Lomandra Day Use Mountain Bike Area | Ferny Hills

Located in the leafy suburb of Ferny Hills, Lomandra Day Use Area is a wonderland of mountain bike trails near Brisbane, as well as a refuge for flora and fauna, also protecting important habitats for reptiles, mammals and birds. This area also forms part of the mountains to Mangroves Corridor, with the day use area part of the larger Samford Conservation Forest.

History of Lomandra

From the years 1918 to 1947 an old train line actually ran from Camp Mountain through Samford Conservation Park and to Ferny Grove. However, it was closed after a tragic accident that happened on Labor Day. The train derailed and sadly caused the death of 16 people and left 38 other people injured. Today you can bike ride or walk the Samford Rail Trail or also known as the Samford Cycle Link, starting at The Ferny Grove Railway Station.

What is a Lomandra?

A Lomandra is, in fact, a type of plant. A genus of perennial herbs in the Asparagaceae family and the Lomandroideae subfamily. Overall, there are fifty-one different species and every single one is native to Australia. However, two of them have managed to extend all the way to New Guinea and New Caledonia.

Get ready to Ride! Mountain Bike Trails near Brisbane

If you’re wanting a day out of being active, then this is the right spot for you. Found in the Lomandra area are a significant amount of bike paths. They range in lengths and difficulties, so matter what level of intensity in your bike riding you’re looking for, there is one for all.

  • Pipeline (700m)

Pipeline is a relatively flat trail. Making it suitable for less experienced riders

  • Water Tank (400m)

Water tank is a relatively flat trail. Making it suitable for less experienced riders

  • Fitness Trail (750m)

Fitness trail is an undulating, traversing trail that requires moderate fitness levels to climb the ascents

  • Lorikeet (850m)

Lorikeet trail is very steep and requires a relatively high skill level

  • Bergin Creek (143m)

Bergin Creek trail is a very short link that starts and finishes on Bergin Creek Road

  • Bandicoot (2.46km)

Bandicoot trail contours along the edge of a hill, showcasing a natural rock garden

  • Kombi (2.7km)

Kombi trail provides a good length of sight through open forest country. Providing amazing views

  • West Link (240m)

West link trail provides a link from the Lomandra warm-up area to PMG road break

  • East Link (230m)

East link trail links the Lomandra warm-up area to Lomandra break and the shared trail network

Get your feet moving

If bike riding isn’t really what you’re feeling up to. You are more than welcome to also take it by foot. These trails are shared trails, so walkers, runners, cyclists and even horse riders are all able to explore the park by taking these trails. If you want to bring your four-legged friend, dogs are welcome but must remain on a lead at all times.

Walking tracks

A day out with friends or family can be made exciting by the number of walking tracks available. Although you will experience some short but steep hills, formed dirt track, some obstacles in the shape of exposed tree roots fallen branches and unstable surfaces, the walking track is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. However, it is best if you have previous bushwalking experience.

Most importantly, remember where you are, read the signs and have fun!

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.