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A riding adventure at Jubes Mountain Bike Park in Wahroonga

All three could have stayed here for hours
All three could have stayed here for hours

Looking for a cycling adventure on the North Shore? The mountain bike tracks in Wahroonga are the perfect spot for an adventurous family cycling experience! At Jubes Mountain Bike Park at Golden Jubilee you can pedal down a race track, practice jumps or develop your off-road skills. And after the adrenaline rush, head to the nearby children’s playground to recover! North Shore Mums Reviewer Flick Frankish took her kids to check it out.

Have you made your way to Jubes Mountain Bike Path yet? If not, you’re definitely missing out. Located at the back of the Golden Jubilee Field, the site has undergone a recent makeover under the guidance of local youth and professional track builders to create a more up to date and challenging experience.

I took my kids Cassie (7), Vivi (5) and Elliot (3) to check it out.

Getting to Jubes Mountain Bike Park

I will be the first to admit that getting to this bike track for the first time is no easy feat. DON’T make the mistake of typing it directly into Google maps, or you will find yourself off-roading it and very lost. Instead, head straight to Golden Jubilee Field on Esk Street and enter into the carpark at right next to it.

Walking down to Jubes Mountain Track from the carpark

Drive the entire way through the carpark, making your way as far back as possible. You will pass an SES Unit on the way. Once you can go no further – park! If you look off to the left once you get out, you will see a gravel track that leads the way down to the bike track.

Welcome to Jubes!

The Tracks at Jubes Mountain Bike Park

Carved into the red dirt of a hill are three different areas of the park which backs onto Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Skill Development

Skill track

This is has been designed to help riders improve off-road cycling with rock, wood and narrow sections. There are seven wooden slat bridges of various heights, lengths and widths plus several rock formations and logs. These will test the skills of beginners and experienced riders.

Kids had fun running along!

Naturally, it was far too hard for my young kids, but doesn’t mean they didn’t have fun! Instead of riding along the tracks, all three kids had fun balancing over the beams and running up and down. There was no-one else on the track, so they had a free run of it. Cassie (7) did have a go with her bike, under very careful guidance.

I’ll be honest with you, I don’t have the skills to do any of these!

There’s even a bike repair station

Pump Track

Heading into the Pump Track

This area is where the kids had the most fun and didn’t want to leave. It has has shaped jumps that are made of mounds of dirt. Riders use their body’s momentum to “pump” through the course pulling their bike up and down over the mounds. There are different levels of difficulty within the track.

All three could have stayed here for hours

Kids can simple ride around in circles testing out the various jumps and getting used to it.

Jump Trails

Jump trails are designed for much older kids

Here you will find four new jump trails ranging from easy, intermediate and difficult begin from the start pad. While we went up and had a look, none of the kids were daring enough to give it a go (far too young!). There were some older kids there and we all loved watching them take turns down these tracks, doing their jumps.

There’s an amazing view off them!


If you walk back up the gravel track you will come to an oval, right next the car park. Right around the edge it has a bike path, to continue the riding fun. For my less experienced riders, this was just perfect. It offered up enough challenge with hills along the way, but was completely manageable.

The Playground at Golden Jubilee

It’s a short walk past a soccer oval and baseball field –the home of the Ku-ring-gai Stealers Baseball Club – to Golden Jubilee playground.

The feature of the playground is a mini-city called Junior Jubes.

It includes a pretend bank, hospital, restaurant, ice cream truck and a petrol bowser plus there’s a rubber soft fall cycle way which includes road signs, traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing inside a white picket fence.

There’s plenty of room in the mini-city for imaginative play particularly for toddlers and early primary aged children.

There are also two double-sided park benches where parents can sit.

The entrance to Junior Jubes mini city at Golden Jubilee playground

Golden Jubilee playground’s mini city features a hospital, bank, restaurant and ice cream truck

The other play equipment includes:

  • Rope climbing frame and with a steep metal slide
  • Basket swing and a baby swing with a back rest
  • Four-seated see-saw
  • Cement path ideal for bikes, skateboards and scooters

Older children spent most of their time on the climbing frame and slide as the other equipment suited younger children.

Rope climbing frame and slide

Four-seated rocker

The playground is surrounded by trees but there wasn’t a lot of shade. It’s not fenced either but is in a quiet suburban street. There are toilets at the baseball field.

Golden Jubilee: Essential Details:

  • Address: Esk Street, North Wahroonga.
  • Getting there: It’s easiest to drive. To find Jubes Mountain Bike Park turn off Esk Street and follow the signs past the local SES and RFS headquarters to a car park. The bike tracks are a short walk away. The playground is at the other end of Esk Street, closest to Huon Road, where there’s free street parking available.
  • Closest Coffee: There aren’t any cafes nearby so best to pick-up a coffee at Turramurra or North Wahroonga or BYO.

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