Distance
3.56 km
Ascent
224 m
Descent
224 m
Peak
215 m
Difficulty
Expert
Duration
<1 hr
Eatons Cutting Downhill

Overview

This is an extreme level dedicated downhill course constructed by local downhill enthusiasts, adjacent to an abandoned quarry. Drop-offs, steep sections and jumps throughout the course result in a technically challenging ride, suitable only for highly experienced downhill explorers using an appropriate bike and safety gear.

Rough and steepThis brings you to the top of the downhill run in lightly timbered regrowth bush. There is plenty of shade at the top and bottom of the course which creates a pleasant environment for spectators. Do not attempt to ride the downhill unless you are an experienced, properly equipped downhill biking person.

Regular users arrange car transport for bikes and rides near the top of the course and do repeated descents in a day.

Terrain

This is a totally challenging downhill course with plenty of descents, steep climbs, and big jumps.

Access

The ride starts at Eatons Cutting, Dromana, on the Mornington Peninsula, about one and a half hours’ drive to the south-east of Melbourne (Melway map 160). To get there from Melbourne, turn off the Mornington Peninsula freeway at Dromana, then turn left onto Boundary Road. Eatons Cutting is unsigned and is just past the entrance to Dromana quarry. Eatons Cutting has a steel gate. Please do not obstruct the gateway; park opposite on Boundary Road.

Food and Drink

Nothing available on ride. Café on Mornington Flinders Road just after the end of Eatons Cutting.

More details

Arthurs Seat lookout is close by, as are wineries; local cheese, self-pick strawberries, glass blowing and Red Hill market also nearby. Market day is the first Saturday each month from September to May 8am to 1pm. Melway 190 J4. Telephone (03) 5988 4424.

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
MTB Segment:
cross country
downhill
enduro
flow
various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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