Canoelands Ridge horse riding trail
Marramarra National Park
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
- Please read the code of practice for horse riding in parksbefore you set out.
- You can also mountain bike or bushwalk along Canoelands Ridge trail. Cyclists, please give way to walkers and horse riders.
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.
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.
Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.
The free NSW National Parks app lets you download maps and explore parks, things to do and places to stay—all without mobile reception.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Lane Cove National Park Office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
- 02 8448 0400
- Lane Cove National Park, 2 Max Allen Road Lindfield NSW 2070
- in Marramarra National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Marramarra National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.