best logan walks
Logan is home to some of south-east Queensland's most beautiful natural sites - and in many cases, the best way to enjoy them is by getting out there on foot.
We've strapped on the hiking boots and racked up the kilometres to bring you this guide to the region's finest walking destinations.
This spectacular - and totally unexpected - waterhole can be reached by following the eucalypt-lined Stringybark Trail, starting at the Daisy Hill Conservation Park upper day use area. It's almost a six-kilometre round trip to reach the old quarry, but once you've made it to this idyllic lake you'll be pleased you persevered...more
Sandwiched in the middle of Springwood suburbia, this former quarry site will take you past caves, cliffs, a gorge - and the infamous Stairs of Death. Yes, they're pretty intimidating, but well worth the satisfaction when you've made it to the top. And if you're up for a real challenge, you'll turn around and repeat them all over again... and again...more
Cyclists, dog walkers, and wheelchair and stroller users can all coexist in harmony at this picturesque man-made wetland. The track is wide and mostly flat throughout and there's a number of circuits to explore, including 600m and 2.8km options. Along the way you'll see some lovely waterways, plus a stack of flora and fauna, and a pretty impressive suspension bridge...more
This surprising pocket of forest is a lush oasis amidst the Shailer Park housing sprawl. The 1.4km concrete path is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, and there's plenty to see including koalas, bandicoots, wallabies and birds. The gently-flowing creeks and lush rainforest plants found here provide the perfect tonic for those scorching summer days...more
Several kilometres of easy-level walking trails thread their way through this peaceful wetland reserve. Highlights include the 150m mangrove-lined boardwalk, plus the 1km River Walk, hugging the tree-lined banks of the Albert River. As an added bonus, visitors here will receive a VIP pass to one of the best bird-watching spots in the state...more
This classic bushwalking destination covers a whopping 435 hectares and boasts a number of dedicated-walking and mixed-use trails, winding through eucalypt forest and melaleuca wetlands. You can walk as little (the 450m wheelchair-friendly Paperbark Trail) or as much (the 9km Buhot Creek Circuit) as you want. And don't forget to keep an eye out for the resident koala and wallaby populations...more