Following a historic path through the rainforest of Wooroonooran National Park, the Goldfield Trail is primarily a walking trail which crosses pretty creeks along a low saddle between Queensland’s two highest peaks, Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker.
Mountain bikes can be used on an 8km stretch of the 19km trail which takes you from the Goldsborough Valley camping area to the causeway over the East Mulgrave River. Mountain bikes are not permitted beyond the causeway. Expect to share the roads with pedestrians and other cyclists.
To access this trail, turn right onto the Gillies Highway at Gordonvale, continue along this road for 6km to the Goldsborough Valley turn-off on the left. Cross Peets Bridge and continue for 16km through farms and cane fields to the camping and day-use area.
The last 5km is unsealed, narrow and winding but suitable for conventional vehicles, with caution. Please drive slowly and watch for wildlife and oncoming traffic. Permits are not required to ride mountain bikes along this section of the Goldfield trail.