Best dogs leash trails in Australia

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Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Australia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Hemphill Track, Sanatorium Lake, Camels Hump, Mount Macedon Loop
Mount Macedon Regional Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 6 h 16 m
The start of the walk is an easy stroll along a bitumen road from the Mount Macedon Hotel. Soon after reaching the gravel section of the road you will find the start of the main walking trail on your right. It is here that the trail commences the slow and steady ascent of Mt. Macedon. The forest starts to thin towards the summit of Mount Macedon and the trail relents to expose Memorial Cross and stunning views of the surrounding landscape. From Memorial Cross the trail then follows the Western Face of the mount. It is fairly flat as it passes through messmate forest, some still showing the scars of the forest fires of 20 years ago. You will pass numerous fire trails before eventually arriving at McGregors Picnic Ground, a great spot to stop for lunch. Leaving the picnic ground turn right at the trail junction to start the climb towards the Camels Hump. From the Camels Hump carpark it is a short walk to the summit. The views from Camels Hump are well worth the climb. From here you can retrace your steps back to the earlier trail junction or follow the coordinates of this route down through the rocky outcrops to pick up the trail below. Along this section of off-trail you will be rewarded with some stunning rocky outcrops. Follow the well formed trail through dense forest until you reach Sanatorium Lake. The lake was created in the 1800's in order to supply water to the nearby Tuberculosis Sanatorium, but now supplies water to local wildlife such as flame robins, swamp wallabies and white faced herons. After enjoying the tranquility of the lake the trail descends steadily along open fire trails before ascending Mt. Towrong. This is a short climb to a large rock cairn which marks the summit. From Mt. Towrong simply follow the rocky trail along a very steep and rocky descent. Make sure you stop to enjoy the views as this is quite an open forested section of the trail which exposes some amazing views of Macedon and the West. Follow the trail as it descends into the valley below. The trail is rocky in places with stairs to aid your descent. On reaching the road below turn left and follow a gravel road along residential streets and back to the trail head at the Mount Macedon Hotel.Show more
#2 - The Bay Run
Brett Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
Note: As of August 21, 2020, users have reported that part of the Iron Creek walking area is closed for maintenance cutting it a little shorter. This is a great circuit for those looking for some exercise. It's a paved path used by runners, cyclists, and everything in between. You won't find isolation here, but if you're looking for an easy exercise track, this is your spot. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically at least six feet wide. It has some steep areas where the estimated grade is above 8% so wheelchair and stroller users may need assistance. Users have reported the steepest section is the hill up to Iron Cove Bridge.Show more
#3 - Yarra Bend Park Loop
Yarra Bend Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
About 12km of the Yarra River meander through Yarra Bend Park, located just 4km northeast of Melbourne's CBD on Wurundjeri land, the reserve has the largest natural bushland still in-tact within inner Melbourne. The Yarra River is elemental to the identity of Wurundjeri people of Melbourne/Naarm who are the Traditional Custodians of the land where the Yarra River runs. The Yarra River was, and continues to be, a serene path for Dreaming, a life source for healthy communities, and a meeting place for all. If you're after a place to escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, this trail is for you. Along the banks fo the Yarra you can fully immerse in nature with native bushland and wildlife including but of course not limited to rainbow lorikeets, red-rumped parrots and yellow-tailed black cockatoos, water rats and brush-tail and ringtail possums. There are also some great viewing areas for the dusk migrations of bat populations. The trail at some points can be uneven and muddy, so be prepared with good footwear.Show more
#4 - Narrabeen Lagoon Loop
Bilarong Reserve
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
#5 - Flinders Peak Loop via West and East Track
You Yangs Regional Park
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
This is a great trail to escape the city for the day. Dogs are allowed on leash and it's ideal for running. There are some rocky steep parts, but mostly easy. Just enough to get the blood flowing!Show more
#6 - Sixty Foot Falls
Ellis Brook Valley Reserve
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 42 m
This is a short family friendly hike that reaches the famous Sixty Foot Falls. The trail can be done in either direction, but most people choose anti-clockwise, so that they can get the city views as they go up hill. There are some steep sections but they don't last long. Dog friendly too!Show more
#7 - Mount Coot-tha Loop
Mt Coot-tha Reserve
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
This is a great loop for exercise near the city. There are some steep rocky sections but nothing too difficult. Once you're nearing the top you get some excellent views.Show more
#8 - Berry Island and Balls Head River Walk
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
#9 - Balmoral Beach to Taronga Zoo
Sydney Harbour National Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
This is an easy coastal walk, which passes through some beautiful sections of Sydney Harbour National Park and offers spectacular views of Sydney and Sydney Harbour. It also takes in a number of significant sites from Sydney’s military and settlement history.Show more
#10 - Molonglo Gorge Trail
Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
The track is a bit rocky in the first section, but is very manageable and quite fun. Not overly challenging, but a few uphill sections that remind you you're alive. Follows the river the whole way, which is really stunning. Keep your eyes peeled for the vast array of wildlife that calls the gorge home.Show more
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