Gisborne Loop - Fast Facts

Trail number

Not applicable

Trail length

33 kilometres - can be extended using road side trails to Bullengarook

Elevation variance

40 metres

Trail type

Single trail, some on road riding required to hook up single track sections but not much.

Trail surface

Smooth dirt, rocks and rock outcrops

Weather affected

Prone to be muddy after heavy rain

Trail condition sources


Trail features

Nothing major

Trail obstacles

Minor drops and ruts, some built features such as bridges and ramps in roadside and quarry areas.

Trail Rating

Trail rating


Rating basis


Night riding


Family Friendly

Younger MTBers could readily ride the roadside portions of this course.

Trail Map and GPX File

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Trail Description

This is a 33 km loop that starts in Gisborne and is largely roadside or off road single track but a few sections are on road. Note the on road sections are highway speeds in places so aren't suitable for very young kids. There is additional road side single trail available to the south on the Gisborne - Melton Road and to the south to Bullengarook on the Gisborne - Bacchus Marsh Road.

There are a number of built obstacles along the way such as narrow bridges and ramps but generally the trail is a sweet fast flowing type of trail.

Trail Videos

Parking and Facilities
Parking is available at a number of locations on roadside. I parked near the Gisborne Cemetery to end up back near town.
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.