31.0 miles
2,935 ft
-2,967 ft
1,080 ft
High Point

50km cross country MTB course taking some of Forrest's most famous tracks including Red Carpet and Marriners Run. Suitable for experienced juniors and intermediate riders

Detailed Description
2023 Otway Odyssey 50km Course is a 31 mile moderately popular intermediate race route located near Forrest. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 2,935 ft with a max elevation of 1,080 ft then descends -2,967 ft.
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Trails in Route

Marriners Run3 miles
J22 miles
Steam Donkey1,138 ft
Bombora1,877 ft

Route POI

Water Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/Source
Water Fountain/SourceWater Fountain/Source
Aid StationAid Station


  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday February 25, 2023 at 08:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
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More Stats for 2023 Otway Odyssey 50km Course mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    6 hr 27 min
  • Altitude min
    542 ft
  • Altitude start
    583 ft
  • Altitude end
    551 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Dad's big over-the-bars crash
Dad's big over-the-bars crash
0:06 | 2085 | comments: 1 | favs:
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).

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Marriners Run
Oct 26, 2023 @ 2:01am
Oct 26, 2023
Steam Donkey
Oct 16, 2023 @ 3:51am
Oct 16, 2023
Gravel still bedding in on the flats and slow corners, pretty solid base on the higher speed berms. One big puddle to look out for.
Oct 16, 2023 @ 3:51am
Oct 16, 2023
Fallen tree 3/4 of the way down. Can ride the majority of the trail fine, just be prepared to spot towards the bottom. Big big tree. Lift your bike over the tree, dip yourself under it, keep calm, carry on.
Dec 1, 2022 @ 6:54pm
Dec 1, 2022
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