The Fourth Crossing trail run course starts and finishes at the Fourth Crossing picnic area off Ophir Road, where there is carparking available. The track consists of a mix of single trails and 4WD fire trails, with steep inclines and declines. There are no toilet facilities. Caution: Watch your footing as your make your way around the course. The course is very difficult and is recommended for experienced runners.
Fourth Crossing is a challenging yet rewarding adventure. Starting at the Fourth Crossing picnic area, the run head west on the single trail. Winding through the picturesque walking trail you soon pop out onto the 4WD fire trail that runs along the river. Keep an eye out for Wombats, Wallabies and maybe even a Platypus in the river. Follow this up the first hill of the day and down again towards the junction at a river crossing, where the course stays right and doesn’t cross the river. Just ahead the track veers right, off the main trail and back onto a single trail to wind its way up the second hill of the day (slightly higher…). This will give amazing views across the valley from close to 1000m above sea level. The course then starts to descend down the other side and through a few creeks crossings before hitting the 4WD fire trail. You follow this back towards to river and you will soon head back on the single trail you started on to get back to the finish at the Picnic area.
The Orange Runners Club recommends that caution be taken by members when participating in Club events and activities. In particular, please be aware of and observe the following:
In addition to the above general safety guidelines, the following guidelines apply to the Orange Runners Club trail runs:
Version 12 | Reviewed and Ratified by the 2020 – 2021 Committee | August 2020