The Majura Pines Trail Alliance are the volunteer group who build and maintain of the mountain bike trails in the Majura Pines, Canberra.

The Majura Pines are some the oldest and most famous mountain bike trails in Canberra. However these trails were closed for 2 years between 2012 and 2014 whilst the Majura Parkway was constructed and extensive thinning of the pines was undertaken. Due to these works many of the old trails were destroyed or very well hidden.

The Majura Pines Trail Alliance have contributed over 1000 hours of volunteer work to build new and recover old trails as well as adding a high quality dirt jump park. There are now over 20km of mapped and sign posted trails for all abilities at Majura Pines.

The Majura Pines Trail Alliance continue to construct more new trails, in addition to maintaining those in exitence. Help is always welcomed at build days. To sign up please send an email to

Latest News

16th March 2017

Gully Run Trail Build

Come and help build our exciting new gully trail at Majura Pines. Imagine riding one long, downhill, singletrack half pipe. Or carving a wave. It's going to be a good un.

Meet at the Hackett top gate entrance (near the top of Boy Wonder / Planet Claire) at 0830 on Sunday 26th March. The nearest place to park is the Mackenzie St car park in Hackett. From there it is a short ride straight up Blue Metal Rd.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Hackett IGA Plus Liquor.

Don't forget to bring:

  • plenty of water
  • hat and sunscreen
  • food
  • gloves
  • sturdy footwear
  • eye protection
  • your favourite trail tools - rakes, mattocks, shovels, hoes, etc

09th February 2017

Monkey Bridge

A huge thank you to Monkey Wrench Cycles for purchasing the timber that has allowed us to construct the 20m long Monkey Bridge around the dam on Bogs and Logs. As well as being a cool feature it will mean this trail stays drier in the winter.

Monkey Wrench Cycles is a bicycle service and repair centre and shop located at the Hackett shops. Please support the local businesses that support our trails.

30th January 2017

Total Fire Ban Monday 30th January

A total fire ban has been declared for the ACT for Monday 30th January with SEVERE fire danger rating. Whilst Majura Pines is not closed at this stage, other trails and parks around Canberra are.

On very hot days like these, please consider this bush fire advice.

Click here for more information.

16th January 2017

Trails Damaged After Wind Storm

Majura Pines has come off better than hoped after Friday's storm. The only trails effected are:

  • Bogs and Logs - 2 big piles of trees that are unpassable so we have closed this trail
  • Mr Squiggle - 1 tree at the beginning and 1 in the middle
  • Mudhoney - Two trees together that can be walked around

If you know of any other trees that we have missed please let us know.

Majura Pines Trail Alliance are working with ACT Parks and Conservation Services to get these trails clear.

Click here for more information.

09th December 2016

Majura Pines OPEN!

Just in time for the weekend, Majura Pines is, at long last, OPEN!

A huge thanks to the massive efforts of ACT Parks & Conservation Services whose rangers cut over 170 trees and the Majura Pines Trail Alliance volunteers who finished the cleanup. It's been a long, rubbish winter but the trails are finally open again and running well!

05th December 2016

Trail Clean up With the Berm

It's the news that we have been waiting for! ACT Parks and Conservation Services have nearly finished cutting all the fallen trees and making the forest safe. This Wednesday (7th) Majura Pines Trail Alliance are combining with local riding group The Berm to have a clean up evening. Either meet at Hackett shops at 6.30pm to ride in to the forest, or come straight to the MPTA container for about 6.40pm. We will spend an hour or so clearing the trails and filling holes in before retiring to Wilburs at Hackett shops for a beer and bite to eat. If you are intending on coming for dinner please sign up to the Berm event below so that they can book a table. With enough numbers, the hope is to get Majura Pines open again at the weekend.

Click here for more information.

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Donate to MPTA

Not everyone is able to attend our trail building sessions. You can now contribute by donating funds that will be used to buy tools, material (timber for bridges etc) and refreshments for volunteers. Thank you.

Majura Fire Danger

More info about Fire Danger and mtbiking

Events & Build Days at Majura


MPTA would like to thank the following organisations that support us:

ACT Parks & Conservation Services

Canberra Off Road Cyclists

Canberra One Gear Society

IGA Hackett Plus Liquor

Monkey Wrench Cycles

Kowalski Brothers Trailworks