7 miles
Distance
1,215 ft
Climb
-1,125 ft
Descent
00:54:19
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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Closed in winter
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #17924 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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
  • Altitude change
    90 ft
  • Altitude min
    892 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,265 ft
  • Altitude start
    892 ft
  • Altitude end
    982 ft
  • Grade
    0.228%
  • Grade max
    -21.259%
  • Grade min
    18.426%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,240 ft
  • Avg time
    00:54:19
  • Avg reverse time
    01:25:07
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Status:
on Jun 12, 2020
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)

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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to acheron-ridge trailhead (-37.419180, 145.695150)
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      Acheron Ridge Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 12, 2020 @ 4:43am
      Jun 12, 2020
      reporter Buxton closed for winter. Reopening 19th September 2020.
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 12:26pm
      Feb 8, 2020
      Jan 15, 2020 @ 9:59pm
      Jan 15, 2020
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail Around 1.5 km away from finish
      Dec 31, 2019 @ 11:16pm
      Dec 31, 2019
      I moved all the logs and sticks that were at half way around. All clear now. Only took about 15-20 mins
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 10:26pm
      Oct 18, 2019
      Small Tree down over Track about half way around
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 50 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 446 rides
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      10 |
      Jan 15, 2020 @ 10:02pm
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      48 |
      Jan 27, 2019 @ 12:54am
      Jan 27, 2019
      79 |
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 12:28am
      Dec 18, 2017
      101 |
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 3:47pm
      Jun 21, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      quickie
      4 miles
      The Taster
      2 miles
      The Highlights Tour
      5 miles

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag GitaWalker (Feb 10, 2018 at 22:14)
       Awesome track, lots of variation and beautiful fern areas to ride through.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Paulv22 (Apr 27, 2018 at 20:52)
       Great ride. Trails in fantastic condition. Thanks to mcc for the great up keep. Yaw!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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]

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