Stromlo Forest Park

Stromlo Forest Park

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

If getting active in the great outdoors is your idea of living it up, you’ll love Stromlo Forest Park, just 15 minutes drive from the Canberra city centre.

Whatever your passion – running, walking, mountain biking, cycling or horse-riding – this world-class facility has you covered.

The Vapour Trail network has been expertly designed to allow rider progression from the top of the mountain down to the bottom so there’s plenty of opportunities for people to develop their skills and progress as riders.

With trails and tracks for all levels, as well as a criterium cycling circuit and event pavilion, Stromlo Forest Park is perfect for professionals and rookies alike. Bring a picnic and make a day of it!

Get the most out of your visit with the Mt Stromlo Shuttle Service with 11 runs per day and over 15 ways to descend the mountain.

All park users are encouraged to check in with the Check In CBR app and follow the latest Chief Health Officers advice.
  • People riding mountain bikes at Stromlo Forest Park
    Stromlo Forest Park
  • A man riding a mountain bike at Stromlo Forest Park
    Stromlo Forest Park
  • Cycle race
    Cyclists testing the track and themselves
  • Horse and rider at Stromlo Forest Park
    Ideal for equestrian activities
  • Kids bike clinic
    Kids bike clinic
  • Runners at Stromlo Forest Park
    Running event
  • Cyclist perfecting skills on a plank
    Trying tricks at the Playground



Daily 6am - 6pm; Daylight savings times 6am - 9pm; Stromlo Forest Park will most likely be closed on days when a total fire ban is in place. Please monitor their website.




Disabled access available, contact operator for details


Stromlo Forest Park

Uriarra Road (near intersection of Uriarra Road and Coppins Crossing), Mount Stromlo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia





TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Stromlo on TripAdvisor

“Disneyland for Mountain Bikes”

Reviewed on 28/07/2021

Stromlo is Disneyland for Mountain Bikes with something for everyone from toddlers to world champion downhill racers.
Next to the car park is a large paved area where kids and scooter riders can run...

Review by

Stephen S

“A perfect location for activity”

Reviewed on 13/06/2021

This site has everything except a road bike course. Wonderful facility and really hope the alleged 20km road path becomes a reality.

Review by

Brad A

“Shame the Fires have destroyed buildings”

Reviewed on 20/01/2020

Worth a drive to Mt Stromlo. We visited here many years ago and it gave us a spooky feeling of being watched. It's sad to see that the fires had destroyed the telescopes but it's a great place to...

Review by

Debbie L