Cycle Canberra, Road Ride, Googong Dam

This is a challenging and rewarding bike ride east of Canberra to the Googong foreshore and Googong Dam lookout. It is an undulating bike ride that is suitable for experienced touring bike riders and seasoned cyclists. It is also a very scenic bike ride, passing woodlands, open forests, grasslands, and of course offering beautiful views across the Googong Reservoir. This bike ride is often used by locals to get a good fix of hill climbing without having to travel south or too far from the city centre.


Kingston is easily accessible from Canberra’s arterial roads. From the south travel along Adelaide Avenue towards the city; from the north, travel across Commonwealth Avenue Bridge or Kings Avenue Bridge and follow the signs to Kingston.

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66.438 km / 41.283 mi

Total Distance

831 m / 2,728 ft

Total Ascent

618 m / 2,028 ft

Total Descent

852 m / 2,795 ft

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Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: 1/2 day
Fitness Level: High
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Trail Signage: Non Existant
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
Estimated Distance: 66.3
Elevation Gain: 985
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Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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