For more information visit the NEMTB website
Leaving from Guyra Tourist Information Centre (Rafters), head South along New England Highway.
At 11.7 km turn left onto Thunderbolts Cave Rd (past Black Mountain Roadhouse) .
At 13.6 km is the Thunderbolts Cave car park.
The Robbers Run starts at this car park.
Features a down-hill track to the bottom of “the pinch”.
For the adventurous you can return back up the track – or take the Old Cobb and Co Rd 1.8 km starting on the Blacklands Rd.
Robbers Run (RR) mountain bike trail is located just off the New England Highway, at the top of the ‘Devils Pinch’, Black Mountain, barely 15 mins drive north of Armidale (right turn) or south from Guyra (left turn). Turn down Thunderbolts Cave Road from the New England Highway. The Robbers Run trail head is located at the Thunderbolts Cave carpark. See map.
For visitors – “Captain Thunderbolt” was a notorious highwayman and robber, called a bushranger in Australian folklore, who used to hold up stage coaches as they slowly traversed down the mountain side. The cave was one of his hideouts. Hence the name ‘Robbers Run’ for this MTB trail.