Project Description

The Cudlee Creek trails are one of the most popular and well used mountain bike facilities within Adelaide’s Mount Lofty Ranges. The trails and related infrastructure were destroyed during the devastating bushfires that started at Cudlee Creek on 20 December 2019 when more than 60% of the forest was burnt.

TRC Tourism was engaged to develop this Recovery Strategy to provide the strategic directions to guide the post fire recreation and trail visitor future for the Cudlee Creek Forest, rebrand a section of the forest as the Fox Creek Bike Park and provide real benefit to the Adelaide Hills community.

To develop the Strategy, the project team engaged with project partners and stakeholders involved in the long history of Cudlee Creek Trails development, auditing, maintenance and event management including: ForestrySA; Bike SA; Primary Industries SA; Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing; Department for Environment and Water; Adelaide Hills Council; local trails experts; volunteers; and mountain bike clubs.