Bullocky Rest to Forgan Cove Loop

South East Queensland

Bullocky Rest is a peninsular stretching out into lake Samsonvale. Being surrounded by water on three sides and with plenty of shade trees.

Start at either Bullocky Rest or Forgan Cove (the new watercraft launch area).

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Park at Bullocky Rest Day Use Area off Forgan Rd, Joyner QLD


Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

The walk is clearly signed see attached GPS for further guidance



Other References

Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland (ISBN 9780646946092) p78

GPS Tracks


Nice easy walk with one big hill

Chris on 28 Dec, 2022

Note - This is not a loop. You would have to return along the road to make it a loop. And take your life in your own hands. It is an easy walk through eucalyptus forest, with some views of Lake Samsonvale. No steep sections; no slippery sections. Keep a look out and you will find a few side tracks leading right to the water's edge. One way will take a bit under 1 hour. Bullocky Rest is a top picnic/BBQ spot.

dennis round on 21 Jun, 2021

Personal Comment: Top notch hike, quite easy but a good work out.
Scout Leader Comment: Joeys could do partial-full, good easy hike for Cubs, easy-peasy for Scouts upwards.

Ranger Baloo on 13 Feb, 2021

Fairly easy track. Fairly flat.
Some spots where you come to a fork and no marking. You may get lost, but not for long.
Open area exposed to sun, so be sure to bring sun protection.
Some bird life in the morning to watch and listen.
It had rained the night before and some mud puddles where the water crossed the track. Will get muddy feet if its a wet day.
Views of the damn are ok.
Plenty of nice picnic locations and recreational areas around if you want a picnic.

TERRY on 1 Jan, 2021

I did the walk from Forgan Park to Forgan Cove. Walked along the waterfront which was great to see the bird life but then had to climb through the bush to the path. instead take the track that runs alongside the road. path can be steep in some parts.

Rach on 17 Oct, 2020

Nice morning out to be by the water. Lots of locals around going for a jog, some dogs here and there, folks taking their kids out. Seems like a bit of a birdwatching spot, we saw a few people out with giant cameras.

Pretty easy walk overall IMO and would be great for trail running. Very lucky to have this so close to home :)

rb on 4 May, 2020

Easy hike with great views. Need to be careful around dusk as there are often wild dogs about.

Hannahbarnard on Mar, 2020

Delightful walk with lots of birds to photograph. Walking the edge of water is always peaceful

Gaynor Robin Hubble on Mar, 2020

My go to track close to home when i feel like a walk, always nice along the dam early in the morning.

Bearski79 on 26 Jan, 2020

Did this walk today with our two 7 year olds.
Nice easy walk, had to have a few rest stops along the way for the boys as the weather is so hot at the moment..

Pix on 1 Jan, 2020

Nice easy walk if you feel like blowing a few cobwebs away but only have a couple of hours to spare. From Forgan Park to the main walk it's either along the base of the dam wall (ok now as water level low from drought) or along the road (if it's wet). I usually leave out the last approx 1.5km to Forgan Cove (sign posted) and take the track to the left, then the first left again which returns to Forgan Park. Starting from Bullocky Rest that's about a 5km circuit.

Jim Craigen on 20 Dec, 2019

Seen 2 snakes both more than a meter in length. One right next to footpath when we walked past and other was enjoying the sun across the footpath in front of us. It was in no rush to move away... we had to wait

Wessel Appel on 29 Sep, 2019

Very easy and pretty nearly 9klm hike

Chris M on 26 Aug, 2019

Easy peasy. Nice track and a few seats along the way. Plenty of spots to cut through and see the sights at the waters edge. Saw a few green parrots and honey eaters. No koalas this time. Did this as a very slow trail run from bullocky rest to forgans cove and back. 8.8km total.

Nathan Boyce on 23 Jun, 2019

Great walk beside the water, Excellent for endurance training or Trail running.

Maverick on 10 Feb, 2019

Beautiful track. Easy with lots of shade.

Anita Robinson on 9 Feb, 2019

Nice easy walk

Archie on 8 Feb, 2019

Easy walk along a well defined track. Great BBQ and picnic facilities at the Bullocky Rest Day Use Area and Forgan Park. Really nice spot.

Nikkinoo on 27 Jan, 2019

A straight forward trail walk by the lake through the shrub. We packed a picnic and enjoyed it by the water after the walk. Beautiful area!

Nickii & Nouri on 14 Jan, 2019

Nice flat track. Great for easy morning walk. Some of the track was next to road, otherwise nice and peaceful walk.

Helgi on 27 Oct, 2018


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