The benefits of walking are well-documented. It's a great way to enjoy nature and the outdoors and can help improve cardio-vascular fitness and reduce stress. Fortunately, there are lots of opportunities to enjoy a leisurely stroll or set out on a more challenging hike in our scenic region. The nearby National Parks and our many regional parks and gardens are a great place to start.
The Crows Nest area offers a range of walking trails from short walks to all-day hikes.
- Applegum Walk - a moderate 1.5 km walk
- Charles and Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve Nature Trail - an easy 30 minutes walk from O'Briens Road, Highfields, adjacent to Highfields Sports Centre
- Crows Nest National Park - four trails from a 1 km easy walk to a 3.4 km moderate walk
- Hartmann's Park Circuit - an easy 500 m walk
- Lake Cooby - Dam Wall to Loveday Cove - an easy 4.5 km walk
- Lake Cressbrook - an easy 5 km walk from the campground around the shore
- Lake Perseverance - a hard walk to Crows Nest Falls
- Ravensbourne National Park - four walks varying in length from 500 m to 3.5 km
Toowoomba is home to a variety of walks. Some of them pass through picturesque gardens, parks and wetlands while others track along bushwalking trails. In addition, the city showcases its unique historical precincts through a series of heritage walks. The walks take in the architectural styles of the cultural and legal precinct where significant buildings such as the Courthouse, Post Office, Empire Theatre, churches and hotels can be seen. Another discovery walk focuses on the city's early development around the Mort Estate, Russell Street and Newtown.
Toowoomba's bushland walking tracks
- Jubilee Park - a 293 ha park with seven graded walks, ranging from 900 m to a 3.7 km trail shared by walkers and horse riders
- Redwood Park - a 197 ha park with trails ranging from 840 m to a shared 3.8 km walking and riding track
- Picnic Point Park - a number of walks of varying in difficulty from 200 m to over 2 km
- Mount Tabletop - an energetic 1.9 km return walk to Toowoomba's most prominent escarpment park
- Glen Lomond Park - a 1.6 km walking track and a 3.6 km shared track with horse riders
- McKnight Park - a park located to the south of Picnic Point with no formalised access, offering an unspoilt bushland experience for the hardy walker
- Duggan Park - a park being used as a forest regeneration site and offers an 800 m walk which runs around the park's perimeter
www.toowoomba.bwq.org.au - Toowoomba Bushwalkers Club
www.crowsnest.info/natural-attractions - Crows Nest walks and trails
If you know of other great walks throughout the region, please let us know.