There are four trails that wind through the research forest. They are colour coded so you won't get lost once you start your journey. The shortest trail is the Red trail which is 1.4km in length and takes approximately 45 minutes to walk. Next come the Green and Yellow trails which are 2.4km and 3.2km in length. The Green trail takes 1.2 hours to complete, while the Yellow trail takes 1.5 hours. The Blue Trail is the longest trail stretching 6.5km and taking 3 hours to walk. Each trail has a loop design so they all begin and end near the forest gates.
As the Forest's primary use is research, the environment must be protected and the wildlife must not be disturbed. To ensure this, no bikes, dogs, or horses are permitted on the trails. However, anybody interested in exploring this spectacular forest on foot is welcome to. Some trails that run through the forest are also wheelchair accessible. Malcolm Knapp Research Forest website