Samford Conservation Forest | Samford

This is a pleasant and easily accessible spot for outdoor gatherings, horse riding, bush walking and mountain bike riding. The park is part of the ‘Mangroves to Mountains’ nature corridor, which connects remnant bushland from the D'Aguilar Range through the suburbs into Moreton Bay Region, protecting vital wildlife habitats.

Ironbark Gully picnic area is a grassy space in the centre of Samford Conservation Park (formerly Samford Regional Park). You’ll find plenty of shady trees, plus wood fire barbecues, wheelchair accessible toilets and undercover picnic tables.

Hiking in Brisbane North’s Samford Conservation Forest

The Crebra Circuit is a 20 minute walk beginning and ending from the back corner of the Ironbark Gully picnic area. This short 900 metre walking track crosses several wooden bridges and flights of steps as it loops around Ironbark Gully. The walk is aptly named after the Red Ironbark Eucalyptus Crebra which can be found growing in the sheltered gully. These flowering hardwood trees attract much native birdlife including Rosellas, Rainbow Lorikeets, Kookaburras and Australia's largest owl, the Powerful Owl, so be sure to pack some bird watching binoculars.

Crebra Circuit is rated as a Class 3 walking track according to Australian Standards. For those wishing to walk a little further, the Crebra Circuit can easily be extended to include the Bergin Creek, or 3 Sisters fire trails which are also located within this part of the ‘Mangroves to Mountains’ nature corridor.

Wahminda Park is located directly across Samford Road and also has picnic tables, a small playground, tennis courts and a short circuit track which crosses the upper section of Kedron Brook. It is a great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll in nature, or to bring children interested in observing fresh water native fish and frogs.

Mountain Biking Brisbane North Tracks within Samford Conservation Park

The Lomandra day-use area is closer to Samford and has its own car park and an excellent mountain biking Brisbane north-side track with jumps suitable for beginner riders. More experienced mountain bike riders will enjoy the mixture of challenging, steeper single tracks and easier fire trails – with the addition of a number of some new single tracks including, Humpty and Kombi. The designated mountain bike tracks within Samford Conservation Park are listed below:

Track 1: Water Tank - Lower (700m)

Track 2: Water Tank - Upper (400m)

Track 3: Trickles Drop (750m)

Track 4: Ball Buster (850m)

Track 5: Sunset Ridge (1.2km)

How to Access this Ideal Hiking in Brisbane North-side Conservation Park nearby Samford Village

Samford Conservation Park (624 ha) is located 20 minutes drive north-west of Brisbane CBD along Samford Road, Ferny Hills. There are parking spaces located at the Ironbark Gully picnic area and Lomandra day-use area carpark is also an ideal starting point for exploring the Samford Valley Rail Trail.

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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.