Forrest’s Adaptive Rider Friendly Trails

Forrest’s Adaptive Rider Friendly Trails

Nestled within the stunning backdrop of the Great Otway National Park lies the Forrest MTB Trails with its array of diverse trails for riders of all levels. Designed to provide year-round enjoyment and featuring 70 kilometers to explore, riders can immerse themselves in the beauty of towering eucalypts, native bushland, and fern gullies. 

With the exciting refurbishment of Forrest’s Southern Trails network, they now offer an exciting combination of cross country trails, the new addition of Jump Flow trails and complemented by a world-class skills park and a pump track.  

With the goal of having trails which cater to a diverse range of riders, Adaptive Mountain Biking (aMTB) encompasses a range of riders who typically cannot ride a standard mountain bike and require adapted equipment and trails to suit. Forrest’s Southern Trails network was meticulously designed and constructed so they are accessible and enjoyable for all. With 11.8 kilometers of ‘Adaptive Rider Friendly’ trails, it is the second-largest in both Australia and the world.  

Adaptive Trails

These trails within Forrest’s Southern Network (Link to Ride Forrest) have been carefully crafted with inclusivity in mind. From gentle climbs to thrilling descents, here’s what you can expect: 

  • Roller Coaster (Trail 1): An IMBA Green Circle trail combining CX features with climbs and descents. 
  • Roller Coaster Sideshow Alley (Trail 1a): Another IMBA Green Circle trail offering a thrilling descending flow experience. 
  • Stomp Wallaby (Trail 2): A flow trail with climbs and descents, perfect for riders of all abilities. 
  • Forrest Loop (Trail 6): A dual-directional CX trail providing versatility for riders. 
  • Sandman’s Slog (Trail 7): An ascending trail with switchbacks, offering a challenging yet rewarding ride. 
  • Korac (Trail 8): A descending flow trail designed for maximum enjoyment. 
  • PBJ (Trail 9): Another descending flow trail with features to keep the adrenaline pumping. 
  • Steam Donkey (Trail 10): A more advanced blue square trail for those seeking an extra thrill. 
  • Bombora (Trail 11): Another blue square trail offering a thrilling descending flow experience. 
  • Kids Pump Track: Located at the Forrest MTB Southern Trailhead, providing fun for all ages. 


Parking: There is parking at the Trailhead and throughout locations in the Southern Trail Network.
Toilets: Located at the Trailhead and Skills Park, wheelchair accessible.

Any use of these facilities is unsupervised and at your own risk. Forest Fire Management Victoria and the Colac Otway Shire cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any claim, loss or damage that may arise from the use of the facilities. You are responsible for your own safety. Always ride within your ability.


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