A pleasant circular walk through open and pine forest as well as pockets of rainforest. At around the halfway point, there are a series of lookouts over Somerset Dam to the north and Lake Wivenhoe to the south, with a backdrop of the far mountain ranges.

This area was heavily logged, hence the saw mill at The Gantry and evident by the 'plank' groves on some of the old tree stumps.

Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
No Trail Bikes Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
676m
Total Climb
138m

Getting there:

From the south, travel through Samford Village and Dayboro onto Mt. Mee Road (Tourist Route 29), before turning left onto Sellin Road and into the park (signposted). Park at The Gantry day use area.

From the north, turn off the D'Aguilar Highway at D'Aguilar just north of Woodford onto Neurum Road, turning left onto Stanton Road and right into Rasmussen Road, which leads to the northern entrance of the park. From here, you follow the long twisting 4WD Lovedays Road to The Gantry day use area. Not recommended.

Alternatively, turn off the D'Aguilar Highway at D'aguilar onto Mt. Mee Road, before turning right onto Sellin Road and into the park.

Maps:

None found.

Route/Trail notes:

Walk back across the road from the Gantry and you will see the start of the trail clearly marked.

After 900m, you have the option to take the left fork and travel the trail clockwise out to the lookouts, which is 6km.

Or, take the right fork and the anti-clockwise trail for 7km to the lookouts.

The lookouts are a great place for a breather and lunch.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

The trail criss-crosses 4WD, bike and horse riding tracks, so be carefull. Although illegal, bikes have been known to come along the walking track!

The day use area at The Gantry has toilets, picnic and BBQ facilities as well as a resident number of large guannas. You can also camp at Neurum Creek Camp and have a cooling swim at Rocky Hole.

Although an easy walk, it is a long one for the little ones and would take about  hours, so take plenty of water and treats. 

Comments

We were here last year in August, but ran out of time to do this walk. This time we again camped at Neurum Creek and spent the full day on this trail. Very interesting how the flora changes dramatically from one area to another.
This was a long 13km walk for the two young ones and over the 4 hours it took, there was lots of encouragement needed.
But wow, they did it!

F.A.B (Ferguson.Adventure.Bunnies) on 15 Apr, 2018

Highly recommend this one!!! Beautiful views of Lake Somerset at about 1/2 way. Nice easy walking, finish with a picnic at the Gantry!

Richard Williams on 14 Apr, 2018

Easy trail. Wide padded walk, lots of fire roads and 4x4 intersections.
Well marked out. Good view of Somerset.
Easy one of the kids if they can manage the distance.
Walk in the “bush”

moniqueunique on 2 Apr, 2018

Absolutely loved this walk. There was so much to see, the different vegetation and thriving bird life made it a very enjoyable walk. I will say though it is such a shame that the motorcycle riders don't abide to the signage and stay off the walking tracks. They have done some real damage and made it significantly less pleasant while they were about. Other than this, I enjoyed this walk, nice and easy with a beautiful view at the halfway point.

Nadso on 11 Mar, 2018

Lovely walk, amazing views

Tracy25 on 26 Jan, 2018

The walk was worth the views at the lookout. Easy walk, definitely not a hike. Would start the walk earlier as we completed it during the middle of the day. Quite a lot of nature around so be careful where you step. You can drive the sealed road from the south or the 4WD track from the North. We did both and it was great!!! Will do again in the cooler months.

Kristy-Lee on 18 Jan, 2018

Nice walk, not overly difficult but very hot (over 30 degrees today). Bring lots of water. Nice spot for lunch at the lookout. On a hot day taking my time it took me 4 hours with about 30 mins for lunch and regular breaks.

Julie on 7 Jan, 2018

Lovely walk, and I do mean walk. Though it is a longer "hike" it is still a nice walk. Would make for a good trail run. Gradual elevation change, easy to spot trail markers (they are numbered) and lots of critters on the trail.
The Gantry (where you park) has picnic tables, toilets, and non-potable water.
Beautiful drive there as well

Wanderingfox77 on 6 Dec, 2017

A nice walk - view points provided a good spot for lunch.

Leith on 5 Nov, 2017

First longer walk after my accident.

Linda on 13 Aug, 2017

4WD up to the lookout and exploded the trail and surrounding area. Beautiful spot, stunning for sunset!

courtlalala on 19 Jul, 2017

Beautiful view at the top. Found this a little hard on some of the hills.

Natty on 2 Jul, 2017

Beautiful view at the top. Found this a little hard on some of the hills.

Natty on 2 Jul, 2017

Pleasant 4 hr return loop with some atmospheric mist that unfortunately was mainly
concentrated on the edge of the escarpment blocking any views to the west.

Wig on 20 May, 2017

Pleasant walk through some rainforest. Be careful when crossing the roads, listen out for 4WD's. The track at the moment has a lot of debris on some parts due to bad weather but easy enough to follow. The lookout is definitely worth it. Mt Mee has a lot to offer. Go early and take a trip to Rocky Hole for a great swim afterwards!

Samuel Armstrong on 14 Mar, 2017

Great walk all year around unless it is very hot since it is quite open. Best done when no trail bikers who often do not observe the "no motorcycles allowed" signs, are around. I was with a group of hikers last weekend who almost had one run head long into us on one of these posted sections. Note their rego plates and report them since they tear up the trails and are an accident waiting to happen.

btw there are two ways to do this track, the "relatively flat" and the "not so flat". At the "roundabout" (approx 300m from Picabeen circuit turn off), there is a arrow that points to the right. This is the "relatively flat" option (sign posted 1-13) while going straight will give different "not so flat" option (sign posted 13-1). I've done both and the "not so flat" option is definitely a step above the "relatively flat" option in difficulty.

Keith on 19 Feb, 2017

Not sure how someone said it was mostly flat but it is a lovely walk. We had a couple of stops but did it in two and a half hours. Its worth the drive to Mt Mee to do it.

mrbenno on 28 Jan, 2017

We did this walk on a beautiful Australia Day Morning and it took us 3 hours and 15 minutes including the rest stop at the look out. A really lovely walk although its probably even nicer when the weather isn't so hot. Easy navigation with plenty of signs. There was only one spot where we came out onto the road and didn't see a sign telling us which way to go. We headed up the hill on the left and very quickly found the sign indicating the road crossing and which way to go. Lovely walk and we only saw one other couple the whole morning.

Bobbe on 26 Jan, 2017

Nice walk, mostly flat. Don't expect a grand "lookout", we found a better view just up the path. Took 3 hours in total, only stopped for 5min at the lookout and a couple of times throughout the trail. The path is clear but keep an eye out for signage posts, of you're looking down you migjt miss them. Great way to spend a Sunday morning!

Hannah Stanley on 11 Dec, 2016

Easy walk. Done in just over 2 hrs. Lovely view for not a lot of effort.

Charifaith on 9 Nov, 2016

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