This page provides information on Wamboin’s network of ‘greenways’, public access trails that are ideal for trail running or walking. Please stick to the trails as they are bounded by, or close to, private property. The page also provides information on all major public entrances to Kowen Forest.
Map of forested Crown Land off Bingley Way (enter opposite 241 Bingley Way).
Map of Entrances to Kowen Forest
A = Bingley Way entrance – opposite 241 Bingley Way – familiar to Kowen Trail Run participants. There is a car park at the Community Hall or you may wish to park on the side of the road closer to the dirt road entrance (1.3 km from the Community Hall). Referring to the map of forested land off Bingley Way (above), the main entrance to Kowen Forest is at the intersection of the Saddle, CSIRO and Fence line trails. There is also an entrance at the top of Poppet Hill next to the mobile tower (towards the end of the Fence Line Trail, close to where it meets the Gold Rush Tail).
B = Cooper Rd entrance. Adjacent to 30 Cooper Road. Limited parking at gate.
C = Sutton Rd main entrance (Seven Mile Road). There is limited parking at the gate but additional parking 100 metres north of the gate, before the Norton Rd intersection. For more info, click here.
D = Sutton Rd mid-way. Limited parking just off the side of the road.
E = Kowen Rd main entrance. Off Sutton Road. Limited parking at gate. For more info, click here.
F = Molonglo Gorge entrance. Off Sutton Road. Car Park with Toilet and children’s playground. For more info, click here.
G = Off Ridgeway entrance. Off Kings Hwy. Limited parking at gate.
H = Glenburn Heritage Walk entrance. Off Kings Highway. Car park. For more info, click here.
I = Sparrow Hill entrance. Old Kings Highway West. Car park with toilet (some 200 metres from car park towards Sparrow Hill). For more info, click here.
J = Old Kings Highway East entrance. Car park.
K = Off the Defence roundabout entrance. Kings Highway. Limited parking at gate.
L = Opposite Brooks Hill Reserve entrance. Kings Highway. Limited parking at gate. For more info, click here.
One quick and easy way to explore Kowen Forest is to run the various Kowen Trail Run courses. We have a marathon course, two half marathon courses and two 12 km courses for you to sample. Simply email us via the contact tab and request the GPX for the course of your choice and we will email it to you.
GPX files are a navigation tool used by modern sports watches that notify you if you happen to stray from the selected course. Uploading GPX files to your sports watch is easy and there are tutorials available on the web for each of the major brands of sport watch.