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The Single Trail (7.50km)
The OaksLast Update: 5/6/2014
Some trail names are made up, if there is a different name please let us know.
Difficulty - Easy - Intermediate
Slope - Flat - Moderate - Undulating
Space - Tight
Surface - Dirt - Loose rocks on dirt - Loose rocks on rock - Rock - Roots - Rutted - Sand
Trail type - Single track
This trail description needs to be updated since the update in May 2014 however the start, end and general route remains the same.
A great way to end the off-road section of the Oaks, a 7.5km section of single track winding its way through the bush.
The first section is easy with only a very slight descent, light pedalling will get you along with ease. Only a minute or so into the trail you will come across a STOP sign, STOP!! The single track crosses over the fire trail and itís not uncommon to see 4WDs on this road.
After crossing the fire trail the single track gets faster with a number of small steps, roots, rocks and narrow trees to keep you on your toes. This is the longest flowing stretch before you pop out on the fire trail again for a short stint. Look out for the signposted exit on the right that gets you back onto the single track.
The final section has a few small climbs early on before descending down some rather rocky and moderately technical sections. For those unfamiliar with this type of riding expect to walk a few meters here and there, for experienced riders it'is the icing on the cake of a very rewarding ride. There is one short technical climb that defeated me here, it was the only hill I didnít ride on the trail and Iím very proud of that for a first attempt.
This section finishes at the turning circle (tarred road) and marks the end of the off-road riding at the Oaks. It's a great time to take a breather, tell some war stories and psyke yourself up for the final assult.
WOOS OUT OPTIONS - If you want to "woos it" you can arrange for someone to pick you up here, the climb out is torturous (but rewarding at the same time). You can also choose to ride the fire trail instead of this single track section if you don't think you're up for the technical bits so late into the ride. Take the fire trail at the start of this section or at the STOP sign or at the final fire trail crossing before the really technical stuff.
The old pre May 2014 video