Wild Horse Mountain

Glass House Mountains
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Quite steep but concrete all the way. Amazing 360° views of the Glass House Mountains to the west and Bribie Island and the coastal strip to the east. Lots of information on what you are looking at and a great place for a picnic.

Lookouts
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
127m
Maximum Elevation
97m
Total Climb

Getting there:

A distinctive landmark (fire watch tower) on the eastern side of the Bruce Highway. From the south, take the exit next to the Service Station and turn right to cross over the Bruce Highway before turning right again and following the sign to the car park.

Well signposted from the north.

Maps:

Wild Horse Mountain

Route/Trail notes:

700mt and quite steep. The quickest we have done this is in 7mins 56sec up and 4mins 23sec down. Concrete the whole way. If you are looking for something else, from the bottom of the car park, turn right and head along the forest trail for a couple of minutes and you can follow a bush track up the side of the mountain. This track only takes you halfway up though.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

None.

Comments

Steep walk up a paved road to the summit. Took about 20 mins return.

Troy on 10 Sep, 2018

Great view from the top, not a bad walk.

Darren on 9 Sep, 2018

not as bad as we thought going up, it is steep but there is plenty to see and quite a few birds around we saw several rainbow bee eaters along the way. The obversation area is great for photos on a clear day you can see for miles, highly recommend it.

Anne on 23 Aug, 2018

Sunset Views are amazing! Short but STEEP walk.

Celine on 15 Aug, 2018

Super easy walk up a concreted path. Fire watch tower at the top with perfect views of the glasshouse mountains - especially at sunset!

MandaPanda on Aug, 2018

Brilliant views of glasshouse mountains - A short but very steep 10min walk up a road to a fantastic 360 degree view of the mounatins and surrounds. Beautiful at sunset, very busy then also

Simon Hutchen on 4 Jul, 2018

Quick 700 metres to the fire tower at the top. Stunning views of the Glasshouse Mtns

Ange Miles on 17 Jun, 2018

Short but steep walk up a concrete driveway. Fabulous views from a covered lookout.

Nichola Wallace on 1 Jun, 2018

Steep but short walk with awesome views at sunset of the Glasshouse Mountains. I got some beautiful photos up here ! Highly recommend :)

AmyKT on Jun, 2018

Quick and easy...be prepared for the steep road

Richard Williams on 26 May, 2018

did it with my 6 year old, really fun, lots of mozzies though

andre on 10 Mar, 2018

For some crazy reason we did this walk in the middle of the day, when it was forecast to reach 37°C. The 360° views are amazing, and we had a cool breeze when we reached the top.

kojen on 11 Feb, 2018

Nice afternoon walk. Completely paved from entrance to the top. Great 360 degree views, informative panels to help you interpret what you’re seeing. Definitely taking visitors here.

Kristy-Lee on 26 Jan, 2018

This was #1 of a 6 peaks in one day challenge I did with my daughter, daughter-in-law, and 12yr old granddaughter. An easy short walk with spectacular 360 degree view.

Lone Ranger on 8 Jan, 2018

Good for a stopover/stretch on a long drive. Concreted pathway is steep but doable for most people. Great views at the top. Service station is nearby for refreshments before or afterwards.

Take a Hike on 2 Jan, 2018

Straight uphill on a bitumen road. Plenty of parking. Pretty good view. Worth the detour.

Linda on Jan, 2018

Short and sweet with a great view at the top at sunset

Anne Lowery on 22 Jun, 2017

Short and sweet 😉 Beautiful views of the Glasshouse Mountains. Definitely worth the short detour 🙏💕

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Mel on 9 Apr, 2017

Yes, it's that lookout near the Shell servo that every time you head up to the Sunshine Coast you think "I must stop there some day". Pretty short walk with some steepness (it's no Beerburrum), but great views west into the rest of the Glasshouse complex and up and down the coast, plus the highway. Worth the stop.

Vat on 17 Aug, 2016

Awesome views of the GHMs. Might take 50 minutes if you do it three times. Great place to take interstate visitors.

SkipK on 10 Apr, 2016

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