This popular network of cross-country and downhill mountain bike trails is supported by Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve’s pine plantation and native forest estate, which was severely affected by the Cudlee Creek Bushfire in December 2019.
Due to the potential of falling trees and branches and soil movement, the area remains unsafe for public visitation.
ForestrySA appreciates the temporary closure of Fox Creek Mountain Bike Park has severely reduced visitor access and thanked riders and other recreational users for their patience.
Work to clear fallen trees and forest debris from tracks and trails has already been undertaken by Australian Army personnel and contractors and we are now working to repair and replace damaged assets and infrastructure.
As part of the recovery process, ForestrySA has commenced salvage of fire-damaged pine. This work is likely to take two to three months, with large harvest and trucking equipment brought onsite to get the job done.
ForestrySA remains committed to reopening the Fox Creek Mountain Bike Park to the public as quickly as possible, however, public safety and trail sustainability remain key priorities.
The park could remain closed for six to 12 months, during which time recovery will be monitored.
If you would like to contribute to the Fox Creek Mountain Bike rebuild, or the long-term strategy for the Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve, please email us.