Thursday, February 29, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

finch hatton trails ready to roll

Mackay Regional Council announced that more than half the trails at Finch Hatton MTB were made available to ride last weekend, with many riders across the region taking the opportunity to shred the twists and turns.

This is an opportunity for riders to get some tyres on the trails and help pack them down after recent delays due to wet weather. A mix of easy, intermediate, and expert trails are ready to ride.

These initial trails are the first to be accessible in stage one, with the remaining trails and the trailhead to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Visitors are advised to observe signage at the site and stay off closed trails.

While it’s exciting to welcome the first riders to the trails, unpredictable weather could lead to closure of the trails at short notice. News of any closures will be made via the Finch Hatton MTB social channels.

Off Camber, the official shuttle service, is now available. Shuttle bookings can be made online via

Carparking, toilets and the pump track are available. Please bring plenty of water for a day out.

A grand opening of Finch Hatton MTB stage one is scheduled for mid-April. Keep an eye out for more details at

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G’Day G’Day (easy) – A family friendly climbing trail departing the main trailhead.

Your Shout (intermediate) – Designed for progressive fun, this intermediate trail provides three distinct sections along different parts of the hill.

Green Whistle (easy) – A fun easy flow trail offering amazing views of the Pioneer Valley.

No Wuckas (easy) – A wide easy-flowing return trail back to the main trailhead.

Lost Loco (intermediate) – The trail features stacked climbing switchbacks, stunning views, and a rapid descent down to Salubrious.

Tasty Fig (intermediate) - This fast, intermediate trail features large berms, massive rollers, and optional jump lines.

Chuck A Sickie (difficult) – Challenge yourself on one of the highest black diamond trails in the Stage 1 network.

Nope Rope (easy) – A relaxed, mid-valley trail through a unique and picturesque environment.

Salubrious (easy) - A tasty contouring trail with clusters of fast, hard-packed berms and large reverse grades.

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