PLACES THAT ROCK Knapsack Reserve is a spot that rewards the effort you put into knowing it, with many options throughout to put together a ride that is as easy or challenging as you want. With several kilometres of singletrack including a black-diamond downhill trail, Knapsack is soaked in history of the European development of the eastern escarpment that forms the gateway of the Blue Mountains. Trails have existed there for a long time, formalising in the last decade with the efforts of local riding groups and council, bringing Synergy Trails in to build and manage sustainable trail development that hopefully provides a working example of how trail development can benefit the area.
Knapsack Reserve is nestled in to the northern side of the Great Western Highway at Glenbrook. Carpark access is limited, there is a small carpark right next to the park which is often full of walkers’ and riders’ cars or a little further down outside Knapsack Oval. However a much larger car park exists at the sporting fields / skate park complex on Hare St which is only a 5-10 minute ride away from the reserve.