Ferny Grove Rail Trail
  • Length: 5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Ferny Grove

  • End: Samford

  • Location: South East Queensland

  • Closest Town: Ferny Grove

  • Distance from CBD: 16km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.39862777

  • Longitude: 152.9317641

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Trail Running

Horse Riding


Ferny Grove Rail Trail is a 5km, grade 2 one way hike, located in South East Queensland, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The surburban railway to Ferny Grove once extended a further 32km to Dayboro. Short sections of this railway are now rail trails. Although short, they are popular with Brisbane mountain bikers due to their proximity to the many trails in the Brisbane Forest Park and the Samford Valley. The trails are now signposted.

Some short but picturesque sections of rail trail close to Brisbane.  Accessible from Ferny Grove Railway Station.  Roads occupy the old rail corridor within the Brisbane City Council Area.  The former railway is clearly evident in the Conservation Park, rejoining quiet local roads for the section into Samford.
An extensive network of recreation trails has been mapped by the Moreton Bay Regional Council, more suitable for horse riders and mountain bikes than walkers.  Trails within the and around Samford are easy to locate.

Stage one from Ferny Grove to Peterson Road is now fully sealed, whith up graded lighting at the major road crossings

The Lanita rail trail can be easily accessed from Ferny Grove Station. Leaving Ferny Grove railway station, the first 2.5km (approx) of the old railway alignment is now road. Lanita Road is a quiet outer suburban street, suitable for walking or cycling.

Lanita Road, Ferny Grove Ferny Grove Railway Station  to Currawong Road, Samford


Ferny Grove to Samford in South East Queensland

Samford Valley, north west of Brisbane, 16km from Brisbane


For more information and a location map please visit RailTrails Australia. 

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