24.0 miles
Distance
2,433 ft
Climb
-2,442 ft
Descent
548 ft
High Point

Big Ride around top of plenty gorge

Detailed Description
Big Top Plenty Ride is a 24 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Melbourne. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 57 trails. This route climbs 2,433 ft with a max elevation of 548 ft then descends -2,442 ft.
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36 Reviews & Comments

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Concoction (Nov 27, 2022 at 0:03)
Trail is overgrown in most spots but overall definitely doable
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Concoction (Nov 27, 2022 at 0:03)
Trail is overgrown in most spots but overall definitely doable
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caleb-b (Aug 31, 2022 at 14:18)
Trail Monsenpevele
The classic rock garden. Nice view over the gorge though. It's more of a black I reckon, especially if your balance isn't on point.
Tip: there is a fire trail on the other side of the fence, with multiple entry/exit points if it's too much riding on the MTB trail.
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Lewi922 (May 1, 2022 at 21:22)
New section. Bit loose. Thanks to the trail fairies. Rides great.
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Lewi922 (May 1, 2022 at 21:22)
New section. Bit loose. Thanks to the trail fairies. Rides great.
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andyvb (Jan 11, 2022 at 16:15)
Trail Myxomatosis
The trail has been smoothed out pretty dramatically. A shame to lose some of the tech features, but it’s a lot less hectic now
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andyvb (Jan 11, 2022 at 16:15)
Trail Myxomatosis
The trail has been smoothed out pretty dramatically. A shame to lose some of the tech features, but it’s a lot less hectic now
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ali76 (Aug 27, 2021 at 19:39)
This section of trail has been deliberately blocked by tree branches
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ali76 (Aug 27, 2021 at 19:39)
This section of trail has been deliberately blocked by tree branches
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ali76 (Aug 27, 2021 at 22:04)
Update on above comment, a small section has been re-routed and the old section covered with branches/ This is a great trail overall
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ali76 (Aug 27, 2021 at 22:04)
Update on above comment, a small section has been re-routed and the old section covered with branches/ This is a great trail overall
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makkapakka1 (Jul 31, 2021 at 0:29)
One of the best tracks in central gorge! super flowy and at a few stages a little tech spice, a great little track no major issues only minor erosion. would recommend.
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makkapakka1 (Jul 31, 2021 at 0:29)
One of the best tracks in central gorge! super flowy and at a few stages a little tech spice, a great little track no major issues only minor erosion. would recommend.
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danthemann (Jul 13, 2021 at 2:14)
Rather steep for a blue, particularly into the bridge
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danthemann (Jul 13, 2021 at 2:14)
Rather steep for a blue, particularly into the bridge
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bodarville (Oct 4, 2020 at 18:33)
Trail Full Stop
Time for a haircut on the final riverside section.
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bodarville (Oct 4, 2020 at 18:33)
Trail Full Stop
Time for a haircut on the final riverside section.
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mtbrides01 (Sep 16, 2020 at 17:34)
Trail Monsenpevele
Good challenge and workout over rocks
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NicFathom1 (Aug 11, 2020 at 17:54)
Trail Myxomatosis
Pissing out blood if your on a hard tail ????
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NicFathom1 (Aug 11, 2020 at 17:54)
Trail Myxomatosis
Pissing out blood if your on a hard tail ????
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Paynekiller (May 16, 2020 at 8:48)
Trail Daydreaming
Would recommend that beginners don't turn off Nioka Bush Camp Rd, head up to the camp and around instead.
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Paynekiller (May 16, 2020 at 8:48)
Trail Daydreaming
Would recommend that beginners don't turn off Nioka Bush Camp Rd, head up to the camp and around instead.
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Paynekiller (May 16, 2020 at 8:48)
Trail Daydreaming
Would recommend that beginners don't turn off Nioka Bush Camp Rd, head up to the camp and around instead.
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Paynekiller (May 16, 2020 at 8:48)
Trail Daydreaming
Would recommend that beginners don't turn off Nioka Bush Camp Rd, head up to the camp and around instead.
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gnarterrorist (Jan 23, 2020 at 17:52)
Trail Boo Boo
Tree down in single track.
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alintam (Dec 22, 2019 at 1:36)
Overgrown and parts of the trail are eroding off of cliffs.
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alintam (Dec 22, 2019 at 1:36)
Overgrown and parts of the trail are eroding off of cliffs.
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alintam (Dec 22, 2019 at 1:34)
Trail Black Snake
Very overgrown and parts of the trail are eroding off of cliffs/shoulders are very soft on the edges of cliffs.
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alintam (Dec 22, 2019 at 1:34)
Trail Black Snake
Very overgrown and parts of the trail are eroding off of cliffs/shoulders are very soft on the edges of cliffs.
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alintam (Dec 22, 2019 at 1:34)
Trail Black Snake
Very overgrown and parts of the trail are eroding off of cliffs/shoulders are very soft on the edges of cliffs.
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alintam (Dec 22, 2019 at 1:34)
Trail Black Snake
Very overgrown and parts of the trail are eroding off of cliffs/shoulders are very soft on the edges of cliffs.
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Chockie (Jan 28, 2019 at 15:54)
Never ridden these tracks before and would be keen to find a friend that would like to do some blue tracks together male or female would be great. Thanks Damo..
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Fyffy (Dec 20, 2018 at 20:29)
Trail Insomniac
Developers have put a fence across the track in the back corner of the estate still passable but difficult
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cmb50 (Jun 2, 2018 at 7:17)
Trail Boo Boo
Trail fairies have been hard at work here - nice job.
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ken-oath (Oct 31, 2017 at 2:25)
One of the best!
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ken-oath (Oct 31, 2017 at 2:25)
One of the best!
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Twist & Shout1,056 ft
Ozymandias1,178 ft
Gorgeous George2,733 ft
Rocky Raccoon341 ft
UP1,716 ft
Morning Glory531 ft
Jambi3,399 ft
Black Snake2,694 ft
Burn the Witch4,980 ft
Daydreaming1,860 ft
Jeebus4,800 ft
Gnarnia2,041 ft
Monsenpevele3,228 ft
Wholelottarosie4,321 ft
Thylacine1 mile
Magmatic1 mile
Insomniac2 miles
Powermax2,766 ft
Bullwinkle1,050 ft
Boo Boo2,385 ft
Letteropener2,326 ft
Fauxdeer1,841 ft
Fore2,037 ft
Encinoman1,621 ft
Full Stop2,707 ft
Bunjil2,116 ft
Fjord1,995 ft
Stuchberrys1,119 ft
Daydreaming3,071 ft
Burn the Witch4,980 ft
Black Snake2,694 ft
Myxomatosis2,149 ft
The Long & Winding Trail2,303 ft
Ozymandias1,401 ft
Twist & Shout1,056 ft

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More Stats for Big Top Plenty Ride mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -9 ft
  • Altitude min
    236 ft
  • Altitude start
    488 ft
  • Altitude end
    479 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -107%
  • Grade min
    92.3%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Monsenpevele
Jan 22, 2023 @ 3:21am
Jan 22, 2023
Stay up near the fence where you can. The lower section at the north end (Gnarnia, with the log roll over) is heavily overgrown. Most of the high line is clear and it's fine to ride but trimming isn't finished yet.
Wholelottarosie
Jan 22, 2023 @ 3:19am
Jan 22, 2023
Middle section is getting big thistles. Northern end has just been cleared and riding beautifully.
Thylacine
Jan 22, 2023 @ 3:17am
Jan 22, 2023
Southern end from Komorebi has been cleared as far as the big log roll over - which lost its ramps in the flood. Northern end of the trail is heavily overgrown.
Bullwinkle
Jan 22, 2023 @ 3:12am
Jan 22, 2023
Just had a haircut and rolling nicely, just be careful of holes and ruts
Boo Boo
Jan 22, 2023 @ 3:11am
Jan 22, 2023
Just had a good prune. A little dried grass on the trail but rides well.
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