East Hills Station to Fairfield Station via Carramar
This 20 km one way trip near Liverpool in Sydney is a good clean rolling ride through the trees along smooth paths. The trail start in the nice suburb of East Hills and within a few 100 meters you are on separated trail for most of the next 16km. First I suggest a diversion towards the Bankstown University because the tarred path is so pleasing to roll on. Return to the edge of Henry Lawson drive. Make your way up and over the M5 carefully and turn left when the trail crosses the road into Millperra. Ride along between the Georges River and Henry Lawson until you cross under the very busy Newberry Road. On the other side of the tunnel head 20m towards the road to see the wonderful optical illusion house.
Now you can cycle all the way to Carramar. Take your time crossing the Hume Highway (its well organised) and if you are doing an up back, this is good place to turn around or just before where there are three good little hills.
At Carramar ride your bike down the not busy Waterside Cresent to the station. To get to Fairfield Station, continue under the Carramar station and head north for Haughton St, Carramar. From there the trail starts again and soon you will be in a good teenagers play park called Fairfield Adventure Park.
If you are arriving by car, I recommend Kelso Park, East Hills as a good place to start just off the M5.
Older kids will enjoy this ride and people who like 20km hitouts like me, using the two train lines is a good adventure in itself. It certainly wasn't busy on the three weekdays at 9 am that I have riden it.
Pictures start at East Hills station and end at Fairfield Station
The Hume Highway is a good place to turn around if you are doing an up and back. Takes a while to cross using the buttons.
East Hills Station to Fairfield Station
You can extend this trail easily by starting at East Hills Station and riding through to Fairfield Station. Here are the pictures from the bike of that 18km one way good ride with few road crossings.
External Links: Georges River Art Works Optical Illusion
Carramar in the morning in winter
If you like some fog, the Georges river has lots for you if you arrive early
If you ride 300m west from East Hills Station you will find a great pedestrian bridge over the Georges River to Voyager Point. There you will find a small park with a lake and a nice little bike track that loops around half of the suburb. There is no thru traffic and the buildings are pretty smart, if you have some energy left, go for a ride around.
If you need to connect to Padstow Heights and Salt Pan Creek, you can ride up Horsley Rd or Marco Avenue to Revesby. The roads section can be reduced a little by using the trail to the Western Suburbs University Campus and then jumping onto Horsley Rd from Killara Reserve. Its about 3.5km from East Hills Station to Revesby See the map for more
For two years I have wondered what the trail was like in Lansvale just the other side of the Georges River from Chipping Norton. So I ventured down the Hume Highway from the great Carramar track to the trail. Then I zoomed along seeing almost no-one for 12km. This is both a good thing and slightly eerie when you are so near the Hume Highway and other monster roads. Look for Lansvale next to the Hume Highway on the Western Parklands map >>
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