3,802 ft
Distance
93 ft
Climb
-260 ft
Descent
00:05:38
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Plenty Gorge
    Melbourne
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #43912 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #32 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Flowing corners, off camber rocky pinches and narrow sections leading to the river below. Take caution on your first time. Crosses fire road to a fast steep descent down the river, grassy dip and ultimately bridge crossing. Very challenging climb in reverse. You're welcome.

EDIT: Due to badly eroding section after fireroad, descends further with a switchback before crossing the fireroad lower down. Slightly easier in reverse, but still a lung buster.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Long & Winding Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -167 ft
  • Altitude min
    226 ft
  • Altitude max
    402 ft
  • Altitude start
    402 ft
  • Altitude end
    235 ft
  • Grade
    -4.384%
  • Grade max
    -38.258%
  • Grade min
    23.618%
  • Distance climb
    1,162 ft
  • Distance down
    2,241 ft
  • Distance flat
    399 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:38
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Status:
on Mar 16, 2019
Dry
Avg: 2.65 (3 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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  • 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
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      Directions to the-long--winding-trail trailhead (-37.661860, 145.097130)
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      The Long &... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 16, 2019 @ 8:25pm
      2 days
      Trail fairies have done great job. Although soft edges reappearing along the trail. Very dry & dusty.
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 6:07pm
      Oct 7, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 20 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 213 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 399 rides
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      Dec 24, 2017 @ 4:26pm
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      The Long & Winding Trail
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      Oct 28, 2017 @ 10:05pm
      Oct 28, 2017
      The Long & Winding Trail

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag ken-oath (Oct 31, 2017 at 2:25)
       One of the best!
      [Reply]

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