Each lake has different trails, so play it safe and check the activity guide below for information on suitable trails for you, or download our fact sheet.
Trails are clearly signed to indicate permitted activities. For your safety, horse riders and cyclists should not use trails designated for walking only.
Remember you are in a water supply catchment, so it is important to stay on the designated trail to help protect the environment surrounding our catchments. Domestic animals are generally not permitted on trails, with the exception of disability assistance dogs. There are some parks where dogs on leashes are permited. View the dogs on leashes activity page to find out where dogs are permitted.
The majority of trails around our lakes allow walkers/runners, as well as cyclists and/or horse riders.
If you are accessing a multi-use trail, the following give-way code applies:
- Walkers give way to horse riders
- Cyclists give way to walkers, horse riders and trail runners
- Trail runners give way to walkers and horse riders
- Horse riders must be aware of other users (but do not have to give way).
Wyaralong Dam’s mountain bike network provides trails for cross country, mountain, and downhill riders. The network has around 25 kilometres of International Mountain Bike Association standard single track. The trails range from basic Green Trails to Double-Black Diamond Trails, and are used by recreational and competitive riders. More than 40 kilometres of multi-use trails are also available.
The Peter Hallinan Mountain Bike Precinct at Hinze Dam is now open. Stage one features a 6.5 kilometre trail.
Bikes are also permitted on multi-use trails at Wivenhoe, Ewen Maddock, Lake Macdonald, Lake Manchesterand Lake Samsonvale.
Horse riding trails
Horse riding is permitted on multi-use trails at a number of dams: Wivenhoe, Ewen Maddock, Lake Macdonald, Lake Manchester, Hinze, Wyaralong and Lake Samsonvale.
Designated activity guide
Check the activity guide below for an overview of which recreation areas have designated multi-trails, bike trails and horse-riding trails