Leaving Stanley and the route stays high and rolls into Mount Stanley Forest. Out this way you’ll be treated to a few occasions where the forest opens, offering up stunning views of the surrounding Alpine region, including Mount Buffalo National Park. A few more smaller climbs to go will shake the last of what's left in your legs, then it’s the well earned gradual descent back into Beechworth for the last 20 kilometres.
Passing through Stanley once again, the route takes you down to Lake Kerferd, then onto the Pipeline Track, which is probably the most technical stretch of this ride. It’s a shared walking trail that is rough in parts, with plenty of tree rubble, puddles, and larger gravel chunks to keep you on your toes. It is a really pretty section and a lot of fun to ride on with bigger tyres. There is a tight left hander when descending to be aware of also. This trail then spits you out at Silver Creek, then it’s a sealed run into Beechworth passing by Lake Sambell and back into the town centre.