The Dun Mountain trail will be closed between Four Corners and Third House from Monday 30 July 2018 so that repairs can be carried out on the slip along the Brook Sanctuary fence line. The work is expected to take 8 weeks.
Alternative Route to Third House for experienced Mountain Bikers include:
- Barnicoat Walkway and Jenkins Hill From the end of Marsden Valley Road the Barnicoat Walkway follows a gravel forestry road which climbs steeply to 600m in elevation where riders have the option of Widdershins (grade 3 intermediate single track) or continue on gravel forestry road towards Jenkins Hill. From Jenkins hill there is a 4WD track along the fence line with several steep climbs and descents before arriving at Third House.
- Fringed Hill and Black Diamond Ridge From the Tantragee Saddle, the climb up to Fringed Hill is a gravel forestry road which climbs steeply to an elevation of 800m. From the summit of Fringed Hill the Black Diamond Ridge Trail takes you to 'Junction Saddle' on the Dun Mountain Trail which is just above Third House. Note that Black Diamond Ridge is a grade 5 advanced MTB trail with steep climbs and technical downhill sections.
The Dun Mountain Trail will be OPEN on 1-2 September for the Dun Run. Mountain Bikers are advised to take extra care and give way to runners if using the trail on 1 September.