9 miles
Distance
1,532 ft
Climb
-3,606 ft
Descent
01:13:20
Avg time
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Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Australian Alpine Epic Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #13140 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager

The Australian Alpine Epic Trail is the first IMBA accredited Epic trail in the Southern Hemisphere, offering a 45+km ride that descends over 1,600 metres from the top of Mt Buller (one of the most popular alpine resorts in the country) down into the surrounding valley. Tough and exhilarating, it takes riders on a truly unique journey travelling through snowgum woodlands that exist nowhere else in the world, to treeless alpine summits, dropping off into cool ferny glades surrounded by granite monoliths, and finishing alongside a crystal clear mountain stream.

Shuttle service from Mirimbah Park to Mt Buller provided by All Terrain Cycles, pre book your seat here: https://allterraincycles.rezdy.com/catalog/293198/mt-buller-shuttles

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More Stats for Epic Trail (No. 3 Road to Plain Creek Track) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,074 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,416 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,739 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,508 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,434 ft
  • Grade
    -4.525%
  • Grade max
    -43.855%
  • Grade min
    39.015%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,719 ft
  • Avg time
    01:13:20
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Status:
on Apr 26, 2020
Avg: 4.55 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Warning Warning
  • 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 epic-trail-no-3-road-to-plain-creek-track trailhead (-37.088930, 146.439460)
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      Epic Trail (No.... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 26, 2020 @ 9:19pm
      Apr 26, 2020
      All Bike Buller MTB trails are closed for Winter season
      Jan 28, 2020 @ 8:44pm
      Jan 28, 2020
      Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps)
      Jan 12, 2020 @ 8:54pm
      Jan 12, 2020
      Remains CLOSED, 13th January 2020
      Jan 2, 2020 @ 6:02pm
      Jan 2, 2020
      ALL TRAILS CLOSED DUE TO FIRE DANGER
      Dec 30, 2019 @ 5:20pm
      Dec 30, 2019
      At around the 10.4km mark a small tree is down across trail. You can climb over and through it.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
      All
      • 228 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      4 |
      Jun 9, 2020 @ 4:18pm
      Jun 9, 2020
      384 |
      Apr 2, 2017 @ 3:20am
      Apr 2, 2017
      205 |
      Apr 2, 2017 @ 3:17am
      Apr 2, 2017
      142 |
      Apr 2, 2017 @ 3:15am
      Apr 2, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Mt Buller Epic trail
      28 miles
      Epic without Stonefly climb
      23 miles
      Epic without Stonefly climb
      23 miles
      Mt Buller Epic Full
      28 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag billywizz (Jan 2, 2017 at 17:55)
       For the 2016/17 Summer season the Epic will be re-routed from Bluff Spur Hut (top of the Stonefly climb) along West Summit trail and onto Stirling trail before descending to TBJ and rejoining the original track via Hut trail and then Razorback trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Turaco (Nov 30, 2018 at 17:46)
       This is the dazzling prize at the end of the Epic. An up hill section on forestry track, then descends before giving way to brilliant flowy continuously interesting never difficult single track for 600 metres of descent. It goes on and on in the best possible way. Presumably, the Black grade comes from the overall length of the full Epic, but this section is distinctly Blue in flavour. For those not inclined to do the full Epic, a shuttle up to TBJ still makes a great outing.
      [Reply]

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      Australian EPIC Downhill Mountain Biking | 2017
      16:58 | 56 | Jun 8, 2020 , Mt Buller
      Mount Buller – Epic Trail
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      Epic Ride
      7:22 | 270 | Apr 14, 2016 , Mt Buller
      mt buller international 2016
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