Equestrian Trail (Lysterfield Park)

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Equestrian Trail (Lysterfield Park)

Lysterfield Park provides opportunities for horse riders to explore the surrounding native bushland on the perimeter of the park.

Horse riding is permitted on the Equestrian trails, on the eastern side of Lysterfield Park. These trails are immersed within a native bush landscape with undulating paths. Explore the hidden and spectacular views as the you climb the steady gradient.

Wildflowers in spring and Granite outcrops provide the perfect natural escape into the beautiful bush. As you ride, be sure to keep an eye out for kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas camouflaged amongst the gum trees.

Horse riders can access the Equestrian Trail from the 24-hour carpark near the main entrance of Lysterfield Park. Continue on to Logan Park Road to access the Equestrian designated area.

Parking is limited and there is no off-road vehicle access. All vehicles and horse floats must park in designated parking bays. Horse floats must unload at Horswood Road due to cattle grids at the main entrance of Lysterfield park. Horses are not permitted in any other area of the park.

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Equestrian Trail (Lysterfield Park)

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Equestrian Trail (Lysterfield Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
  • Animals and pests
    • Beware European wasps

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Lysterfield mountain bike trail closures

Following significant storm damage to mountain bike trails in October 2021, Parks Victoria has decided to close all Mountain Bike Trails.  The trails have been assessed to be in an ‘unsafe condition’ due to heavily degraded surface integrity, major drainage issues, tree hazards and areas of high soil instability.  

This decision has not been made lightly but is necessary in order to maintain visitor safety. Parks Victoria is working hard with its partners and volunteers to open the trails as soon as possible.  This will occur in three stages, with the first stage targeted for completion and trails opened by Tuesday 7 December.

Attachments: Lysterfield Park MTB trail reopening (1,866KB)

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