When to go
The Derby trail network is open 365 days a year, maintained daily to ensure a premium experience all year round.
An annual winter closure affects Blue Tier and Big Chook only. These trails are closed for the majority of July and August but remain open at all other times throughout the year.
Derby's hot tip: April to mid-June and September to mid-November are when the trails are in peak riding condition.
Do I have to pay to ride?
There is no park passes or cost to ride the trails, the Derby trails are free to ride all year. If you would like to support the maintenance of the trails, annual supporter packages are available with all contributions going directly to the ongoing trail maintenance.
Navigating your way around the township of Derby is easy, with majority of everything in walking distance and the Derby trails in riding distance from your doorstep.
However we recommend hiring or bringing your own car in order to get yourself from your accommodation to other attractions nearby.
Kids & Beginners
With 125km of trails to choose from it can be tough to know where to start. If you are new to mountain biking, Derby has an excellent range of options with a pump track for the kids and the stunning newly opened Lake Derby trails and tunnel trail. Vertigo Mountain Bikes also offers skills session to get you started and carries an extensive fleet of bikes including kids and women specific models.
Where to eat?
There are plenty of options to recharge after a day of riding at Derby including a providore at the old General Store and a range of pubs and cafes available with options to suit every budget.
We recommend stocking up at the Woolworths or IGA in Scottsdale or the IGA at Branxholm as there is only The General Store in Derby which stocks basic supplies.
Download the Blue Derby App
The Blue Derby app features an interactive map, handy local tips and emergency information.
- View the trails
- Get up to date information
- Keep yourself safe on the trails
- Track your location live when you're on the trails
Bike Safety Brochure
The Blue Derby trail network encompasses 125km of trails spread throughout a large wilderness area which is often inaccessible to vehicles. Pre ride preparation is paramount to ensure maximum enjoyment and rider safety whilst riding in the more remote areas of the trail network.