Mostly cross country single track, built to IMBA standards, OMV is a combination of hand cut, machine cut, slick rock, rock armoured and timber board walk. Except for the Green Loop, OMV is relatively challenging with tight rocky sections, short pinch climbs, and includes extensive berms and rollers that help the rider maintain momentum and flow.
PLEASE NOTE: The trail is closed from dusk to dawn - no night riding is allowed.
Please use the new tyre scrubber on Quarry Road to remove mud from tyres - (Plant disease control).
The cross-country trail winds through approximately six kilometres of the picturesque Hornsby Park Bushland Reserve and Old Mans Valley. The one-metre-wide natural surface trail has been designed with gentle gradients that are not prone to water erosion and much of it will look like a regular bushwalking trail.
Stage 1: A 2.5-kilometre cross country trail behind Hornsby Park and adjacent to Quarry Road. Construction has commenced.
Stage 2: A 3-kilometre Old Mans Valley cross-country trail that links with stage 1. Construction of stages 1 and 2 are expected to be complete by the end of November 2012.
Stage 3: A small pocket park in Old Mans Valley with a skills circuit, pump track and jump runs has been proposed, though details have not yet been finalised.
The single track mountain bike trail will be a combination of narrow handmade bushland trails and flowing one-metre-wide machine-made trails. This 'flowtrail' is a popular design which increases riders momentum and fun factor. The trail is close to town, which gives riders plenty of convenient places to buy food and bike supplies.
Access via: End of Quarry Road, Hornsby - Parking is well signposted, directing cars to park at the END of the road. If this is full, park in the Dural Street carpark.
Facilties: Water, toilets, phone reception, signposted trails
Thanks to: NSW Government, Northern Beaches MTB
Photos courtesy of bicyclingaustralia.com.au