Falls Creek

Destination overview

There is no other way to describe Falls Creek than epic. High in the Victorian Alpine, the trails off the summit start around 1800m above sea level, with not a tree in sight. As you work your way down the mountain, you’re greeted by bleached white snow gums and alpine scrub.

Bike parks and backcountry adventures

With 40km of trails at the tippy top of the Victorian Alpine, Blue Dirt runs shuttles every weekend from the base area. Not a weekend? Not to worry, Falls has lovely climbing trails leaving from the village.

Most of the trails here are machine-built, fast and flowy, but keep an eye out for the rockwork — there are some great slabs and rock gardens, and the stonework on High Voltage is something to behold.

World Trail has just wrapped up three brand-new trails at Falls Creek, Skyline, Heavy Metal and Downtown. These were open for the 22/23 ride season, but the landslide on Bogong Highplanes Road seriously limited how many people could get up to the resort to check them out. Fortunately, the road is now open!

Shuttles, views and brews

Riding at Falls Creek isn’t confined to just the bike park, and there are loads of backcountry trails and fire roads used by hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers too. Bring your e-Bike and explore the breathtaking scenery, have a dip in a high alpine lake, or spend a night in one of the many huts.

Each year in November, Falls Creek hosts the Ignition MTB festival to kick start the riding season. Unlike a lot of mountain bike festivals, it isn’t about racing, instead, it’s a social weekend where you can do a skills workshop, pedal out into the backcountry with a group of new friends, and demo the latest and greatest mountain bikes.

The village is pretty quiet during the summer, but there are a few places to eat and stay. Otherwise, you can set up shop in Mount Beauty which is about half-an-hour down the road.

Have you ridden here? Tell us about it!


Region Trail Map

Tell us about your ride

2 responses to “Falls Creek”

  1. Simply a must-ride for any Victorian, especially now with the new flow trails! It’s definitely more relevant to the more advanced riders than beginners, however riding here is simply amazing due to the views & alpine surroundings. Skyline (which joins onto FlowTown) is one of the best descents in the state, perhaps even the country!

  2. If you love FLOW, you’ll love Falls Creek. A winter favourite of mine that is investing heavily into their mountain bike trails for the warmer seasons – and who knows, due to climate change it may become a mountain bike park year round in a couple of decades!

    The gravity flow trails here are second to none in Victoria (in my opinion!), starting from the summit of Falls Creek all the way down Skyline, Downtown and Flowtown to the winter ticket booth a long way down the mountain. High country views, carving berms among the snow gums, before dropping down into lush mountain ash and fern gullies. Or take it up a notch and poke your way through the rock gardens and tight corners on Thunderbolt.

    If you’re after something a little more XC and wanting a big day out, Fainters Track from the village all the way down to the town of Mount Beauty is a MUST do. Traversing high country plateaus and ridges with the most incredible views, before dropping down into Big Hill MTB park.

    Something here for everyone!

Leave your review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

It appears you're using an old version of Internet Explorer which is no longer supported, for safer and optimum browsing experience please upgrade your browser.