Trail Number: #11
Loop Length: 2.4km
IMBA Difficulty Rating: Very Difficult ◆ Black Diamond
Start/Finish: Eastern Hub
Milakuk is the highest rising trail on the mountain. While the climbs are numerous, the effort is very well rewarded: from it's thunderous heights, the views are amazing.
Its technical climbs are followed by fast and challenging descents. Features include drops, catcher berms and rock-gardens.
At the bottom of the descents, the trail crosses gullies and creeks. Along the way, you'll ride extensive hand-crafted and natural stone sections.
In the language of the Dja Dja Warrung, 'Milakuk' means 'lightning'.
From its jagged lines to the shock of the drops, it's a name well-earned by the trail that aims at the clouds.
A narrow hand-cut singletrack winds its way up the steep western slope of Mount Alexander via some tight and technical switchback turns. At the limit, you can congratulate yourself for reaching the highest elevation of anywhere on the Harcourt Mountain Bike Trails in La Larr Ba Gauwa.
Enjoy your time at the top before tackling technical drops and roll downs. Inspect each feature before you ride—the hard lines require strong intermediate to expert skills to be navigated safely, and all features offer B lines to ride around where it is it the right thing to do.
There is a second steady climb, up and along to the eastern extent of the park. After you touch it, there's a fast paced descent on narrow singletrack.
The way back is punctuated by granite slab roll downs and some jumps off natural features before merging back with Gart Gart (#7) at the southern trail hub.