Before you go
- Ensure you have appropriate shoes and clothing and carry a first aid kit, water and food.
- Mobile coverage is limited or non existent in many bush areas around Coffs. Carry a printed map and download topographical maps on your phone before you leave home. Notify someone of your trip intentions. A PLB (personal locator beacon) is advised.
- Check the weather forecast, tides (coastal) and river heights. Weather conditions may make many trails too slippery to use safely. Tides and river heights may make some areas inaccessible.
- Check fire danger ratings and any active bush fire alerts. Stay out of parks and forest if there is a fire ban, or if there is an active fire.
- Check national park alerts or forest service alerts. Do not enter closed areas as fines apply, hazards may make it unsafe for you and your insurance policies will be voided, and ecologically you may be making the situation for the environment worse.
For all trails, check if dogs are allowed with councils and observe signage as rules change and information on this site may not be accurate.
Walks labelled dog-friendly require dogs to be on-leash. Some walks may have beaches that are off-leash. Where a dog is not permitted on a short section of a walk, adjust your route – for example go around Jetty beach.
Dogs are allowed in NSW State Forests under control, but not in National Parks or nature reserves. Look out for notices for wild dog baiting and fox baiting.
Take water and a bowl for your dog, and bags to pick up after them. Check your dog for ticks after a walk.
Do not let your dog disturb wildlife or chase shorebirds. Be mindful of other users of trails when you have a dog with you, including children, mountain bike and motorcycle riders, 4WDs, and horse riders.
Information on how we have graded trails.