The Cudlee Creek sustainable trail network is situated in what was once a timber production forest that is slowly being transformed into a conservation area. The Cudlee Creek Sustainable Trail network is part of the Mawson Trail and has been developed with environmental sustainability as a priority to ensure the area's long term future for recreation and tourism use is compatible with its conservation values. The project has been negotiated between stakeholders including Bicycle SA, ForestrySA, Inside Line, Adelaide Mountain Bike Club and the Office for Recreation and Sport, in consultation with local residents and other interest groups.
Designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders, trails have been assigned specific classifications to each ability level - green circle for beginner, blue square for intermediate and black diamond for advanced. Signage also assists with navigating the network and finding facilities.
KEEPING IT CLEAN AND GREEN - we would like to remind all users along Croft Road to slow down to reduce the effect of dust on those that live in the area and ensure all waste is removed from the riding areas as well as the roadside.
CUDLEE CREEK IS AN INTEGRATED NETWORK INCORPORATING
- New cross country trails built to best practice design standard
- Existing cross country trails popular for racing and recreational mountain biking
- Downhill trails with new sections designed and built for greater sustainability
- A selection of existing management tracks deemed appropriate for recreational use
- Links to the Mawson Trail
- Improved car parking and turn around facilities
- Trailhead signage and facilities
The network is fully sign posted with Mawson Trial Loop markers showing the trail classifications and directional arrows. The network provides the opportunity for a diversity of high quality off road riding experiences. Cudlee Creek Sustainable Trail network has been the host of a range of national and local mountain bike, cross country, downhill and endurance races since it's inception, and has developed a reputation as having some of the best trails in Australia. Bicycle SA thanks the Office for Recreation and Sport and ForestrySA for providing funding to continue this project, and all other stakeholders for their commitment and cooperation.