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Western Wedgetail (Loops 2, 3, 6)   (443m)

Stromlo Forest ParkLast Update: 25/10/2013
Some trail names are made up, if there is a different name please let us know.

Video Uploaded: 29/6/2013

Difficulty - Easy - Intermediate - A & B Lines
Slope - Moderate
Space - Open
Surface - Dirt - Loose rocks on dirt - Loose rocks on rock - Rock - Rutted
Trail type - Single track

Notes:

Western Wedgetail runs from Echidna Gap (the top of Tall Trees) down to Wedgetail Junction - the major intersection of Western Wedgetail, Pork Barrel, Skyline, Roller Coaster, Magpie Rock and the fire trail network.

Western Wedgetail is fast and flowy, while it can be rough it is also open giving great visibility and an excellent opportunity to get warmed up before moving onto some of the more tricky descents.  For those reasons it is the most popular descent from Echidna Gap.

It's easy to pick up speed on this trail however you need to be vigilant.  The fast corners can be heavily corrugated and there are a significant number of rocks in the trail that could cause concern if your weight isn't right.

For beginner riders looking to take the next step up this trail is a good one to test your skills and build confidence.  You could even walk or ride the fire trail back to the top if you wanted to practice.

From Western Wedgetail I recommend taking Skyline for your first run and if you are comfortable with drops of up to 2 feet then try Pork Barrel it's my highlight of Stromlo Forest Park.

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