Mountain bike riding in You Yangs Regional Park

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Mountain bike riding in You Yangs Regional Park

You Yangs R.P.

The You Yangs has two designated mountain biking areas that contain over 50 kilometres of exciting and environmentally sustainable trails that cater for riders of all ages and ability.

All trails are clearly sign posted with directional information and gradings. A map can be picked up from the Park Office or downloaded from the 'when you're there' section below, detailing information on the trail.

The easier and flatter Kurrajong Plantation weaves for 20 kilometres and consists of three loop tracks through established Eucalypt plantations. The Kurrajong Plantation is ideal for family groups, wanting to experience mountain biking for the first time right through to experienced riders wanting to test their endurance and speed.

The more testing Stockyards area in the north of the park has a range of flowing single trails and steep technical sections through rocky landscapes. This area contains three down hill tracks and a range of cross country tracks that will test riders of all levels.

Parks Victoria, together with You Yangs MTB Inc and the Geelong Mountain Bike Club, have carefully designed trail alignments to protect environmental values of the park, whilst providing a high quality Mountain Biking experience. The trail system has been designed for sustainable long term use. You can help ensure that these trails remain open for use by only riding on formally signed trails and not creating or using informally created trails (ie those not identified on the map).

There are a number of other trails within the park that are for other recreational user groups. Please respect these trails that are designated for walkers or equestrian use only and are signposted accordingly.

Things To Do

Two women walking for fitness at Big Rock in You Yangs Regional Park

Flinders Peak Lookout

Starting from the Turntable car park, this walk takes you to the highest point of the You Yangs. This is a challenging walk featuring 450 steps and rising 200m in elevation.
Two men cook share the cooking of a barbecue.

BBQ

Fire up the barbecue at your next social gathering with family and friends while you're surrounded by nature.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
Two women follow the path through scrub up Mt Bogong with mountain views in the distance.

Walking

Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or something long-distance, there are walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
A husband and wife stop to take a photo of Masons Falls from the lookout.

Day trips

Pack the car and round up your family and friends. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, parks offer a variety of day trips close to Melbourne.
Four friends relax by the edge of the Yarra River as their curly brown dog gets ready to jump in the water.

Dog walking

Round up your dog, grab the lead and visit dog-friendly parks near Melbourne and across Victoria.
A three year old boy leads his mum and younger brother through the forest near Grants Picnic Ground.

Family activities

Stash some supplies into a back pack and take the family out for a day trip and in only a short drive from Melbourne you can be surrounded by nature.
A couple in their thirties take in the view along Dead Timber Track.

Hiking and bushwalking

Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.
Four children and a ranger take a closer look at a rockpool.

Junior Rangers

Encourage the kids to explore Victoria's surprising plants and wildlife with a real Park Ranger, or download activities to complete anytime.

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Mountain bike riding in You Yangs Regional Park

Need to know

Mountain bike riding in You Yangs Regional Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Kurrajong - Track 18 - Axemans Track (You Yangs R.P.)

    Track closure

    Track 18 remains closed until further notice.

  • You Yangs R.P.

    Closure

    Great Circle Drive, beyond Kurrajong Carpark, is closed until further notice due to a heavy rain event.

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