The Riverina region contains some of Australia’s best-kept mountain bike trail secrets. Explore them on your own or with help from former-pro downhill rider Indi Boer of Fastline Bikeademy. During her 17 year professional career Indi, was crowned a World Cup Winner multiple times. Be put through your paces in a skill session or be guided through the region’s best trails with a seasoned professional by booking some time with Indi. To secure some professional training Indi-style, email her at [email protected]
Part of a regional crown reserve on the western side of Albury, Nail Can Hill is maintained through Albury Wodonga Mountain Bikers (AWMTB) and Albury City Council and you can download a map from the AWMTB website to follow the routes. Most of the singletrack network is rated blue according to the IMBA standards system and is well suited to intermediate level riders. Branching off the fire roads, there’s a huge selection of MTB trails just waiting to be discovered—in total there’s around 30km of singletrack in the area. The ridge trails have spectacular views and the area is a haven for some of the region’s rare flora and fauna. There’s a good chance you will spot kangaroos and wallabies at sunrise and sunset.
- Hunchback Hill Mountain Bike Park, Wodonga
Across the river in Wodonga is the Hunchback Hill Mountain Bike Park which can be accessed via at the western end of Felltimber Creek Road. Also maintained by AWMTB, there’s a jump track plus great cross-country loops.
- Beechworth Mountain Bike Park, Beechworth
Maintained by the local mountain bike club known as the ‘Beechworth Chain Gang‘, this mountain bike park offers a 10km cross country loop with a great mix of flowing to challenging, rocky single-track plus a short-course downhill trail complete with some jumps. is a compact area with a great mix of flowing to challenging, rocky singletrack. To get there from Atura Albury, head to Beechworth and then follow the ‘Mountain Bike Park’ road signs from High Street in the middle of town to the trail head on the corner of Alma and Greenwattle Roads.
- Flame Trees, Beechworth
Also maintained by the Beechworth Chain Gang, this trail is punctuated by some great technical climbing and natural obstacles with the local warning being ‘Don’t be fooled by the 2% Strava gradient!’. To get there by bike take a 5 km spin down the Rail Trail from Beechworth towards Everton – the carpark at the old Baarmutha Railway Station marks the beginning of the Flame Trees loop. By car take Diffey Road to the rail trail crossing and carpark.
The Yackandandah Forest is an old mining area which has been transformed into somewhat of a mountain biking paradise. To get amongst the Rowdy Flat fun, head towards Wodonga from Yackandandah, turn right onto Racecourse Rd before taking the first dirt road on the right (opposite Wildon Ave). There’s an open clearing just before the creek crossing where you can park the car. From there, ride the vehicle track that fords the creek then head uphill for about 40 metres until you see some singletrack on the right. Download the map here.
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