The Trails

The collection of trails includes routes across Mt Buller and Mt Stirling resorts, graded to the Trail Score rating system, from green (easy/beginner) through to black (difficult/experienced), of distances between 3km and 21km, of varying technical difficulties and ascent/descent profiles. For further information about Trail Score, please click here.

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Gang Gangs Lazy Loop

Distance: 4km
Trail type: Loop
Ascent / Descent: 206m+ / 206m-
Grading: GREEN

Highlight features: Fast and furious (or calm and cruisey), berms running; moderately technical sections; stunning snowgum groves; views east to the Alps.

Description: Here’s the perfect short run that truly gives a taste of how much fun trail running can be. Packed full of moderately technical features like berms, rises, the odd rock garden, a bridge, and great weaving trails, yet there’s nothing too frightening for beginners, with most of the terrain undulating at best, and any climbing features switchbacks to ease the burden. Yet the run is a beautiful one, with alpine views off the back end, and a stones-throw from the village centre, making it a sublime morning riser, introductory taster or an afternoon finisher. Full trail description – click here.

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Klingsporn Cruise

Distance: 9km
Trail type: One way
Ascent / Descent: 177m+ / 1099m-
Grading: GREEN

Highlight features: Easy gentle gradient descent running, big eucalypt stands.

Description: Here’s a good introductory run that pretty much any runner of any level of experience can take on. A gentle drop down the valley on mostly solid footing singletrack, with very small sections of mildly technical, just to keep it interesting, and quintessential Aussie eucalypt bush to enjoy. Makes for a good ‘starter’ run to warm things up. NOTE: Klingsporn Bridle Track ventures beyond Mt Buller Resort boundaries, therefore the condition of the trail cannot be guaranteed by Mt Buller Resort Management. Full trail description – click here.

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Summit Nature Loop

Distance: 5.9km
Trail type: Loop
Ascent / Descent: 267+/-
Grading: GREEN

Highlight features: Summit view, fun singletrack on the south side of Baldy.

Description: Take on this easy loop run that adds a very short climb to the Buller summit for big views. Full trail description – click here.

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Delatite Drop

Distance: 14km
Trail type: One way
Ascent / Descent: 296m+ / 1203m-
Grading: BLUE

Highlight features: Multiple log bridge river crossings. Fern gullies. Transition from high Alpine Snowgum to Mountain Ash country. Abundant birdsong powered by insect life breeding along the waterways. A soft gradient that makes you feel like you’re flying.

Description: Running the magnificent Delatite River watershed, runners gather momentum with each passing creek. Crisp, high Snowgums give way to mighty Mountain Ash as you descend from Mt. Buller Village to the picnic grounds of Mirimbah at the resort entry point. Full trail description – click here.

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Machinery Shed Loop

Distance: 8km
Trail type: Loop
Ascent / Descent: 397m+ / 397m-
Grading: BLUE

Highlight features: Cricket Pitch Hut and big views across northern Alps and Mt Cobbler; mix of tall tree forest and snowgum thickets.

Description: Staying in bowl of Mt. Stirling Alpine Resort, this is a good option for those wanting a consistent ascent-into-descent run, where you climb, enjoy the northern Alps/Mt Cobbler views offered from Cricket Pitch Hut (1550m), and then drop back down. Excellent markings and beautiful bushland makes this a great mid-range effort with a natural breather/picnic spot at the top. Perfect also for conversational running with mates as the XC ski trails make ‘two abreast’ running possible. Full trail description – click here.

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Razorback Run

Distance: 10km
Trail type: Loop with some out and back
Ascent / Descent: 509m+ / 509m-
Grading: BLUE

Highlight features: Cruisey contour running; big views across to Mt Buller and down Mirimbah valley; sensational short downhill dash; Razorback Hut.

Description: Here’s a rarely run gem – perfect distance, easy to follow trails, a nice ridge to skyline across and even a peak to ‘bag’. This Razorback may not be as famous as ‘the’ Razorback further north in the Great Dividing Range, but it still offers a perfect contour warm up run before pushing you into a small summit climb in Mt Winstanley, with grand views down the Mirimbah Valley and across to Mt Buller. There’s also a good dose of mildly technical downhill that drops you back to Razorback Hut – a nice stop in on the return leg to the trailhead. Punches above its weight for sheer fun running. Full trail description – click here.

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Stirling Huts Loop

Distance: 13.5km
Trail type: Loop
Ascent / Descent: 597m+ / 597m-
Grading: BLUE

Highlight features: A line-up of alpine huts; magnificent northerly views; Mt Stirling Peak with 360-degree views, including back to Mt Buller; good mix of denser big tree forest down low to the sparse high alp plains of Stirling.

Description: Here’s a hearty trail run exploring the Mt Stirling Resort, where the underfoot terrain is not too technical utilising the wider XC ski trails and a first half gradient that makes you work hard enough. There’s plenty of reason to stop for a breather however, with six mountain huts linking up your journey like a dot-to-dot through pristine Alps country. Signage is excellent as are the views: a good middle distance run for those not as comfortable about being out amidst the single track wilds but still seeking the best of backcountry terrain. Full trail description – click here.

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Craig’s Hut Return

Distance: 21km
Trail type: Loop with out and back section to Craig’s Hut
Ascent / Descent: 1070m+ / 1070m-
Grading: BLACK

Highlight features: Craig’s Hut and the ghosts of The Man From Snowy River (or Tom Burlinson at least); big views from Craig’s Hut over Northern Alps, Cobbler and Mt. Buffalo; 360-degree views from Mt Stirling; fun bomb down Bluff Spur Trail; wildflowers of Sterling plains.

Description: Ever wanted to run to a bush icon? How about one that you’ve most likely seen on the big screen? Here’s a belter that rises out of the Stirling Resort Bowl, creeps up over Stirling mountain and then asks you to work hard to arrive at Craig’s Hut, the film location made famous by The Man From Snowy River. Sure, it was built for the movie, rather than being an actual relic of the brumby rider days, but it’s a heck of a stunning and atmospheric place (and the hut is real). Add in the views (from both Craig’s Hut and the summit of Stirling) and you have a memorable half marathon trail run. Full trail description – click here.

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Little Buller Loop

Distance: 8.2km
Trail type: Loop
Ascent / Descent: 506m+ / 506m-
Grading: BLACK

Highlight features: Big alpine views to the east, super technical trail on Little Mount Buller (1558m), even bigger views from the trig point at the summit, fine flowy running on Summit Nature Walk return trail.

Description: Here’s a great shorter run within striking (and viewing) distance from the Village that also throws up some of the most intense, ankle-testing, rocky technical running you’ll come across. Great for adventure runners and those really wanting to test their eye/foot co-ordination (and maybe luck if you push it hard). The reward is massive views to the east Alps and back to Buller Village – top-of-the-world stuff. The sting in the tail is a lasting climb before getting back to flowy singletrack en route home. Full trail description – click here.

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Wild West

Distance: 15km
Trail type: Out and back
Ascent / Descent: 981m+ / 981m-
Grading: BLACK

Highlight features: Mind and lung blowing views, knife-edge ridge running, beautiful saddle pastures.

Description: This run is not for the faint-of-heart, nor someone with a fear of heights. This is for those wanting Adventure, capital A. From the Mt Buller Summit it’s adrenaline all the way as you crack down the West Ridge with hairy drops either side, plenty of scrambling (and let’s face it, some is purely un-runnable) before the second half delivers in spades with sweet singletrack downhill running. You can arrange for a pick-up at the bottom, but where’s the fun in that? Back up you go… (NOTE: this run is not for beginners or those without some wilderness experience. Be prepared for rough weather to blow in at any stage and carry a topographical map to get your bearings via contour lines). Full trail description – click here.

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 *All trails used by runners will be ‘shared trails’ used by other runners, walkers, horse riders and cyclists. Please respect other users at all times, give adequate warning when running up behind someone slower than you, and always give way to trail users who are faster than you. This is particularly pertinent when using mountain bike trails and those used by horses. Be courteous at all times.