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With restrictions easing, we welcome our visitors to enjoy the green season here at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.

All visitors must check-in and provide evidence of being fully vaccinated when entering the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Bistro or Retail space, along with following all other relevant government guidelines.

Further information available at: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/

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Trail Reviews

Cascades Trail Review

2 min
John O’Connell December 10th, 2021
Cascades Trail Review

I love riding the Cascades Trail, and my favourite section keeps changing as there’s so much to it. But, possibly my favourite at the moment would be the Snowy Hill decent, as it sweeps down the hill towards Arnolds you get little glimpses through the bush over the dividing range looking out towards Melbourne, which looks unreal on an evening ride after work! The trail then gets Oh sfaster and faster encouraging you to go harder into corners giving you so much confidence, and no matter what, I always get to the bottom at Arnolds gap with the biggest smile on my face!

The trails at lake mountain are great as they are always a challenge, trying to go smoother and faster on them in can be really difficult as each decent is over 5 minutes long! Your hands, arms and legs will always be aching by the end – especially on the first Sunds Road crossing from the lunchroom.

There are always people shaking out their arms trying to get the lactic acid out and get rid of the arm pump, with it being one of the most continually steep descents in Australia!

This trail being the challenge that it is, I’m lucky to be able to ride it so often. It has helped me so much as a rider technically and increased my fitness levels as well.

The Mountain bike trails at lake mountain are great as they can be ridden by all abilities, with green loops at the top of the mountain to the cascades trail into Marysville. Each track pushes you in different ways and I personally think that the Cascades Trail is one of the most underrated trails in Victoria.

Mountain Bike Hire

Whether you are after an easy ride with the kids or something a bit more hardcore, our rental team have what you’re looking for.

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Book The Shuttle Bus

The easy way to ride Cascades. Park your car down in Marysville, catch the bus up with your bike, then ride back down.

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Cascades Trail Condition Report

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Preparing for a big day

Dress for a change in the weather

The weather can change quickly in the mountains. Always bring a warm layer and something waterproof. In the warmer months, the mountains can be a great escape from the heat. Lake Mountain Alpine Resort can be 10 degrees cooler than Marysville.

Pack some essentials

There is plenty to keep you and your family entertained on our little mountain. It is always a great idea to pack some essentials for your day like water, sunscreen, and snacks. Please check our website for the bistro opening hours.

Make a plan

When visiting any alpine resort in Victoria, it's always a great idea to think ahead and be prepared for any conditions that may arise during your visit. Check the weather for the area you are visiting and check the fire danger rating for the place you are going to be driving through and exploring. https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/total-fire-bans-and-ratings

Enjoy your journey

There is plenty to see and do on your way to and from our Little Mountain and so much in our area to explore. Check out the town of Marysville. This is the last town before you arrive at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort. Alexandra and Eildon are also great to visit if you have a bit more time to adventure.