Mountain biking on the Mornington Peninsula


Rain or Shine the Trail Crew Keep Our Trails in Great Order.


Experience trails for beginners to expert. Your choice.


Become a Volunteer and Make a Real Difference

Your support keeps the trails open!

Every dollar you donate helps the club pay for materials, equipment, and insurance to develop and maintain the trail network. We rely on the ongoing support of volunteers for trail labour and we welcome anyone who wishes to contribute money or time to the trail development strategy. “Working Bee” trail works events are held regularly so keep your eye on the Red Hill Rider’s Facebook Page or sign up for the Newsletter to stay informed.

Thanks for your continued support!


Recently South Australian based company Trailscapes came in and carried out some trail upgrades to the top section of Rocksalt with the intentions of managing water erosion and rider traffic coming into winter. The trail was closed for a week while the works were completed and so far it seems to be holding up and riding very well.

The works were funded by Parks Victoria’s trail budget for the network, the proceeds of the Gravity Enduro race that was held last October and from the trail donation box located at Chain Brain Bicycle Workshop.

As always the trail crew are in talks with Parks Victoria to further expand our network and include some currently existing trails into the network, it is a long process but the guys are starting to make some progress so hopefully, the next 6 months will bring some good news.

Recently Pins and Needles/Track 8 had some work done by someone who took it upon themselves to alter certain sections of the trial that present a degree of difficulty for some riders, this simply isn’t acceptable, firstly these works are usually not done correctly potentially creating more of a hazard, to begin with, and secondly they are not fair for those riders who enjoy the challenge of riding Pins and Needles for what it is. If you are having issues with certain aspects of your riding get in touch with Red Hill MTB Shuttles or A-Line Coaching, both are local operators and members of the club


Parks Victoria Approved Trail Network

Mixture of trail skill grades

320M Elevation & Challenging Routes

Features & Challenges

Off Camber Black Skills Routes

Rocky and tight single track

Range of trail experiences

Well signposted

Technical hand built trails

Mountain Bike Riding

Arthurs Seat State Park

Arthurs Seat State Park offers over 20 kilometres of single-track mountain biking that connects in with the broader management vehicle track network to provide options for all abilities. The trails can be enjoyed individually, with friends or you can join a local riding club.


  • Plan your ride with this information about the park facilities,
    trail types, levels of difficulty and distance.
  • As you explore the trails, look out for the signs and grading
    symbols to guide your journey.
  • Arthurs Seat State Park is located 60km south of Melbourne
    CBD on the Mornington Peninsula. Access from Melbourne is
    via the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and Arthurs Seat Road.


There are three options to start your mountain bike trail experience,

these are marked on the attached map.


1. Seawinds Mountain Bike Carpark, Purves Road, Arthurs Seat.

Trail information can be found at the trailhead inside the main

gate from the carpark. There are toilets, however, please bring

your own drinking water.


2. Arthurs Seat Road Carpark, 2.7km east of Arthurs Seat Lookout

– from here you can access the parks’ eastern trails easily. Trail

information can be found inside the gate. There are no toilets

available. Please bring your own drinking water.


3. Boundary Road Carpark, Hillview Community Reserve,

Boundary Road, Dromana. Here you will find toilets, drinking

water and a bike maintenance station. The start of the trails is

found 400m south (uphill) of the carpark. Trail information is

found inside the park boundary gate.


The Mornington Peninsula Shire links several of the mountain bike

trails with their roadside trail network. For further information

contact the Shire on 1300 850 600.

Mountain bike shuttle services and guided tours are available. Call

Parks Victoria on 13 1963 for registered service providers.

Rules of the trail

These guidelines are in place to help you and other park users stay

safe and keep the park in good condition for the future:

  • Plan your ride and wear appropriate safety gear including a
  • helmet.
  • Obey trail signage and note one-way trails.
  • Control your bike and ride tracks suited to your ability.
  • Ride only on formed trails designated for cycling.
  • Do not take shortcuts or make new trails.
  • Respect the rights of other park users.
  • Please follow the Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) Mountain Bike
  • Code of Conduct, found on
  • Trails can be closed due to extreme weather events. Observe
  • closure signs and check for updates.
  • Clean your bike; don’t spread weeds or plant diseases.

Caring for the park

  • Help us look after your park by following these guidelines:
  • Trail bikes are prohibited.
  • Please take rubbish away with you for recycling & disposal.
  • Dogs, cats and other pets are not permitted.
  • Do not disturb plants or animals, they are protected by law.
  • Snakes live in this park. Do not approach.

Get involved

Help make the trails better. Get involved in trail working bees with

the Red Hill Riders. Visit for information.

Group activities

Organised groups of more than 30 people require an Event Permit.

This requires approximately eight weeks advanced notice. For

further information please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

Be Prepared and Stay Safe

Bushfire safety is a personal responsibility. Anyone entering parks

and forests during the bushfire season needs to stay aware of

forecast weather conditions.

Check the Fire Danger Rating and for days of Total Fire Ban at or call 1800 226 226.

Fires (including campfires and solid fuel heat compounds) are not

permitted in Arthurs Seat State Park.

On Code Red Fire Danger Rating days this park will be closed for

public safety. Closure signs may be erected but do not expect an

official warning.

Green `Emergency Marker’ signs are located throughout the Park

in the case of emergency. If you require emergency assistance

phone 000 for Police, Fire or Ambulance Services and quote the

emergency marker code.

For more information visit Parks Victoria online at or phone 13 1963.

The Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club acknowledges the Bunurong people, who have been the custodians of this land for many thousands of years. We pay respect to their elders past and present.  We respect the deep and continuing connection that Bunurong traditional owners have to these lands & waters and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for country.