Blair Witch - Fast Facts

Trail number

7 (Lower) and 8 (Upper)

Trail length

0.6 and 2.0 kilometres respectively.

Elevation variance

30 metres

Trail type

Single trail

Trail surface

Smooth dirt

Weather affected

Prone to be muddy after heavy rain

Trail condition sources

Parks Victoria Lysterfield website - Refer to change of conditions section.

Trail features

Fast flowing trails through nice spotted gum forests.

Trail obstacles

Minor obstacles only.

Trail Rating

Trail rating

Easy and Intermediate respectively.

Rating basis

IMBA

Night riding

Great for night riding. Access from 24 hour car park at Horswood Road after park hours.

Family Friendly

Younger MTBers could readily ride this course as long as they have a reasonable level of riding skills.

Trail Map and GPX File

Clicking on the image below will take you through to the Lysterfield District Trail Riders map. This is more up to date than the Parks Victoria map as it shows the new Follow Me trail and the new Aneurysm trail. The Lower and Upper Blair Witch Trails are the lavender and light blue coloured trails on the map below.

Click Image For Trail Map

 

No GPX download

Trail Description

The following photo gallery has been taken in order from the dam wall on the west side of the lake and heading out over the reservoir wall and heading towards the Hug Trail area. Pictures are of the less technical Lower Blair Witch Trail. The Upper Blair Witch Trail is in the same area but rises and descends a lot more making it the mre technical of the two.

As can be seen from the photos, the trail is a fairly fast trail with the major obstacles being washouts and tree roots. Climbs and descents are moderate and most of the trail is through spotted gum forest which is quite nice to ride through. Usually plenty of kangaroos around early on in the day and they are usually quite unafraid so you'll get a good view as you go past.

At the sign in the last photo, the trail enters the Hug Trail which is described elsewhere.

Trail Videos

Parking and Facilities
Parking is available at Horswood Road and Hallam North Road entrances. 24 hour access and parking for MTBers is located just outside the Horswood Road entrance.
Toilet facilities are available at the Horswood Road picnic areas and Hallam North Road car park.
Drinking water is available at the Horswood Road picnic areas and Hallam North Road car park.
Food and drinks are available at the Trailmix cafe which is located near the Horswood Road picnic areas.
Trail information can be found adjacent to the Horswood Road gates (on northern side of road) and at Hallam North Road.