Mountain biking at Arthurs Seat State Park

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Arthurs Seat State Park

The peaceful bushland and steep rocky terrain makes Arthurs Seat State Park an exciting mountain bike destination. The combination of single trail and management vehicle tracks provides opportunities for mountain bike riders of most skill levels.

The park has over 20 kilometres of mountain biking trail that connects in with the broader management vehicle network. The trails can be enjoyed individually, with friends or you can join a local riders club. Remember to choose trails suited to your riding ability.

There are 3 options to start your mountain bike trail experience. These are all easy to reference on the map below.

From Arthurs Seat Road you can access the trails quickly and easily, with single track starting from the park entrance. Trail information can be found at the trail head inside the gate. There is no potable water or toilets available. Please bring your own water.

From Hillview Community Reserve, Boundary Road, Dromana you will find toilets, potable water and a bike maintenance station. The start of the trails can be found approximately 400m south of the Hillview Community Reserve Carpark. Look for the trail information sign inside the park boundary gate.

Alternatively, you can park at Seawinds Mountain bike carpark, Purves Road, Arthurs Seat. Trail information can be found at the trail head inside the main entrance on the left-hand side of the road. There are toilets, however no potable water. Please bring drinking water.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire links several of the mountain bike trails with their roadside trail network. For further information contact the Shire on 1300 850 600. Mountain bike shuttle services and guided tours are available.

The Arthurs Seat State Park - Mountain Bike fact sheet and trail map has more information.

The variety of trails range in difficulty:

Easy trails

Suitable for beginner riders, with firm and stable surfaces and avoidable obstacles.

Green Circle Easy TrailsWonga – 0.4km two-way

Wonga is a nice introduction to riding single track on a natural uneven surface, linking riders to Wombat Junction. Wonga is the Bunurong name for Arthurs Seat.

Green Circle Easy TrailsSlippery Gypsy – 0.2km two-way

The Slippery Gypsy showcases a natural surface, single trail with minimal gradients and exposed tree roots. The perfect trail to warm up on for a day of riding.

Green Circle Easy TrailsEast Link – 1.0km two-way

Take a break and cruise through the East Link trail, a natural surface trail providing connectivity across the landscape.

Green Circle Easy TrailsLink – 0.4km two-way

A short yet enjoyable section of natural trail providing riders with connectivity to the Wombat trail.

More difficult trails

Suitable for riders with some off-road experience. Variety of terrain, including obstacles and some steep sections.

Blue Square More Difficult TrailsRock Salt – 1.1km one-way descending

Rock Salt offers a short, twisting single trail opening up into fast descents. Follow the trail to some nice pinch climbs and obstacles, connecting to the North Eastern side of Arthurs Seat State Park.

Blue Square More Difficult TrailsWombat – 1.7km one-way descending

Meandering through the serenity on a natural surface riding Wombats single trail, with minimal gradients and exposed tree roots.

Blue Square More Difficult TrailsPine Climb – 0.8km one-way ascending

Enjoy this technically challenging climb back up on a narrow single trail, test yourself with tight switch backs and exposed tree roots.

Blue Square More Difficult TrailsHigh Roller – 1.2km two-way

Experience High Roller's fun, fast paced trail with some jumps, rock roll overs, armour and challenging features to get the adrenaline pumping, whilst riding through beautiful forest.

Blue Square More Difficult TrailsLoop Trail – 1.7km one-way descending

Take five and enjoy an easy ride on the Loop Trail, riding on well-formed tracks and single trails, then warm up on the climb along the northern edge management vehicle track.

Blue Square More Difficult TrailsSawtooth – 2.8km one-way descending

Natural surface single track with rolling switchbacks, finishing at the picturesque McLarens Dam.

Blue Square More Difficult TrailsBowsaw – 2.8km one-way ascending

Enjoyable climb (after descending Sawtooth) returning you to the Seawinds area. Rest along the way and take in the bay views.

Very difficult trails

Suitable for experienced riders. Challenging terrain and frequent obstacles.

Black Diamond Very Difficult TrailsPins and Needles – 0.8km one-way descending

Test yourself on the short Pins and Needles trail. The trail starts with a black diamond technical skills test. Experienced riders will enjoy the numerous large jumps, fast sections, drops and steep of camber traverses ending at Easy Link and Pine Climb.

Black Diamond Very Difficult TrailsFall Line – 0.7km

Fall Line is a fast and challenging trail with natural flow, berms, elevated dirt mounds and rock armouring.

Black Diamond Very Difficult TrailsDeadwoods – 0.7km one-way descending

Deadwoods offers tight technical descending trail with berms, rock drops and steep chutes to get the blood pumping.

Black Diamond Very Difficult TrailsCrits – 0.6km one-way descending

The Crits offers a short fast descending trail dropping quickly over a rocky rutted surface whilst taking in some of the beautiful scenery.

Black Diamond Very Difficult TrailsCharlottes Pass – 1.7km one-way descending

Enjoy the wind on your face on the fast-flowing Charlottes Pass single trail that has short sharp climbs over granite boulders, berms, rock rollovers, large obstacles and tight technical sections.

Black Diamond Very Difficult TrailsCrusher – 1.1km one-way descending

A challenging trail that is fast and exciting, with many technical features. Not for the faint hearted.

Things to do in the area

 
A young couple walk along the board walk at Cape Schank.

Mornington Peninsula National Park

This narrow strip of coast and bushland offers a wonderful blend of natural scenery and fascinating historic features and is popular for swimming, walking, picnics and nature study, as well as surfing at ocean beaches like Portsea, Sorrento and Gunnamatta.
Eagle - the chairlift / gondola takes visitors to the top of Arthurs Seat State Park.

Arthurs Seat Eagle

For a bird's-eye view over Port Phillip, climb aboard the all-weather Eagle, a state-of-the-art gondola which soars high above the trees. The Eagle caters to people of all abilities, the elderly and children. It is wheelchair and pram friendly. Food and coffee is available at the summit station.
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Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean has played an important role in shaping the early settlement and defense of Australia. Walk or cycle through this rugged coastal landscape.
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Fairhaven Campground

Fairhaven campground is located in the dunes behind the beach approximately 5km walk from the ferry terminal at Tankerton and 7.5km from the General Store.

How to get there

Mountain bike riding

Car parking for the trail network is available at several locations including near the OT Dam on Arthurs Seat Road, near the junction of Main Creek Road, Boundary Road, Dromana at Hill View Community Reserve, and at Seawinds Gardens.

Need to know

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