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Blackwood MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

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Latitude
-37.47247395247709
Longitude
144.3065357208252
Trail Directions
Head up the Ballarat Rd, and turn off towards the Blackwood Ranges
Trail Length
Indefinite
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Blackwood
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
November 6, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: 2 stroke terror ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Black wood is awsome for all riders it can get wet and if you are not sure enough to go flat out up hills you may struggle, but hey i did it on a 125

Recommended Route:
all around, probably off ballarat rd best tho



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Review Date
August 1, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: poppa , from Gisborne

Summary:
You can ride from Blackwood to BaccusMarsh,Gisborne, Trentham(good roast on sunday at Trentham).I use the ESSmap book,the book the emergency services use so it has to be detailed.
Here are the trails we use the most.
Fire brake one.15kmcoming from the gisborne end,some good fairly smooth down hill stretchs(it gets graded every couple of years)down to a creek.then up a steepish pinch onto Ratcliff track TR 6km mostly flatish then onto blue gum track TR 6or7kmTL onto Bluegum/O'Brien link track 45km folow this to the right a couple of down hill stretches.There is a few deep wallows on this track but other wise it's not to bad.this track takes you to O'Brien road,where hopefully a ute is waiting for you.
XL track is closer to Blackwood from Fire break 1 and crosses 2 other roads.Good down hill sections,some are a bit rocky,a creek crossing.You can take the creek full noise,no rocks in this one.
Some other good trails in this area are Possum Track,Corner Track.And if you've got big nackers Watties track.Very steep and rocky coming from both ends.I've seen a twin diff lock Landcruiser have to winch out of this track,in the dry.Got to be worth a try hey.
All of these trails are in the ESmap book,about 20 bucks I think.

Recommended Route:
Take the O'Briens crossing rd,'bout 6 ks from blackwood.There is any amount of tracks off this road.Nearly all of the tracks on the right side of the road are dead ends.Alot of the trails are shut during the winter months(no 4wd's to do battle with,bonus).Most of the tracks in this area. link up.



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Review Date
April 27, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Mike , from Melbourne Australia

Summary:
These trails are awesome. There are unbelievable downhill trails that really get the adrenaline pumping. Would thourally recommend it.

Recommended Route:
Up the Ballarat Road and turn off towards Blackwood Ranges



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