Woman walking through bush

The benefits of walking are well-documented. Walking provides an active way to enjoy the natural environment and can help improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce stress. 

Fortunately, our scenic region offers spectacular opportunities for a leisurely stroll, or a challenging hike, with nearby national parks and regional parks and gardens catering for all fitness levels.

 

Helpful information before you start hiking

What to wear and pack

When out and about, it's important to keep safe. Please remember to:

  • Wear comfortable, protective footwear;
  • Dress for the track conditions and weather;
  • Wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent; and
  • Carry plenty of drinking water.

Domestic animals are not permitted in our bushland parks. If you wish to exercise your dog in public outdoor spaces, head to www.tr.qld.gov.au/dogoffleash for a list of designated dog off-leash areas.

Trail classification information

Information on track and trail grading classification can be found in the Track and trail grading classification PDF or can be seen below.


Walking track grading classification

Figure in wheelchair icon Grade 1 - Flat, well-formed track, no steps, 5km or less. Clearly signposted. Suitable for wheelchairs with assistance.

Figures walking on flat group icon Grade 2 - Formed track. May have gentle hills and some steps. Clearly signposted. No experience required.

Figure walking on slightly steep ground Grade 3 - Formed track, some obstacles, 20km or less. May have short steep hills and many steps. Some experience recommended.

Figure walking on steep ground with backpack Grade 4 - Rough track. May be long and very steep with few directional signs. For experienced bushwalkers.

Figures walking on very steep ground with backpack and walking stick Grade 5 - Unformed track. Likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. For very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills.


Mountain bike trail grading classification

Bike in white circle icon Very easy - Wide trail, gentle gradient, no obstacles. For beginner cyclists with basic bike skills.

Bike in green circle icon Easy - Wide trail, gentle gradient, some obstacles. For beginner mountain bikers with basic mountain-bike skills.

Bike in blue square icon Intermediate - Moderate gradient, obstacles and some steep sections. For skilled mountain bikers.

Bike in black diamond icon Difficult - For experienced mountain bikers. Challenging trail. Large, unavoidable obstacles and features. Long steep climbs or descents and loose surfaces.

Bike in black double diamond icon Extreme - For highly experienced mountain bikers. All sections extremely challenging. Large, unavoidable obstacles and severe features.


Horse trail grading classification

Horse and rider in green circle icon Class 1 easy -  Wide trail, natural, surface, gentle slope. For novice riders and experienced horses with basic skills and fitness.

Horse and rider in blue square Class 2 intermediate - Variable trail, moderate slope, some obstacles. For experienced riders and horses with moderate skills and fitness.

Horse and rider in black diamond icon Class 3 advanced - Challenging trail, variable surface, many obstacles and steep sections. For advanced riders and horses with high skill and fitness level.

 

Walks and trails booklet

A booklet has been created which showcases all the amazing walks and trails in our region. Download the Walks and trails booklet and start exploring our region today!

 

Walks and trails listing

All walks and trails in our Region can be found in our Park locator application by selecting the Park features > Recreation > 'Bush walking' filter. 

We have also included all walks and trails in a list below, broken up into geographical location. 

Northern trails | Southern trails | Eastern trails | Western trails

 

Northern trails

Cooyar

Muntapa Tunnel Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 1,050m total distance

Walking time: 15 minutes

Description: The Muntapa Tunnel Walk trailhead is located within the park with two tracks connecting to the tunnel - one to each end. Metal stairs descend to the tunnel from the northern track, while the southern track features a lookout from where you can take photos of the tunnel. Natural soil and crushed rock make up the surface of the tracks. Beware of cars in this area, as part of the walk is shared with vehicles. Read more...

Muntapa Tunnel walking trail map

The Palms Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 650m loop

Walking time: 15 minutes

Description: This short track encircles the palm forest - palms one side, dry vine forest on the other. Admire piccabeen palms, a large strangler fig, bunya and hoop pines, and buttressed trees along the track and boardwalks through the rainforest. Look for grey-headed flying-foxes roosting in the palm trees above the creek in summer, or on the ground for noisy pittas and black breasted button-quails. Read more...

The Palms National Park walking trail map

Crows Nest

Applegum Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 2,053m one way

Walking time: 40 minutes

Description: Applegum Walk connects Bullocky's Rest Park to Hartmann Park. The track from Bullocky’s Rest follows Crows Nest Creek downstream and passes by the Pump Hole. It then travels up Bald Hills Creek to Hartmann Park covering a total distance of 1.5km. From Hartmann Park, you can walk to Bullocky’s Rest via the town centre or along Esk or Dale Streets. Read more...

Bullocky's Rest and Hartmann Park walking trails map

Hartmann Park Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 600m return

Walking time: 20 minutes

Description: Hartmann Park Circuit is approximately 600m long and is located north of Bald Hills Creek. The trailhead starts at the Hartmann Park picnic area and from there the circuit crosses the creek and rises up the hill, via concrete steps. It then passes over a shelf of sandstone rock to reveal some some remarkable landscape and geological features. A collection of eucalyptus species make up the forest canopy while the plant undergrowth provides a rich display of wildflowers in spring. Read more...

Bullocky's Rest and Hartmann Park walking trails map

Lake Cressbrook Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 7,455m total distance

Walking time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Description: The trailhead of Lake Cressbrook Walking Track is located near the boat ramp off Access Road in the day use area. It can also be accessed from the camping area. The track meanders adjacent to the lake’s edge, passing the camping ground before looping back through bushland. Read more...

Lake Cressbrook walking trail map

Lake Perseverance Lookout Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 2

Distance: 216m combined

Walking time: 5 minutes

Description of the walk: The lookout is located around 200m from the carpark and offers picturesque views of the lake. From the lookout, you can walk another 200m to the start of Perseverance Creek and view the lake from a different perspective. Read more...

Lake Perseverance walking trail map

 

Crows Nest Falls Lookout

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 2,100km return

Walking time: 45 minutes

Description: At Crows Nest Falls water tumbles over 20m high granite cliffs.

Danger! Access to the Crows Nest Falls waterhole has been closed due to the danger posed by large rocks falling onto the track and into the waterhole. You must not enter the restricted access area around Crows Nest Falls.

For your safety, never attempt to climb around the Crows Nest Falls lookout barriers for any reason - to do so could result in serious injury or cost you your life! Read more...

Crows Nest Falls via Kauyoo Loop

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3 Grade 4

Distance: 2,700m loop

Walking time: 1 hour

Description: Bottlebrush Pool is the ideal place to enjoy a swim and relax. The river she-oaks and bottlebrush trees here provide shade and habitat for a variety of wildlife. Keep an eye out for brush-tailed rock wallabies, as they move quietly around the surrounding granite hills and boulders. Take care on the steps leading down to the creek, as they can be slippery when wet.

A sandy beach allows easy access to the normally shallow water at Kauyoo Pool.

Steep crevices and slippery rocks lead to the Cascades, where you can hear the ‘tock tock’ calls of striped marsh frogs echoing around the boulders in summer. Watch your step, especially if the creek is flowing. This is another good spot to sit quietly and watch for rock-wallabies. Read more...

Koonin Lookout

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 4,500m return

Walking time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Description: Wander out to Koonin Lookout for a bird’s-eye view of the gorge (known as the Valley of Diamonds) and to distant rolling hills around Ravensbourne. Look along the way for intricate lichen patterns on rocks and small ground orchids. Read more...

Crows Nest National Park walking trails map

Hampton

The Great Short Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 1,500m one way

Walking time: 30 minutes 

Description: The trail follows the path of the Munro Tramway beside the current Palmtree Road. Along the way, several information signs tell the story of the Munro Tramway and the timber industry. As a former rail trail, the gradient is easy except for the gully where there used to be a bridge. It's important to carry plenty of water and be sun smart when using this trail as it travels through dry, open country. A lookout on the trail offers distant views of Highfields. Read more...

Munro Tramway Historical Route walking trail map

Highfields

Charles and Motee Rogers Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 2

Distance: 872m return

Walking time: 20 minutes

Description: The trail is relatively flat and winds around the edges of the reserve through trees and undergrowth. It finishes on Rogers Drive where you can follow a walkway back to the entrance. Read more...

Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve walking trail map

Bowerbird Walk

Best for: Bushwalking 

Classification: Grade 3

Distances: 160m one way

Walking time: 5 minutes

Description: The Bowerbird Walk takes you from the Yellow Robin Walking Circuit down to the base of the waterfall. Follow this walk north for about 70 metres and look for the steps on the right hand side. Walk down the natural rock steps and you will find the waterfall at its end. Watch your step as it may get a bit slippery when wet and prepare your camera to capture a snapshot of this natural little wonder. Read more...

Cuckoo-Dove Walk

Best for: Bushwalking 

Classification: Grade 2

Distances: 20m one way

Walking time: 1 minute

Description: Cuckoo-Dove Walk takes you to the top of the waterfall. From Yellow Robin Walking Circuit, turn east at the intersection with Cuckoo-Dove Walk and follow the track until you see a little stream that leads you to the top of the waterfall. Watch your step as it may get a bit slippery when wet. Read more... 

Golden Whistler Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking 

Classification: Grade 2

Distances: 710m loop

Walking time: 10 minutes 

Description: Golden Whistler Walking Circuit is a relatively flat 710m long loop. The best way to access this circuit is through the Barber Road carpark. This circuit is connected to the Kingfisher Walking Circuit and withholds valuable flora and fauna. Read more...

Kingfisher Walking Circuit  

Best for: Bushwalking 

Classification: Grade 2

Distances: 900m loop

Walking time: 15 minutes 

Description: The Kingfisher Walking Circuit is the longest walk in this park. However, it's an easy 920m stroll that can be accessed through the James Byrne Road carpark. This circuit is connected with the Rosella and the Golden Whistler Walking Circuits. Read more...

Lorikeet Walking Circuit 

Best for: Bushwalking 

Classification: Grade 3

Distances: 585m loop

Walking time: 10 minutes 

Description: Lorikeet Walking Circuit is a relatively easy 585m loop that travels over a creek twice and crosses a grassy paddock near Ballantyne Court. This circuit is connected to Rosella and Yellow Robin Walking Circuits. Read more...

Rosella Walking Circuit 

Best for: Bushwalking 

Classification: Grade 2

Distances: 545m loop

Walking time: 10 minutes 

Description: Rosella Walking Circuit is an easy 545m loop that connects the James Byrne Road carpark with the Lorikeet Walking Circuit. This circuit is adjacent to the Kingfisher Walking Circuit. Read more...

Yellow Robin Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking 

Classification: Grade 4

Distances: 650m loop

Walking time: 17 minutes 

Description: The Yellow Robin Walking Circuit takes you on a scenic loop walk with some zig-zags, a creek crossing, some steps and stepping stones. This 750m loop is easier to walk clockwise so the steep zig-zags are walked downhill. It allows access to the waterfall through the Cuckoo-Dove Walk and the Bowerbird Walk to the top and the bottom of the waterfall respectively. Keep your eyes open as this park has many interesting types of birds. Read more...

Highfields Falls Bushland walking trails map

Spring Bluff Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 545m loop

Walking time: 20 minutes 

Description: The trail starts in the picnic area, behind the pergola. It takes you across a metal bridge that spans a creek and winds amongst the forest. It requires a bit of energy to go through a short uphill section but it’s definitely worth the effort.

The walk turns right and takes you over a beautiful creek decorated with fern trees and along a rock wall where you can see the enormous root of the fig trees that grow in the area. The track then goes downhill and back to the picnic area. Along the way, you will pass a big old hall and walk on a sealed walkway.

Please keep to the formed loop track at all times as this will assist with the safe management of neighbouring properties' activities. Read more...

Spring Bluff walking trail map

Williams Park Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 2

Distance: 2,360m return

Walking time: 55 minutes

Description: The walking circuit starts from the amenities block at Williams Park. It follows north in a counterclockwise direction through a grassy area behind neighbouring backyards until it reaches Reis Road. The track then travels over a metal bridge and turns left, passing to the other side of Klein Creek. From this point the magic begins; the track turns into a path enclosed by a magnificent forest full of bracken ferns, gum trees and beautiful tree ferns that give the walk a 'rainforest' feel in the middle of Highfields.

The original 1.3km loop track follows the creek to find a wooden bridge on the left that can be crossed to ascend the steps leading back to Williams Park. Otherwise, the walk can be extended by continuing south along the creek past the Scouts Camp, located to the right.

After reaching a wooden fence, the track turns right towards Tara Court and takes a sharp left at the cul-de-sac, heading towards Cristina Court. After travelling over 50m of bitumen, the track turns right to continue along the creek on a grassy trail behind some backyards. The track follows the creek in the southern direction up to Clarke Road and makes a U-turn to go back to Williams Park. Read more...

Williams Park walking trail map

Kingsthorpe

Mount Kingsthorpe Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 4

Distance: 480m one way

Walking time: 35 minutes

Facilities: None

Description: Mount Kingsthorpe Walk starts at the carpark and takes visitors to the summit, which provides expansive views as well as a glimpse of some of the original rainforest vegetation that once covered all of Mount Kingsthorpe. Read more...

Mount Kingsthorpe walking trail map

Meringandan

To check the walk is open and to find out the exact location, available facilities, maps and photos for the walk, head to:

Lakeside Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 4,422m one way

Walking time: 90 minutes 

Description: The walk is mainly easy, with a moderate climb in the middle. The lake is the water supply for the Toowoomba Region and is a habitat for waterbirds and rich population of bush birds, particularly along the trail. If you sit quietly you may be able to also see a wide range of wildlife including koalas, possums, echidna and wallabies.

Lake Cooby walking trail map

Ravensbourne

Cedar Block Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 500m circuit

Walking time: 15 minutes

Description: This short self-guided walk starts at the bottom of the Cedar Block day-use area. Wayside signs interpret the rainforest and how it was used by Aboriginal people and by timber-getters. Read more...

Rainforest Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 1,700m loop

Walking time: 40 minutes

Description: Large Sydney blue gums (Eucalyptus saligna) emerge through the rainforest canopy. In the understory there are many attractive ground ferns, epiphytic ferns and vines. Along the higher section of this walking track, the remains of an Aboriginal yam-digging site can be seen. Read more...

Palm Creek Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 3,600m loop

Walking time: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes

Description: This track leaves the Rainforest Circuit and crosses Palm Creek - named after the piccabeen palms Archontophoenix cunninghamiana covering its steep banks. Look in the canopy for epiphytes growing on taller trees and birds feasting on palm tree fruits. A short side track leads along a eucalypt forest ridge to a small sandstone overhang. Read more...

Buaraba Creek Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 4

Distance: 6,200m return

Walking time: 2 hours

Description: This pleasant walk starts in the rainforest, passes through eucalypt forest, and ends with a short descent into the cool and shady Buaraba Creek. Return along the same track. Please take drinking water. Read more...

Ravensbourne National Park walking trails map

Yarraman

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Each section of the trail has different grading. 

Distance: 160km one way

Walking time: Various

Description: The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) follows the disused Brisbane Valley rail line that commenced construction at Wulkuraka near Ipswich in 1884 and was completed at Yarraman in 1913. The BVRT winds its way down the Brisbane valley, traversing farmland, forests, picturesque rural settings and country towns. Being on the old railway line, the BVRT provides an easy climb up the valley for day trippers, overnight camping or longer term adventures.

BVRT is open all year round. It’s all off-road, no traffic, just South East Queensland’s big skies and distinctive landscape to enjoy. Come and experience for yourself why thousands of people love exploring the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail at a leisurely pace on bicycle, on horseback or on foot. Get a group of friends together and come and find out what Queensland country all about.

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is managed by different councils along the way. The section Yarraman - Nukku Road is maintained by the Toowoomba Regional Council. Read more...

Weir Trail Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 2), - mountain biking (Mostly Easy, only a very short section is steep), horse riding (Class 1 easy)

Distance: 2,260m return

Walking time: 50 minutes

Description: The Weir Trail Circuit takes you in a loop from the Station Park car park through to Weir Park and back to the Station Park carpark. The interpretive signs tell you the story of the old train station. Read more...

Yarraman Station & Weir Park walking trail maps



Southern trails


Preston

Panoramic Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 4

Distance: 877m one way

Walking time: 50 minutes 

Description: This walk begins at the Panoramic Park and lookout at the top of Panoramic Drive in Preston. It traverses through scrub land to Carroll Road. The walk is very steep but offers magnificent views of the southern part of Toowoomba.

As you make your way down the steep paved walkway, you will find a wooden gate on your left. Go through the gate onto the grassy area and continue until you arrive in Carrolls Road. From there you have to go back up to the carpark. Please leave your pets at home. Read more...

Panoramic Drive Park walking trail map

Vale View

Prime Minister’s Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking, recreational cycling, no horses are allowed

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 2), recreational cycling (Easy)

Distance: 919m loop

Walking time: 15 minutes

Description: The surface of the whole walkway is concreted which makes this walk suitable for families walking with children or for people with mobility devices. Read more...

Federation Park walking trail map



Eastern trails


Toowoomba City

Cranley Escarpment Walks

Best for: Bushwalking 

ClassificationGrade 3

Distance: 3,000m+ (combined walks)

Walking time: Depending on the trails walked it may take between 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes

Description: From Bedwell Street the 203m track takes you through a grassy paddock to the start of a 1930m loop. From Reserve Road the 355m track takes you downhill to the 1930m loop. Along the track you may be able to see some wildlife and many species of eucalyptus trees, including Ironbark. Read more...

Cranley Escarpment walking trail map

Glen Lomond Bridle Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 3), mountain biking (Intermediate), horse riding (Class 1)

Distance: 2,140m one way

Walking time: 35 minutes

Description: This track has three entrances in Middle Ridge, Toowoomba:

  • Dorge Street
  • Inadale Court
  • Burraway Court

The trail is a multi-use track shared between walkers, bike riders and horse riders. Read more...

Hell Hole Track and Falls Walk

Best for: Bushwalking and mountain biking, no horses are allowed.

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 4), mountain biking (Intermediate)

Distance: 2,750m one way

Walking time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Description: This track starts at the corner of McStay and Dippel Streets and provides peaceful and tranquil surrounds. The track is shared between bike riders and walkers, however, only the upper part of the track is suitable for bikes.

After leaving the car park, the track goes through a grassy paddock that becomes narrower approaching the ridge. It undulates up and down until it reaches a smaller paddock that offers magnificent views of the range, including Table Top Mountain.

To go to the bottom of Hell Hole Falls turn left at the beginning of the second paddock, go downhill and turn left again before the track reaches a dead end. From here, there is no designated path to the water falls, so walk with caution. This part of the trail is not suitable for bicycles. Read more...

Spur Track

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 3), mountain biking (Intermediate), horse riding (Class 1 easy)

Distance: 340m one way

Walking time: 15 minutes

Description: This track is only 680m return and starts halfway along the Glen Lomond Bridle trail with views of the Lockyer Valley. Read more...

Glen Lomond Park walking trails map

Hancock Street Park Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 2

Distance: 1,190m total distance

Walking time: 40 minutes

Description: Dirt tracks connect the four entrances of this park forming a walking circuit with a total distance just shy of 1.2km. Read more...

Hancock Street Park walking trails map

Link Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 2

Distance: 125m one way

Walking time: 5 minutes

Description: This track links the Squirrel Glider Circuit with the Wallaby Walk and can be used as a shortcut across the park.. Read more...

Sensory Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 1

Distance: 270m one way

Walking time: 5 minutes

Description: The walk starts at the picnic area and finishes at the intersection of Link Walk with Squirrel Glider Circuit. It takes you through the native forest where you can hear the bird sounds, feel the texture of the different leaves and smell the scent of the plants. Read more...

Squirrel Glider Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Flat section (Grade 2), hilly section (Grade 3)

Distance: 1,200m return

Walking time: 30 minutes

Description: This track follows the perimeter of the park with two very distinct sections; one flat that starts from the park entrance and takes you to the lookout on the northern side of the park, and the other more challenging section that starts from the park entrance and goes to the southern side of the park following short steep hills and takes you around and up to the lookout.

The flat section of this track can be walked in conjunction with the Wallaby Walk or the Link Track to make a loop suitable for walking with children or those less mobile. Read more...

Wallaby Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 1

Distance: 250m one way

Walking time: 10 minutes

Description: This easy to walk track starts at the picnic area and takes you to the lookout on the northern side of the park. The whole walk is relatively flat and can be done as a loop if you walk it in conjunction with the Squirrel Glider Circuit or the Link Walk.. Read more...

J.E. Duggan Park walking trails map

John Trousdell Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 3), mountain biking (Intermediate), horse riding (Class 1 easy)

Distance: 1,200m loop

Walking time: 40 minutes

Description: This multi-use trail starts behind the park toilet and forms a circuit around the park. There are some short steep sections that make this trail challenging enough for a workout. Read more...

John Trousdell Park walking trail map

Acacia Trail

Best for: Bushwalking and mountain biking, no horses are allowed.

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 4), mountain biking (Intermediate)

Distance: 1,510m loop

Walking time: 50 minutes

Description: This trail is opened to walkers and mountain bike riders only; no horses are allowed. This trail takes users into the north eastern corner of the park. Read more...

Crebra Trail

Best for: Bushwalking and mountain biking, no horses are allowed.

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 4), mountain biking (Intermediate)

Distance: 1,500m one way

Walking time: 55 minutes

Description: Crebra Trail explores the northern end of the park through eucalypt gullies. The trail is accessible to walkers and maintains bike riders. Horses are not allowed on this trail. Read more...

Jubilee Bridle Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 4), mountain biking (Intermediate), horse riding (Class 3 advanced)

Distance: 4,370m one way

Walking time: 3 hours

Description: This is a shared-use trail so be careful when travelling along this route. The Jubilee Bridle Trail extends from the Bridge Street entrance to Amos Road at the base of the escarpment. Read more...

Sandstone Ridge Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 4), mountain biking (Intermediate), horse riding (Class 3 advanced)

Distance: 1,460m one way

Walking time: 55 minutes

Description: Sandstone Ridge Trail features sandstone shelves and a diverse range of native species. This is a shared-use trail so be careful when travelling along this route. Read more...

Themeda Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 3), mountain biking (Intermediate), horse riding (Class 2 intermediate)

Distance: 1,300m one way

Walking time: 50 minutes

Description: This trail runs along the escarpment from the end of Mackenzie Street through to Harvey Street. The trail forms part of our firebreak network and provides walkers, horse riders and mountain bike riders with some spectacular views. Read more...

Tristania Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 3), mountain biking (Intermediate), horse riding (Class 3 advanced)

Distance: 1,820m one way

Walking time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Description: Named after the native brush box, Tristania Trail is also a shared trail open to horses, mountain bikes and walkers. Take care when travelling this route and show courtesy when passing other users. Read more...

Yellow Box Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 4), mountain biking (Intermediate), Easy - horse riding (Class 1 easy)

Distance: 500m loop

Walking time: 20 minutes

Description: This short trail allows all users to make a small detour on the Tristania Trail to experience some scenic views across the valley below. Read more...

Jubilee Park walking trails map

Mountain Bike Trails

This park is an attraction for mountain bikers. Read more....

The Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club (TMBC) maintains and develops mountain bike tracks throughout this park.

Mount Peel Bushland Park trails map

Firebreak Network

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 3), mountain biking (Easy), horse riding (Class 1 easy)

Distance: Over 4kms total distance 

Walking time: I hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes

Description: The Firebreak Network connects the four park entrances with the five peaks, lookouts and the purpose-built bushwalking and mountain bike trails. Read more...

Basalt Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: (Grade 4)

Distance: 800m one way

Walking time: 45 minutes

Description: Basalt Walk is located on the southern side of the park, near the Anzac Avenue entrance. Read more...

Wombat Berry Walk

Best for: Bushwalking 

Classification: (Grade 3)

Distance: 395m one way

Walking time: 10 minutes

Description: Wombat Berry Walk is a relatively easy walk that connects Basalt Walk (South Summit Lookout) and Ironbark Walking Circuit (North Summit Lookout). Read more...

Ironbark Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking 

Classification: (Grade 4)

Distances: 1,055m loop

Walking time: 45 minutes

Description: The Ironbark Walking Circuit takes you around and up to the 100m long North Summit Lookout where you will find park benches and picnic tables to catch up your breath, enjoy the view and maybe have a quick snack. Read more...

Kurrajong Walk

Best for: Bushwalking 

Classification: (Grade 3)

Distances: 590m one way

Walking time: 15 minutes

Description: The Kurrajong Walk connects the Ironbark Walking Circuit (North Summit Lookout) and the Red Ash Walking Circuit (Westbrook Lookout) through a eucalyptus forest where specimens like the Kurrajong (Brachychiton populneus) can be found. Along the trail you will find an interpretive sign about the Kurrajong trees. Read more...

Red Ash Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: (Grade 3)

Distance: 990m loop

Walking time: 30 minutes

Description: Red Ash Walking Circuit is located on the north-west side of the reserve, west to the Darling Street carpark. The circuit starts at the base of the West Summit and winds 390m up the mountain to the Brown Snake Lookout located 660m above sea level. Read more...

Wakka Wakka Trail

Best for: Mountain biking

Classification: Green Circle - Easy

Distances: 6,000m single track loop (one-way trail)

Description: Wakka Wakka Trail is a big circuit that starts near the Darling Street Carpark, on the east side of Mount Peel. The trail travels west and turns around to finish back where it started. Due to its width, gentle gradient and few obstacles, this trail is good for beginner mountain bikers with basic mountain-bike skills. Read more...

Bunda Trail

Best for: Mountain biking

Classification: Green Circle - Easy

Distances: 1,250m single track loop (one-way trail)

Description: The Bunda Trail is a loop that starts behind the concrete water tank near the Westminster Street entrance, winds through the bush, turns around and crosses a firebreak. Read more...

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Nielsen Park Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking, bird watching and nature appreciation

Classification: Grade 2

Distance: 1,545m return

Walking time: 45 minutes

Description: The walking circuit connects the six entrances of this park with distances ranging from 100m to 200m from one point to another. The total distance of these relatively flat trails is about 1.5km; an easy stroll that can be enjoyed with small children. Read more...

Nielsen Park walking trail map

 

Fantail Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 900m

Walking time: 35 minutes one way - downhill. Be aware that the walk back is uphill.

Description: This walk has a partial bitumen surface with stairs. With an 80m drop in altitude, the walk explores the open forest on the south-eastern edge of Picnic Point and avid bird watchers will delight in the diversity of species along this walk. This walk connects the Bridle Trail and the Pardalote Walk. Read more...

Firetail Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 2,120m one way with a 160m drop in altitude from Lions Park

Walking time: 45 minutes one way - downhill. Be aware that the walk back is uphill.

Description: The walk starts at Lions Park and meanders down 2km through the escarpment vegetation, taking in views to the north and east across the Lockyer Valley and Table Top Mountain. Echidnas, legless lizards and small birds of prey can be seen. This walk finishes at the Bridle Trail. Read more...

Pardalote Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 1,850m one way

Walking time: 45 minutes 

Description: The Pardalote Walk starts at Lions Park passes by Bill Goulds Lookout, waterfalls and travels along the very edge of the escarpment through open eucalypt forest. It offers some spectacular views of the Lockyer Valley and Table Top Mountain. It can also be accessed from Picnic Point Park or the Tobruk Drive Park. This walk finishes at the end of South Street, 450m from the intersection with Fantail Walk. Read more...

Picnic Point Bridle Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 3), mountain biking (Easy), horse riding (Class 1 easy)

Distance: 1,560m one way

Walking time: 20 minutes 

Description: The Bridle Trail extends from South Street to Stevenson Street. Walkers can access the Bridle Trail from Picnic Point Park by descending along either the Firetail Walk, the Fantail Walk, directly from Stevenson Street or from South Street. Read more...

Picnic Point Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 6,430m loop

Walking time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Description: Not for the faint-hearted. This walk combines the Firetail Walk, Pardalote Walk, Bridle Trail and Fantail Walk to provide a walking loop for those looking for an extra challenge of steepness. Dramatic views dominate the scenery. Keep in mind that either direction you walk, you will descend and then ascend with an approximately 160m change in altitude. Read more...

Picnic Point Parklands walking trails map

 

Bridle Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 4), mountain biking (Intermediate), horse riding (Class 2 intermediate)

Distance: 2,590m one way

Walking time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Description: The trail is of a moderate to steep grade and can be accessed from Bridge Street traversing north-south along the escarpment. Read more...

Eagles Nest Trail

Best for: Bushwalking and mountain biking, no horses are allowed.

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 4), mountain biking (Intermediate)

Distance: 980m one way

Walking time: 40 minutes

Description: Moderate to steep grade. Can be accessed from the Grass Tree Trail or the Bridle Trail. Read more...

Grass Tree Trail

Best for: Bushwalking and mountain biking, no horses are allowed.

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 4), mountain biking (Intermediate)

Distance: 1,930m one way

Walking time: 70 minutes

Description: This trail runs east-west between the Warrego Highway picnic area and the Bridle Trail. The entrance to this steep trail is located at the southern end of the park, near the Warrego Highway. Read more...

Rainforest Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance: 400m loop

Walking time: 20 minutes

Description: This short circuit allows families who don’t have the time or preparation to do the bigger walks to experience a small section of the park. It starts near the picnic area on the southern end of the park, near the Warrego Highway entrance. Read more...

Redwood Forest Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: (Grade 4)

Distance: 2,710m one way

Walking time: 90 minutes

Description: Approximately 2.8km of a steep grade, the walk begins at the Bridge Street entrance and meets with the Grass Tree trail on the southern end of the park. Enjoy the variety of vegetation types and landscapes directly below the Great Dividing Range. Read more...

Redwood Park walking trails map

Ruthven Reserve Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 3

Distance2,000m return

Walking time: 55 minutes

Description: This walk starts at the entry gate and makes a big loop around the park. Traveling clock-wise, the track runs parallel to the fence line on the left-hand side. Read more...

Ruthven Street South Reserve walking trails map

Best for: Mountain biking / BMX

Classification: Very easy to very difficult

Distance: From 110m to 170m

Description: This park is open to the public from dawn to dusk for bicycles only. There are jump lines for riders from beginner to expert and a return line in the middle of the park.

Participants should check the jump lines for debris and other hazards before they ride and should wear a helmet and make sure they are riding within their skill limits. Read more...

Stenner Skills Park trail map

Table Top Mountain Walk

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 5

Distance: 1,960m return

Walking time: Approximately 130-140 minutes

Description: The walk starts at the base of the first hill which is comprised of a lot of large stone steps. This section is quite steep for about 150m. The down section of the first hill is less demanding but you have to climb over medium sized rocks. The face of Tabletop is mostly large loose gravel and exposed rocks towards the summit. There is a circuit at the summit of the mountain circuit that takes you all the way around the mountain top showing off an exceptional view.

Table Top Mountain rises 700m above sea level. The mountain is renowned for its flat peak on which for some unknown reason, no trees grow. Table Top Park is one of the smaller escarpment parks, but it’s definitely one of the best.

Table Top is an area of high significance to traditional owners, recognised in the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Register and protected under the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003. The route to the summit is not maintained and could result in potential safety concerns. You are respectfully requested to consider your decision to climb this mountain. Read more...

Road Reserve Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 3), mountain biking (Intermediate), horse riding (Class 2 intermediate)

Distance: 2,825 one way

Walking time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Description:

This trail starts at the end of Stevenson Street Trail, where you will find a white metal gate. The trail runs on an unformed road that follows the boundary between Toowoomba and the Lockyer Valley.

The Road Reserve Trail gives you the opportunity to take in amazing views of different angles of Table Top Mountain, which has two humps with a saddle in the middle. This trail provides views of the mountain that cannot be seen from anywhere else in Toowoomba. The trail finishes at the base of Table Top Mountain Bushland Reserve which is the start of Table Top Walk. Being a road reserve, this trail is ideal for walking with dogs on leash.

Stevenson Street Trail

Best for: Bushwalking, mountain biking and horse riding                

Classification: Bushwalking (Grade 3), mountain biking (Easy), horse riding (Class 1 easy)

Distance: 455m one way        

Walking time: 20 minutes

Description: This trail starts at the dirt carpark off Table Top Drive and runs parallel to the south-eastern side of the Picnic Point bridle trail. It reaches a white metal gate that leads to the Road Reserve Trail. The trail is surrounded by eucalyptus (sclerophyll) forest which provides habitat to an abundance of wildlife. Being on a road reserve, this trail is ideal for walking with dogs on leash.

The Stevenson Street Trail can also be accessed from the Bridle Trail and Fantail Walk.

Table Top Mountain Bushland Reserve walking trail map

 

Western trails


Irongate

Irongate Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 2

Distance: 1,200m return

Walking time: 20 minutes

Description: The walk starts near the park entrance with an easy grade gravel track that winds its way through different vegetation. Signage helps identify the local plants and trees. Look out for the many species of reptiles, birds and other fauna living in the area. Read more...

Irongate Conservation Park walking trail map

Millmerran

Mount Basalt Walking Circuit

Best for: Bushwalking

Classification: Grade 4

Distance: 559m return

Walking time: 55 minutes

Description: There is a loop track along with a summit climb. The short walk to the saddle is easy going. Be prepared for a bit of rock hopping as the tracks to the summit cross basalt columns of about 25cm in diameter. Read more...

Mount Basalt Reserve walking trail map

Related walks and links

Toowoomba city showcases its unique historical precincts through a series of heritage walks. The walks take in the architectural styles of the cultural and legal precinct where significant buildings such as the Courthouse, Post Office, Empire Theatre, churches and hotels can be seen. Another discovery walk focuses on the city's early development around the Mort Estate, Russell Street and the suburb of Newtown.

Crows Nest walks and trails 

Toowoomba Bushwalkers Club

Toowoomba Mountain Bike Club