Dog friendly walks in Brisbane

We all know the benefits a nice long walk can have for us, but what about our dogs? Including a regular walk for your dog into your schedule can help improve their cardiovascular fitness, lower blood pressure and even decrease stress. Brisbane dogs often spend their days lounging in their suburban backyards or homes, luckily there is a fantastic range of dog-friendly walks close to home for them to stretch their legs. Whether you are looking for an adventurous bush walk, easy and family-friendly stroll or something in-between, we have done the hard work for you and found 15 dog walks around Brisbane.

Before you begin…. remember that all dogs should be always on a leash. If you need help teaching your dog how to get started walking your dog on a lead, see our tips here.

Leisurely dog friendly walks in Brisbane

Ridge Track Loop

Seven Hills Bushland Reserve

2.9km

54m

Predominantly a eucalypt forest, Seven Hills Bushland Reserve is escape from the city, in the middle of the city! This bushland is home to an amazing array of native wildlife, with dry rainforest species and paperbarks growing along Perrin Creek. This is a great track to take the whole family, of course your furry kids are welcome there too.

Tingalpa Creek Reserve Loop

Tingalpa Creek Reserve

2.9km

46m

Located in Capalaba West, Tingalpa Creek reserve is a beautiful place to get your dog immersed in nature. With the opportunity to spot some of Australia’s iconic natives like koalas and wallabies. Keep your furry friend close and make sure they only look – don’t touch.

Acacia Track

White Hills Reserve

2.7km

53m

Fetching views of the city, framed by bush, Acacia Track is a scenic 2.7km loop in leafy suburb of Camp Hill. The track is suitable for all skills levels, ideal for a relaxing walk with your furry friend.

Tabbil-ban Dhagun Boardwalk

Boondall Wetlands

1.8km

27m

Located in Capalaba West, Tingalpa Creek reserve is a beautiful place to get your dog immersed in nature. With the opportunity to spot some of Australia’s iconic natives like koalas and wallabies. Keep your furry friend close and make sure they only look – don’t touch.

Edenbrooke Bikeway

Rocks Riverside Park

3.5km

58m

A nice relaxing walk alongside a flowing creek, this leisurely trail offers lush green bush, birdlife and picnic spots. This spot is a favourite amongst families and bike riders in West Brisbane.

Wellington Point to King Island Sand Bar Walk

King Island Conservation Park

3.2km

49m

A unique sea walk, pack the sunscreen and head off low tide for a memorable coastal adventure. Venturing to the sand bridge that appears at low tide between the point and the island. You will spot an array of birds and sand crabs too. Dogs are allowed on-leash during weekdays only.

Moderate dog walks in Brisbane

Mount Coot-tha Summit Trail

Mount Coot-tha Reserve

6.0km

1h 50m

Perfect for a run with your best bud, this trail offers up great views of Brisbane set amongst the eucalypt forest. Along the route there are 370 fauna species and 450 native flora species in the area, so keep your eyes peeled.

Toohey and Nathan Ridge Track

Toohey Forest Park

6.9km

1h

An urban trail close to the city, this is a fantastic trail for a run or a walk through the bush with the family. There is a host of native flora and fauna to see along the loop walk including koala and goanna. With some steep sections that get the heart and lungs pumping, you’ll be in for a treat!

Brisbane River Circuit

Brisbane City

21.4km

5h 45m

Right in the heart of Brisbane city, this route is a return trip from Orleigh Park in West End. Venture alongside the Brisbane River, dropping in at local cafes or restaurants along the way for a pit stop. You can decide to complete the entire circuit or finish up early, either way this is an ideal walk to take with your urban pooch.

Spotted Gum Trail

Brisbane Koala Bushlands, Burbank

4.0km

1h

Set amongst a magnificent eucalypt terrain, this trail is mostly flat however does include a few hilly points (that will get your heart pumping). Smell the honey as you walk past the hives and listen to the cicadas’ humming sounds. This is a peaceful walk to take your dog on.

Samford Conservation Park Loop

Samford Conservation Park

10.1km

3h 15m

If you’re all business no play, this is a great option for those looking for more exercise and less scenery. With steep climbs along the way, bring your long-legged pup for the journey and take on this nice elevation workout.

Challenging dog walks in Brisbane

Powerful Owl Trail and Pinnacle Track

Mount Coot-tha Reserve

6.6km

2h 15m

You will need good balance to take on this walk. The trail featuring steep sections, has loose rocks, and is uneven with some obstacles along the way. This 2-hour walk boasts Mount Coot-tha’s renowned views and eucalypt forest. A great work out for you and your furry friend.

Wickham Peak Trail

Plunkett Conservation Park

7km

2h

A sandstone delight, less than an hour south of the city. Wickham Peak Trail offers a challenging scramble on ethereal rocky outcrops. Beautiful flora and wildlife are to be seen along the way. Dogs are allowed on-leash in the whole park.

Cook’s Knob via Amamoor Fire Trail

Amamoor State Forest

11.3km

3h 50m

Head out for the day and venture 2 hours north of Brisbane to Amamoor State Forest for an adventure with your pups. The Amamoor State Forest is known for its populations of the Bunya Pine, Red Cedar, Hoop Pine and White Cedar in addition to some of Queensland’s largest swimming hole. This trail is a gradual return climb up to the Cook’s Knob fire tower. Start at the Amama day-use area and picnic ground off Amamoor Creek Road and follow the multi-use trail north.

Mercer Park to Teralba Park

Mercer Park

21km

5h 40m

Start with a coffee from Grid Espresso, Wooloowin and end a well-deserved lunch at Brook Hotel, Mitchelton. This trail will take you from Mercer Park, through Kedron Brook Greenway and end at Teralba Park in Brisbane’s North. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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