Trachyte Circuit (Mt Tibrogargan)

Glass House Mountains

This circuit leads through open woodland and heathland linking Mount Tibrogargan and Mount Tibberoowuccum. Interpretive signs along the track provide details of the area's special features. The Jack Ferris lookout, on Trachyte Ridge, allows for good views of the surrounding peaks. This ridge owes its name to a type of volcanic rock which forms many of the Glass House Mountains peaks.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
No Trail Bikes Permitted

Getting there:

From Steve Irwin Way, turn west onto Barrs Road, which is half way between Beerwah and Beerburrum. At its junction with Marches Road, you will see the Tibrogargan Picnic Grounds clearly marked to your left.


Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, you can head off anti-clockwise on a well defined track. Watch for the trail signs as you cross the various fire trails.

By travelling anti-clockwise you junction with the Tibrogargan Circuit, which allows you to extend your walk by a further 2.9km.




We did this in two sections, turning off onto the Soldier Settlers track about a third of the way along and hiking to Beerburrum through variable bush, mainly dry Sclerophyll forest, but also fern gullies and casuarina glades. The track is good, although a bit rocky in places. We returned the same way and rejoined the Trachite track, turning it into a nice half day walk of about 20 kms. Even if you’re tired, don’t miss the Jack Ferris lookout for views across Tibrogargan, Coonowrin, and Beerwah.

John G on 26 Aug, 2019

Good circuit walk
Nice views Jack Ferris lookout and of tibrogargan
2 hrs return

Kmxfitness on 18 Aug, 2019

A great easy walk that we joined up with the Tibrogargan Circuit to make 7.5km. The Trachyte Circuit was the better circuit - more birdlife, less people, less screaming kids & a narrower track. Make sure you head up to Jack Ferris Lookout for wonderful views of Mt Beerwah & Mt Tibrogargan.

S K on 11 Aug, 2019

We enjoyed this walk as it wasn’t as busy as the Tibrogargan Circuit and went through a variety of landscapes. The look out was a good spot to take in distance and landscape. Due to it being the circuit less travelled we actually saw some birdlife.

Anoogle on 11 Aug, 2019

Great walk with lovely views along the way! We combined it with the Tibrogargan Circuit, very easy to combine the 2 tracks!

Nads on 7 Jul, 2019

Me and my daughter did this in under 2 hours so proud of my baby girl great walk stunning views

mitchell baker on 12 Jun, 2019

Nice easy stroll

Virginia on 25 May, 2019

Good introductory walk for inexperienced Bush walkers. Family friendly. Lots of birds in late afternoon.

Elfi on 21 May, 2019

Very easy bush walk with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Track was very well maintained and well signed.

New car park at Tibro is great!

MatthewHawkins on 23 Feb, 2019

Nice easy walk for all levels. Take insect repellant!

Cindy on 3 Feb, 2019

Was a nice relaxing walk..

Hayley Fourro on 26 Dec, 2018

In the rain and quiet

drewmac on 16 Dec, 2018

Nice, casual stroll through she-oak and banksia.
You can park at the Mt Tibro carpark and take the path behind the main info sign.

Jen on 19 Aug, 2018

We did the Trachyte circuit to Jack Ferris lookout to watch the sun set. To get to the part of the track we wanted to start from, we drove through Matthew Flinders Park (off Steve Irwin Way) onto Evans Rd and then Berteaus Rd and followed the signs to the carpark. We spotted an echidna on our way back.

Ramona W on 11 Aug, 2018

Recommend the extra bit at the end around the base of Mt Tib.

Samantha on 7 Jul, 2018

One of my favourite walks, started at around 3:30pm waited in silence at Jack Farris look out as the bush around came alive with all types of birds, finches, bowerbirds, mistletoe birds - sensational colours. The candle stick bottlebrush and Geebungs were out and looking healthy. Nice time of year and day to do this walk.

Samantha on 7 Jul, 2018

Nice walk. The summit climb is for next time.

Marc Wingelaar on 24 Jun, 2018

2nd bushwalk - very easy for unfit people like ourselves.

Pokey and Sunshine Do Australia on Jun, 2018

It was a lovely hike/Walk the look outs near Mt Tibberoowuccum and at the bottom of Tibrogargan are wonderful.

Caleb J. Stanton on 19 May, 2018

We did this track and the extra bit around Tibro. Nice walk and nice views. Easy to follow and easy walk.

scruffy on 10 May, 2018


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