Places to ride in and around Townsville

There are several trails around Townsville, each offering a unique experience.

Use the TrailForks maps below to explore.

Trail Report

Here you can submit a report on the condition of a trail.

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Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve

What's better than having hills with picturesque views within 15 minutes of CBD? Being able to ride 30km of single track on those hills 24/7.


Cape Pallarenda & Town Common

Beach, ocean, island views, dense jungle, mangroves and open savannah country all in 10km of single track. Under the Radar trail is your gateway to this very special and awe-inspiring part of Townsville.

Enjoy the very friendly dirt road loop around the Town Common's Freshwater Lagoon. Be sure to bring your camera to capture wetland bird life.

Cape Pallarenda

Mount Stuart Down Hill

Five kilometres of technical Downhill track running either side of a bitumen public road.

Mount Stuart DownHill

Ross Dam

Beginner friendly trails along the foreshore of Lake Ross. Trails are normally off-limits to general public (rangers patrol issuing fines) but accessible on weekends and public holidays by Rockwheelers Club Members observing the Special Access conditions.

See the Ross Dam Induction for more information.

Ross River Dam