15.1 miles
Distance
2,816 ft
Climb
-2,932 ft
Descent
03:03:23
Avg time

Conway Circuit Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Best in April-November
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2012
  • Land Manager

Conway National Park is home to the Conway Circuit (previously called Whitsunday Great Walk); a 28km point-to-point multi-purpose trail open to mountain bikers and hikers.

This trail is Difficult Black Grade and takes 4-5 hours but can be enjoyed by riding in and out of either end.

This trail is quickly garnering a reputation for being one of Queensland’s most difficult trails to ride due to it's incredibly steep climbs. We are honoured to have this trail in our network and love to encourage riders and visitors to enjoy it – but please ensure you are prepared for what lays ahead.

You will need to take a snack or two with you, 3L of water, spare tubes and tools to do a change. You will also need 4-5 hours to complete the ride. There is limited mobile access on the trail so ensure you tell someone responsible when you expect to be back.

During the dry season (April – November) we recommend riding the trail starting in Airlie Beach and riding towards Brandy Creek. The trail head is at the top of Kara Crescent.

During the wet season (December – March) we recommend riding the trail starting at Brandy Creek and riding into Airlie Beach. We recommend this because there are two water crossings that are prone to FLASH FLOODING in the wet season – only cross these if the water levels are safe and stick to the designated crossing areas with mesh as the rocks/wood can get very slippery. The trail head is located half way between Airlie Beach and Proserpine, turn onto Brandy Creek Road and then continue up the gravel road onto Forestry Road all the way to the top where you will find a large car park.

Remember:

Take lots of water – there are water tanks on the trail but it should be treated before drinking. Insect repellent is recommended.

Always let someone know where you are and when you expect to be back, be aware of other trail users heading in both directions; a safe ride is a fun one!

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Access Info

During the dry season (April – November) we recommend riding the trail starting in Airlie Beach and riding towards Brandy Creek. The trail head is at the top of Kara Crescent.

During the wet season (December – March) we recommend riding the trail starting at Brandy Creek and riding into Airlie Beach. We recommend this because there are two water crossings that are prone to FLASH FLOODING in the wet season – only cross these if the water levels are safe and stick to the designated crossing areas with mesh as the rocks/wood can get very slippery. The trail head is located half way between Airlie Beach and Proserpine, turn onto Brandy Creek Road and then continue up the gravel road onto Forestry Road all the way to the top where you will find a large car park.

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More Stats for Conway Circuit mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -116 ft
  • Altitude min
    193 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,456 ft
  • Altitude start
    869 ft
  • Altitude end
    753 ft
  • Grade
    -0.146%
  • Grade max
    -35.295%
  • Grade min
    46.943%
  • Distance climb
    6.5 miles
  • Distance down
    7.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.4 miles
  • Avg time
    03:03:23
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