Mount Major Trails - Fast Facts

Trail number

Not applicable

Trail length

14 kilometres

Elevation variance

150 metres

Trail type

Single trail, gravel road and bitumen road

Trail surface

Smooth dirt, rocks and rock outcrops

Weather affected

Prone to be muddy after heavy rain

Trail condition sources

Nil

Trail features

Berms, jumps, drop offs, off camber sections

Trail obstacles

Rock obstacles

Trail Rating

Trail rating

Intermediate

Rating basis

IMBA

Night riding

Yes

Family Friendly

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

Trail Map and GPX File

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Trail Description

Mount Major is located just south of Dookie and is located on land which is part of Dookie agricultural college and also used by various communications companies to broadcast to the surrounding area due to the height of the mountain. The trails are maintained by Goulburn Valley MTB Club.

When you get to the property gate, you are faced with an escarpment which the steeper and more difficult trails descend. There are also a number of longer trails which traverse the lower face of the mountain and gradually ascend and descend the mountain.

I have not taken photos of the trails but have included a video of some of these lower less difficult trails. There are quite a few photos and videos on the Goulburn Valley Mountain Bike Club website. Unfortunately on the day I was there, there was an absolute gale blowing so I didn't get to cover all of the trails. Have a look at the video and the GVMTBC website and it will give you an idea of the trails.

One thing to note is that the clay in the area can be quite greasy when wet so take care if conditions are like this. One other thing is that there are quite a few parts of the trail which are off camber and some of us tend to get a bit used to riding flat or bermed trails. So watch the uphill pedal on off camber rocky areas to avoid surprises when travelling at speed (which you will).

Trail Videos

Parking and Facilities
Parking is available at entrance gate.
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.