Westgate Park, Fishermans Bend
Distance from City: 6KM
A quick ride from the the Melbourne CBD, the trails at Westgate park are very accessible, even with half day bike rental. They are however quite flat and rated easy, more suited to families and beginner mountain bikers. There are single tracks and gravel roads, around 7km in total trail length.
Links: www.bancoora.com, Strava
Westerfolds Park, Templestowe
Distance from City: 25KM
Lysterfield Park, Lysterfield
Distance from City: 40km
Used for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Lysterfield Park is where you will find quality trails for all abilities. There are 20km of trails including the 6.3km State Mountain Bike Course. The trails are all graded and clearly sign posted with directional information. If you want to make a day of it and have a car to take you there, this is one of your best options.
Links: Parks Victoria, Lysterfield District Trail Riders
You Yangs Regional Park
Distance from City: 64KM
With 50km of purpose-built tracks, the You Yangs is a true MTB playground. All levels are catered to here, from wide dirt roads for beginners to technical singletrack and extreme downhill sections. If you don't have a car, it's possible to take the train from Southern Cross to Little River station and then bike the rest of the way (approx 10km to MTB office car park).