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This is a great walk through mostly canopied forest that skirts around Enoggera Reservoir. There are some quite steep hills which will be a challenge if you are not very fit, but most of the walk is easy. Glimpses of the reservoir, lots of beautiful trees, the odd encounter with wildlife make for a very enjoyable couple of hours.

It is best to call into the Information Centre at Walk About Creek before starting this walk as they have detailed instructions on navigating the bit of suburb walking required to complete the circuit. It's also useful to have the topographical map as the hike isn't on marked trails - it would be difficult to get lost - but it's possible! If you are doing a circuit then just keep taking Left hand turns if going anti clockwise!

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted

Getting there

Start at Walkabout Creek Information Centre


Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

Follow Reservior Break around the reservoir, see attached GPS for further guidance



Other References


Absolutely beautiful scenery and views of the dam. I went clockwise, and it was a little hard to find the gap in the fence to get through (at the start of the walk). Varied walk, with lots of inclines, logs to climb over etc.. It could be a little better signed, as I got lost a few times about 30min in. Otherwise, great walk! I'm going to go back and try anti-clockwise.

KB on 30 Jun, 2020

A lovely walk. A good range of flat and gentle with a few really steep inclines.
It would be a good idea to have the map with you. There are a few tracks that loop onto themselves turning a 10km walk into a 15km walk.

Louisa on 31 May, 2020

Completed this circuit in an anti clock wise direction. Well people are right, there are some killer hills on this track, but very enjoyable all the same. 2.15 mins

Robert on 18 May, 2020

Beautiful hike early in the morning with the steam rising off the water.

Nadine on 15 May, 2020

Nice walk, some killer hills but that was all part of the variety! incredibly wet as we walked, so 1/2 the track at lake level was underwater. Exciting Creek crossing due to water levels.

AliC on 9 Feb, 2020

nice walk some of the hills were killers

Oliver on 19 Oct, 2019

Started on the Araucaria Track but then moved to the Link Track and did the whole circuit. Ended up being 10.9km...a long dry, warm walk but completed in 2hr 20min. I’m reasonably fit but found some of the hills to be killers...they’re just not nice! The signage is non-existent so you need to regularly refer to a map. I have absolutely no desire to do this one again...

S K on 5 Oct, 2019

We walked the complete circuit as guided by the walkabout discovery centre and it actually was closer to 15klms? But this included the loop that went down to the dam

Lisa B on 3 Jun, 2019

A good walk but the circuit needs better directional signage.

Jessica Parker on 11 May, 2019

Busy on ANZAC day but enjoyable walk with many birds around.

Pi on 25 Apr, 2019

Very nice family walk. Got a little wet and muddy but thats all part of the fun!

Maddy on 25 Apr, 2019

To complete the circuit follow the mountain bike trail that branches from the Araucaria trail. At the end when. You reach the dam you need to skirt around a fence and you should end up at the bus depot. Follow the road up the hill and you should reach the wildlife centre and carpark.

JayWalker on 11 Apr, 2019

A nice walk through the bush and a great track close to town with plenty of hills for building up fitness. Lots of wildlife including Bell birds, Cockatoos, water birds, goannas and if you are lucky/ unlucky, snakes.

Allan on 27 Mar, 2019

Great to be so close to the city and still have so much wildlife. We saw a couple of lace monitors, a forrest kingfisher, several flocks of rufous fantales and heard a catbird and a whip bird or three. The swim at the end was a welcome finish on a warm day.

Sandgroper on 23 Mar, 2019

Great to be so close to the city and still have so much wildlife. We saw a couple of lace monitors, a forrest kingfisher, several flocks of rufous fantales and heard a catbird and a whip bird or three. The swim at the end was a welcome finish on a warm day.

Sandgroper on 23 Mar, 2019

Great Walk rained for half it, took 3.5 hours roughly.

Tammy Mahon on 3 Mar, 2019

Really decent bushwalk, better to be relatively fit before you try and tackle it though. Pop into the info centre beforehand to pick up a map so you can navigate your way through the suburb bit. Also- don’t park on the main road! Even though you see quite a few people parking there it’s illegal and they’ve started booking people for it recently apparently. Drive into the Carpark!

Karla on 17 Feb, 2019

I have ridden this before but decided to walk this time. It’s a really lovely walk beside the dam with a few hills thrown in for good measure

Bobbe on Dec, 2018

To do a loop from the start point, walk counter clockwise until you get to the dam wall. Get around the gate on the bridge, and once you're at the base of the dam facilities, follow the fence around the outside - you will see a path worn into the grass. This will take you to the start of the trail!

SageTreks on 30 Sep, 2018

Tried to do the 10km walk but got confused around the Araucaria track and ended up circuiting back home. Still about 6.5km though.
Nice bush walk alongside the reservoir. Not sure why we haven’t come here before!

Jen on 23 Sep, 2018


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