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Kinross State Forest


At a Glance

Status: Unknown
Single Track - Enclosed:
13 for 11km (55%)
Other:
9 for 8.7km (45%)
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Kinross State Forest Gallery

Kinross State Forest is one of NSW mountain bikings best kept secrets. The mountain biking trails include over 20km's of purpose built singletrack through lush pine forest and over varied terrain.

The area offers a large percentage of singletrack suited to riders of all abilities, with a good combination of easy flowing smooth sections teamed with some more technical short and sharp hills, fast descents and some fun surprises thrown in along the way.

Meeting Point: 

The city of Orange is around 4 hrs from Sydney and 3 hrs from Canberra. Kinross State Forest is situated on the northeast edge of town, a 10 minute drive or 20 minute ride from the Orange town centre.

Meet at the Bulgas Road carpark, Western edge of the forest.

Drive out from Orange on the Ophir Rd, before you reach the rubbish tip, turn right onto Bulgas Rd. Follow this about 2km to the forest (the road turns to gravel).

Note that the 'Directions there' google maps link below may not give the best route/destination. It seems that google maps ignores Bulgas Rd when selecting a route and gives the next closest spot. The 'Meeting point' link should be correct.

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Full Description: 

Kinross State Forest

Note that there's a link to a printable PDF map below.

History

Chicken Legs posted a great bit of nostalgia here... as he said, "Old map I come across today, some of you may never have seen the humble beginnings. "

We've come a long way baby

Facilities/Points of Interest
Dead Pig Dam

This dam on the "Goat Track" and at the top of "Bogan's Run" started to be known by this apt name and it's good as a geographical reference point.
It is sometimes used as a base for smaller XC races at Kinross. It's accessible by 2wd tracks just off "Kinross Lane".
The "Trail Head" category doesn't really fit that well but it will do, although it is the trail head for "Bogan's Run"

Mt Bulgas

Mt Bulgas Reserve is the highest point in Kinross State Forest (well technically it's in the adjacent reserve).

The view used to be better when the trees were shorter but it's still not bad. It's all downhill from here but a good challenge to climb to the top!

Bulgas Road Parking

There's a shady parking area by Bulgas Road in the Western Edge of the forest.

Past & Future Ride Meetings Here
Title When
MTBA 2018 XCO National Series - # 2 - Kinross Forest 7 weeks 2 days from now
MTBA 2018 XCO National Series - # 1 - Kinross Forest 7 weeks 1 day from now
Inter Club Series Race 6 Orange 4 weeks 3 days from now
Orange Winter Series Race 2 14 weeks 3 days ago
Club Working Bee 15 weeks 3 days ago
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