Equestrian Trail (Lysterfield Park)


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.

How to get there

Equestrian Trail (Lysterfield Park)

Need to know

Equestrian Trail (Lysterfield Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs allowed


  • 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.

Equestrian Trail - partially closed

Lysterfield Park and Churchill National Park have reopened following significant storm damage. Please note that the Lysterfield Equestrain Trail remains partially closed, from Reservoir Road to Horsewood Road. Works will continue on this trail to make it safe in the coming weeks.

Happy and safe riding.

Some barbeques not in operation

Parks Victoria is carrying out inspections in all of our barbecues in our parks. Following these inspections, some barbecues have been temporarily closed until they can be attended by a licenced contractor. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.
Visitor safety is our top priority and we advise people to please not to use any barbecue facilities that have been closed. We expect the impacted barbecues to reopen in the coming weeks.

Mountain Bike Trail Network - partially closed

Lysterfield Park and Churchill National Park have reopened following significant storm damage. Please note, some mountain bike trails remain closed due to storm damage. 
These include Trail Mix, Lower Buckle south of Lamberts Track, Buckle Down, Follow Me, and State Mountain Bike Course. Works will continue on these trails to make them safe in the coming weeks. 

All other trails are now open for riding!

Happy and safe riding.

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