Have your say on McFarlanes Hill Mountain Bike Trail Network

Posted: 08 November 2021

Community feedback is invited on final plans for the mountain bike trail network at McFarlanes Hill Regional Park. 

Parklands Albury Wodonga has been working with government and community partners over the past five years to review the existing mountain bike trail network at McFarlanes Hill Regional Park.  

This review has been guided by feedback from community as well as technical reports from Consultants engaged to undertake environmental, cultural heritage and engineering studies and provide recommendations for restoration of the natural environment and trails to IMBA standards. 

Please view the relevant maps below and have your say here.

Overview of Trail Network

Trail network comprises walker-only walking trail, 3 shared use fire trails and 3 shared use one direction mountain bike trails

Three loop MTB trails retained

Three shared use, one direction mountain bike trail loops to be retained

9km trails closed

9km of mountain bike trails to be closed (red)

Fence realignment

It is planned to relocate the existing boundary fence further away from Felltimber Creek Road and replace the barb-wire with plain wire.

This is part of a larger program whereby old fences within McFarlanes Hill Regional Park are progressively being replaced with new fences with a mix of wildlife friendly plain wire and ringlock.  Barb-wire is being removed progressively, except where it is needed to manage fuel loads by way of grazing.

New fence alignment in red

Chicane needed?

There is a less steep, less landslide-prone entrance to the Granite (Ridge) walking trail further along Felltimber Creek Road just west of McGaffins Road.  Currently there is just an opening in the fence.  Is this sufficient of should a chicane gate be installed to prevent motor bike access?