Herberton Range National Park, Herberton Range Conservation Park, Herberton Range State Forest and Baldy Mountain Forest Reserve Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Tamara Vallance; Tamara Vallance; TIMBA; Tamara Vallance, Queensland Government; Tamara Vallance

Mountain biking

View from the trails.

View from the trails.

Photo credit: Damien Breach Photography

Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park

Park alerts

See park alerts for the current status of the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park trails.


The Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park was a winner in the Government Achievement section of the 2015 QORF Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards. Don’t miss you chance to visit this award-winning facility.


Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park

This network of mountain bike trails in the Herberton Range is accessed from the northern entrance to the Herberton Range ridge road (PDF, 121.8KB) . The trails meander through an open forest of gums, bloodwoods, mahoganys, she-oaks, grasstrees and cycads. Some of the trails pass former forestry experimental plots of teak, blackbutt and tallowwood trees.

These single-track trails are purpose-built for mountain bike riding. Horses are not permitted on the trails.

If you are interested in volunteering to help maintain these mountain bike trails, contact Tableland Cycle Sports.

Get your trail files from the individual links in the table below.

TrailGradeDistanceTime Trail file
Trail 1 Easy 5.4km Allow 10–15min riding time Trail 1 KML
Trail 2 Easy 1.1km Allow 4–7min riding time Trail 2 GPX

Trail 2 KML
Trail 3 Easy 1.7km Allow 4–7min riding time Trail 3 GPX

Trail 3 KML
Trail 4 Easy 5.4km Allow 10–25min riding time Trail 4 GPX

Trail 4 KML
Trail 5 Intermediate 1.5km Allow 10–20min riding time Trail 5 GPX

Trail 5 KML
Trail 6 Intermediate 6.8km Allow 20–45min riding time Trail 6 GPX

Trail 6 KML
Trail 7 Intermediate 2.6 km Allow 15–25min riding time

This trail has a black (difficult) alternative section
Trail 7 GPX

Trail 7 KML
Trail 8 Intermediate 2.3km Allow 15–25min riding time Trail 8 GPX

Trail 8 KML
Trail 9 Intermediate 2.3km Allow 5–10min riding time

This trail has 3 black (difficult) alternative sections
Trail 9 GPX

Trail 9 KML
Trail 10 Intermediate 2.9km Allow 10–25min riding time Trail 10 GPX

Trail 10 KML
Trail 11 Intermediate 1.6km Allow 8–15min riding time

This trail has a black (difficult) alternative section
Trail 11 GPX

Trail 11 KML
Trail 12 Intermediate 10.5km Allow 35–80min riding time Trail 12 GPX

Trail 12 KML
Trail 13 Intermediate 3.1km Allow 7–12min riding time Trail 13 GPX

Trail 13 KML
Trail 14 Intermediate 1.4km Allow 6–15min riding time Trail 14 GPX

Trail 14 KML
Trail 15 Easy 0.9km Allow 6–15min riding time Trail 15 GPX

Trail 15 KML
Trail 16 Intermediate 3.0km Allow 15–30min riding time Trail 16 GPX

Trail 16 KML
Trail 17 Intermediate 2.0km Allow 5–10min riding time Trail 17 GPX

Trail 17 KML
Trail 18 Intermediate 850km Allow 3–6min riding time Trail 18 GPX

Trail 18 KML

Internal roads

Mountain bike through Herberton Range on the network of internal roads and firebreaks. Not all roads are shown on the maps, and intersections may not be sign posted. Expect to share the roads with pedestrians, trail-bikes, horses, vehicles and other cyclists.

For more information, see cycling.

Ride safely

  • Wear appropriate safety gear and be realistic about your cycling abilities.
  • Be aware of road crossings and give way to vehicles.
  • Slow down when approaching other track users. Alert others when approaching. To safely alert horses, slow right down and talk. Hearing a human voice helps a horse stay calm when a bike appears suddenly.
  • Maintain at least 50m between riders.
  • Avoid skidding and sliding—this may result in collision with other trail users and damage to the trail surface.
  • Sylvia Creek can rise rapidly in heavy rain. Beware of swift flowing water.
  • Service roads in the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park allow for injured riders and damaged bikes to be retrieved from the network. Make note of the location of the roads on the map (PDF, 1.8MB) , and as you ride the trails.

Looking after the park

  • Stay on the trails—riding off trails or short-cutting between trails is prohibited
  • Horses and other vehicles are not permitted on the mountain biking network.
  • Roads and unmarked fire trails are accessible for walkers, horse riders and vehicles. Vehicles must be registered and drivers must be licensed.
  • Dogs are permitted on a leash in Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park, on the green (easy) mountain bike trails only. Dogs must be kept under control at all times. For your safety, walk in the opposite direction of travel to the bike riders. Please follow the signs (PDF, 68.2KB) .