Wivenhoe Hill Trails

Multiple Locations

There is a 16 kilometre multi-use trail network at Wivenhoe Hill, offering spectacular views of the lake. These trails are suitable for mountain bike riders, horse riders, walkers and trail runners. The Wivenhoe Hill Trail entrance is located off Fig Tree Rd, via the Hay Road exit on the Brisbane Valley Highway.

Four tracks are available ranging in distance from 3 to 5 kilometres. Visitors can choose from the Red Trail (4.5 kilometres), the Black Trail (4 kilometres), the Blue Trail (5 kilometres) and the White Trail (3.2 kilometres). All trails have been rated class 3 under the Australian Walking Trail Standard, requiring a reasonable level of fitness.

Journey Details

Duration
5 Hours
Distance
16.7 Kilometres

Full Itinerary

The 16 kilometre trail network has been divided into four trails, Red, Black, White and Blue. The colours are displayed on totem poles along the trails to provide directions.

Mountain biking, horse riding, trail running and walking are permitted on the trails.

The White Trail is accessible via the Red, Black and White Trails. It is 3.2 kilometres long.

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The 16 kilometre trail network has been divided into four trails, Red, Black, White and Blue. The colours are displayed on totem poles along the trails to provide directions.

Mountain biking, horse riding, trail running and walking are permitted on the trails.

The entrance to the Black Trail is via Fig Tree Road. This trail is four kilometres long.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type One Way

The 16 kilometre trail network has been divided into four trails, Red, Black, White and Blue. The colours are displayed on totem poles along the trails to provide directions.

Mountain biking, horse riding, trail running and walking are permitted on the trails.

The Blue Trail is located off Fig Tree Rd, Wivenhoe Hill. It is five kilometres long.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type One Way

The 16 kilometre trail network has been divided into four trails, Red, Black, White and Blue. The colours are displayed on totem poles along the trails to provide directions.

Mountain biking, horse riding, trail running and walking are permitted on the trails.

The Red Trail is located off Fig Tree Rd, Wivenhoe Hill. It is 4.5 kilometres long.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type One Way

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