Tiger Rail Trail MTB

Distance
9.86 km
Ascent
140 m
Descent
140 m
Peak
191 m
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
<1 hr
Tiger Rail Trail MTB
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Cycle Melbourne, Mountain Bike Ride, Tiger Rail Trail

This is a simple, very pleasant out-and-back ride on a rail trail type of track. It is ideal for family groups or novice riders. Pleasant rural scenery and open fields unfold before a short climb to the taller timber. The start/finish is on the edge of town near the intersection of Colac–Forrest and Forrest- Birregurra roads.

This is a good introductory ride to get a feel for the area. There is quite a contrast between open fields near the start followed by a gradual entry into heavily timbered country, and you start to appreciate the impact of timber harvesting as the environment changes along the route. This is an all-weather trail surface and you will never find yourself far from Forrest–Birregurra Road. There is nothing technical about the trail and you could easily do it on a hybrid.

We often find that experienced mountain bikers with a young family or partner just starting to ride off road are looking for places to enjoy together. This ride fits the bill perfectly – no traffic, nothing technical; beautiful scenery, and one climb to provide a sense of achievement.

Access

By car: Forrest is 156km or around an hour forty-five to the West of Melbourne. Forrest is situated only 35km from Scenes Creek and The Great Ocean Road. The start/finish for this ride is on the edge of town near the intersection of Colac-Forrest Road and Forrest–Birregurra Road (aka Grant Street, the main road through Forrest).

Food and Drink

You can get a small range of snacks from the general store in the main street of Forrest. Grocery shopping in the town of Forrest is limited so it pays to stock up before you come. The Forrest general store has a range of essentials but for supermarkets, stop at Colac on the way.

Side Trip

Visit the local office for Department of Sustainability and Environment, in the main street for maps of the trail network, along with information on local tourist attractions.

Ride Log

This is such a simple ride that it does not require directions. There are no turns; just simply an uncomplicated out and back route. At the turn around point, if you look to your left you get a good view up hill to the location of some of the Yaugher Trailhead rides. At this point you can cross over the road and ride uphill on the gravel service road where you can then join and turn right into trail 7.

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
MTB Segment:
cross country
downhill
enduro
flow
various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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