A pleasant walk through open forest, pine forest and pockets of rainforest. A lookout over Somerset dam is halfway. Parts of the trail cross the main driving/biking/horse riding tracks so be careful.

Getting there

Travel through Samford and Dayboro then follow Mount Mee Road (tourist route number 29) and Sellin Road into the park. From the north, turn off the D'Aguilar Highway at D'Aguilar, south of Woodford, and follow Neurum Road as far as Stanton Road, before turning right and right again into Rassmussen Road which leads to the northern entrance of the Reserve.

Route/Trail notes

Track is clearly marked. At the 7km mark there is a nice view of the Somerset and Wivenhoe dams. Great place for lunch. Nice walk for first timers. It does cross a few roads so be careful of 4x4s, motor bikes and horses.

Comments

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

After reading the comments on here I was expecting a mostly flat walk with a few steep hills. Nope. It's mostly uphill! We ran the downhills and flats but the majority of it is uphill. The scenery is fabulous: the rainforest section a bit slippery after rain, the pine forest section a nice change from the walks I've done previously, and the eucalypt section much more beautiful than I expected (epic trees!) We did it in 2hr 20 plus about a 10 min break at the lookout.

sarasvati on 17 Jul, 2016

Lovely walk. Took us 3 hours including a short stop at the lookout. A few steep sections but the rest is relatively flat.

Jasmine on 10 Jul, 2016

Lookouts are spectacular considering there is very little effort (elevation) to get there.

Steve on 26 Apr, 2016

Awesome walk, few nice hills nothing too steep though. Excellent views at the half way point. Great walk took 3hrs 50 minutes got a wee bit of a sweat up.

Stuart on 1 Apr, 2016

easy walk, some steep parts. Nice view at 7km point.
second part a bit harder because of fallen trees. did it in 2.15 hours incl. a break at the viewing point

andre on 5 Feb, 2016

Really fun longer walk. Lots of differing scenery and a couple of great lookouts. Be careful of ticks as my partner found one on my neck towards the end!

Amelia Stevens on 1 Jan, 2016

Great walk, nice drive up there too. Stunning views and easy going.

ceej18 on Jan, 2016

Enjoyed the walk. But unfortunately I lost my car keys. I searched 8km of the track with no success. With no mobile reception and then eventually a flat phone battery, a nice couple and their child postponed there walk until the next day in order to drive us back to Dayboro - where we got a friend to pick us up. The next day, my keys bazzarly turned up on the other side of Brisbane. Thanks to everyone who helped us get home and/or found the keys.

You should always keep your stuff safe. But especially when walking this track - because there is next to no mobile coverage.

Dave on 3 Oct, 2015

Great walk but started way too late in the day. We only began walking at 11am and although it only took us 3 hours to complete, the heat was intense and caused some exhaustion. Beautiful view from the lookout and loved walking through the different ecosystems.

totally_dramatic1 on Oct, 2015

Easy walk, about 2 1/2 hours at a steady pace. Great view at the lookout

Brent Goreham on 13 Sep, 2015

Completed this walk in 2hrs and 45mins. It was a very scenic walk with contrast in flora, ranging from pine trees to native trees. Recommend camelback water supply for this walk. Also recommend doing walk before midday. Didn't see any snakes or spiders. However did spot an echidna. Somerset lookout was great and rewarding. Take some food for energy at that point.

Anthony & AMG on 11 Jul, 2015

Very enjoyable walk although it took us close to 5h to finish (at a leisurely pace stopping frequently to look at wildlife/plants). After heavy rain some of the creek crossings were a bit tricky and parts of the track were very overgrown.

rheia on 4 Apr, 2015

Beautiful walk, nice and cool as mostly shaded. Stunning veiw at the look out. Completed it in 3 hours including the lookout stop

Kate on 10 Jan, 2015

Very nice. Saw some banksia flowers.

Philadelphia on 2015

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