RATING – INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
TIME – 60 TO 90 MINUTES
Loop 3 heads out to the western side of Mt Stromlo via the northern trails and a steep climb to Echidna Gap. Once on the other side you have a long descent via Slickrock Junction to the Western edge of the Stromlo Forest Park. Plenty of re-growth makes it like riding through a tunnel at times. A fast return on the flowing single track along the northern boundary descends to the finish point at the car park. To negotiate this trail you will need a good level of fitness with the technical skills to match. The climb is demanding in places and the descent and other areas are peppered with rocks and other obstacles.