Canoe and Kayak Trail

Group of kayakers paddling in the river

The Logan and Albert rivers offer paddlers plenty of great trails to get active on the water and discover our rich history and diverse natural areas.

Whether paddling for exercise, fishing or a fun family cruise, there’s a trail for everyone to explore.

About the rivers

The rivers begin their journeys in the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests on the New South Wales / Queensland border ranges.

They wind down through farmlands, bushland blocks, urban suburbs and tidal flats in Logan.

The Albert joins the Logan around Eagleby and they complete their journey by emptying into Moreton Bay.

These waterways are a rich resource and place of spiritual significance for Traditional Custodians including peoples of the Yuggera and Yugambeh language groups.

They were also important in the establishment and growth of the early European settlements in the region.

Learn more about the history of the rivers, plants and animals the rivers support by exploring the Logan River Trail interpretive signage in our Logan River parks (featured on this trail).

Trails

Download our Logan and Albert Rivers Canoe and Kayak Map (PDF 4.17 MB) and experience the trails today!

For interactive maps and things to see on the river, please visit the Naeus website to dowload their app.

For information on how to access the river using the pontoon entry and exit platforms, please download our Canoe and kayak safety tips for getting in and out of water (PDF 796 KB)

There are many interesting things to discover along each of the trails. Some interesting features include:

Riedel Park

Near the mouth of the Logan River, where fresh water and salt water meet, lay some of the largest stretches of saltmarsh found in South East Queensland. Learn more about this vulnerable area on the Logan River Trail signs at Riedel Park. River access is via the boat ramp.

Skinners Park

Are you a keen angler? Have you ever tried fishing from a canoe or kayak before? Why not ‘drop in a line’ as you paddle along the Canoe and Kayak Trail. The Logan River Trail signs at Skinners Park will help you discover more about the bustling aquatic community that lies beneath the surface. River access is via an entry / exit platform on the pontoon located closest to the boat ramp.

Logan River Parklands

Like Brisbane’s Storey Bridge, the Red Bridge stands strong as a defining landmark of Logan. When it opened in 1931, the Red Bridge provided nearby communities with a reliable and permanent way to cross the Logan River. Paddle under this icon at Logan River Parklands. River access is via an entry / exit platform on the pontoon located closest to the boat ramp.

Alexander Clark Park

As you paddle by this park keep a keen eye out for Koalas. As well as providing habitat for our region’s threatened flora and fauna, this park hosts a great walking track, playground and picnic facilities. River access is via an entry / exit platform on the pontoon located on the southern side of the park.

Riverdale Park

Start at Riverdale Park for a scenic paddle up Slacks Creek where you will encounter a myriad of bird life. Make sure you also check out the extensive walking trails that wind through picturesque Riverdale Park. River access is via an entry / exit platform on the pontoon located within the park.

Federation Drive Reserve

Stop here for a stretch during your paddle and while you’re there, check out the Logan River Trail ‘Welcome to Country’ sign. River access is via the boat ramp.

Larry Storey Park

The sandy beach at this park makes for one of the easiest launching points along the Trail, especially for beginners. The Greater Logan Paddlers Club regularly holds training and come and try sessions from this park. For more information, please visit the Greater Logan Paddlers website. River access is located beside the boat ramp.

Albert River Park

Challenge yourself to paddle one of the longest stretches on the Logan and Albert River Canoe and Kayak Trail between Albert River Park and Skinners Park. During the paddle you will cruise past Eagleby Wetlands, known for having recorded over 200 bird species including 19 of the 24 Australian Raptors. River access is via an entry / exit platform on the pontoon located in the northern portion of the park (closest to Ramu Street).

Safety considerations

When planning your route consider:

  • the paddling experience and fitness level of your group (groups of 3 or 4 are recommended for longer paddle trips)
  • check the weather reports, tide and wind conditions before leaving. Water levels and currents can affect the trip difficulty, it is best to paddle with the tide
  • the condition of your equipment. You should wear properly fitted Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)
  • other water users, look out for boats, jetskis and anglers and paddle close to the shore
  • pack all necessary gear in a waterproof container, including:
    • mobile phone with emergency contacts
    • Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)
    • hat
    • waterproof jacket
    • food and water
    • first aid kit
    • map
    • sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • protect the environment by:
    • taking your rubbish home
    • discarding fishing line appropriately
    • observing plants and animals, don’t disturb them
    • only using designated access points.