Bike riding

South Australia’s premier bike riding destination

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

Well-marked multiple 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 download an event application.

Kersbrook MTB Trails

Check out our Kersbrook trails, courtesy of Fat Old n Bald Productions.


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

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

Fox Creek Bike Park

Building back better!

Fox Creek Bike Park is now partially open to visitors following the Cudlee Creek Bushfire in December 2019.

We are working to identify and re-establish trails as early as possible.

Follow the link below to join us on the journey to rebuild Fox Creek Bike Park.

Rebuilding Fox Creek Bike Park

Cudlee Creek Forest Trails Fire Recovery Strategy

Thanks to everyone who helped identify post-fire recreation and tourism opportunities for the Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve, as part of our recent yourSAy online engagement survey.

More than 700 individual responses were received. Your feedback will be used to help us develop a fire recovery strategy for the Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve.

This new strategy will guide development of fire-affected sites, re-establishment of the popular Fox Creek Bike Park and ensure a sustainable future for recreation in the area. It will also help determine how the forest can best contribute to the future community, recreational and economic wellbeing of the Adelaide Hills community.



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.