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Sugar Bag Mountain Bike Trails: Beginners Loop

Sugar Bag Mountain Bike Trails: Beginners Loop
Caloundra West
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5.7km
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A great first ride at Sugar Bag it is a good introduction to the trails but it is recommended that you have a bit of MTB time under your belt before you have a go on these trails. Have a go at ferny forest if it’s your first time on a mountain bike and then this is the next step.

SUITABILITY
This location is suitable for all level of mountain bike enthusiasts.

HIGHLIGHTS
This network of trails has a very unique feel given that it has over 50 built timber features to ride some of which will challenge even the most experienced rider, while at the same time riding with the beginner in the family. Very much a chose your own adventure ride with about 12km of trails close to town.

AFTERWARDS
Ride into Caloundra to grab lunch, go to the beach, or otherwise enjoy the fact that your ride is right on the coast and a 5 min ride away you are having coffee overlooking Moffat Beach!

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Head to the Sugar Bag MTB Trails Car park of of Sugar Bag Road Caloundra. If coming from out of town( Caloundra Road) you pass the turn onto Lawman St and then turn into the current gravel carpark.

To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point.

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for wheelchairsSuitable for wheelchairs
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for walkingSuitable for walking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for recreational cyclingSuitable for recreational cycling
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for mountain bikingSuitable for mountain biking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for horse ridingSuitable for horse riding
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for kayakingSuitable for kayaking
  • Icon showing this activity has drinking water availableDrinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity has a barbeque on siteBarbeque on site
  • Icon showing this activity has a picnic table on sitePicnic table on site
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  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
  • Icon showing camping is permitted at this activityCamping permitted
  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
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  • No drinking water available No drinking water available No drinking water available
  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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Review Date: 15/05/2019

This was my first time mountain biking so apologies if the terms or descriptions arent perfect. We went with a group run through CORCA who taught us some introductory skills and things before hand, so going into the trails we were fairly prepared at what to expect. We rode mainly on the Sweet Sugar (the Gift) trail which was about 4kms and geared towards the beginners so it's mostly green or blue with some of the less intense obstacles, but there are a few blacks throughout (there's always an option to go around it on a side path though so don't worry). The trail wasn't too difficult for a beginner - there isnt much uphill and the downhill sections arent very steep so it's easy to keep control of the bike. The trail is kept in good condition, clear of branches and its obvious where the trail goes for the entire length. The most challenging bit if you avoid the obstacles is the roots in the trail giving some small drops and bumps to ride over so it doesnt just feel like a ride through a park. We did have a go at some of the obstacles on the way. They're mostly constructed wooden ramps (one was just a hollowed out fallen tree) that are probably about 0.5m wide and apart from the black grades, probably all less than 0.5m high as well so while it feels like a fun intense challenge for a first timer, the risk is pretty low. The website makes it pretty clear where the trail goes and where to start (on sugar bag road kind of opposite the water towers, but its marked on google maps) and from the carpark the routes are all easy to spot and signed. There's also a map to check the difficulties and see the lengths of each trail. We saw some of the obstacles on the other trails as we were going around and they definitely get a lot more difficult (up to double black) so i'd think that sugar bag road would have something for everyone. I'd definitely recommend sweet sugar to other beginner/intermediate level mountain bikers looking for somewhere to start. Cant really say for the other trails but they all looked well constructed and maintained so i'm pretty sure theres something for everyone. Have fun!!

Reviewed By: Benjamin

Review Date: 29/03/2019

Great ride but some tough timber elements that would do with a ride round options if its too intense for first timers. Would be good to see some uploaded go-pro runs on this site

Reviewed By: Craig

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IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL '000'.

Always Adventure Safely!

  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
    • Be aware of the weather conditions, found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.
    • Always wear appropriate clothing, focus on good footwear.
    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
    • Be Sun Safe!
    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
  • Just getting started try this site for good useful information: https://www.trailhiking.com.au/hike-safety/
  • Sunshine Coast Council does it’s best to maintain current information but things can change so always be aware that a trail may not be as listed in this guide, and report and issues via our feedback link.

Sunshine Coast Council

For any issues with this experience please contact:

Sunshine Coast Council via 07 5475 7272 or via e-mail: adventure@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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