Victoria is fast becoming the destination of choice for mountain biking in Australia.

With diverse natural landscapes and trail networks located close to thriving regional hubs, it’s easy to see why riders of all skill levels are attracted to Victoria's premier mountain biking destinations.

Great Ocean Road

Forrest Mountain Bike Trails

Forrest Mountain Bike Trails is an expansive network of trails in Otway Forest Park that links to the popular township of Forrest. Already considered one of Australia’s top mountain biking destinations, new trails have recently been added, including pump tracks for young and adaptive riders, so there’s something here for everyone.

After a day of riding, make sure you indulge in some local produce or quench your thirst at the much-loved Forrest Brewing Company.

Best for: All levels of riders from beginner to advanced – including kids!

A man riding a mountain bike around a trail corner

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

Hey Hey My My

Just an hour and a half from Melbourne, Hey Hey My My in Yarra State Forest is designed for those looking for a tough, steep climb with a fast and flowy reward. This 4km singletrack trail features gap jumps, drops, rock gardens, berms and tight corners for more technical riders.

The trail takes around 30 minutes to complete, making it an easy half-day visit that can be followed by a hearty lunch in nearby Warburton.

Best for: Intermediate riders who want a technical challenge.

A man rides his mountain bike along a dirt track

Buxton Trails

Buxton Trails is a 23km network of trails in Black Range State Forest about an hour and a half drive from Melbourne.

This is a great network for riders with some experience, with 9 trails to choose from featuring different ride loop options. There is also the gentle Platypus loop circuit for children or those just starting out.

Best for: All levels.

Three people ride mountain bikes down a trail through a forest


La Larr Ba Gauwa Mountain Bike Park

La Larr Ba Guawa Mountain Bike Park in Mount Alexander Regional Park is a world-class mountain bike park with 34km of purpose-built trails with breathtaking mountain views. Located in Harcourt, just 20 minutes from Bendigo, the park has 11 trails, most of which are for intermediate to advanced riders. The natural rock formations throughout the park also provide plenty of jumps and drops to keep things interesting!

For those who want to make a weekend out of it, you’ll find good food and accommodation in Harcourt or nearby in the township of Castlemaine. There is also free camping at Picnic Gully Campground within the park, but it can get busy so make sure you arrive early to get a spot.

Best for: All levels of riders, but there are more trails to choose from for those with intermediate to advanced skills.

Two children and a man riding bikes through the forest


Mt Taylor Mountain Bike Trails

Uphill challenges, flowy descents and plenty of technical features make Mt Taylor Mountain Bike Trails in Bullung-warl State Forest one for the thrill-seekers.

There are over 30km of downhill and cross-country tracks to get the heart racing as you take a flowy descent back down to the main picnic area. For the more experienced rider looking to test their skills, the 2.3km double black diamond Mt Taylor Downhill track is sure to meet your expectations.

Best for: Intermediate to advanced and highly skilled riders.

A man on a mountain bike riding a narrow trail against a rock face

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Page last updated: 23/04/24