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TVT Part 1 -Thredbo to Rangers Station   (6.00km)

Thredbo Valley TrailLast Update: 16/1/2015
Some trail names are made up, if there is a different name please let us know.

Video Uploaded: 5/1/2015

Difficulty - Easy
Slope - Flat - Moderate - Undulating
Space - Open
Surface - Dirt - Eternal Puddles - Gravel - Loose rocks on dirt - Metal grate - Rock - Wierd space age material
Trail type - Single track

Notes:

I apologise in advance for all the spitting during the video, a mixture of bugs and mud were flying up throughout the length of this trail.

BEWARE - These trails are shared with walkers.  The MTB community have put a lot of energy into gaining the necessary approval to allow mountain biking.  Enjoy the trail but PLAY IT SAFE, there are other trails in the Snowy to break free on.

Thredbo is largely synonymous with snow sports but also has a significant reputation as a brilliant mountain bike downhill and gravity location however very few people aware of fine XC trails that are now available around the resort.

In 2012 this trail, the Thredbo Valley Trail started on its way towards Bullocks Flat with 2.5km stretch of trail including some magnificent suspension bridges, I was however lucky enough to revisit Thredbo in April 2013 a week after they opened the next 4km down to the Rangers Station (which for historians is the site of the old Thredbo to Charlotte Pass Chairlift - the longest ever built in the world .. yeah In Australia!).  In 2014 the full trail from Thredbo to Bullocks Flat was completed.

The trail starts from Friday Flat with the opening section technically part of the Bridal Loop.  There are in fact a number of trails running parallel across the slope that eventually intersect split for a bit, fork off and kinda re-intersect.

Confused?  Don't fret if your goal is to do the Thredbo Valley Trail then all paths go in the right direction., just some easier than others.  Basically once you get to the very tip of the Bridal Loop (regardless of whether you rode the top or the bottom track) the Thredbo Valley Track continues down the valley towards Bullocks Flat/Ski Tube .. ie away from Thredbo.

The easiest way onto the trail is to head to the grassy beginners area to the North of Friday Flat (as I have done in this video) and follow the signs.

The trail is dirt, wide-ish single track, smooth and descending.  You barely have time to settle in before you hit the first of 3 stunning suspension bridges that cross the Thredbo River.  On the other side the river is a short flowy section. 

Over the 2nd suspension bridge and then shortly over the 3rd brings you onto the eastern side of the river until the Rangers station where this section ends and the next heads back over to the western side of the river.

It's somewhere over the 3rd bridge that the trail seems more like a MTB track than a shared path.  Flowy sections, banked corners, narrower track, steep descents .. it's pretty fun for a cruisey XC track!!  There are a few small climbs that might require a beginner to walk but its nothing dramatic.

You really canít go too wrong on this trail.  This section of single track follows the path of the river  until you reach an intersection that will send you over a large bridge to the left of up to the Rangers Station on the right, which is just off the highway.  Should you ever need to get back to the road in a hurry while on the trail there are a number of fire roads that climb up towards the highway.

BEWARE - These trails are shared with walkers.  The MTB community have put a lot of energy into gaining the necessary approval to allow mountain biking.  Enjoy the trail but PLAY IT SAFE, there are other trails in the Snowy to break free on.

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