Brisbane City Council has many diverse tracks across Brisbane for you to discover and explore. Experience the broad range of vegetation, wetlands, woodlands, rainforests, and the many species of native plants and animals. Council also has created track maps for you to download and read which include details of popular tracks, special features of the area, things to do and safety tips.
Mountain bike riding
Mountain bike riding is not approved for any natural area tracks or trails except for those designated in Mt Coot-tha Forest, Toohey Forest Park, Boondall Wetlands and Bayside Parklands.
For further information about what activities can be carried out in natural areas, contact Council.
Council has installed QR codes at the following natural areas. Scan the code with your smartphone and you will return to this page so you can view the relevant map while walking or using the tracks. If you require a copy of a track map, you can request a publication online.
Bayside Parklands includes tidal wetlands, intertidal flats, mangroves, saltmarshes and seagrass areas.
Boondall Wetlands supports vegetation communities including eucalyptus and melaleuca woodlands, remnant rainforests, ironbark forests, casuarina forests, grasslands, tidal mudflats, mangroves, swamplands, hypersaline flats and salt marshes.
The Brisbane Koala Bushlands contain many different vegetation communities and habitat for many animals, including part of one of Australia’s most stable koala populations.
Chermside was once known as Downfall Creek, named after the prominent creek running through this area. The reserves provide protection for more than 200 native plant species, representing 25% of the native plant families found in Australia.
Karawatha Forest contains over 320 native plant species and a variety of habitats from freshwater lagoons and sandstone ridges to dry eucalypt forests and wetlands.
Mt Coot-tha Forest has a diverse network of tracks and trails. There are 31 kilometres of multi-use trails which are shared by walkers, horse riders and cyclists, a further 18.5 kilometres of walking tracks specifically for pedestrians, and 23.5 kilometres of mountain bike trails.
Tinchi Tamba Wetlands fringes Pine Rivers and Bald Hills Creek. Freshwater and saltwater flooding shapes the wetlands.
Toohey Forest Park, which includes Mt Gravatt Outlook Reserve is approximately 260 hectares in size and is located 10 kilometres south of the city CBD.
Whites Hill is an important bushland remnant supporting a number of vegetation communities including open eucalypt forest and rainforest.