Trail Development

Lisa Frost

Trail Development

Active Trails

Active Trails
A Strategy for Regional Trails in South East Queensland

Recreation trails range from urban bicycle paths to canoe trails on rivers to rugged hinterland trails which, when combined, can provide for activities including walking, horse riding, cycling, driving, canoeing/kayaking and trail bike riding. Use of recreation trails by residents and visitors has quantifiable benefits in physical and psychological health, social and environmental terms. Research from Australia and overseas shows significant tourism and economic benefits derived from recreation on trails. These benefits include expenditure in rural and regional areas, return visits and increased overnight stays by domestic and international tourists.

Active Trails Draft Implementation Guidelines

The Draft South East Queensland Active Trails Implementation Guidelines were developed to assist local governments, trail planners and community groups to plan and develop a network of regional, district and local trails.


  1.  Introduction
  2. Background
  3. Trail planning
  4. Trail design and construction considerations
  5. Trail management and maintenance

Useful Links & Information

Trail Builders

Trail Builders

Trailscapes (SA)
Trailworx – Pete Wilson
World Trail – Glen Jacobs
TWP Trails – Bill van Haren


Australian Walking Track Grading System

Australian Walking Track Grading System

The Australian Walking Track Grading System is a technique for uniformly grading walking tracks and communicating that grade to the walking public.

Source: Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI)

South East Queensland Trails Alliance

South East Queensland Trails Alliance

South East Queensland Trails Alliance (SEQTA) is a collective of riders committed to creating, protecting and enhancing world class mountain bike trails in the SEQ region. We educate and engage the riding community about trail care, deliver news on trail issues and events, provide support to local trail care groups and lobby for better trail outcomes

SEQTA on Facebook

Rail Trails AustraliaNZ Cycle TrailA Guide to Planning and Developing Small Vessel Trails in IrelandA Guide to Planning and Developing Recreational Trails in IrelandWorld Trails Network

World Trails Network

The World Trails Network strives to connect the diverse trails of the world to promote the creation, enhancement, and protection of outstanding trail experiences. The World Trails Network brings trail associations, trail advocates, walkers, hikers and people passionate about the outdoors together from around the world to foster global collaboration and networking for the betterment of the world’s trails.

Become a member

QORF welcomes applications for new Community and Green Circle Members from organisations and individuals involved in the outdoors

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