Yul-yan-man Track

Glass House Mountains

Breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, rock scrambling challenges and diverse plant communities await you are you skirt Mt Beerburrum and then transverse the Trachyte Ridge, before reaching a heath covered bluff and descending into the open eucalypt forest below.

Lookouts
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
185m
Maximum Elevation
70m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Follow M1 'Bruce Highway' north from Brisbane for 55km. Leave the highway onto Steve Irwin Way, signposted Beerwah and Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive. After 4.5km turn left into Beerburrum Road (signposted Mt Beerburrum Lookout) and turn right after 900m onto a short gravel road to the car park and start of the Yul-yan-man Track and Mount Beerburrum Lookout walk.

Maps:

Glass House Mountains

Route/Trail notes:

From behind the information board in the car park, the signposted precarious track heads off right around Mt Beerburrum. This 'Hard' 800m section, is not the base of the mountain, but about half way up and requires you to scramble over boulders, across bare rock face and along narrow ledges.

There are triangular distance markers along the route to help keep you on track.

From here, a 'Medium' rubble strewn track leads along the Trachyte Ridge to the first lookout on your left. The track continues along the ridge until you reach the 'bluff' and the second lookout to your right. You then have a steep slippery descent down to the end of the track (1km), where it meets the Trachyte Circuit.

From here, you have the choice to return by the same route, or an easier, but longer 5.5km option is to turn right along the Trachyte Circuit and then right again along the Soldier Settler's Trail.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

It is interesting, that as you walk along, different mountains come in to view, then disappear and another looms up.

 

Comments

Great walk but the mosquitoes we’re horrendous.

MattyM on 10 Mar, 2019

The rock scrambling portion makes it fun. Do wear appropriate footwear though ! Nice views along the way

J on 17 Feb, 2019

The word Yul-yan-man in the Kabi Kabi language means 'to walk slowly' and that is exactly what you have to do on this walk. The terrain is rough, the track narrow and the views you just have to stop and admire.
A new local walk for me, but its return distance and 31° January heat took its toll.

F.A.B. on 21 Jan, 2019

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