Searching for the best mountain bike trails in Sydney and the outer regions? We get your need for speed and dust. 

The Illawarra and the mountain ranges of the ACT are home to some of the best tracks as well as the ones with the best vistas that make chewing grit all worth while . If subtropical rain forest to dodge the rays is your gun, then head to the Royal National Park an hour south of Sydney for a day under the canopy.

Slide into those twisties whether you are a pro or not whether you own a great bike or not.  We recently hooked up with Cycle City for top range bike hire and shuttle bus operator Dynamic Motivation for a day on Mount Stromlo with the guys at the Forest Park .

Ripped tshirt on the back if a rider from a MTB event in the Illawarra
There are plenty of BMX and mountain bike training tracks around the Illawarra but up in the bush and the hillsides make sure you check out the local rules before you ride. Some tracks are hiking only and some of those tree branches are real low. 
If you are looking for something less strenuous there are plenty of trails around the dams along the Illawarra escarpment without the  thrill of the plunge. Try out 10b trail in Darkes Forest for a solid afternoon communing with nature's best.