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Level: Intermediate
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +144/ -141 ft
Total: 23 riders

Mountain Biking Pax Hill

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#2 of 35 mountain bike trails in Australia
#3,992 in the world

The trails in the Pax Hill MTB Park are awesome fun, as part of the Canadian State Forest, just east of Ballarat, Victoria. Mostly a network of singletrack combined with fire trails that make an awesome network of very fun trails .Fairly wide singletrack with roller coaster sections ,jumps ,huge berms & very flowing singletrack . A & B lines ,big jumps if you're up for them & many loops & options for some fast & challenging riding ,(be careful of old mine shafts that litter the area , some have 30 - 50 ft vertical drops & the trails go right through the middle of them , no mistakes .... otherwise !) Very good trails - wide, bermy & roller coaster like ,flowing & smooth - take a map , there is a shelter with drinking water near the Pax Hill Carpark , this is a big area , Ballarat MTB Club have sculpted the trails beautifully for some awesome riding .From the trail head at the car park ,take any network of trails which form loops ,the trails are not named ,although most are pretty obvious .The trails weave through big forests of Gum trees & other native flora & fauna .These trails are perfect just after a light shower of rain ,then once a bit tacky , you can really challenge yourself with more speed & grip & less likely to slip on the gravelly sections .A venue for the recent Victorian Enduro MTB Series with a very fun & challenging 12 km loop . These trails are for intermediate to more advanced mountain bikers , although there are easier trails for the beginners . The trails are so roller coaster like & flowing that the climbing around this park is minimal , yet the trails are very challenging . There are sections of climbs that will make your legs scream , depending on the pace you decide to take . For a day trip from Melbourne , an awesome days mountain biking can be had here , awesome & very fun

First added by ottodavies on Oct 19, 2015. Last updated May 9, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Starting from the car park at Pax Hill Mtb Park , the trailhead runs from the car park , just east of Ballarat , Victoria

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