Bum Bum Creek

A great ride through the rolling hills of the Emu Creek and Bum Creek districts that takes in open grazing lands, forested hills and views to mountains in the distance. If you’re lucky, you may even sight some red deer that are known to frequent the area. Apart from a short section on the New England Highway, the rest of the ride is on very quiet gravel and dirt country roads. It can be ridden in either direction. The eastern section of Rocky Gully Road (it links between New England Highway and Emu Creek Road) can be very muddy after rain.

A portion of Bum Bum Creek Road is unfenced and goes through private property. Please stay on the road in this area and respect the landholders’ property. This ride is quite remote with very few people living in the area so ensure that you are well prepared.

 

     

    Bum Bum Creek
    Start / end

    Bum Bum Creek, New England Highway (approximately 28km northwest of Crows Nest – parking areas available on either side of highway).

    Emu Creek Hall, Emu Creek Road (turn off to the north from New England immediately after crossing Emu Creek and travel approx. 4.5km to the Emu Creek hall.

    Length 19 km
    Elevation gain 230 metres
    Time to ride 1.5 – 3 hours
    Trail difficulty rating

    Easy / Intermediate

    Includes some moderate hills

    Toilets Crows Nest Park
    Link https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39249710
    Remember

    Your safety is your responsibility

    Let someone know of your riding plans

    Take plenty of water and some snacks

    Pack a puncture repair kit & pump

    Be seen and be safe

    There may not be mobile phone coverage in some areas