Climb to a lookout at the base of Glen Rock. This walk provides great views down the valley carved by Blackfellow Creek and a good overview of Glen Rock Regional Park.

800m
Maximum Elevation
800m
Total Climb

 

Getting there

Start from the shed across the road from the Casuarina Rest Area. Details for getting to the Casuarina Rest Area are available in the Glen Rock description.

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Route/Trail notes

Looking from the shed towards Glen Rock you should be able to make out a vehicle track winding its way up the slope. Take note of this, you'll be spending most of the walk on it!

Make your way up the slope from the shed and travel cross country towards the vehicle track. Depending on current conditions, there should be some goat trails across the grassy field. You should encounter the vehicle track fairly quickly. From there simply follow the track as it winds back and forth up the hill.

You'll obtain multiple opportunities for great views as you rise, and if your lucky, a selection of magnificent spider webs which are worth a pause and a photo.

You'll eventually reach the top of the ridge and the track will become more overgrown. This point gives a good view and is a suitable stopping point, however, the track continues on and you can in fact reach the bottom of Glen Rock, though the last little bit is a decent scramble. According to my guide book the top of Glen Rock isn't achievable from this point, and I didn't attempt it. There's an obvious ridge behind the rock though and it's likely that you could use that as an access route, though not from this walk.

NOTE: These notes were written well after the trip and may be inaccurate, please update them if you notice any inconsistancies.

Other References

Neil McKilligan and Ian Savage, "Bush Walks in the Toowoomba Region", Third Edition, USQ Press, 2001

 

Comments

Relatively easy hike , just the last couple 100 meters are a bit steep. Few trees blocking the view (but only if you want a panoramic pic).

J on 25 May, 2019

A great hike & can be combined in a full day walk via Glen Rock, following the tableland to Red Rock and Mount Philip. Glen Rock can be negotiated by it's northern base. The ridge track (next to a fence) leading to Glen Rock once the 4WD track ends becomes narrow with a short scramble.

exo karpos on 20 Feb, 2011

I'm adding this entry well after the actual trip up the rock so I could be getting it incorrect, but to my knowledge we did get to the top of the rock and assailed down. We definitely did absail down something. We were with friends who had done this before, and knew where they were going though.

Ian and Sue on 7 Jun, 2008

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