Moreton Bay is a vast region set amongst a diverse landscape, offering numerous recreational trail opportunities for bush walkers, mountain bikers and horse riders. The trails range from short leisurely experiences for all fitness levels to more strenuous longer trails, recommended for more experienced users.
A regional interactive map has been created which highlights a number of open space areas which provide recreational trail activities. Each open space area has a detailed map which includes information about trail routes, user types, distances and expected travel times.
Trails open to mountain bike riders, horse riders and walkers are referred to as multi-use trails. Refer to individual trail maps for more information about who can use these trails. Multi-Use trails can and do work when people respect each other and work cooperatively to keep each other safe.
View the interactive Recreational Trail Map
|MBRC: Moreton Bay Regional Council
QPWS: Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
FPQ: Forestry Plantations QLD
Summary of Open Space AreasLagoon Creek – Historical Railway Boiler Site Bunyaville Conservation Park
Godwin Beach Environment Reserve Samford Conservation Park South Sheepstation Creek Conservation Park Peterson Road Park Grogan Park Bribie Island Recreation Area – Bicentennial Trails
|Access Point:||Bunyaville Day Use Area, Old Northern Road, Albany Creek|
Lake Samsonvale – Bullocky Rest Mt Mee – D'Aguilar National Park Maiala – D'Aguilar National Park
|Access Point:||Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, Sunderland Drive, Bribie Island|
Manorina – D'Aguilar National Park Boombana – D'Aguilar National Park Jollys Lookout – D'Aguilar National park Samford Conservation Park Samford Valley John Oxley Reserve
|Access Point:||Maiala Day Use Area, Mt Glorious Road, Mt Glorious|
Walking Difficulty Levels
- No bushwalking experience required and suitable for all fitness levels
- The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have some steps or gentle hill sections
- Return distances mostly under 5km, with limited navigation required
- Some bushwalking experience recommended
- Reasonable level of fitness and ankle-supporting footwear required
- Tracks may have steps or sections with steep hills or rough surfaces
- Directional signage may be limited and basic navigation may be required
- Return distances may be in excess of 5 km
- Bushwalking experience recommended
- Moderate level of fitness and ankle-supporting footwear required
- Tracks may be long, rough and very steep with exposed inclines or many steps
- Caution needed on loose gravel surfaces and exposed natural outlooks
- Directional signage may be limited and proficient navigation skills may be required
- Return distances may be in excess of 10km
Horse & Mountain Bike Riders
Some trails in the region are multi-use and open to walkers, horse and mountain bike riders. Multi-use trails in Council controlled areas have not been classified in terms of difficulty levels for horse and mountain bike riders. It is important to assess your competency level before embarking on all trails. All efforts have been made to indicate steep or hazardous sections, however you must be responsible for your own welfare. Horse and mountain bike riding is only permitted on designated multi-use trails as referenced on maps.
Multi-Use Trails Give Way Code
The give way code on multi-use trails is as follows:
- Cyclists give way to horses and walkers and should alert others when approaching them.
- Walkers give way to horse riders.
Trail User Tips and Codes of Conduct
- Use a map and know your location at all times.
- Choose a trail that meets your fitness and experience levels.
- Groups of at least three or four people are recommended, especially for longer routes.
- Register where you are going and when you expect to return with a responsible person and/or appropriate land manager.
- Wear a hat, sunscreen, appropriate footwear and insect repellent and always be prepared by packing water, food, mobile phones (however coverage can be limited), medication, maps, waterproof jackets and a first aid kit.
- Check the weather reports before you set off.
- Observe fire bans and extreme fire weather conditions.
- Obey all safety/warning signs and trail regulations.
- Do not feed or disturb animals or remove native plants or you may face possible fines and prosecution.
- Be prepared to yield to others; generally cyclists should yield to hikers and horse riders, and hikers should give way to horse riders.
- If you get lost, try to retrace your route or locate features which you recognise to help get your bearings. If you hear human activity, shout to get their attention. Remember to contact emergency services if you need their assistance by phoning 000.
Management Authority Contact Details
If visiting areas which are not managed by Council, please check the relevant management authority's website for updates, information and status reports about trails and open space areas. Permits for commercial and group activities are required on trails. To obtain permits please contact the relevant management authority.
National Parks, Conservation Parks and Recreation Areas
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Phone: 13 74 68
Visit the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (NPRSR) website
Forestry Plantation Queensland
Phone: (07) 5438 6637
Visit the Forestry Plantation Queensland website
Dams and Adjacent Recreation Areas
Phone: 1800 737 928
Visit the SEQ Water website
Council Controlled/Managed Areas
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Additional Trail Information
For further information on recreational trails contact council.