The trail , once you get to the trailhead from the fire trail link from the carpark , can be ridden as a big loop , with many intersecting trails crossing the main loop , so there are many options . First timers take a map as its easy to get lost . This park is right next to the flowing Yarra River so the surrounding forests are very lush . Its called Candlebark Park Park for a reason , some of the singletracks wind through forests of Eucalypt trees that look like thin candles , their bark dripping off their trunks . The main loop is around 8 miles , its best to ride the loop & trails anti clockwise as this requires less climbing & is more conducive to flowing sections of fast narrow singletrack Some sections of singletrack its a very tight squeeze through the forests of trees , there are numerous switchbacks & sections where the trails beautifully snake through the forests of trees . There are burms & some jumps where you can really launch it if you choose the A line , or for the less adventurous there are the B lines . There are challenging rock gardens in sections opening up onto open expanse & back into flowing singletrack trails . There are mostly only ever a few walkers along the trails though the park is mostly for mountain bike use . The park is open 24/7 & is popular for night rides as well as holding Enduro events . If you ride all the network of trails it would clock up 20 or so miles of predominantly singletrack . The main loop is about 8 miles with numerous trails intersecting the main loop , where interesting options branch off everywhere & all lead back onto the main loop . Take water , a map , a compass as the trails are not marked . If you get lost you can usually ask a passing mountain biker the way back to the car park . As a flowing network of singletrack close to the city I would rate Candlebark Park 5 out of 5 for fun , challenge , very narrow trails through the forest , the trails become a real technical challenge if you smash it . A few kilometers is the town of Eltham right on the Diamond creek Trail , as well as Eltham train station if you need to get there by public transport . Candlepark Park is adjacent Westerfolds Park where the Main Yarra Trails link all the way into the city via bike paths & singletracks .