Victory Heights Recreational Trails are located within a 56 hectare (140ac) area of remnant spotted-gum mixed forest and seasonally wet gullies, located within 3km of the Gympie town centre.
The site boasts an expanding network of purpose-built singletrack for mountain biking in addition to an established network of fire trail and other multi-use trails suitable for walkers and horse riders.
The trail head and parking area is located on the north side of Bath Terrace with a convenience store and the historic Victory Hotel located directly opposite.
The network of trails are on freehold land belonging to Gympie Regional Council. While the area of land is currently zoned for general housing and rural residential living, Council have no immediate plans for urban development of the site.
CTCA has an alternative vision for the forested site being retained as a natural area managed for trail based recreation open to the public, local schools and sporting groups as well attracting a new wave of visitors to the Region. Gympie Regional Council has supported this vision by leasing the site to CTCA and assisting with necessary site improvements including fencing, fire management and installing drainage culverts on fire trails.
Adjoining the western boundary of CTCA’s lease is an 11 hectare land parcel on which two local sporting shooting clubs are established and licensed to operate. The boundaries of these firing ranges are clearly signposted and care must be taken to not enter into these restricted zones at any time, for obvious safety reasons.
The trail network is particularly popular with local and visiting mountain bikers, walkers and horse riders and is also available for school group and club activities including outdoor education, orienteering, cross country running, geo-caching and wildlife observation.
Motorised recreation and access to the site is strictly prohibited.