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Ewen Maddock mountain bike trail

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Ewen Maddock mountain bike trail

Walking No Walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Lookout (natural) No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping

Legend

Walking No walking
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
Mountain biking No mountain biking
Horseriding No horseriding
Two-wheel driving No two-wheel driving
Four-wheel driving No four-wheel driving
Trail-bike riding No trail-bike riding
Canoeing & kayaking No canoeing & kayaking
Boating No boating
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Lookout (natural) No lookouts
Tent camping No tent camping
World Heritage Area

This mountain bike trail for families, on the banks of the Ewen Maddock Dam, features scenic views of the dam and Mount Beerwah.

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Riders can stop along the Ewen Maddock mountain bike trail and enjoy scenic views of the dam and Mount Beerwah.
Riders can stop along the Ewen Maddock mountain bike trail and enjoy scenic views of the dam and Mount Beerwah. © Queensland Government
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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

Distance: 12km circuit (the same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path).
Grade:
Journey type: Cycle

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.

From Brisbane

  • 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.

From Kilcoy

  • Drive to Beerwah and turn left onto Steve Irwin Way.
  • Travel 9.5km and turn left into Ewen Maddock Dam car park.

Road conditions

Parking

You can park in the Ewen Maddock Dam car park.

Fuel and supplies

Fuel and supplies are available at nearby local townships.

  • For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

When to visit

Opening hours

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

Organised events

  • 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.

Pets

Domestic animals are not allowed here.

Staying in touch

Mobile phone coverage

Unreliable. Check with your service provider for more information.

Tourism information

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Be prepared

  • 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.

Drinking water

  • There is no water supplied along this trail. Bring your own drinking water.

Rubbish

  • There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Cycling

  • 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.

Around water

  • Swimming in Ewen Maddock Dam is only permitted in locations provided by Seqwater.
  • This area is a water supply catchment. Please help to protect the waterways.
  • Read water safety for important information about staying safe in and near water and caring for parks.
Last updated: 22 March 2018
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