Emerging last year out of the rocky hills of Tamrookum Creek, Tamrookum Creek MTB Park is a welcome addition to the 2019 Enduro and DH race calendar. The hand-built technical trails are a mix of challenging, rocky and steep terrain, mapped perfectly amongst the geography, giving mountain bikers a taste of some of the most technical trails in the South East Queensland….
How to Get There
Tamrookum Creek MTB Park is located approximately 90 minutes South West of Brisbane, on Tamrookum Creek Rd, Tamrookum Creek. Situated on 835 acres of private property, it is the last property on Tamrookum Creek Rd, just down from the Scenic Rim Adventure Park.
Whilst Tamrookum Creek Mountain Bike Park is still awaiting council approval to operate as a ride destination, it is open for select events and ride days. The owners have made great use of the 270 metres of elevation available at the park and the steep and technical trails lay testament to this fact. At present there is one double black diamond trail, one black trail and two blue trails listed on the trail maps, but there are a couple of extra trails out there that are utilised for events or in progress.
The most technical trail open to the public is Carnage Creek, an aptly named trail that will keep any rider on their toes regardless of their skills. A steep and technical trail that has no shortage of rocky features, loose terrain, chutes into corners into more chutes and a hefty dose of Tamrookum looseness. This trail is the essence of technical gravity trail riding at it’s best and is not for the faint-hearted. There is also a more challenging trail used for Elite riders at race competitions and a DH trail being completed.
Turkey is a black diamond that will keep you on your toes but a little less so than Carnage Creek. After riding Carnage Creek, Turkey will feel like walk in the park, but don’t let that fool you. This trail has it’s own technical features, rocky goodness, steep terrain and an epic chute. If you are chasing technical terrain then Tamrookum Creek Bike Park is a destination that needs to be on any rider’s hit list.
Whilst the majority of the trails at Tamrookum are technical and steep, there are a couple of trails less challenging. These trails provide a great warm up for the more advanced trails, make sure you pack plenty of travel in your suspension and some heavy duty tires.
Facilities and Riding
Tamrookum Creek MTB Park is pretty remote and as a result the phone coverage out there is poor, most providers will not have coverage. There are toilets available for ride days and remember to bring you own water and food. A smart rider will always bring some cash to ride as there are no EFTPOS facilities and a few extra bucks will normally get you something from the BBQ on ride days.
Ride days are infrequent at present due to awaiting council approval of the facilities but the Tamrookum Creek MTB Park facebook page is the best place to keep an eye out to ride. Ride days are normally leading up to an event and as a result shuttles book out pretty quickly. It usually costs $10 to ride and $50 for Shuttles for the day, if you are planning on riding up then you save some bucks.