Mission Beach MTB

Mission Beach & Cardwell Bike Trails

Scenic Spin

With its diverse wilderness and abundant national parks, Tropical North Queensland is home to many breathtaking mountain biking tracks. It’s important to always follow the advice from Queensland Parks and never venture into dangerous areas to prevent serious injury or death. Check trail conditions for the Smithfield MTB Park, Atherton Forest MTB Park and for all other trails visit Trailforks.

Roll along beautiful sands, through sleepy coastal communities and wondrous rainforest before basking in clear, cooling waters on the Cassowary Coast.

This region south of Cairns between Babinda and Cardwell is known for its spectacular coastline and beaches, magnificent World Heritage rainforest and legendary resort towns such as Mission Beach, and it couldn’t be easier to explore by mountain bike.

Disappear into the jungle, cross freshwater creeks and be amazed by the local flora and fauna on its easy-riding, family-friendly rainforest trails.

Or take to the hard-packed sands for an easygoing but unforgettable day-starter between the coconut palms and Coral Sea.

If you’re a keen mountain biker looking for a single-track fix, you’ll find it on the Cassowary Coast as well.

Or choose your own two-wheeled adventure from the many gravel roads and 4WD trails in the region, punctuated by a stop at one of the beautiful swimming holes and waterfalls.

When you’re ready to get off the bike, the Cassowary Coast’s other outdoors activities, attractions and indulgences, plus its sensational cuisine and amazing accommodation, will keep you entertained and pampered.

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Musgravea Trail MTB


Distance: 6kms | Time: 2hrs | Surface: Dirt road

This easy 6km one-way ride takes you into the dense rainforest of the Djiru National Park, just inland of Mission Beach, and has lovely swimming spots at either end.

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Four mile Beach


Distance: 10kms | Time: 1hr | Surface: Compact sand

This popular 10km one-way ride takes you from Mission Beach down to South Mission Beach via Wongaling Beach with great views to Dunk Island.

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Rip up almost 5km of single-track at this mountain-bike park just south of Mission Beach. All trails are green-rated and suitable for less experienced riders.

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Distance: 10-40kms

This road out of Cardwell puts the Cardwell State Forest and up to 40km of gravel roads and 4WD tracks at your disposal, plus two of the most eye-catching swimming spots in the region, Cardwell Spa Pool and Attie Creek Falls.

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Ride the Coast

Discover the trails of the Cassowary Coast.

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