Cycling & Mountain Biking

The Tablelands has a range of great cycling and mountain biking opportunities and there’s something to suit riders of all skills, interests and abilities. In Atherton we have a renowned, purpose-built mountain bike park. From the trailhead at the bottom of Vernon Street, ride the easy track to more than 50km of single trails that dip into rocky gullies and clear creeks, climb forest-clad valleys and ridge lines that offer awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscape. The Atherton Rail Trail is a dedicated recreational trail that winds along the decommissioned railway corridor from Walkamin to Platypus Park in Atherton. Stop at the points of interest and interpretive signs along the way.

Explore the golden triangle of the Atherton Tablelands on a 28km cycle loop that travels through our rich agricultural landscape and historical sites from Tolga to Kairi.

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From the trailhead at the bottom of Vernon Street, ride the easy track to a network of trails that criss-cross the lower slopes of the Herberton Range. More than 50km of single trails dip into rocky gullies and clear creeks, climb forest-clad valleys and ridgelines and offer awe-inspiring views of the surrounding landscape.

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Volunteers are actively involved in the maintenance of this (and other) mountain bike parks. Tasks can be simple or complex, so give it a try. Search Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park on Facebook and pitch in to do your bit!

There are pump tracks scattered across the region. The Malanda Pump Track has a sealed surface and is suitable for bikes of all sizes, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades and skates.