Date Registered: 10-2005
Location: Orange. NSW.
TOTAL POSTS: 1999
Re: The Bridle Track
What grade you would give this track for the xtrail?
In all honesty, this is a 2wd track, but only designated as being 4wd due to a couple of steep hills and the ruts along the way. If you look at photos of the Hill End Pub on the web, you will often see 2wd vehicles parked out front. Due to most of the tracks consisting of red soil, any amount of rain can cause them to become really slippery. If it is raining, best to call the Pub for road conditions.
A couple of tips for anyone travelling on this track:
1. Very important to lower tyre pressures. There are some little deep holes that could damage your rims if you hit them hard enough with full tyre pressures. Look at about 28psi back and front.
2. Keep your speed down, especially when rounding the tight bends. Signs say to sound your horn upon approach and most travellers do.
3. Don't drive to close to the cliff edge. If you suffer from vertigo, it is best to give this track a miss. You are often looking down 200-300m sheer cliffs and the track is barely 1.5 car widths wide in some places. Not for the faint-hearted.
4. Headlights must be on to make yourself more visible to on-coming cars.
5. If you have a UHF, turn it on and scan. Most guys up here using UHF 18, but if there is a tour in the area, they will have their own channel.
6. There are plenty of lookouts, which are a good chance to take in the view and let your engine and brakes cool down.
7. Most important of all, enjoy it.
Without wishing to spoil this trip, I have found a few pics.
Last edited by BRETT72, 18/Jul/2008, 2:26 pm
18/Jul/2008, 1:51 pm