stay safe en route to the trails

Headed out to the trails? Please note HVP Plantations is actively logging this December.

Stay safe by reading the notice below and plan your ride accordingly.

PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE

Railway Plantation (Canning Park Rd)

  • A clearfall operation will be located on Canning Park Rd, Centre Rd and HVP internal roads.
  • A thinning operation will be located on Scout Camp road.
  • Short delays will be encountered on Canning Park Road and Centre road for safety when harvesting activities are close to the road.
  • Scout Camp Road will be closed when harvesting and haulage operations are taking place on the road. Road closed signs will be erected by HVP at these times

Fingerpost Plantation (Fingerpost Rd)

  • A clearfall operation will be located on Fingerpost Rd & Blackwood Rd and HVP internal roads.
  • Short delays will be encountered on Fingerpost Rd for safety when harvesting activities are close to the road.
  • Due care should be exercised on roads of the plantation, at road intersections and at points of truck access and egress from the plantation onto local roads. Please observe all safety signs.

·         Residents / Recreational users are also advised that log trucks will be using local roads, including Black Forest Rd, Canning Park Rd, Scout Camp, Fingerpost Rd & Blackwood Rd.

  • Harvesting and delivery contractors have been instructed to do their best to minimise, as far as is practical, the impacts on local residents.
  • Minor road works will be carried out over Oct - Nov 2016 which include branch trimming internal roads, re-sheeting shire & HVP internal roads where required, installation culverts & loading.

Canning Park Pines

Located between the freeway and Black Forest Drive, these are a fast flowing group of tracks that are well worth the effort of finding. Easy level, nothing technically difficult.  Sadly the local motorbikers have found these tracks and they suffer quite a bit of damage - expect them to be quite boggy in wet conditions.

Macedon Regional Park

The fire tracks on the side of Mt Macedon drain much better than the Wombat track and are a good option when it's been wet. Can be accessed by train from Macedon or Woodend stations.

The tracks range from gentle flat trails that you could teach little kids to ride bikes on (say in the Macedon Scout Camp area) to rocky white-knuckle descents (e.g. Barber's Chute Track).

The following link goes to a 1.6 MB downloadable file that gives details and a map of the area.

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/315688/Park-note-Macedon-Regional-Park-cycling.pdf

Redesdale MTB Track

Mt Lofty Bushland Reserve just west of Redesdale has a 16 km cross-country circuit that's rated easy to medium difficulty. It's usually much drier here than around Woodend and is worth the drive when the Wombat is muddy. There are no direction signs or arrows there yet so either go with a mate who knows where to ride, or take a GPS unit with the route saved, or just go exploring.

About 40 min from Woodend.

Redesdale MTB Map Directions to the Redesdale MTB Track
GPS Unit Track Map Google Earth Track Map

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