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28km / 450m / 1.5hrs

Berrilee Road

Ride on fire-trails into a corner of the radiata pine forests that flank the southern side of Mt Canobolas and climb up to the Pinnacle. Perfect for a hardtail or gravel bike.

Last updated October 11, 2023

Ride Profile

Elevation Profile

It’s Oh So Quiet… Located to the South of Orange, Berrilee Road is a route that takes you out the cycle path toward Gosling Creek, then climbs up to the Pinnacle through the pine forests that line the southern slopes of Mt Canobolas. From the Pinnacle it’s all downhill back in to town.

The route is a mix of Tarmac and gravel fire roads and is best ridden on a hardtail MTB or gravel bike. Using fire roads in the forest means the road condition can vary dependent on the weather and how recently they’ve been maintained. There are quite a few deep ruts and some rocky sections. If we’ve had a storm, there will often be trees and branches on the road.

Cycle path to Gosling Creek.

Food & Water

No food or water available on route.

Watch out for

Road Condition: the gravel roads in the forest vary. Generally light gravel over hardpack. Some deep rutted sections, some rocky sections. Generally OK. Watch for trees down if we’ve had storms. Can get a bit muddy after rain.

Traffic: In the forest very quiet. Cadia Road can get busy, especially for shift change at the mine.

Gosling Creek Cycle Path: The descent to the creek (once past the park bench at the top) gets very loose with a tight turn at the bottom on to the bridge.

Variations / Extensions

Berrilee, Ginns & Giles. Add some farm gravel roads to the route, return via Gosling Creek rather than the Pinnacle. Adds about 15kms / 30mins.

Mt Canobolas via Berrilee. The long back way to the summit. Turn left at the top of the Main Central climb to keep climbing up to the summit. Go through the pine forests and in to the native forests as you climb. Spectacular views to the south on the way up. The roads condition deteriorates further on the way up and may not be suitable for gravel bikes. Descend down the mountain on the tarmac and head back to town via the Pinnacle. Adds around 15kms / 45mins / 500m elevation.

Bald Hill via Berrilee. Details to come.

Berrilee Road Pines Orange
Berrilee Road in the pines.

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DG Cycle Co

Located in the heart of Orange at 110 Summer Street, DG's has been the premier bike shop in town for over 20 years. Being cyclists the team have the perspective to put you on the right bike and to understand repair and upgrade requests.

They are stockists for Specialized, Cannondale, Norco, Yeti and Ibis plus a load of other brands. In store you'll find an excellent selection of apparel and accessories.

If you have any questions about the trails or cycling in Orange in general, call in and see Scott and the team.


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