Ewen Maddock mountain bike trail
This mountain bike trail for families, on the banks of the Ewen Maddock Dam, features scenic views of the dam and Mount Beerwah.
Have fun on this mountain bike trail that follows the banks of the Ewen Maddock dam, named after an early European settler and local pioneer.
Designed for beginners, the trail is perfect for a family outing. Pump your pedals along the trail through blackbutt forests, fern gullies and melaleuca wetlands.
Stop along the way to soak up views of the dam and Mount Beerwah towering over the distant landscape. Spot wildlife in the trees or in the waters of the dam as you go by.
Find out about other recreational activities offered at Ewen Maddock Dam.
At a glance
Getting there and getting around
Ewen Maddock mountain bike trail is in Beerburrum and Beerwah state forests on the Sunshine Coast.
- The trail starts from the Ewen Maddock Dam car park (managed by Seqwater) on Steve Irwin Way.
- The first part of the trail is two directional.
- The rest is a one-way circuit. Follow it clockwise.
- All access roads to the trail start are sealed and suitable for conventional vehicles.
- Take exit 163 onto Steve Irwin Way off the Bruce Highway.
- Travel 24.6km and turn left into the Ewen Maddock Dam car park.
From the Sunshine Coast
- Take exit 188 B off the Bruce Highway towards Landsborough.
- Travel 5.5km and turn right into Ewen Maddock Dam car park.
- Drive to Beerwah and turn left onto Steve Irwin Way.
- Travel 9.5km and turn left into Ewen Maddock Dam car park.
You can park in the Ewen Maddock Dam car park.
Fuel and supplies
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
When to visit
Ewen Maddock mountain bike trail is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
Climate and weather
The Glass House Mountains area has a mild, subtropical climate. In summer, the average daily temperature ranges from 18–28°C and in winter from 11–20°C.
Permits and fees
- If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.
Domestic animals are not allowed here.
Staying in touch
Mobile phone coverage
Unreliable. Check with your service provider for more information.
- Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks.
- There is no water supplied along this trail. Bring your own drinking water.
- There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- Never begin a ride if you can see smoke in the forest—bushfires can move quickly.
- Never ride during or after rain, or when the trail is wet and muddy—riding in the wet damages trails.
- Read mountain bike and cycle with care for tips on riding safety and riding with care.