We have sought out a collection of the best parks and playgrounds with bike paths in the Blue Mountains. These spots allow children to ride and scoot safely without traffic.
The Blue Mountains is a beautiful place to raise a family. Children have an incredible natural playground to venture out on foot and on bikes! Where do we take them to learn the basics of riding a bike or scooter? Where can they go to practise pedalling, braking and navigating with their wheels? Here are our tips on the best bike paths in the Blue Mountains for kids to learn essential bike riding and scooter skills.
Best Bike Paths in the Blue Mountains
Best Bike Paths in the Lower Blue Mountains
There is a lot of fun to be had on bikes here for children as it is a flat surface away from cars. Your kids may also like to venture into the short bush path next to the basketball courts. It is only about 100 meters long but gives your children a taste of bush bike riding!
Within the fenced playground, a little bike and scooter path circles the nature playground. The path is mostly flat with a slight hill at one point. A great beginner’s loop for little ones and their wheels.
This popular little shaded park, known commonly by locals as the ‘Possum Park’, is very unassuming, but exudes a charm that appeals to kids. Bring bikes, trikes and scooters to the ‘Possum Park’ in Warrimoo so that your children can whip around the little looped bike path that wraps around the play equipment.
These former tennis courts have now been converted into a cool bike track for kids! Children can practise their road safety skills on the round-a-bout and at marked intersections. A great spot for imaginative and cooperative play on bikes with friends.
This bike path might suit older children with its slightly more undulating nature. Begin the track in the wisteria tunnel then wind up towards the Springwood Aquatic Centre. This bike track is set within a beautiful leafy park with a playground to enjoy too.
Lennox Park Blaxland is a spacious, quiet park with a bike and scooter path that winds and circles through the park for children.
A lovely, quiet park in Valley Heights with a winding bike loop with a small circle at the end for your little ones to practise their bike riding skills. Bring the tricycle, bicycle or scooters and watch the kids go round and round the loop! There is play equipment too, which makes for a great trip to the park.
A large area for kids to safely ride their bikes and scooters. There is a little playground with a couple of slides and a fireman’s pole nearby too for added fun after riding!
Best Bike Paths in the Mid Blue Mountains
Noble Street Park, or Bullaburra Village Green Park, in Bullaburra, is a large local park with a winding bike loop and play equipment. The loop is quite big so if your children are very young you may need to shadow them around the track as you could lose sight of them.
Best Bike Paths in the Upper Blue Mountains
Catalina Park Katoomba is a wonderful spot for locals to walk and cycle. Catalina Park is a short 2.1 km loop track that contains hidden clues about its fascinating history.
It is probably more suitable for older or more experienced children due to the sometimes rough and wet terrain and hilly nature of the track.
You may enjoy riding the Catalina Park clockwise by heading left from the carpark, if you would like to conclude your ride with an exhilarating downhill finish.
Wentworth Falls Lake hosts one of the local’s favourite bike paths in the Blue Mountains for children. Bring bikes or scooters to circle around the bike path and enjoy one of two parks.
This is a fun bike and scooter path that wraps around the Wilson Park playground. It isn’t a perfect loop but is more like a c-shape. There is a slight hill on the road-side of the path but it is not steep.
This is a beautiful location to practise riding and scooter skills. It is adjacent to the Charles Darwin bushwalk too if you would like to explore this superb area on foot.
Melrose Junior Skatepark, North Katoomba, is a fantastic location for avid bike riders and scooterers. Kids can loop the bike-track around the junior skate area and may enjoy trying tricks in the junior beginner’s skate bowl.
Jubilee Park Blackheath
Jubilee Park boasts plenty of space for all ages to enjoy. It’s winding paths make this a spot for your children to bring their bikes and scooters. The playground and oval provide more opportunities for family fun and exercise.
Well, there you have it. 14 parks and playgrounds with the best bike paths in the Blue Mountains. Have we missed one? We would love to hear your feedback in the comments below.
Safety Reminders for Bike Riding
These safety tips are from the NSW Government Centre for Road Safety.
Everyone Must Wear a Helmet
Bicycle riders must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head.
The helmet laws for bicycle riders of all ages in NSW help prevent head injuries and brain damage from falls and crashes. The Road Rules state that a bicycle rider on roads and road-related areas must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened. This applies to all bicycle riders, including children on bicycles with training wheels and any child being carried as a passenger on a bike or in a bicycle trailer.
Riding on Footpaths
Since 23 July 2018, children under 16 years of age are allowed to ride on a footpath (increased from children under 12 years of age). Allowing children under the age of 16 on the footpath will help keep them safe until they have the skills, decision making and knowledge of the rules to ride safely on the road.
An adult rider who is supervising a bicycle rider under 16 may also ride with the young rider on the footpath. Children aged 16 or 17 can ride on the footpath, when accompanied by a child under 16 and a supervising adult.
When riding on a footpath, riders must keep left and give way to pedestrians.
For more information on how to stay safe when riding on the footpath, please read Safe Riding Tips.