Things to do
Camping is not permitted in Smithfield Conservation Park.
There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Cairns and the northern beaches.
For more information see the tourism information links.
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 .
Key to trail grades
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.
Trail with moderate gradients, variable surface and obstacles. May include steep sections. Suitable for skilled mountain bike riders, with mountain bikes.
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.
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.
- Temporary closure: Stingers (the Nationals) mountain bike track, Smithfield Conservation Park 24 March to 30 November 2022
- World Cup Downhill track maintenance and event: Smithfield Conservation Park 25 July to 14 October 2022