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Ewen Maddock Dam – Ferny Forest mountain biking loop

Designed especially for novice riders and perfect for the whole family, this 11.4 km trail explores blackbutt forests, fern gullies and melaleuca wetlands.

Along the way, riders can stop and enjoy scenic viewing points overlooking Ewen Maddock Dam… and you never know, a furry white bunny may even be glimpsed out and about this long weekend!

This path is primarily suitable for beginner mountain bikers and off-road recreational cyclists.

Be aware that this trail is purpose-built for mountain bike riding only, walkers and runners should head to the main multi-use track around the lake.

Bike riders may approach at speed from either direction and you need to give way to them at all times.

A locally famous, mostly flat track for mountain biking that provides lots of fun twisty, turning trail time.

With no big hills to worry about, it’s perfect for a fast lap or a relaxing roll.

And a stalwart family favourite too as there are no notable hazards or obstacles either.

Beginner riders and kids will not find a better introduction.

There are other bike trails to be enjoyed in this vicinity.

Check the signage board or online forums. Landsborough is the closest centre, and there is a big playground just before town for kids to enjoy.

There’s also a great, friendly little mobile café at the park entry if you need a caffeine pick-me-up, bite-to-eat or little treat after your fun adventure.

Heading south on the M1, at the Caloundra turn-off, take Steve Irwin Way south and the park is approximately 6 km along on the right.

Heading north on Steve Irwin Way it’s just over 4 km passed Landsborough turn-off with the park entry on your left.

There is signage at the entrance with a large map showing the trails you can do on this side of the dam.


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