Byers Rd / Gunters Hill Ride

Gunter’s Hill ride showcases the beauty of the region that can be experienced within just a few kilometres of the Crows Nest township with picturesque country lanes, rural landscapes, magnificent views from the highpoint on Byers Road and stunning sunsets if your timing is right. Gunter’s Hill ride can be ridden in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction (or both if you like) as the views are quite different from each direction.

There is plenty of parking in the centre of Crows Nest. Head north and turn at the Old Crow Pub and take Emu Creek Road – it’s the road that heads towards Blackbutt and then becomes Pierces Creek Road. This will take you past the Crows Nest Cemetery which is worth a wander through if you are interested in history, and further on past the Pony Club grounds .Follow the sealed road for approximately 3.5 kilometres and turn left on to Byers Road, a delightful tree-lined gravelled country lane. The gravel can be loose in places, so take care.

Be ready for a good workout and climb up Gunter’s Hill after a gentle downhill run. Keep an eye out for some Maremma sheep dogs guarding their flock to the south of the road. Expansive views open up as you climb and from the top, you can see all the way to the Bunya Mountains. The sunsets can be amazing from here on a good evening.

After the climb, be rewarded with a 1.5 km downhill cruise and then follow the road to the left on to Pit Road which after 3kms will bring you out to the New England Highway. Turn left and in 3kms, you’re back in Crows Nest.

 

  • Top up with coffee and replace your spent calories at:
  • The Nest Café
  • Dingers Take away,
  • Crows Nest Bakery, and
  • The Curly Carrot (at the Crows Nest Tourist Park)

     

    Gunters Hill Byers Road
    Start / end Crows Nest township
    Length 14km
    Elevation gain 176 metres
    Time to ride 1 – 2 hours
    Trail difficulty rating

    Easy / Intermediate

    Includes a steep climb and descent

    Link https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39760607
    Toilets

    Centenary Park, Crows Nest

    Ullockys Rest, Crows Nest

    Remember

    Your safety is your responsibility

    Let someone know of your riding plans

    Take plenty of water

    Pack a puncture repair kit & pump

    Be seen and be safe