61.6 miles
Distance
6,721 ft
Climb
-6,759 ft
Descent
1,799 ft
High Point

The pinnacle event of the Otway Odyssey weekend. a long hard day in the saddle with some big climbs, sick singletrack and lots of dust and mud. Have you got what it takes?

Detailed Description
2023 Otway Odyssey 100km Course is a 62 mile expert race route located near Forrest. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 6,721 ft with a max elevation of 1,799 ft then descends -6,759 ft.
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15 Reviews & Comments

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PoiterH (Feb 28, 2022 at 20:48)
It ain't a Black Diamond trail.
Could ride a road bike around it
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inefficiency (Oct 4, 2021 at 16:57)
Trail Grass Trees
Pretty XC at the start with lots of logs to get over.
Nice flowy berm and jump section towards the last third of the trail- very fun, but unfortunately doesn't last long.
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huck-yeah (Dec 8, 2020 at 2:53)
By far the best trail in Yaugher and the only trail in the area that you might consider riding your enduro instead of your xc bike. Would be nice to see some gap jumps & larger drops built into this trail to challenge the more advanced riders.
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inefficiency (Oct 12, 2020 at 21:59)
Probably the best trail up at Yaugher. There's a bit of work involved early on, but the berms are great once you reach them.
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Rhinosackthegreat (Mar 8, 2020 at 19:26)
Trail J2
Not that flowy although there are some decent features
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Rhinosackthegreat (Mar 8, 2020 at 19:23)
Trail Grass Trees
Lots of tech. If that's what you are into this isn't he trail for you. If not, well, you will probably hate this trail. Mariners Run is probably for you
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Rhinosackthegreat (Mar 8, 2020 at 19:20)
Absolutely love it. Cool features. Nice flow
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OTBPRO (Mar 8, 2020 at 19:15)
Trail Grass Trees
TBH I probably wouldn’t ride this if you have any interest in speed or flow. The trail is pure tech. Just bypass it entirely and move straight on to Mariner’s Run
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JayGlenMelb (Jan 20, 2020 at 13:53)
Trail J2
Was hoping for more flow given the description. A few well placed berms and jumps could definitely at to the trail.
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pablopacific (Oct 7, 2019 at 3:09)
More of an XC trail. A couple of small jumps but nothing too serious. Good for switchback practice.
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Simonbowker (Mar 11, 2019 at 4:06)
Best trail in Forrest.. a bit of everything and never a dull moment
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CasualTEA (Mar 9, 2019 at 21:11)
Trail J2
Trail map claims this is a flowing decent trail. Hardly any decent or flow. One for the Lycra clad Strava heroes.
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CasualTEA (Jan 26, 2019 at 21:50)
Mark as Blue trail on the trailhead map. If this is a blue it's a very dark blue.
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Lachied098 (Oct 19, 2018 at 15:10)
Great trail love the mini jumps to
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mountainbiker-tom (Nov 11, 2015 at 14:26)
Trail Grass Trees
Track with lots of obstacles like jumps and log rides and great fun
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Trails in Route

Route POI

Water Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/Source
Water Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/Source
Aid StationAid Station
RestroomsRestrooms
Mechanical StationMechanical Station
Water Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/Source
Water Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/Source
Water Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/Source

Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday February 25, 2023 at 07:30am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 2023 Otway Odyssey 100km Course mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    546 ft
  • Altitude start
    584 ft
  • Altitude end
    551 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -48.2%
  • Grade min
    32.8%
  • Distance climb
    31 miles
  • Distance down
    25 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
Avg: 1 (1 votes)
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Dad's big over-the-bars crash
Dad's big over-the-bars crash
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Jan 28, 2020
Luckily he walked away from this crash with nothing more than a few scrapes & cuts on his chin, knee & elbows (as well as a damaged ego).
Cannock Chase Twist and shout Black Section
Cannock Chase Twist and shout Black Section
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Black section start of Twist and Shout. Cannock Chase

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Follow The Dog
Jan 11, 2023 @ 11:21pm
Jan 11, 2023
New gravel topping needs to bed, but great
Vista
Jan 4, 2023 @ 7:55pm
Jan 4, 2023
Some trees down over the trail and the trail is pretty rough at times.
Grass Trees
Dec 30, 2022 @ 6:51pm
Dec 30, 2022
dry in good condition
Marriners Run
Dec 30, 2022 @ 6:10pm
Dec 30, 2022
clear and in great condition
J2
Dec 1, 2022 @ 6:54pm
Dec 1, 2022
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