Located between the freeway and Black Forest Drive, these are a fast flowing group of tracks that are well worth the effort of finding. Easy level, nothing technically difficult. Sadly the local motorbikers have found these tracks and they suffer quite a bit of damage - expect them to be quite boggy in wet conditions.
The fire tracks on the side of Mt Macedon drain much better than the Wombat track and are a good option when it's been wet. Can be accessed by train from Macedon or Woodend stations.
The tracks range from gentle flat trails that you could teach little kids to ride bikes on (say in the Macedon Scout Camp area) to rocky white-knuckle descents (e.g. Barber's Chute Track).
The following link goes to a 1.6 MB downloadable file that gives details and a map of the area.
Mt Lofty Bushland Reserve just west of Redesdale has a 16 km cross-country circuit that's rated easy to medium difficulty. It's usually much drier here than around Woodend and is worth the drive when the Wombat is muddy. There are no direction signs or arrows there yet so either go with a mate who knows where to ride, or take a GPS unit with the route saved, or just go exploring.
About 40 min from Woodend.
|Redesdale MTB Map||Directions to the Redesdale MTB Track|
|GPS Unit Track Map||Google Earth Track Map|