Powerful Owl Circuit

Mt. Cootha
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Started at the Silky Oak picnic area so began with the relatively steep incline, definitely gets the blood pumping. After you reach the top it's a fairly smooth walk to the finish. Well defined and wide track.

boots_n_all on 1 Mar, 2020

Good track to do. Be prepared for hills and some loose stones but otherwise a great track to include in a circuit.

Anoogle on 20 Jul, 2019

Completed this as track part of a 9km circuit - started with the Litchfield track, then the Ghost Hole Track, Powerful Owl Trail, Hovea Track and the Summit Track.

S K on 20 Jul, 2019

Great walking right in our city

drewmac on 28 Oct, 2017

This is a very steep trail at the beginning which makes for a great heart starter but overall it's not a very long walk and it was easily completed in 45 mins without pushing hard. A nice short walk if you don't have much time but want a bit of outdoor exercise.

Bobbe on 29 Jan, 2017

Steep section is great for training

Kay on 2 Jul, 2016

Connected to this track via the Eugenia circuit and found another track leading down to the Slaughter Falls picnic area.

Michael Martin on Jul, 2015

i ride up it very good walk

Max Hobson on 5 May, 2015

It's a good work out but not as interesting as Simpson's Falls

Kristian on 15 Mar, 2015

This was a good walk for pack training. We branched off just before the Channel 9 Station and returned to the car park via the Simpsons Falls track. Not much scenery but we spotted a few pale headed rosellas.

Alice on 15 Feb, 2015

Not a very scenic route. Follows 4X4 fire management trail up ridgeline towards Channel 9 tower before branching left and returning to carpark. Reasonably steep in places.

Grumps on 3 Feb, 2014

There are better tracks on Mt Coot-tha

Thom on 18 Oct, 2012

Another of my regular walks

asterope on 2011

A great walk.

Laurence Hallam on 2 Aug, 2010

From the carpark the walk doesn't seem all that bad until you round the first corner approx 50m in then the walk becomes incredibly steep. At this point have a little rest a mouthful of water and just tackle it.
When you get to the top there is a little green walking track marker post turn left here. Don't follow the track straight ahead. Around 500-700m there is a slight track leading to the right where an old tree has fallen down. It is a good little lookout.
When back on track keep following track to the left. The numerous track shooting off to the right go down to JC Slaughter Falls area.
Soon you reach a second high point and then the track starts to drop steeply following this down will take you back to the park approx 100m from the carpark its a short walk back to the carpark.


Boris Zoubakin on 15 Jul, 2010


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