Location - The Cows with Guns trail network is loacted in the Pine Creek State Forest near Bonville, around 20 mins drive sth of Coffs Harbour.
Getting There - Take the Archville Station Rd exit from the Pacific Hwy to the sotuh of Coffs Harbour and turn left at the roundabout on the western side of the hwy onto the Pine Creek Way. This road runs parrallel to the Pacific Hwy (now heading south) for a kilometre or so before you see the Sid Burke Rest Area on your right. An old road leads behind the rest area onto Hunters Rd (a gravel rd sometimes marked as Cabbage Tree Rd) which takes you to the junction with Ross Trail. At the end of the short Ross Trail is a gate you can open and then park. This is the trailhead.
The Trails - A map board gives you an idea where you are and several trails lead away from right behind the map board. Arrow on the trails from racing tend to provide a good indication of the better way to ride the trails. Although not huge amount of trails in distance terms, the Cows With Guns network provides a range of intense trails highlighted by mossy logs and trail edges, small but consistent tree roots, creek crossings, and a rainforest environment.
The external trails that circumnavigates is more fast and flowy than the internal trails in most cases and one of those must do twice trails.
Facilities - None at the trail location.
Extra - For those considering the location for a riding holiday you have several riding experiences around you. Nambucca Heads is only 45mins south of Coffs Harbour and has the Jacks Ridge trail which is well known and highly regarded in this area. Coffs Creek has a small trail network right in the heart of the city that leads you down to the coastline. Great for parents and the kids too. The Coffs region has a host of great family activities year round also.
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