I rode Glenrock for the first time last Saturday (6 days ago). Great weather assisted my first impressions. It's a great setup with a real mixture of trail types. When I got slightly lost, I just asked a couple of locals and they very kindly showed me around. Had a ball. So thanks to Kev & Steve for looking after a visitor. One thing I would say is, it could benefit with some subtle signposting not only for MTBkrs but also for walkers visiting. My partner, Sue also commented on this. Well done to those who look after the trails. Great job.
I rode out here for the first time a few days ago after reading a lot about the area.
We went left once throught the gate and after having a look at the noticeboard. The tracks were really good. What we should have done though was get a map from a LBS. I'm pretty sure we rode most of the singletrack in both directions on the left side of the firetrail. We did a fair bit of doubling back just so we could ride down a section we'd noticed earlier or ridden up.
Riding up some of those bermed corners was excellent. It felt as if we were gaining speed by railing around the berms going up! The trackwork that the local guys have been doing is top notch stuff. In some of the photos I'd seen before going up there it looked like there might be a few intimidating sections to climb and descend, but it all worked out really well. Great flow along the singletrack.
After riding across the top stuff we decided to descend a firetrail and after a dip ended up going right onto some more singletrack. Just after the top of the climb, where the singletrack started to descend again, the view opened up on a beautiful ocean panorama. Looking left showed us a beach and looking right showed us another beach and a lagoon. We headed down to the viewing platform and went right past the table and chairs. After chatting to some local kids we had no new information about which way to go so we explored a bit and then went back to the viewing area and followed the firetrail in the opposite direction.
Eventually we joined back up to a track we'd already ridden, so we rode back to the viewing area and back up the singletrack where my mate said he saw more singletrack near the top. We rode up that and found some jumps that some kids were playing on. We tried some more singletrack that appeared to be a DH track and then got back onto a fireroad and made our way back to the gate.
Overall, it was a great area to ride. I'dlove to do it again with someone who knows the area and how to join the tracks together better than what we did. The work done by the local trail fairies is brilliant stuff.
Rode Glenrock for the first time today (I am new to MTB Riding ) & used the Trail Description as a guide & it went great ( Only got lost once Ha Ha).. Only thing I would add to Trail Description is at the end you turn right before you go under the tunnel on the bike track too get back too the car park ..... Apart from that its a great trail & I hope to ride it again soon ... Cheers
Glenrock is a great trail network for riders of all disciplines and skill levels. There are great loops, one of which is outlined in the review, and a few others also (mostly variations of the main loop), mostly linking up with one another, and you can shorten and lengthen them to your hearts content. There is a couple of jump sections(off main loop) a few short and snappy downhill runs (running off fire road straight ahead at gate) and the aforementioned loops. As a local and a regular rider here I'd encourage anyone to hit it up. There are maps and general trail info at the trail head so don't worry about getting lost. You could spend a whole day here very easily and enjoy all of it. Happy trails...