

Dont bother. Too much water. Over saturated from this mornings rain. Only go if you want to go slow and clean your bike later.

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Amber
6 years

Not too bad. 2 trees down, but not in bad spots (watch out Jono). Some wet areas but not muddy. Quite a quick ride thru and track not damaged. The creeks have subsided to normal. The sandy areas...

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Red
6 years

Wow....i didnt ride it but i did walk it and i took the big camera. I had to take my shoes off and roll my pants up just to cross those little rivers that usually have about 2-3cm of water, never...

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Green
6 years

Track pretty much dry with only two or three puddles. Goes Well!!

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Amber
6 years

Lods of water in the shady sections. Your bike is going to get muddy and you're going to get wet.

Very ridable though... and a PB on 4 gates.. 1:11...

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Amber
6 years

Very wet!! Still rideable, had lots of fun but bear in mind it will take its toll on your drivetrain. Very cool thou, rivers are flowing very fast and very high.

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Amber
6 years

Still wet puddles in the usual areas but drying out. Ride only if you want to clean your bike!

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Green
6 years

Rode cascades this afternoon, couple of puddles at the top of the waterbars but generally nice and dry

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Amber
6 years

Not great. Lots of water and carved up areas. Slow ride.

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Amber
6 years

Lots of water around and getting muddy. Should be ok if no rain for a few days!

[Mod. sounds like it should be amber - done]

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Green
6 years

All good, the runners had a great time!

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Amber
6 years

On sunday the bare creek trail run will be on and they will be trail runners on the cascade track between 7-11 am

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Green
6 years

Great. The sand is hard packed and the clay mud is dry. About as good as Cascades gets. Amzing what one hot sunny day does.

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Amber
7 years

Before the rain it was very sandy and scetchy. The rain has hardened the sand, but there are some exposed clay bits that are carving up. Its quite nice and quick to ride however wont take much to...

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Green
7 years

Generally dry with puddles in the usual shaded spots. I also saw quite alot of motorbike tyre marks on heath and bare creek tracks.

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Green
7 years

A bit of wet hear and there but otherwise great.

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Green
7 years

Was expecting a lot more water this afternoon, but trail was surprisingly dry.

Keep an eye out - some large babyhead rocks on the trail line on the downhill side of some of the water bars...

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Green
7 years

Track is still wet and some water lying around but in good nick.

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Amber
7 years

Very, very wet although Cascades is on of those trails you can ride in the rain.If you don't mind being soaked to the bone and covered in mud then it's fine.

Rode from Wyatt Ave, Heath...

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Green
7 years

Nice and dry with just a couple of puddles int the low, shady sections. Lots of walkers, joggers a riders out this morning. Probably saw 40 - 50 people and I hit the trail at 7:00am.

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Green
7 years

Very dry besides a few places like the entrance by liningen road, and bare creek is patchy, especially before crossing the river going towards the cascades track, very mucky. Nothing to not go...

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Green
7 years

Rode down the quarry track and out via Lower Cambourne. A few damp bits but overall pretty good. Fair bit of erosion around the hike a bike to get across the creek on Lower Cambourne.

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Green
7 years

Wind on Saturday night must have dried out the track from the rain on Saturday. Rode on Sunday and all good.

Sorry for the late update.... 1st Fathers day so hanging with the family then...

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Green
7 years

Some water on the trails... Don't ride unless you want clean your bike afterwards... Otherwise all good

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Amber
7 years

Been a week with little rain so Cascades probably ok. Will ride early tomorrow and report

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Red
7 years

Lots of standing water and puddles deep enough to cover your feet.... Best left alone this weekend

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Amber
7 years

Quite wet and boggy

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Green
7 years

The usual puddles but quite ridable.

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Green
7 years

The trail was in good shape after heavy rain we've had. I was surprised in its condition. I'm going to be optimistic and give it a GREEN!

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Green
7 years

All good

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Amber
7 years

A few puddles and some sandy bits but all firetrail and rideable.
No nasty noises from drivetrain and brakes, and clothes were still reasonably clean after riding through here on my way to...

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Amber
7 years

Mostly dry, just the occasional puddle and one tricky mud spot, but my guide today mentioned that particular spot never dries out.

Lots of babyhead-sized rocks on some descents, and sand...

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Amber
7 years

I rode Heath track down and back this afternoon, with a loop of lower Cambourne thrown in for fun.
The hills are ok, in fact quite dry but lots of loose largish rocks.
However the bottom...

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Green
7 years

Has held up well with all the rain. A few puddles, but generally the bike wasn't too muddy at the end of the ride.

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Green
7 years

I rode the Cascades today and was surprise at its condition. There were a few puddles at the bottom, hence the name.
The hills aren't getting any easier. Great ride out!!!! Enjoyed it.

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Green
7 years

In fantastic condition

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Green
7 years

A few puddles but nothing that couldn't be ridden around or jumped over.
My bike is still clean and only a couple of mud spots on my shirt after riding this morning...

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Green
7 years

Dry as a bone here. Been some fire in the area at the Davidson exit since I was last there. Very different with the thick bush gone and views deeper into the trees.

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Green
7 years

According to http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id......

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Red
7 years

Sydney wide total fire ban. See: http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/...

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Green
7 years

RFS update page shows TFB removed and fire danger decreased: http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/...

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Red
7 years

TOTAL FIREBAN AND TRAIL CLOSURE IN KG / Garigal NP SINCE FRIDAY 20/11 @ 8 AM

see: http://nobmob.com/node/11452...

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Green
7 years

very few puddles and a bit slippery in some parts

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Green
8 years

Rode on Sunday and there were a few minor puddles after the rain that morning but otherwise pretty good.

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Amber
8 years

WET

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Green
8 years

HR Burn has been postponed until weekend 12/13 so Cascades is open again.

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Red
8 years

Closed weekend 5/6 September for HR burns. See http://nobmob.com/node/10430

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Green
8 years

Still a surprising amount of standing water on heath track, but ride around that and you'll be good. Some huge gouges in the trail there from a 4WD or something. No water flowing over the large...

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Green
8 years

There are a couple of small wet patches but then again there always is. On the whole its pretty dry and in good condition.

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Amber
8 years

Predictably boggy in the usual shaded places but on the whole the track is ridable. There is notable damage by cars/trucks but no noticeable damage by mountain bikes.

Quarry climb appears...

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