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Russell Park Mountain Bike Trails

Bunya Mountains - Alex Coppo-0161
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Western Downs Regional Council is delivering new mountain bike trails at Russell Park which is located at the Bunya Mountains.

This new adventure experience will create exciting new recreational opportunities which will cater to all riding abilities. The trails will link up with several sites in the area including Munro's Camp, Russell Park Day Area, Bunya Mountains Outlook and Rifle Bird Park.

The project is one of several initiatives as part of Council's COVID-19 Recovery Package to secure and create jobs and enhance the liveability of the region.

Key Features:

  • Approximately 30kms of trails in total
  • 6 trail loops of varying lengths ad Mountain Trail Bike Australia Ratings of easy, easy intermediate, and intermediate
  • Loops range in length from 1.4km and 7.8km
  • Designated interface points to accommodate both the mountain bike trails and the walking trails
  • Designed to preserve the natural environment, minimal footprint in the pristine Bunya Mountains locality

Trail Type Approximate Length (metres) Trail Width (metres) Trail Difficulty
1 Shared Link 1,613 2.0 Easy - Class 4
2 Loop 7,788 0.8-1.2 Easy
3 Loop 5,494 0.8-1.2 Easy
4 Loop 5,444 0.8-1.2 Easy
5 Loop 6,271 0.8-1.2 Intermediate
6 Loop 1,315 0.8-1.2 Easy
7 Shared Trail 101 2.0 Easy


Project Status: Pre-construction complete, nearing construction phase

Detailed design complete
Council has appointed Bligh Tanner to project manage the detailed design of the project, with a consortium of subject matter experts involved in the design process. Eg. World Trail designing the mountain bike trail, Greenedge Design for the landscaping aspects as well as specialists for the environmental and cultural heritage key aspects of the project.

Progress Updates:

July, 2020 
Design contract awarded by Council. Detailed Design awarded to Bligh Tanner

August, 2021 
Tender awarded by Council. Tender awarded to Common Ground Trails Pty Ltd

Funding Sources:

Related Documents:
Media Release: Council pedals ahead with new mountain bike trails at the Bunya Mountains 

Media Release: New mountain bike trails pedal towards construction