Destination overview

There has been singletrack on Stromlo for as long as there have been mountain bikes, but the trails officially opened in 2007. Two years later, Stromlo played host to the UCI World Championships, and you can still ride the DH trail where Steve Peat finally earned the rainbow stripes.

Mountain bikes in the capital

Located about 20min from the heart of Canberra, Mount Stromlo has over 50km of singletrack, with trails for everyone from grommets on balance bikes to full-face clad gravity warriors in search of steep and technical riding.

For a long time, Stromlo was best known for its XC trails, and there are six main loops, each longer and more difficult than the last. Don’t miss out on the Vapour trail, a 2km jump track with around 40 jumps!

Moving away from the high traffic lines, the backside of the mountain has quite a few rough and rocky options like Black Snake Gulley and Blood Rock.

Ride Mt Stromlo on whatever bike you have

The park also welcomes equestrian riders and trail runners. The Centenary Track swings past the mountain, and there is even a criterium track and a cafe at its base. Whatever you do at Stromlo, don’t block the shipping container bridge!

Being so close to Australia’s Bush Capital, there are more off-bike activities than you can shake a crank arm at, with all manner of food and accommodation options to boot.


  • Riding the mountain bike jumps trail in Stromlo
  • Mountain biking at Stromlo
  • Stromlo mountain bike trails riding with a crew
  • Stromlo mountain bike trails are home to the Vapour Trail.

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