7 Peaks Ride: Lake Mountain

7 Peaks Ride: Lake Mountain

Victoria’s 7 Peaks Ride is an at-your-own pace cycling challenge which runs from October to April each year, taking you up winding mountain roads, around steep turns and past spectacular views right to the top of seven Victorian Alpine Resorts.

Details of the Lake Mountain:

- Distance 20.9km

- Rise 932m

- Grade Average 4%

- Grade Max 10%


Lake Mountain is the closest of the 7 Peaks to Melbourne and is a great first challenge for 7 Peakers. Start the ride in Marysville and climb a challenging 21km to the resort village. Reaching grades of up to 10%, the first 4km up Robley Spur is the most sustained and steepest part of the whole ascent. Once you reach the top of the spur the stunning views across the Cathedral Range are your reward. There is a short downhill section, rolling climbs and flatter areas, before the last gentle climb to the village.

This is a climb of two parts and the first 4.5km is very hard. Warm up your legs before you start as the only section of the same length (in the 7 Peaks) that is harder is Mt Baw Baw. If you can get through the first 4.5km you can do it all!


Start at Marysville Lake Mountain Visitor Information Centre, 11 Murchison St

Finish at Lake Mountain Resort Village, Lake Mountain Rd


Water: Lake Mountain Café (check opening hours)

Shelter: Shelter available in the Bistro building

Mobile coverage: Good for Telstra and Optus, some blackspots


Paper Passport Stamping Station: Lake Mountain Café and Administration. Monday - Friday 8am – 4pm

Trail map

Locate Me
Get Directions

20.84 km / 12.95 mi

Total Distance

1,155 m / 3,788 ft

Total Ascent

238 m / 781 ft

Total Descent

1,351 m / 4,432 ft

Highest Point

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Advanced (Black)
Ride Duration: 2-4 hrs
Fitness Level: High
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage: Average
Mobile Coverage: Limited
Estimated Distance: 13.0
First Aid
Bike hire
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
Loading comments...