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Gilwah trail

Mount Jerusalem National Park

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Overview

With beautiful forests and stunning mountain views, Gilwah trail near Mullumbimby is a great way for horse riders, mountain bikers and bushwalkers to explore Mount Jerusalem National Park.

Where
Mount Jerusalem National Park in North Coast
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
6km of trails
Time suggested
2hrs
Grade
Hard
What to
bring
Drinking water, sturdy shoes, hat, raincoat, suitable clothing, clothes for all weather conditions, snacks, sunscreen, first aid kit, personal locator beacon, topographic map, compass, gps
Please note
  • Gilwah trail is shared with vehicles. Follow road rules and stay safe.
  • Some trails pass through remote country. It's a good idea to bring navigational aids.
  • Please read our code of practice for horse riding in parks before you set out on your adventure.
  • Please don't let your horses drink from creeks in the park. This harms fragile creek-side habitat for threatened frogs.

Close to Uki, Gilwah trail offers adventurous horse riders a chance to experience some remote and rugged terrain. Cyclists and bushwalkers will also enjoy this challenging 6km route that traverses a high ridgeline in Mount Jerusalem National Park.

Allow about 4 hours to ride the trail and return to your horse float. You'll encounter some steep hill climbs and descents, but it's certainly worth the effort. The reward is stunning views to Mount Wollumbin and the timeless volcanic ranges of the Tweed Caldera.

As you ride, immerse yourself in the sights and scents of dry eucalypt forest. Beyond the open canopy of scribbly gum, tallowwood and blackbutt trees you may even spot a wedge-tailed eagle soaring overhead. These raptors aren't the only fascinating wildlife in Mount Jerusalem National Park; be on the lookout for yellow-tailed black cockatoos, koalas and echidnas too.

If you'd prefer an easier horse riding experience, try Mount Jerusalem Central trails. For still more multi-use trails in the Byron Bay Hinterland of Whian Whian State Conservation Area and Nightcap National Park, explore Whian Whian mountain bike trails.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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