TRAIL CONDITIONS +
The land managers of Lysterfield Park are Parks Victoria. They are responsible for the safety of the mountain bike trails.
Our MTB trail conditions are monitored by the Parks Victoria staff regularly. Under the Parks Act, Parks Victoria rangers will close MTB trails if certain criteria are met.
Parks Victoria staff update the LDTR committee of trail closures and openings, which LDTR then communicate to the community via social media and the news section of this website.
Closures will also be communicated on Parks Vic website and signs/ tape will also be places around Lysterield Park.
Please respect the closures and do not ride where you see closure signs/taped off area/ bunting.
Here at LDTR, we really love bike riding, and especially on the mountain bike trails at Lysterfield Park. There's just something so satisfying about having 24kms of purpose built mountain bike trails, only 40kms out from the Melbourne CBD. Our trails are nestled in between suburban areas in south-east Melbourne, with many people choosing to locate to the area to be close to
The other thing we love about our trails is that you can ride them with any skill level and still have a good time. With a 279 meter elevation, you can still get your heart rate up on the climbs, but also manage to do a full loop starting from and ending at the carpark without having to worry about shuttles. People often tell us about how they started their mountain bike adventures at Lysterfield Park and then went on to try more technical and gravity focused trails. But without building their foundations and with the ease of accessibility to trails close to home, they wouldn't have been as confident. Now that's a bonus for all involved in biking in Victoria!
Directions & parking
The main entrance to Lysterfield Park is via Horswood Road, Lysterfield. Pedestrians and cyclists can access the park 24 hours a day.
The main car parking area at Lysterfield Park is open from sunrise to sunset seven days a week. Vehicles can exit the park after hours via one-way spikes.
Another entrance with car parking and toilet facilities is located at Hallam North Road, Narre Warren North. This carpark is closest to trails such as the Commonwealth Games loop, Hug and Aneurysm.
2006 Commonwealth Games legacy
2006 saw Lysterfield Park hold the Commonwealth Games mountain bike event. The State Commonwealth Games loop is still available to ride to this day. We have started collecting information about this event - if you have stories to share, please send them to email@example.com
DONATE TO THE TRAILS
The mountain bike trails at Lysterfield Park are maintained by Parks Victoria staff and volunteer groups. Lysterfield District Trail Riders volunteers work with Parks Victoria to hold monthly trail building, maintenance and repair work.
100% of donations via the TrailForks Karma program goes back into the trails at Lysterfield Park. Earn yourself some Trail Karma as well by donating and go in the draw to win prizes. There are options for a once off donation or a monthly commitment.
Tax deductible donations over $2 via Australian Sporting Foundation, go straight back into the club.