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Trails and our Heritage

Horse riding plays an important part in Queensland’s heritage and culture. Formed management roads throughout national parks been used for horse riding.
Some of these trails form part of the South-East Queensland horse riding trail network, which are narrow strips of forest reserve tenure within forest that is, or is about to change to national park. Many of these forest reserves are valued by horse riders as safe, scenic places to ride on multi-use trails in designated State Forests, forest reserves.
Horse riding is generally allowed on State forests, lands managed by Forestry Plantations Queensland (subject to operational requirements) and on some conservation parks where indicated by regulatory signage.
A special permit is generally not required for riding on the SEQ horse riding trail network, unless it is a commercial activity, an organised group activity or a competitive event.
If you think a permit is required or want more information contact Queensland Dept of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing .

It is imperative that when riding horses in the forest, to ride responsibly on identified trails as this will determine riders’ future access to trails.

See below for downloadable maps for the SEQ Trails Network and relevant  information regarding code of conduct and research/review work.

For information about other regions go to

Central Queensland
Byfield State Forest
Cathu State Forest
Crediton State Forest
Mia Mia State Forest
Kroombit Tops National Park
North Queensland
Herberton Range Conservation Park
Kuranda National Park and Mowbray National Park
Tumoulin State Forest

SEQ Network
Southeast Qld horse riding trail network
Byfield area map
Caboolture Bellthorpe regions
Kenilworth Imbil regions
Mapleton region
Nerang Clagiraba region
Noosa region
Numinbah regions
Tamborine Plunkett regions
Western Brisbane region

Other Important Information

Scientific Monitoring Program For The South East Queensland Horse Riding Trail Network

Code of Conduct
Horse Riding forest permits
Neldner Endurance riding impacts
Horse Riding Impacts on Protected areas
Assessing The Social Impacts Of The SEQ Horse Riding Trail Network
Strategic Directions for Horse Riding in NSW
Stream health impacts from Horse Crossings