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Canoelands Ridge horse riding trail

Marramarra National Park

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Enjoy stunning views of the Hawkesbury River as you horse ride along Canoelands Ridge trail. This 18km bush trail follows open ridges and sheltered gullies in Marramarra National Park, close to Sydney.

No wheelchair access
18km return
Time suggested
3.5-5 hr
What to
Drinking water, suitable clothing, hat, sunscreen, first aid kit, snacks, sturdy shoes
Please note

Gaze at panoramic views of the Hawkesbury River and Marramarra National Park’s forested valleys as you horse ride, mountain bike or walk Canoelands Ridge trail.

Starting from Canoelands Road, this relatively remote ride follows Canoelands Ridge trail 18km return, taking you along ridges and via sheltered gullies. There are some challenging steep and gravelly sections.

If you’re into endurance or long-distance rides this is a great training trail, though the trail is shared with bushwalkers and cyclists.

In spring, you’ll see colourful wildflowers on the ridges and crimson waratahs and Gymea lilies in the gullies. The views are lovely all year round, so why not bring a picnic lunch and relax at the end of the trail, before returning the way you came.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


  • Marramarra National Park, Canoelands Ridge track. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Canoelands Ridge walking track

    Canoelands Ridge walking track is a beautiful day walk near Hornsby and Sydney. See scenic Hawkesbury River views and native wildflowers along the way on this long hike.


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