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Olinda to Silvan Reservoir

Average Rating:    (4.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Starts off a semi-technical decent single track, followed by typical Dandenong "trails" ie:- well made fire roads. I like this trail as it is high speed. We have hit 75-80 km/hr down the fire trails. Be carefull though. I run Specialised Mt Baldys front and rear. The fire roads have been resurfaced recently with loose gravel. I found my tyres became skittery on the loose stuff at 70-75 km/hr and had to back off. Make sure you leave a car at Silvan reservoir, or be prepared for a LONG ride back. Downhill riders do not attempt to ride back!!! It is a pretty easy ride and the best part is that you can go at your own pace. I have taken beginners on this run and also experienced riders. I still enjoy it for the high speed factor. If I ride the Dandenongs, I usually ride this first and follow with more technical trails. Overall it is a good, quick downhill. Some good views and a little interesting with the single track.
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Latitude
-37.85967565921001
Longitude
145.37538528442383
Trail Directions
Start at the Olinda Golf course carpark (melways 122 A 8) off Olinda-Monbulk Road. Ride along this road until the first road on your left. Follow this about 50 metres and you will see a gate on your left at the end of the golf course. This is the start, I think it is called Rock Track. At the end of this semi technical trail, turn right and follow the fire roads all the way to silvan reservoir. E-mail if you need clearer instructions.
Trail Length
6 Kilometres (approx)
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Dandenongs - Melbourne
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 13, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jarrod , from narre

Summary:
start at the top and head down. take 2 cars drop 1 off at the bottom so u can drive up when u get down. take a map so u know where 2 come out.
great speed not for the faint hearted. av speed over 10 kays was 79kmh.

Recommended Route:
just ride straight down



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Review Date
May 30, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Tom , from Brisbane

Summary:
I learned to ride in the Olinda State forest when I was like 6 and it has the best variety of terrain from full on speed to steep and techy. Give it a go you could easily spend days in there.



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Review Date
April 17, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Nick Vlahandreas , from Melbourne

Summary:
Very fast single track and fire roads, tracks become extremly slippery in the wet due to the clay surface.

Recommended Route:
Start at the singletrack on the perimeter of the golf course (Rock Track) turn right into Black Hole Track and stay left on this all the way into Valley Picnic Ground.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Start on Rock track once again but this time turn left on Mathias Rd follow this to Falls Rd and turn left down Falls Rd until you reach Bartlett Rd. Go down Bartlett Rd past the two trails which have been closed to mountain bikes on to Barges Rd. This track is awesome, its fast, smooth, plenty of turns, and water bars to hit off. Take this to Georges Rd and start the long hike back up via Silvan Road. This circuit will form part of a detailed analysis of the environmental effects of mountain bikes in the Dandenong Ranges which I will be undertaking for my final years studies in Urban and Regional Planning throughout the year. For further information please contact me.



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