Mt Petrie - Belmont Hill

Brisbane City council local walks
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A short but steep walk from Prout Rd to the back of the Belmont Hill water tank

Lookouts
Bird Watching
Scrambling or Climbing
Cycling Permitted
180m
Maximum Elevation
100m
Total Climb

Getting there

Park at the end of Prout Rd (near #148)

Maps

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Route/Trail notes

Park at the end of the street and walk through the council gate and follow the paved road. The road eventually becomes gravel and you walk north.

Climb over the vehicle access gate and continue to the top of the first hill. You can get glimpses of Tingalpa Dam to the east.

From here you decend to the north west (careful, its a bit scrabbley) - once you get to the bottom you start to climb the second (taller) part of the mountain.

The elevation reaches approx 180 metres near the radio tower (pass this on your left). There is a 2.5m high survey marker on the path, continue around this and follow the track to the end where the water tank is. From here you can get views over Carindale to the CBD.

DON'T WANDER OFF THE TRACKS AS THERE ARE ACTIVE RIFLE RANGES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RESERVE

Permits/Costs

No cost

Interesting fact

In February 1942 a Qantas de Havilland 86 plane, VH-USE "Sydney" crashed into the mountain killing all 9 people on board (source: wikipedia)

GPS Tracks

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Comments

A bit confusing, lots of small scrambly tracks leading off the main track. Nice walk though.

Guy on 10 Jan, 2021

Go early - it gets hot quickly up here.

Some of the track between the first and second peaks is quite scrabbley - a hiking pole is a good idea

Remy on 11 Dec, 2019

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