7.8 miles
Distance
1,005 ft
Climb
-997 ft
Descent
00:59:23
Avg time

Acheron Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Closed in winter
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Pump Track, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #10482 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #88955 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Forest Fire Management Victoria

This is the longest trail in the network and is filled with jumps, berms, log drops and loads of exhilarating fast single track. It includes the famous spider gully, which starts with a series of tight corners weaving through tall tree ferns before opening out and increasing in speed as it descends. This trail finishes back at the car park.

source: DEPI Map
Access Info

From Melbourne, follow the Maroondah Highway to Buxton. Turn left onto Dyes Lane and follow the road for approximately 1 km. Cross the Acheron River and turn right to reach the trailhead and day visitor area. All trails are closed during the wetter months each year from the Tuesday after Queens Birthday weekend in June and re-open at the beginning of the September / October school holidays. This is to protect the track surface from erosion.

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More Stats for Acheron Ridge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    8 ft
  • Altitude min
    879 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,283 ft
  • Altitude start
    879 ft
  • Altitude end
    889 ft
  • Grade max
    -34.4%
  • Grade min
    22.5%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:59:23
  • Avg reverse time
    01:33:18
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.15 (12 votes)

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  • Unknown
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Acheron Ridge Trail Reports

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      Oct 16, 2021 @ 7:32pm
      Oct 16, 2021
      Almost perfect except for some muddy sections, esp first few kms. Some newly maintained sections with new berms/jumps. Awesome. 4 trees across...
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 8:44pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Perfect conditions. Recent rain has compacted the dust, giving tyres lots of grip. Weather was cool, dry & bright.
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 5:37pm
      Mar 28, 2021
      Mar 2, 2021 @ 1:58am
      Mar 2, 2021
      Clear all the way
      Mar 2, 2021 @ 1:58am
      Mar 2, 2021
      No issues all the way around very dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 43 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 741 rides
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      Nov 17, 2020 @ 4:32am
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      Jan 15, 2020 @ 10:02pm
      Jan 15, 2020
      106 |
      Jan 27, 2019 @ 12:54am
      Jan 27, 2019
      126 |
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 12:28am
      Dec 18, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      9 miles
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      4 miles
      The Highlights Tour
      5 miles

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      GitaWalker (Feb 10, 2018 at 22:14)
       Awesome track, lots of variation and beautiful fern areas to ride through.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Paulv22 (Apr 27, 2018 at 20:52)
       Great ride. Trails in fantastic condition. Thanks to mcc for the great up keep. Yaw!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Fergusonjw (Apr 14, 2019 at 15:16)
       Ripping trail. Lovely climb then the berms on the way down are absolutely superb. So much fun. Really good trails. Not too technical but you can come unstuck if you push too hard. Thanks for all the trail work. Final bonus is the countryside. Beautiful. And have an ice bath in the river when you finish.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Stuarttip (Nov 14, 2020 at 23:12)
       Trail was amazing today..so many great people as well..
      Quite a few cars in the Carpark but because the tracks are only one way you don't see many out on the trails
      [Reply]

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