Mystics Trails - Fast Facts

Trail number

Numerous trails through this area. Some are named, some aren't.

Trail length

40 kilometres (estimated)

Elevation variance

440 metres

Trail type

Single trail, fire trail and gravel road

Trail surface

Coarse gravel, roots, rocks and rock outcrops

Weather affected

Prone to be muddy after medium rain

Trail condition sources


Trail features

Berms, drop offs, off camber sections, large drops

Trail obstacles

Steepness of trail particularly near summit, roots, stacks of pine trees

Trail Rating

Trail rating

Intermediate to extreme.

Rating basis

Estimated (but based on the fact that the DH competition series takes place here)

Night riding

Lower trails only

Family Friendly

No. Not for people without a lot of experience. Some of the lower trails would be alright for people with a reasonable skill level.

Trail Map and GPX File

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No GPX download

Trail Description

The Mystics trails are located to the south of Bright amongst the pine plantations and have a range of trails from fire trails, XC trails and extreme DH trails.

With reference to the map above, the pink line shows the road up which takes you to the summit area where paragliders launch for the trip back down to Bright. The summit area is extremely steep and not for the inexperienced.

From there you can come down the downhill trails (orange in map) or the steep fire trail off the edge of the summit in green. The former are extremely challenging and are really DH trails. You can get down them on a dually but its pretty hard work.

The dark blue trail is Hazeldine Track which is quite a nice fire trail to ride along and lets you traverse the mountain back into the cross country trail area. The light blue trails are the approximate locations of the XC trails. The ones on the left of the photo are really part of the enduro circuit so are quite steep and off camber which makes for a fun ride on a standard XC bike though it can be done. The closer you get to the bottom, the easier the trails become. Having said that you're scrubbing off 440 metres of elevation in a relatively short distance which gives you an idea of how steep the trails are at the top.

Click on the map above to get a map which is from XC Trails - this website has good maps of MTB trails but can be extremely hard to get into so I have dropped a jpg copy linked to the map above. On this map, the fire trails are in brown and the MTB trails in grey so take a copy along with you. Note most of the trail entries are fairly easily spotted but some you have to keep a good eye out for.

Trail Videos

Parking and Facilities
Parking is available in numerous locations up the mountain as well as at summit area.
No toilet facilities are available.
No drinking water is available.
No food or drinks are available in the immediate area.
No local information facilities are available.