Riding Mt Buffalo
An all-seasons destination, Mount Buffalo National Park has sheer cliffs, imposing granite tors, tumbling waterfalls, snowgums and stunning wildflowers. First reserved in 1898, the 31,000 hectare park contains vegetation and fauna adapted to extremes of weather, as a result of its sub-alpine location. As you climb up the winding road, you will see the vivid colours as species continue to regenerate after the fires of 2007.
Ride to the historic Mt Buffalo Chalet built in 1910 and look back down the valley from the Gorge. Riders can cool off at Lake Catani before continuing up to Cresta Valley and the highest point of Mount Buffalo, the Horn. This ride is a balance of steep gradients, sharp corners and breathtaking views. The ride finishes at Dingo Dell, so make sure you take the road all the way to Dingo Dell and do not turn off to the Chalet!
- Start – Eurobin Picnic Area (Entrance Station)
- Finish – Dingo Dell (NOTE: Finish is NOT at the Mt Buffalo Chalet)
- Distance – 24km
- Rise – 1095m
- Grade Average – 5%
- Grade Max – 11%
- Track your progress and challenge your friends on Strava
Stamp your Ride
Validate your climb at the Park Office Visitor Centre (weekdays 8.30am-4.30pm) and the Dingo Dell Cafe when open or self service honesty system (weekends).
Cycling Inform Ride Tips
Climbs with a steady gradient of around 5% apart from some steeper switchbacks and in the middle section where it flattens out a little for about 2km before climbing again. There is a right hand turn once over the major climb where you climb again for the final kilometres up to Dingo Dell. It is the most popular climb of the 7 Peaks rides.
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* Click on map to view route in Strava