Glass House Mountains

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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

Very Hard
3.97 km return

Caves Route

Could be also classified as a very hard bushwalk or an easy rock climb. Either way this is a short but classic scramble that displays the complexity of Tibro's majestic east face, on a series of unforgettable pitches, each with their own character and style.
Some parties prefer a roped ascent when some climbers think the solo effort is the way to fully enjoy the tremendous exposure this route delivers.
Route finding is easy and straightforward but falling is not an option on most parts. Some fixed abseiling/belay station are present at convenient spots to either retreat safely or bring following climbers up on a rope.
Each pitch of the whole route can be abseiled with a 60m rope and the experience is equal to the climb.
The hardest climbing move is below the big chimney, basic rock climbing skills are required to make a couple of grade 14/15 moves to build a belay or install an aid point.
Descent can be made safely via tourist track (very busy at times) or as mentioned, abseiling back (5 abseils).
Helmet and grippy shoes are mandatory and the route shouldn't be attempted when wet or downclimbed by the novice.

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.

800 m return
15 mins

Glasshouse 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.

1.4 km return
40 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 decending 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.

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

Interesting climb/hike to summit of Mount Beerwah - Glass house mountains.

PLEASE NOTE- The entire Summit route reopened on 1st January 2016 and climbers can once again use this route.

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.

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.

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.