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Mooloolah Valley Cycle Circuit

Mooloolah Valley Cycle Circuit
Mooloolah Valley
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Trail type
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13.7km
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Circuit

A 14km ride for those who like the challenge of some steep hills.
SUITABILITY
Suitable for experienced riders who are fit for steep hilly sections. If sticking to the town side of the circuit then suitable for riders of moderate ability – some narrow and uneven sections and roads to cross.
HIGHLIGHTS
If it’s a challenge you’re after then this ride will get the heart rate racing, as sections along Old Gympie Road are quite steep.
Start your cycle in Mooloolah Valley with a park in the middle of town. Head east along Mooloolah Road and use either the road or the designated pathway that runs all the way to the turn off to Old Gympie Road. You’ll see an elephant sculpture on the corner of the fence to mark this left-hand turn. From here there are no more designated cycle paths or wide road verges so take care with traffic. The best part of this section is the change of scenery – from tropical tree lined sections of the Mooloolah Creek through to the wide grassy fields with grazing cattle. There’s a steep section of road that will test your stamina but once you’ve made it up it’s relatively easy going.
Old Gympie road finishes at a T junction with Eudlo Road. Turn left and enjoy the downhill ride back to the valley.
Alternatively, you can complete the circuit in reverse for an even more challenging uphill ride.

AFTERWARDS
You will have earned a rest and some energy refuelling at one of the local cafes. The town park is an ideal spot to cool off as well.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Follow the road to Mooloolah Valley and park in the town. There is public parking available at the train station or along Mooloolah Road or Bray Street.

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
  • Icon showing this activity has toilets on siteToilets on site
  • 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
  • Suitable for walking Suitable for walking black lines Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for mountain biking Suitable for mountain biking Suitable for mountain biking
  • Drinking water available Drinking water available Drinking water available
  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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