Basket Swamp horse riding trails

Basket Swamp National Park

Overview

Saddle up and explore 21km of horse riding trails in Basket Swamp National Park, near Tenterfield. You'll find rides suitable for all ages and experience levels on our network of fire trails.

Where
Basket Swamp National Park
Distance
21km of trails
Time suggested
4-8 hr
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, suitable clothing
Please note
  • A GPS will be handy in this remote area.
  • Please read our code of practice for horse riding in parks before you set out on your adventure.
  • Please consider minimising the impact of introduced weeds and plants on Basket Swamp National Park by feeding horses a weed-free diet for two to four days prior to any extended trip to reduce the risk of seeds being spread through manure.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park.

Horse ride along 21km of trails at this remote and mountainous setting in Basket Swamp National Park. You’ll enjoy magnificent views from the top of granite tors, ride through fresh water streams and vast stretches of forest.

With 2 popular loops to choose from, Falls circuit and Wellington Creek circuit, there’s enough to keep you busy all day. Take the 15.5 km Falls circuit and challenge yourself on the steep climbs before cooling off in the rock pools at the top of Basket Swamp Falls.

After a picnic lunch, ride Wellington Creek circuit ride to Woollool Woolloolni Aboriginal Place, and take in spectacular views of the granite tors. There’s plenty of shade to rest in summer time, and the grounds will be blanketed in native wildflowers through spring.

Why not make a weekend of it and check out the horse riding trails in nearby Washpool National Park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/horse-riding-trails/basket-swamp-horse-riding-trails/local-alerts

Park info

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Basket Swamp horse riding trails.

Getting there and parking

Basket Swamp horse riding trails are in Basket Swamp National Park. To get there:

  • From Tenterfield drive 14km north-east along Mt Lindesay Road
  • At Lindrook Road follow the signposts for 4km to Basket Swamp National Park
  • At the entrance you’ll find the horse float parking area near the park entrance
  • Parking is available at the entrance of Basket Swamp National Park.

Road quality

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather

Facilities

Picnic tables are located at Basket Swamp falls and Woollool Woolloolni Aboriginal Place and toilet facilities can be found at the camping area in Boonoo State Forest

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Horse riding safety

Before you hop on your horse, learn how to keep you and your riding group safe.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Permitted

Horses

  • Horse riding is permitted on all roads and fire trails in Basket Swamp National Park, unless otherwise sign posted.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Coombadjha Creek, Washpool National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary