Concept design completed by World Trail April - September 2021
The construction of the Epic Mountain Bike Trail is one of the biggest and most exciting projects underway as part of the investment in the Southern Flinders to build on the region's reputation as an adventure and nature-based tourism destination.
South Australian company TrailScapes, who are specialists in environmentally senstive design and construction have now commenced building the trail, which is due to be completed in 2023.
The detailed alignment of the trail has also been designed in close consultation with the Nukunu Wapma Thura Aboriginal Corporation, who represent the land’s Traditional Owners, to ensure it does not disturb any sites of cultural heritage significance and to ensure cultural respect.
The proposed route will head north from Melrose and showcase the best mountain biking country and views the Southern Flinders Ranges has to offer. The 42km trail will wind its way through Mount Remarkable National Park and adjacent private land, traversing the previously unexplored western flank of Mount Remarkable and descending into Spring Creek. From the western side of the trail, the spectacular Black Range is visible before the trail loops back toward Melrose beneath the Gibraltar and Cathedral Rock formations.