Greenes Falls

Maiala picnic area

The Greenes Falls walking track passes over rainforest pools and ends at a lookout above Greenes Falls. The Greenes Falls walking track is an extra 2.2 km (return) walk branching off the Rainforest circuit. Be prepared for an uphill walk on the return trip. Parking is available at Maiala car park.

Waterfalls
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest

Getting there

At the lower end of the bottom carpark of the Maiala picnic ground. The Maiala Picnic Ground is on Mt Glorious Rd near the intersection with Browns Rd and is well signposted. The Picnic Ground has modern and clean toilets at the top of the picnic area (but are not well stocked !!). 

Route/Trail notes

With a boardwalk this track is very easy.

 

Comments

This is a great walk, lots of boardwalks, beautiful location. Would be awesome just after rain to see the water flowing. We added the Rainforest Circuit, Cypress Grove Track and the Westside Track to complete just over 10km.

S K on 14 Aug, 2019

Loved this walk - some magnificent trees, avid birdlife (but you may not see them) and a true nature sound. We added the Rainforest Circuit, Cypress Grove Track and the Westside Track to complete just over 10km. It would be better if people didn’t speak loudly - the sound of the forest is beautiful.

Anoogle on 14 Aug, 2019

Easy quiet and relaxing .. lovely plant life and animals

Geoff on 7 Aug, 2019

Nice walk, however don’t visit to see the Falls

James Watkins on 11 Jul, 2019

Great walk with lots of wallabies. Busy track so go early to avoid crowds

Eloise O on Jul, 2019

Easy, interesting walk with young children. Falls were underwhelming for the young ones as they weren't allowed to scramble down to get a better look. Completed the rainforest circuit on the return. Walking time was just under 2hrs with 1 adult, a 6yr old & a 3yr old (needed a piggyback for the last 1.5km.

Anonymous on Jul, 2019

Done this walk multiple times. Can get very muddy and lots of leeches in wet weather. Beautiful rainforest the whole way to the top of the falls. I do recommend doing the scramble down to the bottom of the falls, especially after long heavy rain (its when the falls are the best). Great spot if you are into mycology with bioluminescent fungi glowing at night (you will need a torch to navigate through the dense rainforest)

Kelly Stardust on Jun, 2019

Super easy walk. Was quite dry despite the rain, no mud or bogginess so no need for hiking shoes. I just went with my runners. The falls were also pretty dry but still pretty great. Try and scramble down if you can! Lots of pademelons and cool fungi :)

Rasy on 12 May, 2019

Easy walk with the toddler. Spotted a Wallabie

Mel on 5 May, 2019

Lovely dense forest trail to the falls, a wonderful rain hike if you can deal with endless leeches when it's wet.

Angus Small on 17 Mar, 2019

Hot Summers day in Brisbane, but it was nice and cool up in the rainforest! Cute resident chickens wandering the picnic area too.

Karla on 28 Jan, 2019

all in all pretty easy walk. only took about 40 minutes each way but we deviated on the way back and did the rainforest circuit. saw lots of pademelons and heard an owl. not much water as no rain but was a nice walk. 2 adults and a 13 year old

The Johnstons on 20 Jan, 2019

Fantastic walk. Well worth it. Did it with my 5yo son in 2.5hrs.

Josh on 31 Dec, 2018

Brilliant walk, was really wet when we did it and had leaches galore all over our legs and shoes.
Was an easy walk got the heart going on the incline on the way back, at least we got to see the falls flowing.

Stuart Crichton on 18 Dec, 2018

Amazing and easy walk through the forest! Pretty much all shaded. Spotted few bird, paddy mellon and a tiny bush rat.

Ella on 22 Sep, 2018

Walked it lots of times. great escape from summer heat, as temperature there is 5-7 degrees cooler.

Tatters on 20 May, 2018

Very busy walk on a Sunday. Was not expecting to see much wildlife due to the noise from other walkers but was amazed to encounter a python sunning herself on a log.

Easy walk really, with a bit of uphill walking on the way back. We diverted back via Rainforest Circuit for a few extra things to see. Was quite lovely.

eiscaer on 13 May, 2018

A nice little well maintained track that leads to the top of a small waterfall. Spotted some wildlife on the way such as a Pademelon and a small mouselike marsupial. Perfect walk for my pregnant wife and two year old daughter.

Andy Seward on 5 May, 2018

Car park overflowing with cars as Public Holiday. Recent rain left the track very boggy and was slippery in some places but was still enjoyed by all in the group. 5yr old son did walk easily. Falls flowing at end of walk.

RoosterDan on 2 Apr, 2018

Arrival: 10am on Sunday (Public Holiday), Carpark around 50% full. Weather: Cloudy morning but local rain past 3 days.
Track: Begins on the 'Rainforest Circuit Track'. From the Car park, maybe 100m from the car park, keep left at the first fork (clockwise direction). After 700m cross the service road to start the 'Greenes Falls Return'. A mix of natural bush track, boardwalk, stone/timber steps. Due to the recent rainfall there were some areas where the track was quite muddy. Hiking Poles were quite useful in these areas. Plenty of Tall Tree Specimens and Funghi to entice young ones and city-bound wanderers. Upon completion of the Greene Falls Return, the 1.2km leg of the Rain Forest Circuit is a steeper, but worth the effort. Relatively accessible to younger ones (>7yo).
Photography: Aperture Priority worked well under canopy. ISO 1000 & F1.8 worked well on the day.
Equipment: On a dry day, runners should be fine. Unfortunately, being damp/muddy - Hiking Boots/Shoes were clearly outperforming runners (or the numerous thongs seen on the track!!). This was a moderately used track, but many wanderers appeared to be carrying nothing more than car keys and wallet.

Social@K2MountainGear.Com on 1 Apr, 2018

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