Cross-Country Mountain Biking

The trails at Mt Buller have been designed and built by renowned trail designer Glen Jacobs and his team from World Trail, and aim to be low maintenance, sustainable and blend seamlessly with the alpine environment. Trails involve a range of technical feature and obstacles, vary in altitude from 600 to 1700m and guarantee incredible views, an amazing alpine environment – and best of all, they’re free to use! Trails range from beginner to advanced, however due to the naturally steep and varied terrain, most are suitable for intermediate-advanced riders.


AUSTRALIAN ALPINE EPIC

Grade: Intermediate / Advanced
Distance: 40km
Riding time: 4 - 7 hours (ability dependant)
Gradient: Long distance, includes singletrack, fire trail sections and moderately challenging slopes
Fitness: High endurance, medium technical skill
Description: This journey takes riders through a variety of environments, and trail experiences. It utililises familiar favourites including Soul Revival, One Tree Hill, Gang Gangs, Picnic Trail, Cornhill Trail, Woolybutt and Stonefly (ascent). The experience gets a little more wild, as the trail continues through Mt Stirling to Telephone Box Junction, Razorback Trail, No.3 Road, and will thrill with an endless descending flowing down section to Carter’s Road. From there, a scenic river-side stint will bring you back to leafy Mirimbah Park at the base of Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Resorts.Don’t Forget: Be prepared. Pack food, water, trail map and a repair kit. Limited phone reception. Respect the alpine environment. Conditions can change quickly so pack a spare layer of clothing.

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BOX CORNER LINK 

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 700m 
Riding time: 15 minutes
Gradient: Mostly flat
Fitness: Low
Description: Easy access to Delatite River Trail from Mt Buller Tourist Road, or can be used for riders wishing to exit Delatite River Trail and ride Mt Buller Tourist Road back to the Village.


CLANCY'S RUN 

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 2km
Riding Time: 10 minutes
Gradient: Wide fire trail to narrow singletrack descending down through some switchbacks
Fitness: Medium endurance and technical skill
Description: From the top of Misty Twist, continue along the fire trail. Take a breather and enjoy the unique view of Mt Buller before launching yourself down the fast and exhilarating single track back to the Picnic Table.


COPPERHEAD

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 2.5km
Riding Time: 5 - 20 minutes (ability dependant)
Gradient: Descending flow down trail on single track, average gradient of 5%, maximum gradient of 15%, incorporating multiple bermed corners. Includes some sections on fire roads but the surface is capped in most areas.
Fitness: Medium endurance and technical skill
Description: Australia’s first flow down trail begins at the Northside Discovery Centre, snaking its way down Shaky Knees ski run. Large deep berms pump riders out and into a descent past Alpine Central through a number of switch backs before joining Home Trail, then it’s a final plunge through a number of fun and flowy corners, over a bridge and finishing at the Chalet Creek mid-station of the Northside Express Chairlift.


CORN HILL 

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 1km
Riding Time: 25 minutes
Gradient: Wide fire trail and narrow singletrack featuring technical steep ascents and technical fast descents
Fitness: Medium to high endurance and technical skill
Description: Steep rocky ascent on a mix of narrow single track featuring flowing technical sections and wide fire trail to the intersection of Woolybutt and Medusa Trails.


DELATITE RIVER TRAIL 

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 12km
Riding Time: 1 - 2 hours
Gradient: Remote descending trail. Moderately challenging wide descending trail with river crossings
Fitness: Medium endurance, medium technical skill
Description: Starting at the Picnic Table this fun and challenging ride is downhill all the way! Take care on the first steep section. Popular with other uses, so always try to ride at a safe and controlled speed and yield to horses and bushwalkers. Please take extra care at raised log bridges. For alternative/easier access enter via Box Corner or the Plough Shed – both off Mt Buller Tourist Road. *This is a shared trail - be aware of horses, bush walkers and trail runners and please share the trail. 


EASY SKILLS TRAIL 

Grade: Easy
Distance: 100m
Gradient: Mostly flat
Fitness: Low
Description: Hone your skills in the skills park before heading out onto the more challenging trails of Corn Hill and Mt Stirling. The Easy Skills Trail is a short loop trail featuring rollers, berms, a log ride, some steps, a see-saw and some timber ramps and platforms.


FAMILY TRAIL 

Grade: Easy
Distance: 3km
Riding time: 30 minutes
Gradient: Gentle upwards and downwards slopes
Fitness: Low endurance, low technical skill
Description: Follow the green Bike Buller logo stencils on the road from the Clock Tower, along to the end of Goal Post Road where the trail begins. An easy, fun ride for the whole family. Popular with walkers, so always ride at a safe and controlled speed and be courteous to other trail users. The trail finishes at the western end of The Avenue.


GANG GANGS 

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 1.4km
Riding Time: 45 minutes
Gradient: Narrow singletrack finishing off with a gradient change into a short steeper descent to finish at the Skills Parks
Fitness: Medium endurance, medium technical skill
Description: Follow the purple Bike Buller logo stencils on the road from the Clock Tower, turn left onto Stirling Road then left again onto Goal Post Road where the trail begins. The trail begins with some tight technical turns and berms, flowing onto a gently traversing single track. At the junction with the Split Rock link, either drop down the slightly steeper flowy section to complete Gang Gangs and access more trails beyond Cornhill Rd, or use the link to skip the first section of Split Rock and continue its ascent back to the Village.


INTERMEDIATE SKILLS TRAIL 

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 150m
Gradient: Mostly flat
Fitness: Low
Description: Located right next to the Easy Skills Trail, the Intermediate Skills Trail steps up the challenge with narrower and higher platforms, ramps and a see-saw all linked together on a short 150m loop trail. This is an excellent progression from the Easy Skills Trail, and a good qualifier for many of the rugged cross-country trails nearby.


MEDUSA

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 750m
Riding time: 10 - 30 minutes (ability dependant)
Gradient: Wide fire trail, to moderate climb on narrow single track with multiple switchbacks.
Fitness: High endurance, medium technical skill
Description: From the intersection with Cornhill Trail and Woolybutt Trail, or from the top of Trigger Happy Trail, this Medusa winds and climbs a steep but rewarding section of single track to bring you out just before the summit. Stop and enjoy the views on the way up, or savour it for the second lap!


MISTY TWIST 

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 2.6km
Riding Time: 50 minutes
Gradient: Moderate downhill and uphill riding on premium single track
Fitness: Medium endurance, medium technical skill
Description: Appropriately named, this trail features the purest form of Jacobs-designed single track down through beautiful alpine woodland followed by an equally enjoyable and flowing ascent back to the summit of Corn Hill.


ONE TREE HILL

Grade: Easy
Distance: 630m
Riding Time: 10 minutes
Gradient: Initial switchbacks gently climbing, then a descent through some easy berms.
Fitness: Medium endurance, low technical skill
Description: Climb the first few switchbacks from Stirling Road, to be rewarded by a meadow of Alpine Trigger Plants amongst the snowgums. The descent can be fast and fun, so slow down and enjoy the berms to suit your skill level. The trail joins up with Family Trail, behind Duck Inn Lodge.


PLOUGH SHED ENTRY

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 2.7km
Riding Time: 5 - 20 minutes (ability dependant)
Gradient: Moderate descent on wide fire trail
Fitness: Low endurance, medium technical skill
Description: Access the Delatite River Trail from the Plough Shed on Mt Buller Tourist Road via this descending fire trail. Be aware of fallen tree debris from the towering mountain ash above.


PICNIC TRAIL 

Grade: Easy
Distance: 450m
Riding Time: 5 minutes
Gradient: Gentle climb on single trail
Fitness: Medium endurance, low technical skill
Description: A gentle climb through snowgums on singletrack with some fun flowy sections. Use Picnic Trail to access Cornhill or the entrance to the Delatite River Trail.


RIVER SPUR  

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 2.5km
Riding time: 45 minutes
Gradient: Moderately challenging upward slope
Fitness: Medium endurance, medium technical skill
Description: Access all that Mt Stirling has to offer via this old fire trail. *This is a shared trail - be aware of horses, bush walkers and trail runners and please share the trail. 


SKYLINE

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 930m
Riding time: 20 minutes
Gradient: Moderate climbing through a number of switch backs
Fitness: Medium endurance, medium technical skill
Description: Skyline completes the loop from Family Trail up through numerous switchbacks and flowy single trail to bring you out on Bourke Street, opposite Arlberg Hotel.


SNOWGUMS 

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 1.1km 
Riding time: 20 minutes
Gradient: Moderate climbing through a number of switchbacks
Fitness: Medium endurance, low technical
Description: A link trail allowing for connectivity from mid-trail on Copperhead, up to cross over the Mt Buller Tourist Road and access to Gang Gangs. Combine this with Split Rock, Family Trail and Copperhead for a sweet loop.


SOUL REVIVAL

Grade: Easy
Distance: 450m
Riding time: 5 minutes
Gradient: Gentle climb finishing with a switchback
Fitness: Low endurance, low technical skill
Description: Enter the trail off Family Trail, below Enzian Hotel. It meanders its way up through the snowgums and pops you out at Stirling Road where you can continue across to One Tree Hill for more fun flowy trail.


SPLIT ROCK 

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 900m
Riding time: 20 minutes
Gradient: Moderate to steep climbing through a number of switch backs and boardwalks
Fitness: Medium
Description: A link trail allowing for riders to return from the further reaches of the Mt Buller trail network and the Skills Parks to the Mt Buller Village.


STONEFLY 

Grade: Advanced
Distance: 10km
Riding time: 1 - 2 hours
Gradient: Loop trail that climbs for 6km, then descends for 4km. Generally, the gradients are moderate, but there are some short steep sections
Fitness: High endurance, high technical skill
Description: Stonefly is the iconic alpine single track, a must-see ride when visiting Mt Buller Mt Stirling for the avid rider. A 10km loop starting and finishing at Howqua Gap, 6km up, 4km down and 90% flowing, purpose-built, mind-blowing singletrack.


TRIGGER HAPPY

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 2.2km 
Riding time: 1 - 2 hours
Gradient: Moderate ascent on narrow singletrack
Fitness: High endurance, medium technical skill
Description: From Woolybutt Trail or Howqua Gap, head back across Cornhill via this single track through the alpine woodland and enjoy the gradual flowing ascent back to the Cornhill area.


WOMBAT

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 430m 
Riding time: 5 minutes
Gradient: Narrow singletrack with some technical rock sections
Fitness: Low endurance, medium technical skill
Description: Return from Cornhill or the Picnic Trail loop via this pleasant ride through snowgums back to the Skills Parks on Cornhill Road. A few rocky sections will keep you on guard.


WOOLYBUTT

Grade: Intermediate
Distance: 1.7km 
Riding time: 25 minutes
Gradient: Moderate downhill and uphill sections on fire trail and single track
Fitness: Medium endurance, medium technical skill
Description: Head towards Mt Stirling on wide undulating fire trail before exiting this, and descending through superb singletrack to Howqua Gap.