At the traffic lights on Toronto Road, Fennell Bay head west into Macquarie Road, then in 200m turn right into Harrington Street. Then 300m turn right into Lake Macquarie Close.

The Assembly area is on the north side of Lake Macquarie Close. Note as there is limited parking on Lake Macquarie Close, additional parking will be along both sides of Harrington streets. Please take care not to block residential driveways.

Map: Fassifern Ridge 1:10,000 4 metre contours. Revised Ian Dempsey August 2017 with minor revisons by Steven Roberts June 2018.

Black crosses show car wrecks. Black circles indicate wreckage.

Terrain: Undulating to very steep and mostly open forest that has been burnt in the last 24 months. There’s an extensive track network, many parallel watercourses, and rock detail on the higher slopes. The lower gullies have some patches of slow run and walk.

Planner: Steven Roberts

Vetter: Callum Roberts

SI Air can be used on all courses.


Course       Length(km)       Climb (m)   Controls
Very easy    2.2   52       13
Easy   2.4   60   14
Moderate short   2.7   60   10
Moderate long   3.6   96   12
Hard short   3.1   88   12
Hard medium   4.8   128   16
Hard long   6.0   156   19

Entry Fees

Safety: Safety bearing is east to the service road then south towards the assembly area.

Start times: 9:30 to 11:30am with course closure at 1pm. Please ensure you start your course with enough time to complete it prior to course closure


1) The start is an easy 300m walk from the assembly area. Allow 5 minutes.

2) There will be some climbing to the main ridge in the early stages for all courses, afterwhich runners should enjoy the vast open runnable forest (or track options) available on this map. The Hard Short course does have legs that involve contouring across steep slopes.

3) The steeper slopes are gravelly – take care.

4) Although trail bikes are not common in the area, move to the side of the track if you encounter them.


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