7 miles
Distance
1,215 ft
Climb
-1,125 ft
Descent
00:52:07
Avg time

Acheron Ridge Details

  • 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 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
    00:52:07
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Status:
on Feb 22, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Acheron Ridge Trail Reports

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      Feb 22, 2019 @ 2:25pm
      Feb 22, 2019
      A lot of overhang (fern's mostly) in some parts. Descending berms are starting to chop out in some places with braking ruts. Dry leaf and bark are...
      Feb 19, 2019 @ 1:28am
      Feb 19, 2019
      2 trees down requiring dismount, first at about 3km in about 200m past longest grid mesh section, second about 4.6km in
      Feb 2, 2019 @ 5:40am
      Feb 2, 2019
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail just past the Acheron Ridge short cut. Riders will need to dismount.
      Jan 31, 2019 @ 3:10am
      Jan 31, 2019
      Fallen leaves over dry surface. Tree down still blocking path a few Ks in. Need to dismount.
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 10:25pm
      Jan 26, 2019
      Fallen tree across track, need to dismount.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 140 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 446 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 27, 2019 @ 12:54am
      Jan 27, 2019
      Acheron Ridge, My City
      40 |
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 12:28am
      Dec 18, 2017
      Acheron Ridge, My City
      48 |
      Jun 21, 2017 @ 3:47pm
      Jun 21, 2017
      Acheron Ridge, My City

      Routes with this trail

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      The Taster
      2 miles
      The Highlights Tour
      5 miles

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      2 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]

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