Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park

Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park was constructed and is operated and managed under license by Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels Mountain Bike Club Inc.

The park contains approximately 9 kilometres of mountain bike specific cross-country and all-mountain style trails which include flow, technical and free ride styles. The trail network includes easy and difficult trails suitable to a variety of riding abilities.

The site may be closed during periods of excessively wet conditions. Please respect the hard work done by our great volunteers by not riding when the gates are locked. Usually a notice will appear on this website and the club facebook page if this is the case. Usually a notice will appear on this website and the club facebook page if this is the case.


When entering and exiting the site all visitors shall adhere to the following rules:

  • All motor vehicles shall enter and exit the site via a left-in and left-out only maneuver.
  • Right hand turns across the double lines are prohibited.

Please note that there is limited parking available within the site (approximately 10 spaces).

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Flatline = The flattest trail we could come up with due to the steep nature of Duck Creek Mountain.

7 Year Itch = From initial concept to turning the soil, Duck Creek Mountain was 7 years of constant scratching for a number committee and club members.

High Voltage = Trails run under some HV power lines.

200 Beats = Named by local club member Hayley Oakes.  Hayley was offered naming rights on that trail if she won a national title, which she of course did.  She came up with ‘200 Beats’ which was her average heart rate during her first national win.

Shape Shifter = The builders had to shift some shapes to create the trail and so does the rider.

Mr Fussy = The main builder of this trail can be a touch fussy at times – a good thing when it comes to trail building.

Pinzen Needles = One of the builders on this trail had lots of problems with pins and needles in their hands during construction of this trail.

Frankers Power Pipe = This trail is like a half pipe. Initially, there was a power pole across the trail that needed moving. US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin’s early experiments with electricity lead to its discovery. The Hon. Benjamin Franklin (Australian Parliamentary Secretary AKA Frankers) was a huge help in obtaining the funding for Duck Creek Mountain.

Dirt Surfer = This trail is like surfing the dirt.

Super Surfer = A harder version of Dirt Surfer.

Flugal Winder = This is a reference to the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail where they refer to the plastic part on the end of your shoe lace as probably having a weird name like a flugal binder. We had no trail name ideas for this one so called it Flugal Winder.

Reeker = Uralba, our original stomping ground, had a trail named “Stinky Cow”. Well, this trail is similar, just a whole lot more smelly.

Pacific Rim = This trail is the rim of Duck Creek Mountain. The movie ‘Pacific Rim’ was on the mind of the designer when he found the trail and he named it immediately.

Your Alba = Design to look and feel very much like our old trails that were taken away from us in Uralba. Well this one is all yours.

Not Shore = Planned to be a full North Shore style trail but it ain’t on the North Shore!

Two Dogs = We had to name a trail after two people who were instrumental in getting Duck Creek Mountain to eventuate. They came close, but never gave up, just like a couple of dogs on a chain.

Geezer = We also had to name a trail after the site designer. When it was being built the contractors nicknamed him “Geezer”.

Extractor = This trail runs near our boundary with the neighbouring quarry.

Wrecked = While building this trail we found the wreck of an old car near the top of the trail. Being an ascending trail, it might Wreck some people as well!

Made In China = Everything is Made In China these days, except mountain bike trails!

Groot = A rooty, techy trail named after a famous superhero.

A huge thank you to our trail sponsors

Would you like to sponsor a trail? Contact us for sponsorship details.

The site is situated approximately 5 kilometres east of Alstonville on the northern side of the Bruxner Highway. The access driveway is approximately 500m west of Gap Road.

Please note the entrance is Left In and Left Out only. Do not turn right under any circumstances.

The trail network has been designed for the exclusive enjoyment of mountain bike riders of a variety of abilities. Other recreational uses such as walking, running etc are not permitted on the trails.

Some trails will be more difficult than others. The network includes natural terrain, constructed technical features, obstacles, drop offs, bridges and steep land. The trail surface may change over time and make riding more difficult. Take care at all times and always ride within your ability.

There is limited parking available within the site.

There is no water available at this facility. Water is available in Alstonville which is approximately five kilometres to the west.

There is one portaloo on site that is supplied and maintained free of charge by Betta Hire in Ballina.

Camping is not permitted.

A trail map is provided in the car parking area.  Trails are also available on the TrailForks APP.

All trails are sign posted with the trail name, direction and difficulty rating.


  • Always wear an Australian Standard certified helmet and appropriate safety gear.
  • Ride only on the formed trails and do not take shortcuts.
  • Some trails may be one-way and others are multi-directional (refer to trail bollards).
  • Stay off closed trails.
  • Always be in control of your bike and ride within your abilities.
  • Plan your ride and avoid riding alone.
  • Carry a first aid kit and know how to use the contents.
  • Do not ride in wet or muddy conditions as it causes trail damage.
  • Share the trail and be courteous to other riders.
  • Take your rubbish home with you.
  • Do not disturb plants or animals.
  • Dogs are not permitted within the park or on the trails.
  • Other recreational activities such as walking and trail running are not permitted on the MTB trails.
  • Construction of new trails and features must be approved by Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels Mountain Bike Club.
  • NRDW requires that all E-Bikes / E-MTB’s used at New Italy MTB Forest or at Duck Creek Mountain Bike Park or at any of our club social rides or races be compliant with AS 15194:2016 (EN15194). This means that the bike shall have a maximum continuous rated power of 0.25kW, of which the output is progressively reduced and finally cut off as the vehicle reaches a speed of 25km/hr, or sooner, if the cyclist stops pedalling.
  • E-bikes must give way to non-powered bikes on the trail called “Flat line” as this is a green rated beginner trail and is bi-directional.
  • Please close the gate if you are the last one to leave the site.

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