Cycling around Lysterfield Lake

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Lysterfield Park is situated approximately 30 kilometres south-east of Melbourne.  The park has over 20 km of Mountain Bike single trails, as well as a network of fire trails. Its popularity has stemmed from the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and a network of single-tracks were created specifically for this event.  These bike trails cater to riders of all ages and skill levels.

The great thing about riding around Lysterfield Lake is that you can choose your own adventure.  You can easily mix up your rides. Choose a ride that winds its way through rock gullies.  Bushes, boardwalks and flowing descents, or take on one of the parks many climbs.  I have profiled a number of the most challenging & popular climbs in the park.   Due to rough surfaces all of these climbs are much harder than the length or average gradient would suggest and would recommend for you to climb them on a CX or MTB.

Click on the links below to be directed to the climb write-ups:

Cycling around Lysterfield Lake


Link to climb write-up Distance Gradient %
Lysterfield Lake Preview
Glen Track 600 metres 4
Granite Track 800 metres 5
Trig Point (Lysterfield side) 3.2 km 4
Trig Point (Churchill side) 1 km 10
Woodlands Walk 1 km 10


  • Toilets available at main car park
  • Fire trails are shared paths and riders need to be courteous to walkers
  • Trails are all two-way traffic.  You will need to keep an eye out for riders coming the other way. There is no rule over who has to give right of way. Heads up that there will be aggressive riders who will expect you to move out of their way, and will ride through you if you don’t.  As a rule of thumb if you’re not in a hurry just pull over. Its much safer.
  • Parking available at a number of spots around the park
  • Lysterfield Lake is open 24 hours a day
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