28.5 miles
Distance
3,692 ft
Climb
-6,761 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

The accredited (IMBA) EPIC is a unique and tough high-country adventure that takes you across Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and beyond. The 46km route has its riders earning every km along the challenging and demanding trail. Starting with Mt Buller fan favourites close to the Village, the route develops into wilderness back country as it goes across Mt Stirling and finishing along the Delatite river. This ride cannot be underestimated by the average mountain biker. Those who undertake the EPIC trail must be self-sufficient and physically prepared to complete the average 6 - 8-hour time along the route. Testing the rider’s perseverance, the final climb to the pinnacle is steep, exposed and agonising. Once riders have accomplished the climb, they are rewarded with an action-packed single-track descent back down to Carters road and along the Delaitite River.
The trail has alternative routes that allows riders to leave the EPIC and take more accessible trails back to spots easily accessible by 2wd.

Detailed Description
Australian Alpine Epic Trail 2020/21 is a 29 mile popular expert route located near Mt Buller. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 27 trails. This route climbs 3,692 ft with a max elevation of 5,465 ft then descends -6,761 ft.

8 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
MonsterAngry (Apr 21, 2022 at 2:53)
Trail Woolybutt
The last part of this after you come off the steep lose fire trail is most definitely not dual direction as indicated here. Dont ride up it. There are signs so this should be clear. You can however ride up the fire trail part of woolybutt from the roadd but its very steep and loose (you will end up walking part of it i guantee) and watch riders coming down that missed the memo about trigger-happy.
In fact don't ride down this either. It sucks. Take the right turn where the signs are and ride a few hundred meters and take trigger happy. It now joins the burmy part of woolybutt and is now a one way descent. Its sick.
[Reply]
  • + 1
kingerz55 (Jan 15, 2022 at 17:35)
Trail Stonefly
Be VERY careful to start this trail the right way (go clockwise) from Howqua Gap, where the signs are confusing and lead many to start the wrong way. There are about 9 trails leading out of the gap. You should be leading close to the Circuit Rd and see a creek washing over flagstones very soon after starting. Check your app to make sure.
[Reply]
  • + 1
kingerz55 (Jan 15, 2022 at 17:35)
Trail Stonefly
Be VERY careful to start this trail the right way (go clockwise) from Howqua Gap, where the signs are confusing and lead many to start the wrong way. There are about 9 trails leading out of the gap. You should be leading close to the Circuit Rd and see a creek washing over flagstones very soon after starting. Check your app to make sure.
[Reply]
  • + 1
kingerz55 (Jan 15, 2022 at 17:35)
Trail Stonefly
Be VERY careful to start this trail the right way (go clockwise) from Howqua Gap, where the signs are confusing and lead many to start the wrong way. There are about 9 trails leading out of the gap. You should be leading close to the Circuit Rd and see a creek washing over flagstones very soon after starting. Check your app to make sure.
[Reply]
  • + 1
kingerz55 (Jan 15, 2022 at 17:32)
Trail Gang Gangs
Probably the best of the non-gravity trails, this one has great flow and sculpting.
[Reply]
  • + 1
kingerz55 (Jan 15, 2022 at 17:32)
Trail Gang Gangs
Probably the best of the non-gravity trails, this one has great flow and sculpting.
[Reply]
  • + 1
theky1e (Mar 15, 2017 at 20:30)
Trail Gang Gangs
Gang Gangs is such a fun trail!
[Reply]
  • + 1
theky1e (Mar 15, 2017 at 20:30)
Trail Gang Gangs
Gang Gangs is such a fun trail!
[Reply]
Deleted threads/comments are hidden





Trails in Route

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    7
More Stats for Australian Alpine Epic Trail 2020/21 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3,070 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,941 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,226 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,156 ft
  • Grade
    -2%
  • Grade max
    -71.1%
  • Grade min
    46.4%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

  • view (1)
close
3D
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
disable
Only show trails with NO bikes.
enable

Save the current map location and zoom level as your default home location whenever this page is loaded.

Save
Trail transparency
40
15
545 | 1 comments
186
youtuber Stonefly – Bike Buller
Stonefly – Bike Buller
trail: Stonefly
14:02 | 188 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jan 15, 2022
youtuber Wooly Butt – Bike Buller
Wooly Butt – Bike Buller
trail: Woolybutt
5:23 | 124 | comments: 0 | favs:
Dec 11, 2021

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Stonefly
Nov 29, 2022 @ 11:39pm
20 hours
There is one major tree fall just after crossing the river spur trail Otherwise the trail is amazing
Gang Gangs
Nov 24, 2022 @ 9:06pm
Nov 24, 2022
One Tree Hill
Nov 24, 2022 @ 8:23pm
Nov 24, 2022
Trail is all clear and riding well
Australian Alpine Epic Trail
Nov 24, 2022 @ 8:13pm
Nov 24, 2022
Epic Trail still closed while trail crew continue clearing significant treefall
Cornhill
Nov 24, 2022 @ 6:36pm
Nov 24, 2022
more reports »
  • By billywizz & contributors
  • #25001 - 1,903 views