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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +575/555 ft
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Mountain Biking Lysterfield Mountain Bike Area

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#2 of 55 mountain bike trails in Victoria
#477 in the world

The Car Park is situated at the bottom end of the Commonwealth Games Course, this is the main loop and there are numerous other tracks running off this. There's also a Map at the car park with most of the trails detailed.

Plenty of good singletrack and no really big hills.. just lot's of good fun flowing singletrack..

First added by kiwidj on Nov 8, 2006. Last updated May 10, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Lysterfield Mountain Bike Area is where the 2006 Commonwealth Games course is situated. approx 30-40mins drive south east from Melbourne City. Park at the Car Park at the north end of Hallam North Road in Lysterfield South (Hallam North Road runs off Churchill Park Road)
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  • Andrew Dixon
    *****

    I rode the 2019 Golden Goat 3hr event
    I found it to be really well organised and really well run. Not having ridden a race before this was a very pleasing experience.

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  • PaulBezemer
    *****

    Fantastic MTB area. Trails are in very good condition. Start of each bit is well signposted.
    Unfortunatly fell quite hard on a relativly easy bit, bit lots of frendly other riders out there to help. Thanks for that and will definatly come back one day

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  • leemas
    *****

    Great great mtb park wonderful well built trails, personal favorite trail is the State MTB course. Absolute rippa

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  • jkjh11
    *****

    Really well maintained trails
    great for all skill levels
    Lysterfield is a one of a kind mountain biking area, cool berms that are cut into the ground and the diversity of trails.

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  • Crabrider
    *****

    I'm from the states (Michigan) and living in Oz. Just hit these trails for the first time and they're very well done. A great mix of all levels of difficulty. Exceptional rolling single track and very nice loop to take on a morning solo. Will be heading here often! Thx Dan

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  • Harley Tempest
    ****

    Great trails which are constantly being upgraded. Not the most challenging however they are very well maintained and caters to most riding skills.
    Great for those in the South Eastern Suburbs looking for great single tracks with easy access.

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  • CallumW
    *****

    Loads of trails for every ability level. Insane downhill trails, and endless loops for hours of fun and challenges.

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  • ottodavies
    **

    Lysterfield Loop Lake circuit is an easy cruise around the Lysterfield Lake , with singletracks crossing this trail at varying points along this meandering trail . The good thing about this lake circuit trail is that it connects some of the more challenging singletracks , whilst being a no climbing trail surrounding the beautiful lake . Always look out for Kangaroos , especially towards the evening , where they graze along the trails & in the forest . The Park itself is looped by fire trails , going on for around 40 km , then there is this Lake Loop , as well as all the singletrack trails that are well marked & branch off this Lake Loop Circuit Trail

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  • ottodavies
    *****

    Lysterfield MTB Park is a network of some 40 km of mixed trails from beginner to intermediate to most difficult double black runs . An easy half hour drive from the city of Melbourne , the trails loop around the National Park & lake , where in summer , after a day of riding you can go for a refreshing swim & relax on the beach there whilst the waitress from the TrailMix Bike store & cafe brings you a coffee or a beer . The TrailMix bike store & cafe hire out bikes as well as do any emergency repairs , pretty darn good . Part of this MTB Park was for the 2007 Commonwealth Games MTB Event , & you can ride the route of the course . The network of singletracks is really what makes this place so special , flowing looping fast singletracks with burms , jumps of varying degree & height , some you can really launch off & fly - awesome . The trails are marked very well although its handy to take a map of the track circuit . There is a scenic trail that circuits the lake , its a vast lake , in summer , with swimming , sailing , bathers etc . Wet or dry this place is great fun , in one day you can ride every trail & catch a swim before the sun sets . Some parts of this park you really feel like you're in the wilderness , with kangaroos grazing all around the park & some reluctant to get out of the way on the trail , so far all kangaroos there are pretty tame , relaxed & friendly , two I had to go around as they wouldn't get off the trail . Fury , cute but some are 2 m tall , so be aware , cautious & more times than not they here you coming & hop away . The more advanced network of trails is where the fun is , some fast technical singletrack through redgum forests & some trails almost go through this semi tropical forest resembling something in Cairns . There is so much variety here , even in the singletracks & the differing trails. Some parts the trail is so narrow through very densely treed forests , it really does test your skills if you want to test it ! Most trails all connect to each other around this vast network of singletracks, fire trails & cross country trails , with some very fast downhill singletracks like Aneurism , a doudle black diamond downhill singletrack , this has everything, huge jumps & burms & a narrow flowing singletrack through forest , this run feels more like a ski run on a mountain bike. Then there is the Upper & Lower Blair Witch Trail, named because it is strangely eerie , even on a sunny day. A great intermediate flowing singletrack through haunted woods, onto trails like the Hug, The Commonwealth games Circuit, another inetrmediate trail called Redgum, a flowing singletrack that weaves through a redgum forest connecting to a similar trail called the Middle, also a connecting trail to the Lake Circuit Loop . You can take the more relaxing Lake Circuit Loop , or you can explore the vast network of trails & singletracks through this region , it really is totally great fun , beware of all the trees though as most trails are heavily forested , I had so much fun in one day there I want to go back there again tomorrow , so my rating of this place - awesome ! Even on the weekend there are other bikers you bump into along the trails, they are few & far between , some trails are one way only , for a reason , because runs like Aneurism is only a fast downhill singletrack . Trails are well marked , there is mobile phone coverage , drinking water at varying points , as well as BBQ's available to use by the lake . A main car park for mountain bikers is at the main trail head , from there its a fun flowing singletrack to the TrailMix Store & Cafe by the lake , then onto the more advanced trails like the Blair Witch Trail & beyond from there . From some parts of the trails you can see the mountains of the Yarra valley in the distance with the forests & the lake in the foreground , a very fun place to smash some trails or just a relaxing ride .

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  • justinlcn

    Most of the trails are open and in good condition due to some hard work over winter by the local riders. The remainder should be opening soon.

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  • *****

    All single track is closed indefinately due to heavy winter rain. Try the outside boundry track (fire trails) and quarry track. Leg burning but all good.

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  • stoogle
    ****

    A fantastic set of trails for all to enjoy.
    Well maintained good single tracks
    A small diversion for a bit of climbing is to try the fire trail between lysterfield park and churchill park up near the Com. Games circuit.
    At the top of the com games circuit head to the look out point to find the fire trail.
    Head down into churchill then turn around and climb back up to the look-out for a a leg burning climb.

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  • muddybiker
    *****

    Start at the Car Park at the End of Hallam North Road and drop into the Hug Trail. Connect up to the Blair Witch trail following it right to the end running the sweet single tracks with the occasional climb. Watch for Eastern Grey Kangaroo's in the mornings. Dropping down to cross the Dam Wall. At the end of the Dam Wall veer right and pick up the single track that runs to the carpark at the Trail head. Follow the lake track to pick up the Buckle Trail. Awesome Log overs along the buckle trail . Got to the very end crossing multiple fire trails and keep following the Single Track to the top of the park to pick up the Upper Buckle Trail running east to west. Follow the track West to pick up the Middle trail and start heading back to the car park. Awesome sweeping Burmed corners and more sweet single track. Cross Lamberts track to climb onto the Red Gum trail. What goes down must come up so it's now a long climb back to the car park along RedGum Trail then the Glen Track all the way back to the car park. About 12km's round trip and well worth it.

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  • josh_mathot
    ****

    the "Hug" trail is with no doubt the best in the lysterfield area, its fast a and twisty single track with heaps of log stack obsticals. There are alternative bypasses for the beginers around all obsticals. The downer to this "Hug" trail is that its not a singletrail loop, riding it back to the start near the car park meeting oncomming riders can get anoying. for the past 2 years I have hoped that they would loop the trail from the end of "blair witch" winding it paralell to the tramline walking trail, then back up to the car park on the end of Hallam road. Then this track would get 5 stars, but for now it gets a 4.

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  • kiwidj
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    http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/resources05/05_1413.pdf

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