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Trail Builder News

As any good Kowalski would know, Greenhills (now the National Arboretum Canberra) is our ancestral home. It was the place where we began kicking in trail over 25 years ago and many a good trail was imagined, built and ridden before the fires turned them all to ash. We’ve always wanted to get back there to draw fresh lines in the hillside and thankfully that time is now!

The Kowalski Brothers have been appointed their official volunteer trail building group. This partnership will see the Kowalskis lead the development of volunteer-built trails throughout the Arboretum precinct for the enjoyment of walkers, runners and mountain bike riders alike. Exciting times!


We believe in building trails that have excellent flow and our philosophy towards creating flow relates to surfing. Carving up and down the face of a wave has a certain feel to it and we aim create that same feeling when we build trails. Kowalski trails are all hand-tooled. We have moved many tons of rock in East Kowen and have built many a sweet corner and flowing trail along the way — Sideshow, Beer Garden and Love You Long Time to name a few — and we ain’t done yet. It’s honest work, but we build them right the first time so they will ride better and will last a long time.

We have more great trails planned for East Kowen and we think they will leave riders giddy with excitement. Stay tuned…