Although it is predominantly higher elevation native forest, Micalong State Forest adjoins the large Buccleuch Radiata Pine Plantations to the north. It contains diverse vegetation from montane swamps through to higher elevation eucalypt forest.
Most of Tumut State Forest beside the Tumut township was once a pine plantation although it is now dominated by native species. It is a popular recreational area for Tumut locals and visitors alike.
Close to Tumut these trails cater for both walkers and mountain bike riders of all levels of ability. Wonderful views over the township and the Tumut River valley can be had from parts of the trail network.