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Level: Intermediate
Length: 50 mi (80.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 18 riders
 

Mountain Biking Mount Dandenong

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#24 of 55 mountain bike trails in Victoria
#3391 in the world

Networks of singletracks branch off from the local roads as well as fire roads around Olinda , Kallorama , Sassafrass & Sherbrooke Forest . Some trails cross creeks & rivers as well as waterfalls , depending on where you are on the mountain . Trails range in difficulty from easy to intermediate to some sections of black diamond single trails with jumps , berms , switchbacks & lush forest scenery , its a matter of getting up the mountain & exploring - an awesome mountain biking area a close drive from Melbourne

Before you go
  • Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • Night riding allowed 
  • Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
Starting from the little mountain village town of Sassafrass , the trail head for the Sassafrass Creek Trail starts just off the main road in the middle of the town & its signposted . From Sassafrass or Olinda , trails branch off everywhere , its a matter of knowing where to find them . A map of Mt Dandenong lists its walking tracks & mountain biking trails . From the top of Mt Dandenong a network of trails snake their way around the mountain . Fire trails can be found in Olinda , Sassafrass , Kallorama & Sherbrooke , where the singletrack trails branch off everywhere . Sherbrooke Forest has some nice flowing singletracks as does around Olinda , with Olinda Falls waterfall a popular trail with many singletrails branching off the many fire trails . The area is lush with huge Eucalypt gum trees as well as ferns & some areas are semi tropical although the weather up the mountain is always much colder so be prepared with appropriate clothing as well as water/ sports drinks & sustenance power bars as some parts of the trails you really feel like you're in the wilderness . The little towns of Sassafrass , Olinda , Kallorama all have cafes & take away food as well as fuel & accommodation . The trails are busier on the weekends , during the week its pretty quiet , maybe seeing the odd mountain biker here & there . Mobile coverage is good & along some trails there are creeks & rivers & waterfalls . It really is a lush area & you could spend a week there & not explore every trail . Trails/ singletracks vary from fire roads branching into singletrails for mountain bikers as well as walkers . There are some beautifully fast flowing singletracks through the back of Olinda with some of the locals setting up some big jumps along the way on some trails . Lots of climbing , easier trails as well as more difficult singletracks & downhill interspersed throughout the area , just a matter of grabbing a map & going exploring .
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  • ottodavies
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    Mt Dandenong has many networks of singletrails branching off the main tourist road as well as trails branching off from the many fire trails on the mountain . Trails vary from wide easy fire trails , some big climbing as well as more difficult to some black diamond sections of the trails . Sassafrass Creek Trail head is in the middle of Sassafrass & is a good central point to trails that branch off all around the mountain . Flowing single tracks with berms , switchbacks , hairpins , jumps & lots of challenging sections , you could spend a week there & not cover all the trails m its a mountain biking mecca , as long as you take a map of the local area & just explore

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