Mountain biking

Mountain biking in Alice Springs

There are a large number of mountain bike trails in the Alice Springs network. Each of the trails are rated for level of difficulty and there are trails for all riding levels.

Many of the trails are named after local Arrernte animals or significant people.

The trails allow riders to visit places normally inaccessible and provide many vantage points for viewing the surrounding landscape.

To plan your ride, get the Alice Springs mountain bike trails PDF (8.7 MB).


Trails for beginners are marked on the map in green.

The beginner trails can be accessed from the below trailheads:

  • Lovegrove
  • Gosse
  • Telegraph Station
  • Kurrajong.

The Eastside Trail connects the Telegraph Station with the eastside suburbs of Alice Springs. This is a good place for beginners to start.

Most of the mountain bike trails are rated more difficult with some extremely difficult sections. These are marked on the map in blue and black.

You can ride along a section of the Larapinta Trail as part of the Road Train Trail.

Shelters and signs mark each trailhead and rust-coloured totems will help guide you through the trails.

Alice Springs bike and equipment hire

Go to the visitor centre in Todd Mall for trail information and to find out where to hire bikes and equipment.

You can find more information about bike hire outlets on the Tourism NT website.

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Last updated: 17 February 2021

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