Riding Lake Mountain
Lake Mountain is the closest 7 Peaks alpine climb to Melbourne. This ride starts in the village of Marysville and finishes after a challenging 21km climb to the resort village. Reaching grades of up to 10%, the first 4km up Robley Spur is the most sustained and steepest part of the whole ascent. Once you reach the top of the spur, the reward is the stunning views from the lookout across the Cathedral Range.
Winding through regenerating fern gullies to Tommy’s Bend, there is a short downhill section. From there it’s a rolling climb with numerous flatter areas to break it up.
Near Snowy Hill Car Park looking left on a clear day, the Yarra Valley and the Melbourne CBD can be seen in the distance. Enjoy this, and a bit of downhill relief, before the final gentle climb to the village.
- Start – Marysville Lake Mountain Visitor Information Centre, 11 Murchison St, Marysville
- Finish – Lake Mountain Resort Village, Lake Mountain Rd, Lake Mountain
- Distance – 20.9km
- Rise – 932m
- Grade Average – 4%
- Grade Max – 10%
- Track your progress and challenge your friends on Strava
Stamp Your Ride
Alpine Burger Bar (on-mountain)
8.30am – 4pm Friday – Monday.
Marysville Lake Mountain Visitor Information Centre (use when Burger Bar is closed)
11 Murchison St, Marysville 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week. Closed Christmas Day.
*There is no 24/7 stamping station for Lake Mountain
Cycling Inform Ride Tips
The first 4.4 km of the climb is most challenging with gradients up to 10%. The climb then flattens with enough downhill sections to catch your breath. About half way up you turn left to Lake Mountain where there are a mix of easy gradients and flat sections until the summit.
To book accommodation visit lakemountainresort.com.au
* Click on map to view route in Strava