Trail Number: #09
Loop Length: 4.6km
IMBA Difficulty Rating: More Difficult ■ Blue Square
Start/Finish: Barramul (#6)
Barramul criss-crosses the scenic upper slopes of Mount Alexander. It's a trail that has something for everyone, which is probably why it's become one of the most popular trails in the park.
Milipa incorporates multiple climbs and descents with natural and hand crafted features including rock slabs, large berms and tight switch backs.
In the language of the Dja Dja Warrung, 'Milipa' means 'Winking' or 'Bending'.
The way this trail winds and dances—side-to-side and up-and-down—I reckon it might be winking at you right now.
Milipa crosses a number of granite outcrops before narrowing and climbing—moderately at first, and then more steeply—up a succession of tight switchbacks.
You'll traverse the hillside and then descend via a series of small tight turns, berms as well as rocky ledges and drops.
Doubling back on itself, the trail winds up to a large exposed granite rock slab. Scale the slab, then you're onto a longish downhill run back to where Milipa merges back onto Barramul (#6).
Keep your eyes open for a number of features to jump off along the latter section. B lines give you the option to ride around the more challenging features.