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Cascades Trail / Ingeegoodbe track / Nine mile fire trail / Barry way loop

lounge lizard's picture

By lounge lizard - Posted on 24 June 2010

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

I was cruising google earth the other day, and saw this series of trails up in the snowys, and i started to wonder...

It looks like a fairly do-able loop, i remember reading somewhere about the possibility of riding it as a 2-3 day spring ride. With either a car shuffle or a long bit of road bash.

Anyone familiar with it? Done it? other options in the vicinity?

(it starts at Dead horse gap)

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Rob's picture

You're talking about the Pinch Ride. See:

Rooster's picture

I rode the track (pretty much a service trail) to Cascade Hut and back about 6-7 years ago (possibly longer). There are a couple of killer hills which certainly test your fitness level, but the run down each side is a blast. There is nothing technical/difficult though. Scenery is good - saw some horses on the ride and on the occasions I have walked the track.

There is a book (may be out of print but was available at the NPWS office at the time) written by a mountain biker who documented the various trails, locations, what to expect, elevations etc which was a good guide. There are a few OK trails in the area, but again the technical difficulty is very low/non-existent. The scenery makes for a good ride and kids should enjoy it as well.

Lenny_GTA's picture

The cascade trail is one of my all time favorite rides. Not technical all though you can get some speed and air on the decents. Well worth a ride.

lounge lizard's picture

Thanks for the info.

So is it non technical enough for a tag-along?.......We've done the oaks (Careflight Classic) and some of the easy flat bits at Stromlo......

Lenny_GTA's picture

The cascade trail would be OK, its all management trail and double track. The climbs could be interesting with the extra weight, but otherwise it would be fine.

lounge lizard's picture

He's not a dead weight anymore. He pushes me up hills sometimes, though from the info i've gathered from other sites, I think fresh brake pads might be in order at the start.

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