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FAINTER TRAIL FALLS CREEK TO MOUNT BEAUTY Separate page

Mt Beauty & Falls Creek Mountain Biking Guide

Below is a summary of the ride information available to you if you purchase this publication. It is recommended that one person in your party caries the relevant topographical map in addition to the sketch map in the book on Medium and Hard rides. 

Rides Starting & Finishing at the same point.

Easy Standard

Start Name km
Mt Beauty Pondage 4.0
Mt Beauty Rock Pool 8.0
Mt Beauty Pebble Beach Loop 6.2
Mt Beauty Mountain Creek Circuit 14.9
Falls Creek Fitzgerald's Hut ride'n'walk 13.2
Falls Creek Wallace's hut loop 7.9
mtb_shannon.jpg (14632 bytes) View into Shannonvale

Wallace's hut loop and Cope hut loop rides offer views into the Shannonvale.

Medium Standard

Start Name km
Mt Beauty Survey Track Loop 9.2
Mt Beauty Simmonds Creek Weir Loop      7.8
Mt Beauty Middle Track Loop 9.2
Mt Beauty Mt Beauty Hill Loop 11.9
Mt Beauty Pole Track Loop 6.4
Mt Beauty Reservoir No 2 Loop 5.6
Mt Beauty East Kiewa Loop 24.0
Falls Creek Track 24 Loop 16.9
Falls Creek Marum Point Loop 11.6
Falls Creek Cope Hut Loop 19.6

Hard Standard

Start Name km
Mt Beauty Mt Beauty Downhill Loop 11.0
Mt Beauty Tawonga Ridge Loop 36.4
Mt Beauty Mancrieffs Gap Loop 31.2
Mt Beauty Big Hill Downhill Loop 17.6
Mt Beauty West Kiewa Loop 33.8
Mt Beauty Mt Emu Loop 47.0
Falls Creek Timm's Lookout ride'n'walk 23.8
Bogong Village Bald Hill Loop 32.3

One Way Ride Hard

Car shuffle or local bus required.

Start Name km
Howman's Gap Howman's Gap to Mount Beauty 24.5

 

Tours Documented by Kiewa View

A summary of the suggested tours is provided here. 

The full tour notes incorporating, detailed itinerary, directions, elevation profiles, planning summary and map listing, can be down loaded by Kiewa View guests. The notes are in Adobe Acrobat format. Each set of ride notes is two pages and are designed to be printed double sided for convenience. The top of each sheet becomes a tear off trip intentions form to deposit in the intentions boxes located in the National Park, leave under the windscreen or to lodge with National Parks or Police.
You can view a sample of our notes at the bottom of the page.

Assessments as to required skill and fitness should be taken as a rough guide only. You should use your own judgment and common sense in planning a ride and in deciding at any point, whether to continue with a ride or turn back.

Distances are only an approximate guide. Use a topographical map, observation and compass if necessary to assist in planning and navigation.

Tours Starting & Finishing at the same point.

TOUR 9 - FLAT RIDES FROM PRETTY VALLEY PONDAGE
Skill Low
Fitness Easy to Medium
Distance 26km
Start Pretty Valley causeway parking area. 
Description Cope West aqueduct to Ryders Yards and weir between Mt Jim and Mt Bundara, then east aqueduct around Mt Cope.
Number 10 - WATCHBED CREEK/ LANGFORD AQUEDUCT
Skill Low
Fitness Medium
Distance 11km
Start Watchbed Creek on High Plains Rd 4.5km past Falls Creek 
Description To Kelly's and Fitzgerald's huts, returning via Marum Point Track, Langford East Aqueduct and High Plains Road
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Beginning of Nelse Track. Start of Ride Medium 9, and Tours 1, 2,3 &10. Note intentions book box to left of rider in foreground.

TOUR 11 - LANGFORD GAP
Skill Low
Fitness Medium
Distance 40km
Start At Langford Gap on Bogong High Plains Road at cattle grid, before old quarry approx 5.5 km past Falls Creek.
Description Easy ride from Langford Gap. Along West Aqueduct to Wallace's hut, Wilkinson Lodge, Rover Lodge and Cope hut. Continue to Strawberry Saddle or return via High Plains Road. Optional extension along East Aqueduct
TOUR 12 - BOGONG VILLAGE
Skill Medium
Fitness High
Distance 16km
Start Bogong Village Tennis Courts
Description From Tennis Courts at Bogong Village up Little Arthur Track towards Mt Little Arthur, return via Black Possum Spur Track.
TOUR 13 - BIG HILL / WILD DOG
Skill High
Fitness High
Distance 32km
Start Mount Beauty
Description From Mt Beauty Chalet to Big Hill Lookout via reservoir and fire trails, return via Roper Spur Track, Wild Dog Fire Trail, Little Bogong Track, Moncrief Gap Track to East Kiewa River and North Mount Beauty.
TOUR 19 - BIG HILL LOOP
Skill High
Fitness High
Distance 27km
Start Mount Beauty
Description From Mount Beauty to Big Hill Lookout. Return via West Kiewa Logging Road, West Link Track and Simmons Creek Road.

One Way Tours requiring a car shuffle or bus to start

TOUR 1-  NELSE TRACK TO CLOVER DAM
Skill High
Fitness Medium/High
Distance 43km
Start At Watchbed Creek on Bogong High Plains Road at start of Nelse Track approximately 4.5 km past Falls Creek
Finish Clover Dam on Bogong High Plains Rd, 11km from Mount Beauty
Description

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View of Johnston's Hut

From beginning of Nelse Track on Bogong High Plains Road to Clover Dam. Following Big River Fire Track for full distance and via Johnston's Hut, Edmonds Hut and Ropers Hut.
mtb_roper_hut.jpg (30784 bytes)  Ropers Hut
TOUR 2 - ROPERS SPUR TRACK
Skill High
Fitness Medium
Distance 36km + 5km
Start At Watchbed Creek on Bogong High Plains Road at start of Nelse Track approximately 4.5 km past Falls Creek
Finish On Bogong High Plains Rd at Roper Spur Track aprox. 7km from Mount Beauty
Description Up Nelse Track (Big River F.T.) past Mt Nelse, along Timms Spur, via Timms Lookout, Bogong Creek Saddle, hut ruins on East Kiewa F.T., and crossing East Kiewa River. hut ruins on East Kiewa F.T., and crossing East Kiewa River.
TOUR 3 - Mt NELSE TO MOUNT BEAUTY
Skill High
Fitness Medium
Distance 42km
Start At Watchbed Creek on Bogong High Plains Road at start of Nelse Track approximately 4.5 km past Falls Creek
Finish Mount Beauty
Description

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Nelse Track (Big River Fire Trail)

Up Nelse Track (Big River F.T.) past Mt Nelse, along Timms Spur, via Timms Lookout, Bogong Creek Saddle, hut ruins on East Kiewa F.T., and entering North Mt Beauty via Rock Pool and Government Roads.
TOUR 4 - Mt HOTHAM TO MOUNT BEAUTY
Skill High
Fitness High
Distance 44km
Start Mt Loch car park
Finish Mount Beauty
Description via Mt Lock, Red Robin mine, Red Robin Battery, Blairs Hut, West Kiewa Logging Road and Dungey Track.
TOUR 5 - BIG HILL TO LAKE GUY
Skill High
Fitness High
Distance 41km
Start Big Hill Lookout car park
Finish Bogong Village
Description Big Hill Lookout to Lake Guy via Springs Saddle, Bald Hill, Bogong Jack Saddle, Mt Fainter North, Mc Kay Creek Power Station.
TOUR 6 - BIG HILL TO MOUNT BEAUTY
Skill Medium
Fitness High
Distance 48km
Start Big Hill Lookout car park
Finish Tawonga South
Description Big Hill Lookout to Tawonga South via West Kiewa Logging Road, Dungey Track, Pyramid Hill Fire Track & Simmonds Creek Road.
TOUR 14 - MOUNT BEAUTY TO GERMANTOWN
Skill Medium
Fitness High
Distance 33km & Option 80km
Start Tawonga South or start of Pyramid Hill track on Simmons Creek Road
Finish Germantown
Description Along Simmons Creek Road to Pyramid Hill Fire Track, along Dungey Track over Simmons Gap to Freeburg.
TOUR 20 - FAINTER TRAIL FALLS CREEK TO MOUNT BEAUTY Separate page
You can view a sample of our MTB tour notes by clicking the link below. However if you do not have Adobe Acrobat viewer installed you must do so first. A link is provided to download a free copy of Adobe Viewer. This sample cannot be printed. Guests are able to print the 12 guides they can download.

     View Sample Guide                        

Touring Trails Documented by Falls Creek Resort

Some of these trails overlap the ones documented by Kiewa View. Often with the same destination but a different starting point.

                            Trails from Falls Creek Resort                                                                                         Long Distance Trails
                                                                                            

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