Amamoor State Forest Lookout

Amamoor State Forest
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This is a shared trail for 4wd , Motorbikes , horse riders and hikers. This one starts opposite the 2nd car park entrance of Amama day-use area. You noticed a gate when looking up, just follow.
Follow the track to the right at the first intersection , then to the left at second intersection , then again keep following to the left. You will hit a rather steep section again full of rocks and gravel leading up to the lookout tower. Notice there's currently no ladder to get into the tower yet still have nice views though.

Lookouts
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Trail Bikes Permitted
Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
353m
Maximum Elevation

Getting there:

Opposite the entrance of 2nd car park of the Amama day use area on Amamoor Creek Rd

Just cross the road and enjoy the steep walk up the hill ;-) , after about 2.5kms follow the road to the right , next intersection down the road steep left and again next intersection follow to left. 

Maps:

Qld Parks yet have added a screenshot of Google maps to the pics. The red line follows the track as noted per Qld Parks pdf. 

Route/Trail notes:

Shared trail with 4WD , Motorbike and horse riders. Couple step section , mainly good surface a few patchses of rock and gravel

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

Qld Parks

GPS Tracks

  • No GPS available for this walk yet.

Comments

I took my partner on this walk twice. First time we got as far as the fork in the dirt road but then turned back. To be honest, the directions we followed from the post we found a little bit confusing. It sounds like a few turns before you reach the tower except it is actually quite a long walk. Having walked to the tower the 2nd time, I can see why it was described that way, but from the description, it didn't seem like a long walk at all. You just need to keep walking and don't take any turns off the main dirt road and just follow it all the way up to you reach the short but steep rocky section of road, just before you get to the top of the mountain. I think we walked for at least 2 hours to get to the tower and a bit quicker returning to the car park. There is quite a bit of uphill ascent, so be prepared to use your legs. Well worth the effort though once you reach the top. Views can be seen of the distinctive 'cone-shaped' peaks of Pomona and Cooroy in the distance. There is a telecommunications mast also at the top. The fire tower itself is probably the least impressive feature about this walk, but still held enough interest for us to attempt a 2nd walk to try and find it

Wayne's Walking Adventures on Jun, 2020

Bushy road with some cows. Not so good view from the top unless you manage to get up in the fire tower which seems to have seen it's best days..

Thomas M on 6 May, 2020

Great walk , nice and fresh amongst the pine trees. Only a couple bikes out making a lil noise , not too bad. Shame the ladder is not there to climb up the look out tower.

J on 9 Jul, 2017

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