Bicycle Network: Ride a Trail
Arapiles Big Sky Trail
The Arapiles Bike Trail starts near Natimuk. It is a 33km off road recreational trail looping through the natural landscape of Natimuk, Natimuk Lake, Mitre Lake, Mitre Rock and Mt Arapiles.
Trail beckons riders to enjoy the serenity
12 November 2013. The Arapiles Big Sky Bike Trail has been completed, providing 33 kilometres of recreational path so riders can enjoy the views, go and watch some of the world's most accessible mountain climbing at Mt Arapiles or spot the wallabies and wildlife nearby.
Mount Arapiles is a rock formation that rises above the Wimmera plains in Western Victoria. You can ride or walk to the summit and take in the scenic views over the plains .
Mt Arapiles is widely regarded as the top rock climbing area in Australia and is world renowned. The good quality rock and the variety of climbs make it attractive for beginners through to experienced climbers.
Mt Arapiles Tooan State Park is a habitat for a variety of mammals. There are over 100 bird species including the Peregrine Falcon, Rainbow Bee Eater, Gilbert Whistler and Southern Scrub Robin. Kangaroos will be seen grazing the lower slopes and possums observed foraging in the tree canopies at night.
Toilet and picnic facilities are located in the main campground. The park includes Mitre Rock, adjacent to Mt Arapiles. The 7475 hectare park is an invaluable resource for nature conservation with about 14% of the states flora species represented in the Mt Arapiles section alone.
A comprehensive website has been provided to help attract riders to the area.