Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Queensland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Have walked the rail trail from Wanora through to Yarraman (5 days). Can highly recommend this walk. I would not recommend that you take your dog on any section of the rail trail as it passes through alot of unfenced farmland with farm dogs on the loose. Accommodation was a mixture of pub accommodation and motels, with an over night camp at Coominya. Facilities were better along the track the further in you walked. Would love to do the whole walk now that the trail has been completed.

Some steep hills, otherwise ok

easy track was also my first. very rewarding once you reach destination

great view.steep hill trails

nice hike.not hard

great hike.nice views,Good foe fitness

easy walk with little ones yup until the royal at very end. great view to end off

I am not sure what's considered easy...this was not! Bit too rocky for my liking and only moderate shade. Maybe a better option in winter.

on White Rock Ridge Track

1 month ago

Easy track. Not too busy on a Sunday morning

walking
1 month ago

We start our loop from slaughter falls car park toilet area 7am, up the Powerful Owl trail all the way to channel 9 area then onto High Ridge trail to summit kuta cafe 9.30, then walk down slaughter falls back to carpark toilet area. 2hrs in total. Beautiful trail. The trail go right through the middle of the mt cootha state forest to channel 9 broadcast station then trail follow the road to the summit and then down through the slaughter falls trail. It's quite a breezy trail. As most of the trail are high up.
Easy but long. Worth having a coffee break at the summit.
This is also a good running trail. Specially the high Ridge trail part.

The trail is really good maintained. It’s a lot up and downs. We did it with a 8 year old one in 4,15h. If you take enough to eat and to drink and do it on a whole day it’s a nice track. No bottle refill on the whole track.

Lovely walk. Not strenuous with lovely views from the top. Great to not have to go back the same way too!

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyed this on my own, easy to navigate. If you start clockwise, just keep turning right. By going clockwise you get the most challenging hills out of the way first. Start early and take lots of water, it gets hot. would do it again.

2 months ago

Fun to walk, ride or take the dogs and if you are happy to swim in the quarry it tops off a great trail.

Hard slog on a mountain bike for the average person , not much to look at , take plenty of water !

road biking
4 months ago

I picked road biking because my friend I decided to give the Lake Manchester loop a go with our drop bar cyclocross / gravel bikes. It was our first visit here and we were unsure of what to expect. Certainly all he photos we had seen excited us of the prospect. We set off with the first climb up past the dam wall to find a fantastic view over the lake. The first km or so was rather picturesque and easy then the climbs started.. they usually don’t bother us because we are actually regular mountain bikers.. we did realise before long however that the gearing on our bikes was to high for the climbs.. especially my friends Giant TCX cyclocross bike.. my Trek Checkpoint gravel bike was more suitable but still tough going with the narrower tyres giving less traction than required. Even though we bike a hiked some of the steeper hills the scenery around the lake made it all worthwhile. So in summary if you want to ride this loop an MTB is definitely the best option to climb the hills and probably more fun on the descents. We just thought it worthwhile to let other gravel bike riders know that it is doable on these bikes if you are rolling wider grippier tyres, your gearing is lower and you are relatively fit.

doesn't get much better.

hiking
4 months ago

The start of the trail is steep and gravelly. Not all the trails allow bikes, note signage. You are rewarded by the amazing view of Brisbane city approximately at 6.5 km where public amenities, restaurant and cafe are located. One of my favourite places for time out.

Rider environment very good , nice wide tracks ,can be challenging.

hiking
4 months ago

More interesting than I expected. Captured the rock at dusk with the sun on it is amazing. Going back for another hike two days later!

An unrelenting up and down, out and back trail that requires some seriously sticky shoes for the shale. Towards the end of the trail, you can see boulders on your right (headed outwards). Scramble these and the view is gorgeous... well worth getting there. No water on the trail so come well prepared. If you have knee issues, I wouldn't recommend this trail because of the shale and the up and down nature of the trail. Kudos to trail runners for doing this one at speed!

hiking
5 months ago

Great track for a work out. Not very picturesque. Loved listening to the bellbirds.

5 months ago

Fun to do with the dogs

walking
5 months ago

Nice easy intro to walking for kids. Much of the vegetation is lantana or other weeds; if this was cleaned up it'd be a really nice stroll.

Facilities at the start are drop despite being within a few hundred metres of residential estates.

We saw lots of people on other trails so it clearly has a local attraction with a wide variety of trails.

A hard walk carrying a full (20kg) pack. Stayed overnight halfway. A picturesque camp site with a stream not far away. Hills were pretty steep. Would recommend the walk.

trail running
7 months ago

Love this place!!!!

Nice hike.. Lovely rock formations to see on the way. A bit of rock hopping is required. Make sure you have the right shoes on. You pretty much go all the way to the top of white rock then you can either retrace your steps back or descend and then take the multi user trail back to the car park

Easy track to follow and has a good mix of steep and moderate hills. The surrounding bushland is peaceful.

Very hilly, in fact hardly any flat bits. My gps recorded the walk at 24.2 km and 1388 vertical metres. It took 6 hours 20 mins with just a couple of shorts stops. Near the turning point there are great views of Lake Manchester.

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