Bullocky Rest to Forgan Cove Loop

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Bullocky Rest is a peninsular stretching out into lake Samsonvale. Being surrounded by water on three sides and with plenty of shade trees.

Start at either Bullocky Rest or Forgan Cove (the new watercraft launch area).

Picnic Facilities
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Park at Bullocky Rest Day Use Area off Forgan Rd, Joyner QLD


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Route/Trail notes

The walk is clearly signed see attached GPS for further guidance



Other References

Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland (ISBN 9780646946092) p78

GPS Tracks


Delightful walk with lots of birds to photograph. Walking the edge of water is always peaceful

Gaynor Robin Hubble on Mar, 2020

My go to track close to home when i feel like a walk, always nice along the dam early in the morning.

Bearski79 on 26 Jan, 2020

Did this walk today with our two 7 year olds.
Nice easy walk, had to have a few rest stops along the way for the boys as the weather is so hot at the moment..

Pix on 1 Jan, 2020

Nice easy walk if you feel like blowing a few cobwebs away but only have a couple of hours to spare. From Forgan Park to the main walk it's either along the base of the dam wall (ok now as water level low from drought) or along the road (if it's wet). I usually leave out the last approx 1.5km to Forgan Cove (sign posted) and take the track to the left, then the first left again which returns to Forgan Park. Starting from Bullocky Rest that's about a 5km circuit.

Jim Craigen on 20 Dec, 2019

Seen 2 snakes both more than a meter in length. One right next to footpath when we walked past and other was enjoying the sun across the footpath in front of us. It was in no rush to move away... we had to wait

Wessel Appel on 29 Sep, 2019

Very easy and pretty nearly 9klm hike

Chris M on 26 Aug, 2019

Easy peasy. Nice track and a few seats along the way. Plenty of spots to cut through and see the sights at the waters edge. Saw a few green parrots and honey eaters. No koalas this time. Did this as a very slow trail run from bullocky rest to forgans cove and back. 8.8km total.

Nathan Boyce on 23 Jun, 2019

Great walk beside the water, Excellent for endurance training or Trail running.

Maverick on 10 Feb, 2019

Beautiful track. Easy with lots of shade.

Anita Robinson on 9 Feb, 2019

Nice easy walk

Archie on 8 Feb, 2019

Easy walk along a well defined track. Great BBQ and picnic facilities at the Bullocky Rest Day Use Area and Forgan Park. Really nice spot.

Nikkinoo on 27 Jan, 2019

A straight forward trail walk by the lake through the shrub. We packed a picnic and enjoyed it by the water after the walk. Beautiful area!

Nickii & Nouri on 14 Jan, 2019

Nice flat track. Great for easy morning walk. Some of the track was next to road, otherwise nice and peaceful walk.

Helgi on 27 Oct, 2018

Beautiful views of the lake and a wide track great for jogging and walking and close to home.

Coopsy on 11 Aug, 2018

Hi, just did the walk with the gremlins. The waterline has increased so follow the fire trail instead of the waterline otherwise vegetation will be damaged. Lots of birds both aquatic and bush. Sighted eastern honey eaters, pied wagtails, yellow robins, finches, black swans, migratory ducks, cobalt water hens, magpies, pied Maggie larks, butterflies and lizards. No koalas, only drop bears! Cheers lovely trail. Little guys did it in 2.5 hours.

Dw on 16 Jun, 2018

Wide track. Spotted a koala. It was a 6.8km loop for us.

The Pages and co on 10 Feb, 2018

Great place to go for a family picnic. The track was a little hard to follow as there was none, but managed to make my way around the lake by connecting the few paths and walking along the road in a few sections.

Jodii on 4 Nov, 2017

Nice n easy

Linda on 27 Aug, 2017

Lovely walk. We got a bit confused when we reached Forgans Park after half a km and the path seemed to disappear. However a rough track picks up at the other side of the park that follows the bottom of a rock wall. At the other end of the wall signage picks up again. I'm not sure if we missed something but the sign says 4.2km to Forgans Cove one way and we didn't see signage for a loop. There were a couple of side tracks however that we didn't take. The return walk took us one hour 50 minutes.

Ian and Sue on 25 Apr, 2017

An easy walk with some nice lake views. Good for a cool afternoon.

rob.bushman on 4 Feb, 2017


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