Wombat Loop mountain bike trail is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne city centre but given the surrounding landscape, you might find that hard to believe. Get stuck into nature with this little gem of a mountain bike ride, which is hidden away in the forest on the western side of the city, among rolling hills and tall trees.
- An hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD
- Looped mountain bike track
- Secluded native bushland
- Ideal for all ages
The Wombat Loop Mountain Bike Trail
There are over 100km of single track mountain bike trails in the forest surrounding Woodend, near Melbourne. This includes the incredible Macedon Regional Park, which has an awesome network of mountain bike trails to compliment the area’s history and views. The 17km Wombat Loop trail covers some of the most exciting and accessible tracks. Most of the tracks can be taken at your own speed, so your bike skill level isn’t that important.
The mental intensity required to ride smoothly at speed will definitely test your skills though. The trail continually changes direction weaving through native bushland and mostly consists of hard packed trails ranging from soil to loose rock. Depending on the weather, it can get very slippy and muddy. However, since mud makes everything more fun, you can never use the weather as an excuse!
Obstacles, like trees, seem to magically appear if you stray even slightly off course from the very tight single track. So if you get distracted by the roaming kangaroos or the beautiful surroundings, this ride will definitely get your heart racing. The area is also, unsurprisingly, home to wombats, as well as wallabies, echidnas & snakes.
You can blaze down the rocky hills and along the trails and still be surrounded by tranquillity. With no shops, toilets or other modern facilities on site, the ride encourages a direct connection between you and nature; although modern convenience is still only a short drive away when needed. There are no excuses for not getting out there and embracing the wild.
- Mountain Bike
- Water and Food
How To Get There
The address for your sat nav is 53 Boldiston Rd, Woodend VIC 3442
- Mountain Biking
Beginner – Intermediate. The Wombat Loop mountain bike trail can be ridden as easy or difficult as you like. You’ll get varying levels of difficulty out of the this mountain bike track depending on how hard you push. You can also walk the trail if it becomes too difficult to ride.
The Wombat Loop mountain bike trail is a 17km round-trip.
There are two loop options. You can do either or both as they cross over at two points. It is worth noting that the shorter loop (loop one), is actually considerably longer than it appears on the map.
Wombat Loop mountain bike trail is pretty flat with and elevation gain of only 62m.
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