5 Riding Trails in SE QLD To Check Out
We all have our own special local riding trails that we frequent when out trail riding. While handy, occasionally you might want to try somewhere different for your horse and yourself. Today’s blog post is 5 places around South East QLD that have trails for horse riding. While there may be a distance for some of you, don’t worry! We will gradually make sure we cover as much area as possible.
Today’s focus is on the horse riding trails within National Parks in the Brisbane, western suburbs and northern Gold Coast areas. Thanks and credit goes to the Department of Environment & Science (Parks & Forests) for the maps linked in this blog post.
- Samford Conservation Park – The first place on our list of horse riding trails is Samford Conservation Park. The Ironbark Gully area is perfect for a trail ride, as it has float parking available. Located about 20 mins away from Brisbane city in the north-west, there are many things to do. The horse riding trail is a shared one, with pedestrians and bicycle riders. Please make sure you look up the regulations and obey them, and stay safe by wearing a helmet and using common sense.
- D’Aguilar National Park – Made up of 2 sections (South D’Aguilar and Mount Mee), this area is located also around 20 minutes drive from Brisbane city, not too far away from the Samford Park. Once again, you will be sharing the trail with pedestrians and cyclists, so be aware and stay safe.
- Daisy Hill Conservation Park – is half an hour south of Brisbane city, and easily accessible using the M1 highway from the city. One of the extra bonuses of the Daisy Hill trail is its koala conservation area. They have their own special classification sheet for both horse and bike trails so you can make an informed choice about you and your horse’s capabilities.
- Nerang National Park – Located in the eastern Gold Coast Hinterland, Nerang is only a 10-minute drive off the Pacific Motorway. Like the other trails, the Nerang trails are shared in some places with bicycles and pedestrians.
- Glen Rock State Forest – is located about half an hour drive south of Gatton in the beautiful, wide open Lockyer Valley. For some, this will be a longer trip so it will pay off to be prepared. There is a shared trails map for you to view in order to plan your trip.
We hope this has given you some ideas for viewing our natural surroundings on horseback. Planning a trip and need horse rugs for your time away? Get in contact with us for the best options. Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!