7 miles
Distance
1,162 ft
Climb
-1,162 ft
Descent
2,329 ft
High Point

RATING – ADVANCED
TIME – 45 TO 60 MINUTES

Loop 5 keeps to the Eastern side of Mt Stromlo and has all the ingredients of the toughest of Cross Country laps. After gently climbing away from the car park and arriving at blue gums, the trail peels off and heads UP seriously via Cardiac Climb, the climb built for Round 6 of the 2008 World Cup. Climbing to the Downhill Bridge, the trail then descends to Homeview Junction before turning North again and climbing the flanks of Mt Stromlo via Wombat Junction before sweeping back down through Wombat Junction again and a fast flowing ride back to the car park. This loop is only suitable for the more advanced rider due to the technical difficulty and arduous nature of the ride.

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More Stats for Loop 05 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,950 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,962 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,962 ft
  • Grade max
    -25.803%
  • Grade min
    24.368%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,646 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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