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You can access the trail start point from the Goat Farm access road or via Probation trail
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The loop trail brings you back to where you started.
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About Convict, Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park
Convict is an easy cross country loop trail that winds through the trees along the side of the Convict Creek and concludes at a bridge crossing. This trail was designed with less experienced riders in mind. The gentle undulating terrain makes this an excellent adventurous trail for parents riding with young children.
Convict is rated as an adaptive trail and is suitable for hand cyclists (Adaptive 3.5).
For a longer ride or a more challenging experience, Convict can be combined with other trails in the Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park. Combine Probation, Convict, Banishment and Ngarna for the ultimate cross country exploration of the Goat Farm on easy (Green) trails.
What's in a name? Dating back to the early colonial days, the Goat Farm was a convict depot where convict labour was used to mine bluestone from the quarries. Keep an eye out for some of the original stone footings as you ride.
The Goat Farm Mountain Bike Park contains over 20km of mountain bike trails and a dedicated Skills Park with skills and jump areas. The Goat Farm trails range from Easy (Green) to Extreme (Double Black) and include four trails suitable for adaptive cyclists.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Up to 20 minutes depending on rider ability
What To Pack
Group C (Mountain bike trails) required.
What To Pack
Group C (Mountain bike trails)
- Group A and B items (see Trail Tips) plus
- Gloves to prevent blisters
- Spare inner tubes or puncture repair kit, pump, tool kit
- Mountain bike shoes and clipless pedals are recommended
Additional Useful ItemsNo drinking water available in park
Likely to be a combination of fire road or wide single track with a gentle gradient, smooth surface and relatively free of unavoidable obstacles. Short sections may exceed these criteria. Frequent encounters are likely with walkers, runners, horse riders and other cyclists. Suitable for beginner/novice mountain bikers in good health with basic mountain bike
skills and using off-road bikes.
An Easy adaptive loop trail that is rated suitable for hand cyclists, Adaptive Rating: 3.5
Hazards & Warnings
Summer months (December to April) can be extremely hot. The trail has a natural surface which may include granite, rock and gravel, so caution is advised.
In case of an emergency on the trail, always carry a mobile phone and basic first aid supplies. The nearest hospital is St John of God Midland Public Hospital.
The main trailhead is adjacent to the car park. Trailhead facilities include toilets, picnic tables, an information shelter and shaded areas to take a break between rides. There is also a small racehut style shelter close to the start of this trail if required.
- Access without assistance for the Disabled
- Dog Friendly
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
Best time of year
mid April to October
Road, Train Bus or Ride
Dogs on leads permitted at the Main Trailhead.
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