Glass House Mountains

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https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/glass-house-mountains/about.html

Hard
18 km return
6 hrs

Beerburrum to Tibrogargan circuit via Soldier Settlers, Trachyte, Tibrogargan loop and Yul-yan-man track

This circuit will take you on all four trails between Beerburrum and Tibrogargan. It starts off easy but the last 5km is the hardest. The reward is an awesome hike!

Medium
13.22 km return
3.75 hrs

Beerburrum to Trachyte and Tibrogragan Circuits

Walk from Beerburrum to the Returned Servicemans memorial Track to Trachyte Circuit to Tibrogargan Circuit to Steve Irwin Way

Medium
12 km
2.25 hrs

Coonowrin Circut (almost)

This track ALMOST makes it around the entire Coonowrin Circut, infact it is only a matter of 385mts that is blocked off by a gate and heaps of Private Property signs.

Easy
800 m return
30 mins

Glass House Mountain Lookout

The lookout is about 10km from the Glass House Mountains township, in Beerburrum West State Forest. It offers panoramic views of the mountain peaks, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Brisbane and Moreton Island. A short walking track starting at the lookout leads you through open scribbly gum forest, down through a wet eucalypt forest gully and returns back to the lookout.

Easy
3.5 km return
90 mins

Mount Beerburrum

A paved but very steep walk leads 700 metres uphill through a small area of rainforest, then winds up through eucalyptus woodland to a fire tower. There is a 360 degree view of the Glass House Mountains and other parts of South East Queensland from the summit. On a clear day, Brisbane CBD is visible too. When descending the fire tower, go down backwards as you would with any ladder, several people have tried to go down forward and had very nasty accidents.

Very Hard
3.6 km return
3 hrs

Mount Beerwah

Best to do this walk early before the heat of the day. From the base it's a steep rock climb/scramble up that seems to go on forever. Once past this initial climb you reach the Organ Pipes. From here it's a moderate walk/scramble to the top. Views are amazing from the summit. Take your time coming down, use your feet and hands to control your descent as it's steep. Take water and some energy food. Approx 3hrs. Great if you like a challenge.

Medium
9.5 km one-way
3 hrs

Mount Beerwah Base

This walk travels along tracks and roads that link to circumnavigate the base of Mour Beerwah. It gives great views of the mountain from different angles and its many faces.

Very Hard
2.9 km return
3 hrs

Mount Beerwah Summit

The highest of the Glasshouse Mountains, the Mt Beerwah summit walk is slightly easier than Mt Tibrogargan but still quite challenging. It has extensive views of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Glasshouse Mountains.

History:
According to Jinibara people’s lore and custom, Beerwah is the ancestral, pregnant mother. As there is nothing more important than a mother giving birth, Jinibara people are taught to respect and protect Mount Beerwah—a deeply spiritual place. Their lore and custom teach them not to climb this mountain out of respect for its great sacredness. Tibrogargan is seen as the father with Ngungun, his faithful dingo, lying at his feet. The mountains around them are their children.

Aboriginal people do not climb these mountains out of spiritual respect to Jinibara and Kabi Kabi peoples. They ask that visitors refrain from climbing them for the same reason.

*** IMPORTANT PLEASE READ*****
PLEASE NOTE- February 2020 Due to the heavy rainfall, this track is currently CLOSED due to the risk of rock slippage.

Very Easy
1.3 km
30 mins

Mount Beerwah Western Boundary

Just a short stroll with glimpses of Mount Beerwah on your left. this track ended with no signage although we continued walking along the fire trail until we came out at a main fire trail near the power lines possibly called Connection Road. The extra walk would be aprox 1.5-2km each way which made the total walk about 1hr.

Medium
4.5 km return
2.5 hrs

Mount Cooee

At just 191m, this is probably the least climbed and one of the least known mountains in the area, especially as it is overshadowed by Mount Tibrogargan immediately to the west.