Smithfield Conservation Park Tropical North Queensland

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Myrtle rust found

Myrtle rust—a fungal disease affecting many native plants—has been found in this park. The disease poses a significant threat to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Learn more about myrtle rust and how to minimise its spread.

Things to do

    Mountain bike trails are suitable for all levels. Photo: Gordon Greaves.

    Mountain bike trails are suitable for all levels. Photo: Gordon Greaves.

    Advanced riders will even find trails to suit their skill level. Photo: Gordon Greaves.

    Advanced riders will even find trails to suit their skill level. Photo: Gordon Greaves.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is not permitted in Smithfield Conservation Park.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Cairns and the northern beaches.

    For more information see the tourism information links.

    Mountain biking

    A network of more than 12km of trails provides a variety of downhill and cross-country mountain-biking trails, suitable for everyone from beginners to world class athletes. All trails within the park are classified according to their level of difficulty, as per the International Mountain Biking Association’s (IMBA) trail difficulty rating system.

    All trails in the park are accessible for mountain bikers, with the exception of the world cup downhill course, as this is within the Restricted Access Area (PDF, 163.6KB) .

    Maps

    Key to trail grades

    Grade

    Symbol

    Description

    Easy

    Easy trail grade symbol

    Wide trail with gentle gradient and smooth surface. Some obstacles such as roots, logs and rocks. Suitable for beginner mountain bike riders with basic mountain-bike skills and off-road bikes.

    Intermediate

    Intermediate trail grade symbol

    Trail with moderate gradients, variable surface and obstacles. May include steep sections. Suitable for skilled mountain bike riders, with mountain bikes.

    Difficult

    Difficult trail grade symbol

    Suitable only for experienced mountain bikers, used to physically demanding routes. Navigation and personal survival skills are highly desirable.

    Expect large, dangerous and unavoidable obstacles and features. Challenging and variable trail with long, steep climbs or descents and loose surfaces. Some sections will be easier to walk.

    Extreme

    Extreme trail grade symbol

    Suitable only for highly experienced mountain bikers, used to physically demanding routes. Navigation and personal survival skills are highly desirable.

    Severe constructed trails and/or natural features—all sections are challenging. Includes extreme levels of exposure and/or risk. Expect large and unavoidable obstacles and features. Some sections will be easier to walk.

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