The following information is to help you better understand track and trail grading so you choose an activity that is best suited to your skills and abilities.

Bushwalking trail grading

Each walking trail is graded to include information on the gradient (or steepness) of the walk, the quality of the path and signage, presence of steps and level of walking experience required. Each of these factors contribute to the trail’s overall grade.

Mountain biking trail grading

The mountain bike trail grading system considers trail width, trail surface and obstacles, trail gradient and fitness and skill level required to ride the trail. Each of these factors contribute to the trail’s overall grade.

4WD track grading

The 4WD track classification system uses 5 criteria to determine the level of difficulty of a track: terrain and track conditions, vehicle suitability, required recovery equipment, required driver training and experience and weather variations.

Please note, all tracks are classified in dry conditions and will be more difficult in wet conditions.

Horse riding track grading

Trail bike track grading

The trail bike track classification system uses 5 criteria to determine a tracks level of difficulty – terrain and track conditions, motorcycle suitability, required equipment, required rider experience and weather conditions.

All riders should carry a first-aid kit and water, ride with a buddy and wear appropriate protective equipment. Motorcycles must be registered and riders must be licensed.

Page last updated: 16/03/22