Trachyte Circuit (Mt Tibrogargan)

Glass House Mountains
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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.

Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
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.

Maps:

http://nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/glass-house-mountains/about.html

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.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Comments

Nice bushwalk, not too many people. Beautiful, flowering native plants always puts on a good show coming into spring.

NatureFan77 on 8 Aug, 2020

Intended on doing the version of this track that incorporates Mt Tibberoowuccum but missed the turn and just did the Trachyte Circuit. Got to the base of Tibro and decided to give it a shot. Turned back after the first vertical climb haha.

jeabou on 4 Aug, 2020

Good walk, easy going with only a few hills and not too steep. Great views from Jack Ferris lookout, some variety in vegetation keeps it interesting. I saw a pair of red-tailed black cockatoos. I did the walk straight after rain so the stepping stones at the two creek crossings were under water - see photos. First one (I went anticlockwise) could still see the stones but the second could not. I tapped around with a stick to find them - now I have some idea how a blind person feels. Not a big problem, but that is the first time I have ever taken my boots off during a walk!

Jim Craigen on 10 Mar, 2020

Very nice walk, we did the portion from the carpark to the jack ferris lookout and back with our 2.5 year old.

Dagmar de Brito on 7 Mar, 2020

Good walk, the Jack Ferris lookout is great, mostly shaded under trees & scrub so its OK to take this walk on a hot day

Bribie 61 on 1 Mar, 2020

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

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