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      Most guests to Mt Baw Baw think we are just a ski resort, but we are so much more! In fact, the resort is open 364 days a year – Mt Baw Baw’s spectacular alpine landscape and mountainous terrain make it a mecca for adventure and offers a unique experience all year round.

      Cross Country:
      The Resort’s Village and McMillan trails meander through undulating terrain to the boundary of the Baw Baw National Park in the north.
      The single track course provides a good introduction into cross country mountain biking with challenging climbs and exciting descents. Raised decking has been installed over wet areas to ensure the trail remains in good condition throughout the season. The ride is picturesque with rest areas and picnic tables scattered along the trail.

      Visit the Resort’s iconic landmarks and enjoy stunning sights including fields of wildflowers, forests of Snow Gums and Mountain Ash and the impressive view from the summit. Anthill lookout provides spectacular views over Baragwanath Flat to Mt Phillack and Mt Whitelaw, whilst numerous species of mammals can be spotted in the snow gum woodland including wombats and deer.

      All levels are catered for, meaning beginners right through to hardened experts can explore the area using pedal power!

      Access to the Cross Country trails is FREE, bring your own bike or hire one from the Adventure Hub on mountain!

      Mt Baw Baw’s downhill mountain bike track has developed a reputation within the industry as one of the most challenging and exciting runs in the country.
      The starting platform is located along side Currawong drive in the Baw Baw village and riders are faced with a large table top before disappearing down the old chairlift run. Riders meander in and out of the bush and tackle log drops, berms, boulder sections, rollovers, jumps and challenging downhill ramps. Australia’s best riders have conquered the 300 vertical metres plummet in just over 3.20 mins. The main trail will challenge the most competent rider however those not so experienced have the opportunity to bypass the more difficult features via alternate routes. The Mt Baw Baw DH1 track is open during summer, seven days a week (excluding major event weekends) from the end of November til late April each year.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
      Erica MTB Park Car Park google parking directions
      Access Info:
      OPTION 1
      Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road

      A beautiful drive through the National Park then up narrow and windy roads to Mt Baw Baw. Travel time from Melbourne CBD is 2.5 hours.

      The turn off from the Princes Hwy (M1) is at the Drouin / Mt Baw Baw exit
      Continue along via Noojee along the Main Neerim Rd (C426)
      Follow this road through Noojee where it will then follow into the Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road (C426)
      Travel through Icy Creek and Tanjil Bren before reaching the resort gates
      Last major fuel stops is at Longwarry (before you exit the Hwy)
      Facts about the Tourist Drive:

      The tourist drive is so very picturesque but is curvy. Stop off via the beautiful old town of Noojee where you can have a quick break, snack or lunch. Chains are available from Neerim South.

      OPTION 2
      South Face Road

      Some gravel roads but wider and less windy. Travel time from Melbourne CBD is 2.5 hours, from Latrobe Valley it’s one hour.

      From Moe:

      From the M1, take the turn off at the Moe exit, and then continue via Erica
      At Parkers Corner, continue straight onto the Thomson Valley Road
      3km along, turn left onto South Face Road
      Last major fuel stop is at Moe
      From Traralgon:

      Turn at the set of traffic lights at McDonald’s in the town centre of Traralgon
      Travel along Grey Street and follow signs to Tyers/Walhalla (C477, C481, C461)
      Continue on the C481 through Rawson
      At Parkers Corner, turn right onto the Thomson Valley Road
      3km along, turn left onto South Face Road
      Last major fuel stop is Traralgon
      Facts about the South Face Road:

      The South Face Road is not sealed for 25km, but the road is not so curvy for those who don’t like the windy roads. Erica is your last stop for chains. Call ahead for opening times. For more information on the South Face Road click here

      OPTION 3
      Scenic Suburbs

      Picturesque and more direct from eastern suburbs. Travel time from Lilydale is 2 hours.
      Your best option for the far eastern suburbs and a more scenic drive is to travel along with the Warburton Highway to Yarra Junction where you turn off onto the Tourist Road near Noojee (C426)

      Travel along the Warburton Hwy to Yarra Junction
      At Yarra Junction turn right onto the Yarra Junction-Noojee Road
      Follow this through Powelltown and Noojee, where you join the Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road
      Continue on through Icy Creek and Tanjil Bren until you reach the entry gate
      Last available fuel is Yarra Junction

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      Total Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      1,527 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,078 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,170 ft
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