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Status History


Age Notes
Green
5 weeks

Good condition. A couple of small puddles. Sand traps a bit firmer

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Green
10 weeks

A few bits of dead banksia have come down in the wind over the last few days. Cleared a few that were blocking the trail or the traffic line but there are a few still there.

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Green
12 weeks

All good. Getting a little sandy along the top but no dramas.

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Green
15 weeks

Water in most of the water bars on Duckholes. Some water along the ridge top on TH.

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Green
17 weeks

All running well. Sand still nice and firm and hardly any standing / running water.

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Green
19 weeks

A bit of running water on the sniggle down from MV Rd this morning, and a few puddles on Duckholes, but generally pretty good.

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Green
19 weeks

Not much water on the track. Sand traps firm. Perfect really. Well before the rain anyway...

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Green
39 weeks

All good. The sniggle down from MV road to the old gate is fine too.

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Green
41 weeks

All good, surprisingly dry after a bit of rain earlier in the week.

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Green
43 weeks

Dry and a bit loose but no problems.

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Green
44 weeks

All dry and a bit sandy in places, but otherwise fine.

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Green
45 weeks

A couple of puddles on the uphill side of a few water bars late this morning. Probably gone by now. Good conditions.

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Green
47 weeks

All good.

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Green
50 weeks

Good

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Amber
1 year

A lot of water in the usual stops on Duck in front of the water bars

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Green
1 year

In great condition. Sand is firm. Recent National parks trackwork has widened the trail & improved surface.

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Green
1 year

Mostly dry, but with some large unavoidable puddles

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Amber
1 year

Still big unavoidable puddles collecting at the water bars.

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Amber
1 year

Quite a bit of water still on the track – especially along the flat section at the top. Even so, discernible riding lines are available without needing to get to amphibious.

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Amber
1 year

Rode here yesterday. Very wet with some deep puddles. Otherwise ok

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Green
1 year

Amazingly dry considering all the storms recently. Only a couple of puddles. Many of the riding lines are washed out though

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Green
1 year

Open again from this morning. Track is in pretty good nick, a little loose on the descent to McCarrs Creek.

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Green
1 year

Only one puddle – but otherwise good to go

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Green
1 year

All good. There is still quite a bit of material (read derailleur killers) on the track in places from where RFS have brush cut a few weeks back, but it was also graded in many places then making...

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Green
1 year

The odd puddle but nothing serious.

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Red
1 year

Duck was closed on the weekend due to back burning

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Green
2 years

Good condition - some work has recently been done by National Parks to cut back bush either side if the trail so its now wider, but they have scattered loose sticks & vegetation on the trail...

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Green
2 years

Pretty loose and rocky on some of the slopey bits, but otherwise fine.

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Amber
2 years

Wet and boggy at the top (also a bit overgrown with small trees etc) then dries out further down the hill

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Green
2 years

Rode here yesterday. Much drier than I was expecting. A handful of unavoidable puddles (one quite deep). The recent rains have exposed lots of large loose rocks in a couple of places.

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Green
2 years

The odd puddle here and there. Any more rain and might be in trouble.

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Green
3 years

Little bit of water still standing, but will dry out in no time in this weather. Going to be quite sandy in places when it does...

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Green
3 years

Puddles in the usual spots

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Green
3 years

Few puddles here and there but mostly dry now.

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Amber
3 years

Still quite a lot of water about. It is rideable but you and bike will get wet and sandy

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Green
3 years

Trees blocking the trail have been cleared. Some large puddles that are unavoidable, but otherwise ok

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Amber
3 years

A couple of trees down across the track towards the RFS end - you will need to dismount. Some badly washed out track - especially near the RFS - keep your eyes open! A few more large rocks around...

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Green
3 years

Perfect trail conditions.

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Green
3 years

A little bit of water in the usual places. Not too bad really considering the rain. There is a really large tree down across the track at the RFS end. You can walk around it without too much...

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Green
3 years

Fine, but the very odd puddle at the water bars towards the bottom of the steep section, some standing water along the middle flat section at the top and some soft/muddy areas behind the houses...

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Green
3 years

nearly dry

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Amber
3 years

There's a bit of standing water at the water bars and also along the top

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Green
3 years

All good

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Green
3 years

a bit of water but all good

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Amber
4 years

Water lying around. You'll need to clean your bike

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Green
4 years

Usual muddy/wet spots otherwise good.

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Green
4 years

Some water in the usual places but otherwise good

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Green
4 years

All good

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Green
4 years

Green as. A good clean line down through the steep waterbars section.

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Green
4 years

Rode this morning. One large tree down across the track so expect to lift your bike over. Otherwise very good conditions. Almost completely dry

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Green
4 years

Even after the recent heavy rain this trail is very rideable, no issues. Enjoy!

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Green
4 years

Nice and tacky on the riding line, but heaps of loose baby head rocks scattered all over.

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Amber
4 years

A tree is down near the RFS end. Some puddles across the top but otherwise good

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Green
4 years

Rode today. Just a bit of water in places otherwise good.

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Green
4 years

Has dried out quite well. Damp here and there but no issues. Amber alert for wallabies, the usual near misses from wallabies bounding in from the acreage estates.

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Amber
4 years

Rode it thus arvo as the rain stopped. Holy crap it was wet! The first 400m I was an actual river! At the 3km mark there was even a spring popping up in the middle of the trail, ejecting an...

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Green
4 years

A couple of the downhill sections (heading from Terrey Hills to McCarrs Ck) are getting a bit sketchy, but should only be an issue if you're heading out with kids or some newbies. Someone has...

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Green
4 years

all good

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Green
4 years

Green! Sandy in spots, with lots of babyhead rocks on the back end of the steeper water bars.

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Green
4 years

Green! Sandy in spots, with lots of babyhead rocks on the back end of the steeper water bars. The rain this morning settled the sandy bits a little.

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Green
4 years

Rode this afternoon. Pretty good condition with barely any water on the trail considering the recent rain. Sandy bits are firm for a nice change

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Green
4 years

Beautiful ride today! Even set a PB!

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Green
4 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
5 years

The NPWS total fire ban closure has now been lifted. See:

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Red
5 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
5 years

NPWS extreme fire danger closure has been lifted. See:

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Red
5 years

Closed due to extreme fire danger. See:

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Green
5 years

Dry as! Lots of sandy patches to catch the careless out.

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Green
5 years

a little bit of water but still all good

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Green
5 years

Nice and dry yesterday (Sunday 11. August)

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Green
5 years

All good

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Green
5 years

Still a bit wet but not too rideable and only a few squishy bits.

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Amber
5 years

Plenty of standing water along the ridge top area and each water bar on the way down to McCarrs Ck has it's own little moat. The steep bit near the RFS depot is a pretty cut up by water.

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Green
5 years

A bit of surface water, but the track is firm and holding good traction. Treat the water with respect and you won't have any problems. I rode it both directions end to end.

There is a tree...

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Green
5 years

All good

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Green
5 years

Rode 16th Jan, all good

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Red
5 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
5 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
5 years

Damp and sticky. Motos have been through this morning.

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Green
5 years

Hardly even damp... maybe 3 puddles...

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Green
5 years

I thought the light rain would have settled the sand, but there are many sandy bits to be navigated. Lots of little rocks on both Duck Holes and Centre track, but nothing major. Overall pretty...

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Green
5 years

Rode up from McCarrs Ck, so not a good guide on how it's working in the other direction. Seemed pretty dry and loose so be careful if you're hitting up the water bars.

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Green
6 years

Tacky and fast. Actually in better condition than last weekend, despite last night's rain.

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Green
6 years

Mostly dry, and fast. Coupla puddles on the top side of waterbars, but otherwise excellent and good traction.

Set a few PBs today according to Strava. Some of that was helped along by the...

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Green
6 years

This and centre trail were good riding this morning! Very dry.

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Amber
6 years

There is water around as expected but easy to ride around. Good fun

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Green
6 years

Good

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Green
6 years

Fire trail section was quite good today.

I'm just posting an update to sskipper_nz's update to mention that about halfway down the middle Duck Holes steep descent section is a monster hole...

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Green
6 years

The single track in duck holes has one nasty washed out section, the rest is wet but rideable. firetrails are pretty dry

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Green
6 years

Wet in patches, but happy to call it green.

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Green
6 years

Sketchy in places. Odd puddle here and there.

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Green
6 years

Dry but heavily eroded after the last month's rains. Very sketchy in places. Odd puddle here and there.

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Green
6 years

Dry, but heavily eroded. Beware the large loose rocks downslope from all the waterbars - sight your landing before you let yourself get airborne.

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Green
6 years

Mainly dry, just one or two puddles which can be avoided.

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Amber
6 years

The Duckholes Trail is a mess. Best to give it a miss
Centre Track is in better shape

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Green
6 years

pretty dry, few puddles on waterbars but thats about it!

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Amber
6 years

suprisingly better that same day last week ! still a few big puddles & lots of wet spots but no real boggy sections .Duckholes & centre track .

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Red
6 years

The Perimeter Track and Long Trail were a total mess. One water bog after another. Will need at least 3 - 4 days of no rain before worth riding again.

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Amber
6 years

Bit wash out at the start. But relatively dry. Don't thing we will be saying that in 2 days time.

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Amber
6 years

Sunday Evening 26th
Plenty of water lying around. Sketchy in places so ride carefully folks. Beginning by Coal & Candle Fire Station will need some serious grading if they intend to get a...

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Amber
6 years

Still holding water in the usual places. The start is quite rocky and eroded now. Generally not to bad. Saw a nice Python catchings some rays down near the McCarrs creek Road gate.

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Amber
6 years

Still abit a of water on track. A few large rocks been washed out on the final downhill.

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Amber
6 years

Very wet - worst I've seen it. Marked erosion at the entrance next to Coal and Candle Creek Rural Fire Service, lots of standing water along the ridge line, and some erosion gullies and lots of...

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Green
6 years

Very wet, but hey... it's a fire trail. Still eminently rideable, ploughing through the middle of the puddles offers the firmest line. Take it easy on the descents, lots of loose rocks scattered...

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Green
6 years

A little bit of water but all good

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Green
6 years

Good to go.

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Green
6 years

The track has dried out pretty well. A few small puddles here and there. Lots of loose rocks.

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Amber
6 years

I rode Duckholes, Waratah and Centre Tracks today.All wetish with some puddles and some standing water. All rideable but bike needs some TLC afterwards.

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Green
6 years

Bewdy bonza, as close to ace as Ventura.

POI, saw a 1 m snake near the bush fire station on exiting the track & heading up the access road. Looked it up & seems to be an Eastern...

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Green
6 years

Fine

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Green
6 years

Dry (ok maybe 3 damp sections) with lots of small loose stones. Beauuuuudiful.

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Green
7 years

Fine......trail was in pretty good condition!

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Green
7 years

Nice! A few small puddles here and there.

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Green
7 years

There's a few puddles to jump over or splash through, but the rest is mostly dry.
The descents have a few loose largish rocks and the start beside the fire station is pretty rough.

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Green
7 years

Slowly drying out - Very rideable! Better than last week even though the area has had close to 10mm over the week.

Still lots of rocks as you would expect. Arrived at the bottom with a...

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Amber
7 years

Slowly drying out - Very rideable!

Be prepared to clean your bike - Sand sand sand. Lots of rocks and ruts.

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Amber
7 years

Slowly drying out - Very rideable!

Be prepared to clean your bike - Sand sand sand. Lots of rocks and ruts.

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Green
7 years

Quite wet, with lots of standing water, but still rideable. Despite 2 laps of DH + C, the crunchy drivetrain sound effects didn't sound as bad as I expected, but the brakes ......

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Green
7 years

Tues 12 July - Good to go. Mostly dry with the occasional running puddle. No drivetrain damage here.

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Green
7 years

Rode saturday and it had a few wet areas but was pretty good overall

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Amber
7 years

Wet Wet Wet .... lots of standing water and some of the clay areas are very slippery.

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Amber
7 years

Sat 25th June - PM
Rode Duck Holes/Waratah/Center
Some puddles still on Terry Hills/Duck Holes and generally water uphill of the water bars.
Surface is otherwise damp.
The first...

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Amber
7 years

Pretty wet on top - lots of standing water - firetrail but not great for the bike at the moment

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Green
7 years

Rocky from recent rainfall erosion. Standing water here and there. The water bars are still fun...
Centre track damp - standing water on occasion on the top sandy section.
But hey - loads...

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Amber
7 years

Rode these trails today ......found the DuckHole Trail to be still wet with some standing water,plenty of small puddles and top soil washed out in some sections whereas the Centre Track was dry...

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Green
7 years

Wonderful season of early mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bossom-friend of the just-rising sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With blooms the wattles that fringe MV...

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Amber
7 years

Few puddles and a little standing water on top - drying out quickly though.

get out there !

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Amber
7 years

WET ! but if your desperate like me it's better than sitting around the house.

Some big puddles up on top.

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Green
7 years

Little wet - but all good as at 22/4 - may be not quite so good after the rain today...

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Amber
7 years

Rode this evening of Tuesday 19 April - very muddy. very wet. Not at all enjoyable. Don't recommend riding this until maybe the weekend.

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Amber
7 years

Dont bother. Its really wet, muddy and not enjoyable.

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Green
7 years

Pretty dry today despite the midweek rains, with some puddles on the uphill side of water bars only.

The deep sand drift just after the entrance next to the fire brigade is all washed...

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Green
7 years

Duck holes was great this morning some erosion at the start near the fire brigade and in a few other spots but rideable.

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Green
7 years

Dry and smooth. Watch the waterbars going down the steeper part of Duck Holes - some loose babyhead rocks strewn across the line in a few places.

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Green
7 years

not a puddle in sight

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Green
7 years

Duck Holes/ Center all good.

[Mod. Duck Hole and Centre Track have their own status update]

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Green
7 years

More puddles than last week, but still fine to ride.

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Green
7 years

Some puddles, but it wasn't too bad. One of the better options after extended rain.

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Green
7 years

Bit of water in the usual places in front of waterbars. Good to go.

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Green
7 years

Beachworthy in places ready to slow you down or catch you out. All good though. Get out there.

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Green
8 years

Some puddles, but otherwise in great condtion. What are you doing in front of a computer? Get out and ride!

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Green
8 years

Good condition generally. Some water in front of the water bars, but nothing to worry about. Some trail damage from motos on the lower steep descents.

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Green
8 years

a few puddles at the waterbars but good condition elsewhere

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Green
8 years

Great condition with just a small amount of water across some of the water bars.

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Green
8 years

Probably in a very similar condition as when I was last here two weeks ago. Still damp but nothing to stop you riding.

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Amber
8 years

Quite a few puddles meaning you'll end up dirty and so will your bike.
Wet enough to start hearing drivetrain grinding noises by the end of it...

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Green
8 years

Quite wet but very rideable. This is probably the best northern Sydney riding option today with the recent rains rendering most of the trails sticky and muddy.

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Green
8 years

Still pockets of of water about. Watch out for a particularly boggy patch on the descent - right hand corner is a mess on the inside.

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Green
8 years

Probably wetter than last week and still plenty of standing water, but still not that bad.

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Green
8 years

Perfect

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Green
8 years

Pretty good here.

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Amber
8 years

Quite surprised with the amount of water still on the trail.

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Green
8 years

Am gonna give this a green as although it's not totally dry, is certainly rideable and a lap of Duck Hole/Centre left minimal mud on the bike.

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Amber
8 years

Still alot of standing water around - rideable but results in alot of bike cleaning afterwards !

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Amber
8 years

A few puddles but ride-able.
Think I may have picked the driest day in a 2-3 week period! Should be good until it rains again...

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Green
8 years

just got back from a late arvo ride of Duck hole and centre tracks both are in fairly good condition considering the amount of rain lately. Only a couple of puddles around the place which are...

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Green
8 years

A few standing puddles but avoidable.

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Green
8 years

Rode Duck Holes/ Center track this arvo. some small puddles on Duck Holes, Center was dry.

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Amber
8 years

Went for a road ride today but couldn't resist riding down Duck Holes/Terry Hills trail as I was going past it and heading to the same end point......

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Green
8 years

Fantastic condition....drains well. enjoy.

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Green
8 years

Suprisingly dry and compact...very little to worry about. The bike held up nicely, not much cleaning which you've gotta love. If you are looking for a clean ride try here and centre track for a...

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Green
8 years

Track is open, dry and in great condition. Enjoy!

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Green
8 years

Wonderful season of early mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the just-rising sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With blooms the wattles that round MV...

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Green
8 years

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

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Red
8 years

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

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Green
8 years

All good except for the fly I nearly inhaled and his million mates. take some aeroguard!!

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Green
8 years

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

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Red
8 years

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

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Green
8 years

All good here!!!!!

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Amber
8 years

Rode this afternoon and there were a few puddles but barely enough to get me or the bike wet/dirty.
There were however 4 wallabies - one of which jumped across the track a little bit too...

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Green
9 years

All good here.

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Green
9 years

Dry as a bone. Sandy sections are like the beach.

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Green
9 years

Couple puddles along the way but nothing much to worry about. Entry by the fire station and top part of descent is pretty rough with plenty of large, loose stones.

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Green
9 years

A bit muddy entering from the road at North end, and couple puddles along the way but nothing much to worry about.

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