Bike riding

Hit the trails at Kuitpo and Mount Crawford

ForestrySA’s Mount Lofty Ranges forest reserves provide extensive opportunity to bike ride in a safe off-road, natural environment.

Well-marked shared-use trails for walking, cycling and horse riding are available within the Kuitpo and Mount Crawford Forest Reserves.

For more adventurous and challenging trails, head over to the Fox Creek Bike Park, Kersbrook Trails, Pewsey Vale, Bone Gully (Kangarilla) or Prospect Hill.

The network of existing single and fire tracks is also accessible for bike riding, with many events held here every year.

Sections of the Mawson Trail pass through the Mount Crawford Forest. The multi-use trail covers many kilometres of roadsides, forest tracks, private land and unmade road reserve and is popular among those wanting to explore South Australia in a unique way.

Bike riding is prohibited within Native Forest Reserves, which have been set aside for conservation, unless there is a specific management plan in place.

Please consider the Forest Trail Code (located at the bottom of this page), as you may encounter other forest users including horse riders and walkers during your ride.

*An event application must be submitted for organised biking events. Click here to lodge an application.


The forest is closed to the public on declared Total Fire Ban days. To report a fire, call 000.

For fire ban information phone 1800 362 361 or visit the CFS website. Being aware of a Total Fire Ban is your responsibility.

Fire is prohibited on ForestrySA land between November 1 and April 30 in any year. (These dates may be extended in areas where high fire danger persists).


Images courtesy of Fletcher Media.

Fox Creek Bike Park

SA's premier mountain biking destination

800 hectares | 50km single track trails | 560m vertical elevation

Fox Creek Bike Park is South Australia’s premier bike riding and events location, located with our Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve in the Mount Lofty Ranges, just under an hour’s drive from Adelaide.

Owned and managed by ForestrySA, Fox Creek is a haven of trails, tabletops, berms, step-ups, hips and is suitable for all ages and skill levels.

We’ve worked hard alongside our community following the 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfires and are thrilled to be back better than ever.

The park is open from dusk to dawn, year round, but closed on days of Total Fire Ban or for forest operations.

Entry is FREE!

Hit the trails at Fox Creek

The forest is for everyone - please remember the

Forest Trail Code

The forest trail and road network is used by walkers, horse riders and cyclists.

To ensure everyone’s enjoyment and safety please consider:

For your safety, avoid areas where access is restricted, including where forestry operations are in progress. Look for signs.

Always wear a helmet when cycling and horse riding and travel at a safe speed according to your experience, track conditions and terrain.

Consider other users. Walkers give way to cyclists and both should give way to horse riders. Courtesy is the key.

Avoid steep muddy or loose trails and surfaces, where the tracks you leave behind can channel rainwater and cause erosion.