As you drive along Freemans Drive make the turn into Mount Faulk Rd and continue for approximately 2km until you see the entrance to the Awaba Mountain Bike Park on your right (Jenkins Rd). Drive in along the dirt road for several hundred metres and you will come to the main carpark and XC trail head area.
The Trail Head for the Downhill trail “MONKEY” is located approx 3.2km up Mt Faulk Rd on your right, opposite The Monkey Face Lookout turnoff.
Be aware that the HMBA Downhill trail is rated Double Black Diamond Difficulty & as such should be ridden only by experienced mountain bike riders, wearing full face helmets & appropriate protective gear.
Most technical obstacles have an easier marked “B” Line, however caution should be taken while familiarising yourself with the trail & it’s features.
Click here to download a PDF version of the DH map – HMBA Awaba MTB Park DH Map-2020
Cross Country (XC)
When work commenced at the Awaba Mountain Bike Park back in 2008 nobody truly considered at that time how big the place would grow to and how significant the popularity and diversity of mountain biking would become. In 2020 the Hunter Mountain Bike Association have realised that some of the ideas that were put in place over 10 years ago need a bit of an update, and it is with great excitement that we would like to announce the renaming of our main Cross-Country trails / loops within the Park.
Whilst it is likely that the colour-based loop names will remain in people’s minds for some time, HMBA have recognised that with the developing network of gravity-based trails and the proliferation of new Riders discovering our sport there is the need to adopt a more formalised Trail rating system and by choosing to implement the widely accepted IMBA standards of “Green – Blue – Black” there was potential for there to be some confusion.
As an acknowledgement of the local area we are blessed to be able to ride in, and with a grateful ‘nod’ to our Landowners, HMBA are proud to announce that the three main cross-country loops are to be renamed as follows:
– RED Loop (Trail 2) becomes the “Awaba Loop” – Approx 12km
– BLUE Loop (Trail 3) becomes the “Watagans Loop” – Approx 8k
– YELLOW Loop (Trail 4) becomes the “Olney Loop” – Approx 5km
We have also introduced a new Loop – the “Tunnel Loop” – replacing, and extending on, the previously named “Kids Loop”.
As you can see we have improved these maps to reflect the Trail Rating and Numbering System that exists within the Park and will become more evident on the signage installed as time rolls on. We have also tried to highlight the most stuiable areas for junior riders. Hopefully this helps everyone to plan an appropriate ride at the Park and ensure that no-one gets too lost whilst out on the trails.
Throughout the trails you will see small arrowed “CAR PARK” signs on some of the posts. Follow these for the most direct way back to the car park in case of breakdown or injury.
You will also note that we have included a couple of our new Gravity Trails on this map – Faulk Line and Little Falcon – both rated as Blue – Intermediate / More Difficult.
Click here to download a PDF version of the XC map – HMBA Awaba MTB Park XC Trail Map-2020
As the club has also been actively engaged in developing the Adaptive and Development Trail offerings we have put together a reference map for these also:
Click here to download a PDF version of the Adaptive / Development Trails map – HMBA Awaba MTB Park DEV Trail Map-2020