Buckle Trail - Fast Facts

Trail number


Trail length

2.4 kilometres

Elevation variance

40 metres

Trail type

Single trail

Trail surface

Smooth dirt

Weather affected

Prone to be muddy after medium rain

Trail condition sources

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

Trail features

Fast flowing twisting trail with log obstacles and jumps with B - lines. Moderate descents. Best ridden downhill towards the lake.

Trail obstacles

Log obstacles, jumps, B-lines available

Trail Rating

Trail rating


Rating basis


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. Lower Buckle Trail is the lemon trail 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 northern end of the Buckle Trail in a southerly direction. This trail has a number of obstacles including some large wood piles to cross. If ridden from the north, can be quite a fast and flowing ride.

Trail Videos

No video available for this trail.

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.