Majura Pines - Technical XC

Majura Pines - Technical XC


Majura has always been the home of technical cross country trails; a place to chew your stem, try not to dab and really earn your downs. As well as re-constructing the Auto Alley trails, Majura Pines Trail Alliance has also constructed a number of new, challenging technically challenging xc trails such as Rock Block and Space Elevator and we will continue to build trails in this style.

The Auto Alley trails, made up of Auto Alley, Blown Gasket, Black Betty, Car Body, Bucket Run and New Years Resolution, are a set of challenging steep XC trails that run through the narrow compartments that lie on the steeper slopes of Mount Majura to the west of the main cross country trails. The Auto Alley trails themselves are steep, tight and challenging. Unless you are a riding god, you probably won't clean them first time. In fact it might become your New Years Resolution to clean the lot in one go.


The terrain are steep, tight and challenging with some narrow sections which requires an advanced level cycling enthusiast


The entrance from the north is near to the Mudhoney - Mr Squiggle junction. At the southern end the trail starts/ends at the fire road junction just above Lincoln. There are a number of exits on to Monterey Road and links to the XC circuit including the Onion Cut trail which links to Mata Hari.

Food and drink

You are advised to bring your own bottles and snack to recharge your energy at any time.

More details

Rock Block is two-way trail on winery hill located to the East of Pinot Grinio. As a climb it's more direct and challenging than Batcave. Descending it's a little bit old school but takes some real skill to keep your momentum up. Along the whole length of the trail, there are a number of challenging features, in either direction.

Space Elevator provides the stiffest challenges even for the fittest and best bike handlers. If you have conquered Auto Alley and Rock Block then try this trail next. As a descent it is a bit old school. The trail is narrow, rocky and rooty in places and the corners tight.

The trail is also a useful alternative return back to the top of Touching Cloth and the Downhill trail or as an alternative link to Larry and the Hackett gate using the short cut across Rock Lobster.


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3.378 km / 2.099 mi

Total Distance

154 m / 506 ft

Total Ascent

150 m / 494 ft

Total Descent

670 m / 2,199 ft

Highest Point

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Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: High
MTB Segment: cross country
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
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Good
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
First Aid
Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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