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Jacks Ridge Mountain Bike Track

Jacks Ridge Road Nambucca Heads NSW  2448

Nambucca Valley Cycle Club manages the Jacks Ridge Mountain Bike Track, located in the Nambucca State Forest. The trail network is over 14km in length and growing. The trails are named and several loop rides are sign-posted. There are several highlight features designed to challenge riders, including the brand new 'Dead Cow' along with old favourites 'Rollercoasters', 'Sideshow Ally', 'Boris', 'Ian's Bypass', Mechanical Advantage' and 'Muffintop'. Smooth flowing single track joins everything together. The NVCC runs major MTB race events, club races and social rides.

Whether your'e just passing through or staying for a bit longer the Nambucca has some great MTB opportunities to choose from, from the flowy XC trails of Jacks Ridge to some sensational riding in surrounding forests and national parks. The Nambucca Valley Cycle Club prides itself on being a social club, we welcome everyone to come and ride at our favourite spots.

​Since before the NVCC's formation in 2011 members have been riding  and developing trails around the region. Many of the favoured places to ride can be found on Trailforks.

​Follow the link to our active Facebook group to see what's going in the Nambucca Valley.

​You can check out many of our trails on Strava as well. Lots of the trails have Strava segments on them. 

And check out this website: https://www.trailforks.com/region/nambucca-heads/?activitytype=1&z=15.0&lat=-30.67171&lon=152.96599

Location

HOW TO GET TO JACKS RIDGE

Getting to Jacks Ridge Trails – current at July 2018

These instructions are for motor vechicles. If you’re on a bike you can use the Brian Cockbain Cycleway and turn in on the cycle path access - dotted purple line - check out the map here.

From the north (easiest and fastest way): Drive south on motorway past the ‘Nambucca Heads/Bowraville’ exit (at Service Centre) continue for approx. 9 km then take the ‘Old Coast Road/Macksville’ exit. Drive up exit road to roundabout, then take the third turnoff onto Old Coast Road. Proceed over the bridge, after 200m turn left onto Old Coast Road. Drive approx. 1.3km, turn right over another bridge onto ‘Mattick Road’. Immediately after the bridge turn left on Rosella Road. Drive approx. 2.5km. Turn right onto Jacks Ridge Road. Drive approx. 1.5km to the trail head.

From the south: Approaching Macksville from the south on the motorway, take the Macksville Exit proceed through Macksville. Cross the bridge over the Nambucca River, veer right and drive approx 2km – you will pass under the new motorway – turn immediately left onto Old Coast Road. Proceed up the hill to the roundabout, take the first left off roundabout over bridge, then in 200m turn left onto Old Coast Road. Drive approx 1.3km, turn right over another bridge onto ‘Mattick Road’. Immediately after the bridge turn left on Rosella Road. Drive approx. 2.5km. Turn right onto Jacks Ridge Road. Drive approx. 1.5km to the trail head.

Caution: do not try to access Jacks Ridge Road from Ginnagay Way (the old Pacific Highway). Although a road is depicted on maps, it is overgrown with lantana and usually impassable due to soft ground.

Nambucca Valley Council

Postal Address

PO Box 177
Macksville NSW 2447

Street Address

44 Princess Street
Macksville NSW 2447

Visit our Information Centre:

Nambucca Heads:

Nambucca Valley Visitor Information Centre
57 Riverside Drive
Nambucca Heads NSW 2448
ph: (02) 6568 6954