A network of more than 35km of tracks and trails includes 7km of purpose-built mountain bike tracks developed in partnership with the Launceston Mountain Bike Club. Bikers and other extreme sport enthusiasts descend on the reserve each May for the annual Icebreaker Multisport Event, a bike-run-kayak challenge which attracts a big field of competitors and supporters.
Visitors seeking a milder adrenalin hit can try cable hang gliding or some target practice with the Paringa Archers. Alternatively they can saddle up for occasional events organised by the Launceston Pony and Riding Club at the dressage arena or the cross country jumps circuit within the reserve.
For walkers, the trail from Aquatic Point to Trevallyn Dam and on to the Hoo Hoo Hut offers great views. The track continues to the historic Duck Reach power station and, if fitness and time permits, some may opt to press on to the Cataract Gorge Reserve and Kings Bridge to enjoy one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks, Duck Reach.
Three main visitor nodes in the reserve (Apex Hut/Aquatic Point, Trevallyn Dam Picnic Area and the Hoo Hoo Hut) have picnic tables, shelters, toilets and barbeques and are popular with families and social groups.