Indigo Epic trail

A young mountain biker makes a jump on dirt mountain bike trail, followed by two more riders in lush forest

The much-anticipated Indigo Epic Mountain Bike trail officially opened on Wednesday 15 March 2023.

The $2M trail, jointly funded by Indigo Shire Council and the Australian Government, connects the historic towns of Beechworth and Yackandandah.

Something for everyone

Built to an intermediate blue rating, the Indigo Epic trail is packed full of features and runs through some of the most spectacular scenery in Victoria’s High Country.

Constructed as a figure-of-eight or helix loop shape, means you can ride the whole trail, or just the Beechworth or Yackandandah loops separately.

The Yackandandah loop is the longest and is about 39km back to town. The small loop, which is the Beechworth loop, is approximately 17km. The full loop is an all-day ride at 56km and takes you to both Yackandandah and Beechworth and can be started at either town.

The trail is open year-round meaning you can plan your trip to Indigo Shire whenever you like.

Click to view map and elevation profile

 

 

Fast Facts

Total trail length: 56km.
Trail grade: Blue/Intermediate
Trail type: All-mountain single track with flow descent elements and undulating climbs
Terrain: Dry Box Ironbark native eucalypt forest interspersed with wet, ferny gullies, cascading creeks and steep rock features
Percentage of hand-built trail: 50%
Percentage of machine-built trail: 50%
Homeward Bound section descent gradient: 3-4%
Trail features: Numerous A and B-line features including double, gap and hip jumps, step ups and rock features
Total length of bridges on the trail: 235m
Amount of dirt moved: Approximately 13,000 cubic meters of dirt. That’s the equivalent of five Olympic swimming pools

More details on riding the trail can be found on the Ride High Country website.

Ride High Country website

Parking facilities

We recommend the following locations for anyone requiring parking while out enjoying the trail:

Beechworth

1.  Beechworth Goods Shed (Railway Avenue) - also has water and toilet facilities

2.  Sandy Beach Lake Sambell (McConville Avenue) - also has water and toilet facilities

3.  Sandy Beach Overflow (McConville Avenue)

4.  High Street near Queen Victoria Park/Old Beechworth Gaol - also has water and toilet facilities

5.  Albert Road lot, entry via Tanswell Street

Click to view Beechworth parking map

Yackandandah

1.   Yackandandah Sports Park

2.  Wellsford Street

3.  High Street

4.  16 Windham Street - also has EV charging facilities 

Further toilet, water and BBQ facilities can be found at Sir Isaacs Park. 

Click to view Yackandandah parking map