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No booking required
No fees payable
Suitable for 2WD vehicles

Drinking water is available at the Southern Trailhead.

Facilities available

About this park

This is the way mountain biking should be — an expansive network of tracks linking to one of Victoria's beautiful regional townships. Stay for a long weekend in Forrest to make the most of the network and the many other attractions of the Otways.

The Forrest trail network has almost 100km of singletrack across 36 trails. It caters for riders of all levels and is considered one of Australia’s top mountain biking destinations.

Southern and northern trails

There are 2 main trail networks to the north and south of Forrest in Otway Forest Park, both accessible by off-road bike trails from within Forrest.

The southern section of the network winds through tall eucalypt forest with wet gullies. It has many trails to choose from, ranging from easy to difficult.

The northern trails have a different feel and flow through lowland forests and woodlands. These are more challenging and will test your skills and get your heart racing.

Please read about mountain bike grading levels on our glossary page to choose the right trail for your abilities.

Pick your trail

There are trails to suit all levels at this park. Make sure you ride to your abilities and check the difficulty rating marked on the trail at the site.

Advanced pump track0.1kmIntermediate
Bombora 0.7kmIntermediate
Copper shred0.7km Intermediate
Follow the dog7.5kmDifficult
Forrest Loop3.8kmEasy
Jumps line - easy0.1kmEasy
Jumps line - intermediate0.1kmIntermediate
Korac (adaptive-rider friendly)0.5kmEasy
Lake Elizabeth1.2kmIntermediate
Millers Mongrel2.2kmDifficult
Pump track0.05kmEasy
Red Carpet lower trail2.6kmIntermediate
Red Carpet middle trail4.5kmIntermediate
Red Carpet upper trail0.5kmIntermediate
Roller Coaster2.2kmEasy
Roller Coaster (Sideshow Alley)0.7kmEasy
Sandmans Slog  (adaptive-rider friendly)1.4kmEasy
Skills park - easy0.07kmEasy
Skills park - intermediate0.16kmIntermediate
Skills park - advanced0.1kmAdvanced
Steam Donkey (adaptive-rider friendly)0.5kmIntermediate
Stomp Wallaby1.4km Easy
Third time lucky1.8km Intermediate
Tiger Rail 7.0kmEasy

Barre Warre3.1kmIntermediate
Casper Black5.3kmDifficult
Grass trees2.4kmDifficult
J Two4.7kmIntermediate
Marriners Run7.4kmDifficult
Tiger loop3.0kmIntermediate
Yaugher super loop12.0kmIntermediate
Yo Yo3.8kmIntermediate

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How to get there

Investing in nature

A major upgrade and expansion of Forrest's mountain bike network was delivered in 2023 by the Victorian Government (Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action and Regional Development Victoria) and the Colac Otway Shire Council.

Page last updated: 22/04/24