Wombat - Fast Facts

Trail number

Trails 1 and 2 (each approximately 9 kilometres long)

Trail length

18 kilometres

Elevation variance

60 metres

Trail type

Single trail, fire trail

Trail surface

Smooth dirt, rocks and rock outcrops

Weather affected

Prone to be muddy after medium rain

Trail condition sources

Trail features

Berms, jumps, ramps

Trail obstacles

Log obstacles

Trail Rating

Trail rating

Intermediate

Rating basis

IMBA

Night riding

Yes - refer Wombat Mountain Bike Crew Facebook Page for regular social and ad hoc rides.

Family Friendly

Younger MTBers with good skills could ride parts of this course. The trail to the immediate west of Fingerpost Road is relatively flat and can be accessed from the road in a number of locations and would be a good place to try initially if in doubt.

Trail Map and GPX File

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Trail Description

This ride is a really good circuit ride that passes through a number of terrains from reasonably flat to portions of trail that drop or rise in and out of creek valleys.

The DEPI and Wombat MTB club have undertaken a number of initiatives lately with the loop now being well signposted making it unidirectional and easier to follow. The trail has been split into two connected loops. The first loop (red in the map above) runs from the trailhead and ends back there - the second loop (in blue in the map above) detours from the first about half way through and returns to roughly the same spot before you rejoin the first loop. Each loop is about 9kms in length making 18kms of trail all up if you combine the two.

The second thing that is happening is that the former car park at the dam is being relocated to "The Triangle". Not surprisingly "The Trangle" is a triangular parcel of land in the middle of the intersections of Finger Post Road, Boldistons Road and Taylors Road. The DEPI is encouraging people to park here and a trailhead sign has been erected there.

Be aware that the Wombat circuit can become quite muddy after rain. The Wombat MTB club provide reasonably regular updates on trail conditions during these periods on their Wombat Mountain Bike Crew Facebook Page. When wet, stay off the trails to keep them in good condition. There is no real need for a GPS in this area now with the signage in place but if you've got it take it along anyway for backup if new to the area.

Trail 1

The photos below were taken some time ago but are still respresentative of the trails. Newer views can be seen in the video footage of the trails which is more recent.

The pictures start at "The Triangle" and head in an anticlockwise direction around what is now trail 1. This trail is relatively flat and fast single trail with the odd dip and jump at the start but later gets into tight forest with log jumps, berms, etc. The latter portion is more undulating.

Above middle is the junction where loops 1 and 2 meet. This is now signposted.

Trail 2

Below is where the track is heading south and meets what is now trail 2. This trail is now well signposted as the extended 9km loop. It heads out to the south west and returns to much the same point to pick up the rest of trail 1.

The photos below show the portion of the circuit on the eastern side of Finger Post Road as ridden from South to North. This section is more challenging but can definitely be handled by reasonable riders (ie it's not a downhill style course). The terrain is much steeper in this area as it heads down into a creek valley area.

Trail Videos

Parking and Facilities
Parking is available at the Triangle intersection on Fingerpost Road.
No toilet facilities are available.
No drinking water is available.
No food or drinks are available in the immediate area.
Trailhead sign is available at the Triangle.