Bacos - Fast Facts

Trail number

Not applicable

Trail length

10 kilometres

Elevation variance

20 metres

Trail type

Single trail with some connecting fire trail

Trail surface

Smooth dirt, rocks and rock outcrops

Weather affected

All weather

Trail condition sources


Trail features

Fast flowing trails

Trail obstacles

Minimal obstacles on this course

Trail Rating

Trail rating


Rating basis


Night riding


Family Friendly

Younger MTBers could readily ride this course as the elevation variation across the course is minimal and the trails are relatively straightforward

Trail Map and GPX File

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Trail Description

The Baco Trails at Castlemaine are located in the Walmer Forest Reserve to the west of town behind the bacon factory (hence the name). For the ride described below, I headed out on Daws Road and parked at the Centre and Border Track which is on the left as you head out of town.

This trail is set in a gum forest and the trails are very similar as you head around the forest reserve. Most trails are of gentle ascent or descent and the trails flow nicely. The photos below are of the Chasing the Bacon race circuit which was largely conducted over single track but made a bit of use of the management tracks as well.

To the north are the Walmer Forest (Wattle Flat) Trails which can be used to extend any rides.

Trail Videos

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Parking and Facilities
Parking is widely available. I parked for this ride at the intersection of Centre and Border Tracks which is just off Daws Road (on the left heading out from Castlemaine). This allows access to both the Walmer and Bacos trails from the same location.
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.