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A timely reminder as the school holidays and now Christmas bring
increased usage of the Victory Heights Recreational facility that
all trail users are required to observe the recognized international
standards for Trail Etiquette. This requires that all other users
must give way to horses and their riders for obvious safety reasons.
Cyclists must also give way to people on foot such as walkers, runners
and others enjoying the natural environment.

Please observe the appropriate signage on trails which is designed to
separate the various forms of usage for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.


Thinking of getting fit this summer?
At a shade under 5km the new bike/hike/running Trail 7 is finally complete and open.
Thanks to Trailworx, Qld Government Get Playing Grants Program and Cooloola Trail Care Alliance.
Walk it Run it Ride it. Happy Trails!


Students and teachers from the Cooloola Christian College are regular visitors to the Victory Heights Recreational Trails facility and have recently, in conjunction with officers of the CTCA, finished the construction of a new trail. The new trail which provides a return link from the bottom of the Flow Trail is a valuable addition to ccc the recreational facility and the CTCA wishes to thank CCC for their contribution and support.



Come along and see how many laps of the 5.9klm course you can do in three hours either on
your own or as part of a team. Race start is 8.00am and registrations open from 7.00am
with a race category for everyone. Emphasis is on having fun and encouraging new riders to
have a go. Food and drinks available at the course along with friendly help and advise.

Get a map of the 2015 course here:


Entries have now opened for the 2015 Hairy Mary 3 Hour race for women only! Classes cater for all levels of ability and for individual or team entries. The emphasis being on participation and having lots of fun, you can use the below link to enter.
Race will be held at the Victory Heights Trails in Gympie on the 4th October.

Enter here

See some of the action from the 2014 Hairy Mary and let your friends know with the buttons below…..


The Victory Heights Trails will be closed to the general public from midday
Saturday 3rd october until the afternoon of Sunday 4th october for the
running of the Hairy Mary 3 hour race event. The public are still able to
attend the venue as spectators but will be unable to participate in their
usual trail activities for safety reasons.

The CTCA apologises for any inconvenience, the exact time of reopening on
Sunday the 4th will be advised when event details are finalised.


Following on from last years successful race the Hairy Mary 3 Hour race
returns to the Victory heights Trails on 4th October 2015. This is a race
for ladies only and will cater for all riding abilities from novice to
experienced MTB enthusiasts. Entries open soon.

See some of the action from the 2014 Hairy Mary.

This years event will again be run exclusively by Tri-Adventure, Venture Cycles
and the Gravity Mountain Bike Club in conjunction with the CTCA.


Works are now underway on the kids/challenge track and entrance facilities located in the South East corner of Victory Heights Trails. The whole 4 acres downslope of the carpark that was recently slashed and thinned in preparation is now a work site and will be out-of-bounds to the public until further notice.

A project timeline and description of works has been posted at the Map Shelter to inform visitors of what is happening and our proposed completion targets. You can also download the project timeline here:

Victory Heights Entrance Facilities Project Timeline

The car park currently remains open as does the usual access to the trails via Trails 1 and 4.

If you are parking at the trails it is advisable to use the Western end of the carpark (up against the log bollards) to allow bulk deliveries and machinery loading/unloading to be conducted at the eastern end (against the red/yellow bunting shown above).

Thanks to all the volunteers who are chipping in to help finish the new works and upgrades by Pete and Wayne of TrailWorx which are going in at a great rate of knots.

If you haven’t had a chance, go take a look at the revamped Pump Track V2.0. It looks magic and will be a whole new experience to ride once it’s nicely packed down. Fingers crossed we’ll get a bit of rain this week or next to help bed all this new work in. Mighty dusty out there at the moment!