Moreton Bay recreational trails

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.

Interactive mapping
 View the interactive Recreational Trail Map


Legend

Walking Walking
Cycling Cycling
Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
Horse Riding Horse Riding
MBRC: Moreton Bay Regional Council
QPWS: Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service
SEQW: Seqwater
FPQ: Forestry Plantations QLD

Summary of Open Space Areas

Lagoon Creek – Historical Railway Boiler SiteWalking Cycling
Access Point:Wallace Street North, Caboolture
Management:MBRC
Info:Trail Map [PDF 210KB]
Bunyaville Conservation ParkWalking Mountain Biking Horse Riding
Access Point:Bunyaville Day Use Area, Old Northern Road, Albany Creek
Management:QPWS
Info:Trail Map [PDF 130KB]
Godwin Beach Environment ReserveWalking
Access Point:The Esplanade, Godwin Beach.
Management:MBRC
Info:Trail Map [PDF 125KB]
Samford Conservation Park SouthWalking Mountain Biking Horse Riding
Access Point:Lanita Court, Camp Mountain
Management:QPWS
Info:Trail Map [PDF 380KB]
Sheepstation Creek Conservation ParkWalking Horse Riding
Access Point:Phelps Road, Upper Caboolture
Management:MBRC
Info:Trail Map [PDF 510KB]
Peterson Road ParkWalking Cycling
Access Point:Peterson Rd & Caboolture River Rd, Morayfield
Management:MBRC
Info:Trail Map [PDF 130KB]
Grogan ParkWalking Mountain Biking
Access Point:Grogan Road, Morayfield.
Management:MBRC
Info:Trail Map [PDF 125KB]
Bribie Island Recreation Area – Bicentennial TrailsWalking
Access Point:Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, Sunderland Drive, Bribie Island
Management:QPWS
Info:Trail Map [PDF 120KB]
Lake Samsonvale – Bullocky RestWalking
Access Point:Bullocky Rest Day use Area, Forgan Road, Joyner
Management:SEQW
Info:Trail Map [PDF 140KB]
Mt Mee – D'Aguilar National ParkWalking Horse Riding
Access Point:The Gantry Day Use Area, Sellin Road, Mt Mee
Management:QPWS, FPQ
Info:Trail Map [PDF 200KB]
Maiala – D'Aguilar National ParkWalking
Access Point:Maiala Day Use Area, Mt Glorious Road, Mt Glorious
Management:QPWS
Info:Trail Map [PDF 235KB]
Manorina – D'Aguilar National ParkWalking
Access Point:Manorina, Mount Nebo Road, Mount Nebo
Management:QPWS
Info:Trail Map [PDF 235KB]
Boombana – D'Aguilar National ParkWalking
Access Point:Boombana, Mount Nebo Road, Mount Nebo
Management:QPWS
Info:Trail Map [PDF 235KB]
Jollys Lookout – D'Aguilar National parkWalking
Access Point:Jollys Lookout, Mount Nebo Road, Jollys Lookout
Management:QPWS
Info:Trail Map [PDF 235KB]
Samford Conservation ParkWalking Mountain Biking Horse Riding
Access Point:Samford Road, Ferny Hills
Management:QPWS
Info:Trail Map [PDF 120KB]
Samford ValleyWalking Mountain Biking Horse Riding
Access Point:Samford Township
Management:MBRC
Info:Trail Map [PDF 305KB]
John Oxley ReserveWalking
Access Point:Ogg Road, Murrumba Downs
Management:MBRC
Info:Trail Map [PDF 95KB]

Walking Difficulty Levels

Easy

  • 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

Intermediate

  • 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

Advanced

  • 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:Recreation Trails

  • 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

State Forests
Forestry Plantation Queensland
Phone: (07) 5438 6637
Visit the Forestry Plantation Queensland website

Dams and Adjacent Recreation Areas
Seqwater
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.

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