Are you looking for a great way to tire the kids out and have some family fun? Grab their bikes, trikes or scooters and pop down to one of these great local parks with tracks for riding. Kids can learn new tricks (maybe it’s time to take those training wheels off?) and go for a spin, while you sit back with a watchful eye. Take your pick from these great local options! Here’s the best bike paths around Sydney’s North Shore.
Take a look at the links below to check out some of our favourite bike paths. We’ve sorted them by Local Government Area, so you can find the ones nearby to explore first!
North Sydney Council
Lane Cove Council
- Bales Park, Chatswood
- Artarmon Reserve, Artarmon
- Willoughby Park, Willoughby
- Hallstrom Park, Willoughby
- Castle Cove Park, Castle Cove
- Naremburn Park, Naremburn
- Queen Elizabeth Reserve, West Lindfield
- Greengate Park, Killara
- Koola Park, East Killara
- Darnley Oval, Gordon
- St Ives Showground, St Ives
- Putarri Reserve, St Ives
- Balmaringa Reserve, South Turramurra
- Bicentennial Park Bike Track, West Pymble
- Cameron Park, Turramurra
- Golden Jubilee Field, North Wahroonga
- Wahroonga Park, Wahroonga
Hornsby Shire Council
- Storey Park, Asquith
- Mills Park, Asquith
- Appletree Park, Cherrybrook
- Fagan Park, Hornsby
- Rofe Park, Hornsby Heights
- Ruddock Park, Westleigh
Northern Beaches Council
- Terrey Hills BMX Bike Track
- Manly to Queenscliff Esplanade
- Passmore Reserve, Manly Vale
- Narrabeen Lagoon Trail
- Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale
Bike paths on the Lower North Shore
1. Balmoral Oval, Balmoral
The Esplanade, Balmoral
With stunning water views, the oval at Balmoral is a lovely spot for bike riding. There is a bicycle/walking track as well as play equipment, seating, two playing fields, nearby car park (fees apply), kiosk, bushland reserve, and fitness circuit. Make a day of it, and grab some take-away fish & chips for lunch!
‘Balmoral Oval next to The Scout Hall also has a track right around it which is great for kids to scooter around‘ – Alissa.
2. Clifton Gardens Reserve, Mosman
Morella Rd, Mosman
Kids can scooter and ride around with great beachfront views. There is a shaded playground right next to the beach along with picnic shelters and BBQs to make a day of it.
3. North Brightmore Reserve, Cremorne
Young Street, Cremorne
Brightmore Reserve is a great spot for children to learn how to get about on wheels. The trike path also teaches kids basic road safety sills, with roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and road signs. The reserve is flat, and there is lots of open green space with picnic tables. It’s opposite Primrose Park, on the foreshores of Willoughby Bay.
‘The one at the end of Young Street Neutral Bay, Brightmore Reserve has a lovely bike/scooter track with crossings etc it’s very sweet! It’s a lovely little spot It has a car park and a lovely big grass area also! My little one is only 9 months but I use to live near it before moving to Mosman and I will be sure to visit it when she is older!‘ – Alissa.
4. Tunks Park, Cammeray
Brothers Avenue, Cammeray
The bike/scooter path at Tunks stretches back from the harbour for about a kilometre and leads you past little caves, climbing rocks and small (toddler friendly) bush walks. The playground has some great features too with plenty for toddlers and older kids. There are toilets mid-way along the path.
5. Naremburn Park, Naremburn
Park Road, Naremburn
Naremburn Park is a great spot for a bike, scooter or trike. There is a loop path around the playground, which features a sand pit and water play pump. It’s a great spot for a picnic, with BBQ, park benches and toilets too.
6. Castle Cove Park, Castle Cove
36 Holly St, Castle Cove
This is a fully fenced park, which is located next to a sports oval. Kids can enjoy the slide, swings & other equipment.
7. Blackman Park, Lane Cove West
Lloyd Rees Drive (off Wood Street), Lane Cove West
A lovely bike track suitable for little kids starts at the younger play equipment and leads off on a circuit through the bush that will appeal to more confident 5–10 year old bike riders.
8. Bales Park
Stanley Street, Chatswood
The playground at Bales Park features a bike track, train, sandpit, dual slide, swings, climbing frame and spinner. It’s a great spot for little children to learn to ride.
‘It has a footpath ring around the playground, the kids all chase it each other round. DS 3 loves it’ – Angela.
9. Willoughby Park, Willoughby
McClelland Street, Willoughby
At Willoughby Park, there is a wide, smooth shared use path for walking, jogging, cycling and skating around the main oval, and there are also lots of pathways around the playground too.
‘Willoughby Park (in East Willoughby) is also a fave. Lots of pathways around the playground but even better, a bike path that circles the oval.’ – Tansi
10. Hallstrom Park, Willoughby
Small Street, Willoughby
Hallstrom Park features a continuous accessible path (flat to gently undulating) that links the playground elements. The playground features a mound slide (no steps), sandpit and water pump.
‘Hallstrom Park is perfect for a 3 year old! It has a scooter/bike path with mini road signs, a playground and oval. It’s in Small Street‘ – Dimity.
‘It has a playground and little bike track with road signs and markings. The Incinerator Cafe is next door, as well plus a big long track that goes from Willoughby to Cammeray – good for the big kids.’ – Anneke.
11. Artarmon Reserve
Burra Road, Artarmon
From the gates of the lower playground, head left onto the bike/pedestrian path, otherwise known as Cordia Way (or the Artarmon Link Path) which runs from Artarmon Reserve to Shepherd Road. It’s a great long ride for an adventure! Find out more about Artarmon Reserve.
Bike paths on the Upper North Shore
12. Queen Elizabeth Reserve
Bradfield Road, West Lindfield
This is a great family facility with four tennis courts, soccer field, half-court basketball, BBQ, dog off-leash park and playground with cycle path.
13. Greengate Park, Killara
Bruce Avenue, Killara
The park at Bruce Avenue in Killara (right near the train line), features a great open green area with a path around the perimeter. It’s brand new, and the playground is fantastic too. Just make sure you go to the loo before you leave home, as there are no toilets!
14. Koola Park, East Killara
Koola Avenue, East Killara
Koala Oval reopened in late 2016 after extensive upgrade – new fetching, circuit training, lighting and a path the whole way around the oval.
15. Darnley Oval, Gordon
Mount Ida Street, Gordon
Kids can enjoy a synthetic wicket, soccer fields and playground with junior cycle track and flying fox, all in a beautiful, secluded bushland setting.
16. St Ives Showground, St Ives
450 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives
You can enjoy a full day out at St Ives Showground. Kids can bike or scooter along the path that winds around, stopping at the playground for a break. There are also plenty of picnic spots to enjoy a bite to eat, and a new cafe too.
17. Putarri Reserve, St Ives
Putarri Reserve, St Ives
There’s a huge grassed area in the middle of the playground, which is the perfect spot to set up a picnic (exactly what we did). Around this grassed area is the looped bike track, so it’s nice and accessible and easy to keep an eye on the kids while they cycle/ride around. Read our Putarri Reserve review here.
18. Balmaringa Reserve, South Turramurra
Corner Balmaringa Avenue and Auluba Road, South Turramurra
Located behind the shops at South Turramurra, Balmaringa Reserve is a lovely playground with a concrete bike path around the perimeter. It’s completely enclosed, giving parents peace of mind, and also 30 seconds walk from decent coffee at the bakery. You can read our review for Balmaringa Reserve here.
19. Cameron Park, Turramurra
Corner Eastern Road and Gilroy Road, Turramurra
The newly expanded Cameron Park features open grassy areas, plentiful shade from trees, a multipurpose paved area with outdoor table tennis table and picnic facilities, a self-cleaning, accessible public toilet, as well as brand new seating, fencing, pathways and lighting. There is a great track than runs around the play equipment where kids can ride and scooter along.
20. Bicentennial Park Bike Track, West Pymble
Prince Of Wales Dr, West Pymble
Bicentennial Park is home to Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre and West Pymble Bowling and Sports Club. It’s also the perfect spot for a family picnic with BBQ facilities, walking/cycling tracks and fenced playground.
21. Golden Jubilee Field, North Wahroonga
Corner Westbrook Avenue & Esk Street, North Wahroonga
Golden Jubilee Field sits on a ridge overlooking Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The bike park consists of three areas – there is an 800 metre single track that goes up and down the hill, a skill development area where riders can improve their off-road skills on rocks and wooden surfaces, and pump tracks with various degrees of challenge! Take your dog along, as dogs are allowed off-leash in the back field between 1pm and midnight. Find out more about Jubes Mountain Bike Park.
22. Storey Park, Asquith
10 Old Berowra Road, Asquith
There’s a circular path that goes around the new playground at Storey Park. It’s perfect for a little scoot or ride for little ones! Storey Park opened in January 2020 after months of development, and the park features a brand new community centre, a fabulous fully-fenced playground for kids of all ages, plenty of shade and seating, BBQ and picnic area, toilets, baby change room, drinking water and easy parking. Read our Storey Park review.
23. Mills Park, Asquith
Corner of Chelmsford Road & Baldwin Ave, Asquith
Mills Park in Asquith has an oval with a track around it, perfect for riding bikes or running. The park also has a nice playground, tennis courts and plenty of grass to run around.
24. Wahroonga Park, Wahroonga
Corner Coonanbarra Road & Stuart Street, Wahroonga
The playground has something for everyone, making Wahroonga Park one of the best spots on the upper north shore. There’s a large area of grass for picnics, beautifully manicured gardens, nearby toilets and a café across the road. There’s a great bike track around the park that is perfect for all wheels. Just note it’s not fenced off. Read our review of Wahroonga Park here.
25. Fagan Park, Galston
38-48 Arcadia Road, Galston
Fagan Park also has bike tracks for adults and children to ride their bikes, skateboards or just go for a walk or jog. Grassy areas are also plentiful for picnics or a friendly game of footy or soccer. The park is a great spot to walk your dog but they must remain on the lead at all times, and it’s a good idea to bring a water bowl for them, or they can just drink from the drops of the tap. Read our review of Fagan Park here.
26. Rofe Park, Hornsby Heights
Galston Road, Hornsby Heights
There is a 717 metre long concrete bike path that circles the oval at Rofe Park. There are also playgrounds, a tennis court and an off-leash dog area.
27. Ruddock Park, Westleigh
Coral Heath Avenue, Westleigh
Ruddock Park is a great spot to learn to ride a bike. It not only has a kiddy bike path, but a huge pirate-ship themed playground, tennis courts, big grassed area, oval, BBQs, tables and a fenced dog park. Read our review of Ruddock Park here.
28. Appletree Park, Cherrybrook
35 Kanangra Cres, Cherrybrook
One of the biggest attractions of this park is all the natural space available. There’s also so much space around the park. You can grab the table that’s undercover, or bring a picnic rug and spread out on the open grass. There’s a bike path that wraps around, with plenty of open space for playing. Check out our review of Appletree Park in Cherrybrook.
Bike paths on the Northern Beaches
29. Terrey Hills BMX Bike Track
JJ Melbourne Memorial Reserve, Thompson Dr, Terrey Hills
This bike track is for those more experienced riders, and perhaps those seeking a bit of a thrill! Members of the public are welcome to ride the track at other times when there are no club events in progress. Stay tuned to Facebook for the latest updates.
30. Manly to Queenscliff Esplanade
The Esplanade, Manly Beach
If you want a path that is long, flat and has amazing views, then Manly Beach is where you want to head! You can go all the way from Shelly Beach to Queenscliff (if you have the energy), and just soak up that beautiful coastal vibe.
‘There’s nothing quite like being near the ocean, and riding along the beachfront at Manly is such a lovely thing to do. It gets very busy at the weekend, so I prefer to go during the week when it’s much quieter. Magic!‘ – Karen.
31. Passmore Reserve, Manly Vale
Campbell Parade, Manly Vale
The bike circuit at Passmore Reserve is perfect for teaching young children to ride. It loops around the playing fields, past the playground and joins up with the bike track at Nolan Reserve.
32. Narrabeen Lagoon Trail
Lakeshore Dr, Narrabeen NSW
As one of the shining jewels of the northern beaches, the journey around Narrabeen Lagoon will take you through beautiful ecosystems, an abundance of wildlife, cultural heritage and historical icons. Perfect for kids learning to ride!
33. Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale
Mona Street (next to Pittwater High School), Mona Vale
Winnererremy Bay features the well-known Flying Fox Playground, which is quite possibly the biggest and best playground on the Northern Beaches. There is a large open green space overlooking Pittwater, and a great cycleway around the edge. There’s a fabulous kid-friendly nearby cafe, you can take a splash in the harbour, or go for a little walk around the bushland. It’s a stunning spot!
‘Flying Fox is our favourite place to go on the weekend. If we have nothing else on, without a doubt we will choose to go to Winnererremy Bay. It’s got everything you want, and is a beautiful part of Sydney.‘ – Catriona.