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Studley Park

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

There is heaps of fast downhill single tracks. A downhill run with jumps and dropoffs.
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Latitude
-37.802188779204684
Longitude
145.01026153564453
Trail Directions
The trail begins just off Studley Park Road opposite the golfcourse.
Trail Length
single track= 30mins Downhill= 5 mins
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Kew
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Review Date
December 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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3.67 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Funky ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great ride, especially after the first time, where you'll see a massive improvement in your technical skills.

Especially great as less than 5km from the CBD (where I live).

There are some great little downhills (less than 5mins) that you can fit in.

Note Parks Victoria wants to close this walkers as well. The last time I went to ride it (Dec 2003) from the other direction, they had erected fences etc.

I'm yet to explore the otherside of Yarra Blvd, but there looks like there could be a nice few sections to ride.

Note, careful of snakes lying out on the rocks warming themselves. Have seen numerous brown snakes in the area. Also careful of the pedestrians coming the other way.

The golf course side of the river isn't worth riding on.

Recommended Route:
Heaps of combinations that you can do, of varying difficulty. Favourite route: Start off Johnston St, hoon along to Dights Falls, fang it up the hill to the monument on Yarra Blvd (tough technical ride), maybe do a few down hill rides back down to the river along one of the spurs (a nice little warm up), before going back up to the road and following it to the Boat House. Go across the suspension bridge around to the left, back down to Dights Falls (other side). Follow Merri Creek (paved) up to Heidelberg Rd and then down to the Fairfield Boat House. Cross the pedestrian bridge then fang around to the right, along one of the foot paths (note, no bikes are allowed ;) ). This will take you around some fantastic single track, with the river immediately to your right. Lots of climbs and down hill along the way, and will have to spend a small amount of time back on Yarra Blvd. Have to get gear changes right. This will get you back to the Studley Park Boathouse.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
KFI



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Review Date
June 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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2.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Barry Davis , from Melbourne

Summary:
watch out for the gay men!!!

Recommended Route:
Great area for riding - just watch out for the loop road right near dights falls. Last time i went I saw 3 faggots in the bushes about 10 feet away from me. They didn't seem to care that i was right next to them. I think they were playing "Submarines". They park their cars just off studley Park Road, and hang around in the bushes until their buddies turn up. I have not been the same since



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Review Date
April 14, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Beest , from Melbourne, Donny

Summary:
This track is mad



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Review Date
May 1, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Justin , from Sth Melbourne

Summary:
For an 'urban' ride, this trail is great. A surprising amount of challenging technical sections that really test any MTB enthusiast. Ride has a good variety of speedy combinations that allow the you to 'open up' at times. Be aware of some large logs that have been deliberately placed on track by shire to deter riders!

Recommended Route:
Jump onto the initial section of this single track from Yarra Boulavard. The track is directly under the 'pipe bridge' that crosses the Yarra river near Studley Park boathouse.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I strongly suggest exploring the north-east section of this trail towards Templestowe. It's even better than the above!



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Review Date
December 21, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Martin M , from melbourne

Summary:
great track with many different routes...too bad its elegal. You don't have to be an expert on this one. The council has put in some meter long foot-bridges where the track has eroded into the river.

Recommended Route:
ride along the yarra blvd. untill you get to the turn off for studley park boat house...ride down the yarra blvd. for another 3-400 meters and jump the railing on the side of the road. You'll soon find one of the many downhills.keep your speed up on the way back or you'll be walking.



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