6 miles
Distance
535 ft
Climb
-536 ft
Descent
01:05:10
Avg time

Flame Trees Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Beechworth
    Beechworth
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20918 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Technical Grade: Beginner/Intermediate

Distance: 10km loop

Riding Time: 1.5 hours

Gradient: Don’t be fooled by the 2% Strava gradient – the climb is punctuated by some great technical climbing and natural obstacles that make this a great challenge at speed.

Fitness: Medium endurance

Location: A quick 5 km spin down the Rail Trail from Beechworth towards Everton finds you at the old Baarmutha railway station site and carpark – and the beginning of the Flame Trees loop. Alternatively its a short drive from town down Diffey Road to the rail trail crossing and carpark.

For a location map click here.

Description: Designed to be ridden in a clockwise fashion, the trail begins with a sprint in open grassland before entering the trees and gradually descending. While suitable for the entry level rider, the combination of rocks and multiple gradient changes pose a challenge for the more accomplished rider wanting to lay down a fast lap. Multiple short but technical descents into the shaded gullies beside the rail trail are followed by snaking switchbacked climbs.

There’s a fast snaking run-out that marks the end of the downhill – a quick right hand around a knoll and across the rail trail and you’re at the beginning of the uphill leg. Towards the top of the climb the trail snakes on and off the rail trail before finishing on the open grass plain that marked the beginning of the loop.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Flame Trees bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,280 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,602 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,602 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,601 ft
  • Grade
    -0.003%
  • Grade max
    -12.093%
  • Grade min
    13.476%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,530 ft
  • Avg time
    01:05:10
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Status:
on Dec 27, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Directions to flame-trees trailhead (-36.394981, 146.657621)
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      Flame Trees Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 3:42pm
      Dec 27, 2018
      reporter Trail washed away
      Mar 15, 2018 @ 4:41pm
      Mar 15, 2018
      Tree down
      Dec 31, 2017 @ 3:52pm
      Dec 31, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
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      • 144 rides
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      Dec 27, 2018 @ 11:46pm
      Dec 27, 2018

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Woolshedfull (Jun 30, 2017 at 0:35)
       Good local xc with some natural drop ins on the up hill, good for fitness.
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