Local riders started developing the Common single tracks in about 2007. Prior to that the 8km network of fire access roads was popular with riders. The Dungog Common is located on a 260ha parcel of land adjacent to the rural town of Dungog, NSW. Dungog is about a 1hr drive north of Newcastle, and 50mins north of Maitland. There is around 17km of single track. There are two main loops which use 8km of the same track but use a 2km or a 4km different start section. The trails at The Common are very diverse. There are some great climbs, rocky technical sections, flowing downhill, all with some amazing views of the rural surrounds.

The Common is located literally a minute or two from the town of Dungog which has amenities including a supermarket, takeaway, hotels and clubs and cafes. It also has a pool and a river for cooling off after a ride. Dungog is part of the Cityrail network, which provides an alternate means of travel for you and your bike.

Currently the main goal of the core mountain bike users is to maintain the existing trails, rectify any sustainability issues and extend the network tracks as required in the future and adding new trail features.

cycle/walking bridge at Dungog Common




Groups, such as, Hunter Mountain Bike Association have been holding events at The Common. There were glowing reports from many riders who found the diversity of the trails an interesting change to the other trails in the Hunter area. This has led to the area being exposed to a larger group of people and as a result we have been seeing a lot of new faces on track.

If you are a beginner or want to brush up on your skills watch this video. Or contact this local training provider (Momentum Is Your Friend) that sometimes comes to the Common for their courses.