Noosa Trail Network

The Noosa Trail Network is made up of eight scenic hinterland trails suitable for walking, horse riding or mountain biking. The spectacular countryside trails are well signposted, and vary in length and difficulty. Detailed trail information and maps are available:

The Noosa Trail Network Guide is a printable document that describes the flora and fauna found along the Noosa Trail Network, and provides an area for you to tick off the sights, sounds and smells you see along the way.

The trail passes through the national park, state forest, private property, council parks and road reserves. Trail bike riders, 4WDs and dogs are not permitted on many sections of the trails.

The ground has been minimally modified, and you should expect encounters with fallen debris, holes, rocks, mud and grass. Both horses and riders must be experienced. Neither the landowner or council accept any legal responsibility for any injury incurred while using the trail network.

Noosa Bird Trail

Noosa Bird Trail was launched in December 2004. Since that time, changes to some sites have made them unsuitable for bird observing, and several new sites have been discovered.

Bird observers can now access 32 of the sites at any time. Number 33 is Cooroy Waste Water Treatment Plant, at Mary River Road Cooroy. Local bird observers, groups and visitors are all welcome to visit these artificial wetland ponds, Monday to Friday by appointment only.

Other Horse Trails

Horse riders can also use the SEQ Horse Trail Network in areas of the Noosa Shire controlled by the State Government. View maps and other details here.

Noosa trail network trail signTrail Closures

Council apologises for any inconvenience these closures cause:

  • Trail 5: Until further notice bush camping is no longer permitted at the Cooran Active Riders Grounds. 
  • Trail 2: The Camphor Road car park is temporarily closed. The nearest alternative parking is the Cooran Active Riders Grounds.
  • Trail 4: Sections of Trail 4 will be closed at various times while plantation timber is being harvested. Signs will be displayed onsite. Further updates will be provided.
  • Trail 7 & 8: Are closed until further notice due to plantation timber harvesting. Access is strictly not permitted on Trail 7 & 8 while harvesting operations are underway. Signs are displayed onsite and the public are advised that for their own safety, do not enter the area.

For more information, contact council's customer service centre.