On Thursday 5th April I spent the afternoon with Helen from Wagga Wilderness Walkers, Steve Cathcart and Angela Lonergan of NSW NPWS and Garry and the crew from Trailscapes viewing the progress of trail construction in the Northern reaches of Livingstone National Park. The trails were designed by Tony Boone and the team of IMBA Australia and have a great sense of flow and fun.
The first section of trail (half a loop) is almost completed and constructed to a high level – very professional.
NSW NPWS are seeking urgent funding to complete the first loop while Trailscapes are still here. I think we can look forward to having an iconic riding destination at Livingstone NP once both existing planned loops are completed. And this should convince NSW NPWS for the need to extend the trails further into the park.
The trails look awesome folks – don’t be fooled into thinking that a blue trail lacks challenge. With opportunity for A & B lines and challenges along the trail, the flow, grade reversals and trail lines will provide options for all.
This trail leaves the car park at the Northern entrance and travels up the Link trail valley before crossing to the East and meeting the Pine Ridge Road and Range Road intersection.
Armouring over watercourses, grade reversals, nice flow and room for some A and B lines.
Trailscapes have done a great job and NSW NPWS are trying to secure more $ to complete the first and second loops.
When finished this will go a long way to providing a great ride. We’ll continue to work to build on these first two loops. Stay tuned – we look forward to seeing the fruits of our labours since we started this journey in 2005
The trails aren’t open yet but when they do – you know where I’ll be.