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, safety tips and permitted tracks for mountain bike riding and horse riding.
Mountain bike riding
Mountain bike riding is permitted on designated in Mt Coot-tha Forest, Toohey Forest Park, Boondall Wetlands and Bayside Parklands. Check the track maps in these bushland reserves to find out more.
Horse riding is permitted on designated trails in the following Council natural areas:
- Bayside Parklands (check the track map to see the specific trail)
- Brisbane Koala Bushlands (check the track map to see the specific trail)
- Mt Coot-tha Reserve (check the track map to see the specific trail)
- Anstead Bushland
- Changing Mountain Bushland
- Dandy’s Range Bushland
- Primley Street Park
- Shelley Road Park
- John Sprent Reserve
Find out which reserves and bushlands have track maps to check where the different walks start and finish, the features of the trail, difficulty level and who they are suited to
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.