Nerang Mountain Bike Trails are only 12kms from Surfers Paradise and a few kilometres from the Nerand Train Station. It is a National Park managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service covering 1700 hectares and caters for walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers.
While on a whole it’s predominantly cross country style riding, however there are still some very good descents to be had. Technically, the place can be a challenge with lots of small and large hills, rocks and only partially groomed trails. Perhaps, in terms of difficulty, a level or two above the other popular tracks in this part of the State.
There are over 60kms of single trails and many of which do not have any signage. It is a difficult network to navigate and even regular riders can become disoriented at times. The best way to learn about the riding and the trails is to join a social ride and have GCMTB members show you around.
How To Get There
The more popular starting point is accessed from the Nerang Cycle Centre, 1 Hope Street, Nerang. To access the trails simply go across the criterium track towards the bush, and you will see the step over.
There are many must-ride trails in Nerang. Close to the carpark are some of the favourite descents including Petes, Three Hills and Barneys.
Out the back you will find the tight challenging descent of Lost World. Be warned there is a bit of a climb out.
If you are after something a little more placid, but fun and flowing, head out to Goanna Loop.
For a bit fun and nostalgia the Commonwealth Games XC track is here too!