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East Gippsland beginner and intermediate trails with Livingstone Creek views to be completed by Easter 2023

10 km of trails near completion, with ongoing construction on other sections. Trail crossover structure and Oriental Claims Bridge construction underway.

By news@gippsland - 21st March 2023 - Back to News

We anticipate that 10 kilometres of the Stage 1 (56km total) trails will be structurally complete by Easter. We have chosen to have these trails handed over so we can manage and maintain them as locals start to ride them in. The first 10km do not deliver on the overall promise and experience the trails will bring once fully developed.

To mark the milestone of the first few complete trails, we will host a community and contractor celebration barbecue on Thursday 6 April

To mark the milestone of the first few complete trails, we will host a community and contractor celebration barbecue on Thursday 6 April

Trialled by local riders

We anticipate this first 10km 'taster' will be predominantly trialled by local riders and includes a blend of fun beginner and intermediate cross-country and gravity trails with great views over Livingstone Creek and Omeo.

All can be accessed from the trailhead at Livingstone Park. We will not be actively marketing the trails as open. This will also give us the chance to iron out any teething issues with managing the trails. For more information, visit Omeo Mountain Bike Trails page.

Fabricated structures progressing

Trail building is pushing towards the completion of about 10km of trails (see trail map attached) to be ride ready by Easter. The construction of trails continues concurrently on other Stage 1 and 2 sections.

Fabrication of a significant piece of trail crossover structure, which will allow riders to pass under and over one another on different trails near the swimming pool at the Livingstone Park trail head, is progressing off site ahead of Easter.

Trail map, rider information and trail marker signage will be in place over the coming weeks. Construction has started on the Oriental Claims Bridge. This work is important for the finalisation of the first 10 km of trails and links the Oriental Express and Mine Bender trails, creating a loop ride from Livingstone Park to the Oriental Claims and back.

Trails open from Easter 2023

Stage 1 - 56.7km: 17% of Stage 1 trail length open from Easter 2023. Here is a quick snapshot of what to expect from our first batch of trails.

Weigh In, 500m

A great way to get started for beginners and a good warm up for those planning to go further. Connects with Weigh Out for a nice introductory loop.

Weigh Out, 500m

Perhaps your first gravity experience on a bike, this is a gentle downhill trail returning to the Pump Track area. Go with the flow, check your speed.

Geddy Up, 630m

The quickest way up to the Nover Underpass from the Tunnel Shaft overpass. Easy but not easy, get up there!

Prospector, 980m

Looking for something more? A meandering climb to the Tunnel Shaft at the top of Livingstone Park. Keep looking for that gold!

Creek (Walking) Track, 1020m

A nice 'n' easy cross-country saunter along Livingstone Creek out to Bazeley Street. Return via the same trail or keep going on the Oriental Express out to the Oriental Claims Historic Area.

Flomeo, 450m

This trail is gold! A step up from the others, fast flowing berms and a few jumps to get you in the air. Take it slowly the first time down and get to know the trail before you start hollerin'.

Diggers Run, 620m

A fun 'easy' rated descending trail for those just getting started and something nice 'n' easy for the more experienced. Finishes at the Tunnel Shaft overpass.

Rodeo, 600m

A fun 'easy-intermediate' trail with lots of flowing berms. Watch your speed going into those turns. Finishes at the Tunnel Shaft overpass.

Dig Deep, 400m

Fair dinkum airtime. This is serious riding for experienced riders. Watch others and get familiar with the jumps before trying, or don't even think about it.

Oriental Express, 1570m

'Easy-intermediate' cross-country trail with ups and downs, finishing at the Oriental Claims Historic Area. Return via Mine Bender and the Livingstone Creek Track.

Mine Bender, 925m

Winds its way through the Oriental Claims area. Lots of fun features in a historical landscape. Look out for shiny stones and snakes.

Livingstone Park Track, 1340m

A shared trail and two-way for walkers, so please give them room. A slight climb back from the Oriental Claims and only accessible from the end of Mine Bender. Stay on the riding track.

Pictures from East Gippsland Shire Council website.


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