Brian Burke Reserve / House Mountain (Samford)

Queensland
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Moderate climb on well defined vehicle track. Some good views over Samford Valley toward Mt Nebo. Traverses up ridge line enjoying any breeze that's going, also making it a reasonable summer walk/climb, if there's a decent breeze. Very accessible from Brisbane.

380m
Maximum Elevation
280m
Total Climb

Getting there

Park at western end of Woodview St, west of Samford Dayboro Rd.

Maps

https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/uploadedFiles/moretonbay/living/recreational-trail/Samford-valley-trail-map.pdf

Start point:

https://goo.gl/maps/EEiBHTPfWbo

https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/27%C2%B021'18.7%22S+152%C2%B052'16.5%22E/@-27.355202,152.8691872,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!1m7!3m6!1s0x6b91550bc294cde7:0x502a35af3de97b0!2sSamford+Valley+QLD+4520!3b1!8m2!3d-27.3711734!4d152.8676421!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d-27.355202!4d152.8712532!5m1!1e4

Route/Trail notes

A moderate climb on well formed vehicle track, running west from the western end of Woodview St.

There are several climb sections punctuated by level sections.

There are a couple of options for the first climb from the road. There's a map on a sign just in from the Woodview St entrance.

Permits/Costs

None required.

Other References

 

GPS Tracks

  • No GPS available for this walk yet.

Comments

Despite what others may say, I reckon the western section is a leg burner. A good walk in the early morning; plenty of birds; the occasional wallaby.

dennis round on 15 Aug, 2021

I would personally rate this as a medium, not a hard: the walk is entirely along fire trails with the majority of the walk at a comparatively easy incline, although some sections can prove to be steeper.

Towards the start of the walk the trails branch multiple times. Each major junction is marked by a sign with a map, however, and as best as I could tell it appeared that almost every branch eventually connected back to the main feeder trail that runs to the top of the mountain, so being careful with navigation is not required. If in doubt just remain on the main fire trail by staying to the left of each fork. It should be noted that those who want to push themselves with some steeper tracks can explore some of the more interesting trails jutting off here. Some are much more rugged and offer a higher level of intensity.

After linking back up with the main fire trail the track continues along the ridge line at a relatively easy gradient (with one or two steeper sections) until you reach the peak. Small sections of view can be glimpsed but no panorama. The fire trail continues on about another 150m after which there is a gate delineating private property.

Return down the same way.

MDWL on 6 Nov, 2020

Taking the turn to the right, at the first sign, leads to two tracks, each with pretty steep slopes, which will increase the heart rate. They join up and then join the "left" track. The "left" track is longer but easier.

dennis round on 5 Oct, 2020

Nice cruisy walk up the mountain via the firetrails. There are a series of maps along the way, which is handy because at the start it's a bit of a labyrinth - sort of like Spring Mountain. Like others have said there are some partial views through the trees but I would probably leave your camera at home.

Vonsnrub on 28 Jul, 2020

No real view to speak of, a decent walk, very quiet.

alexthepepper on 27 Apr, 2019

It is a strenuous walk in the way up though there are flat sections so it’s not too bad. Parts of the path are a bit stoned so care is needed. The only view really was through the trees though if you look back not too far from the top you get a bit of a view from there though it’s not over the Samford Valley.

Ian and Sue on 6 Apr, 2019

Enjoyable walk. Some steep sections, though brief. Good x-training hike.

Wade on 17 Jul, 2018

Lovely Christmas eve hike on a well-defined track. :) Parked at the end of Woodview St. Doing the Maragani Ct leg adds a steep descent/ascent to the walk.

JP on 23 Dec, 2017

Great hike. Friday 01/12/2017

Maverick on 1 Dec, 2017

The signs say high level of fitness required and are accirate. Our 8 an 10 yaer ols struggled with this walk

Jason on 22 Oct, 2017

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