Gold Creek Reservoir

Queensland

Within the Brisbane City area there are a number of nature reserves that provide opportunities for the hiker who doesn't want to drive for hours to get out of the city. One of the most interesting is the Gold Creek Reservoir located next to the suburb of Upper Brookfield.

Picnic Facilities
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
166m
Maximum Elevation
225m
Total Climb

Getting there

Drive to the end of Gold Creek Rd, Brookfield QLD. 6-7 km on from the Brookfield showground. Bitumen all the way.

Maps

Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

The signage along the track is not always clear.  See on-site map and attached GPS file for further guidance.

Permits/Costs

Nil

Other References

http://www.weekendnotes.com/hiking-gold-creek-reservoir/

Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland (ISBN 9780646946092) p98

Comments

Completed the walk this morning. Certainly not a busy track like most others in the Brisbane area. I was the only one in the carpark and didn't see a soul during the entire walk. The river is currently flooded and you will need to cross at the start using the bridge about 100 metres to the North. Then follow the track around the face of the dam past the temporary closure sign. The track was quite unkempt and I appeared to be the only person to walk it today and probably in the last few days. There were hundreds of spider webs across the track, tip - get someone else to walk in front!
When you get to the fork with the wild pigs sign, keep right. Other than that, it's quite an easy walk but will get your heart pumping. I completed it in about 80 minutes without pushing very fast.

Tom on 6 Mar, 2020

Really enjoyable walk. Went after rains, rained twice during my trek. Went anti-clockwise, first half the walk is little to no views but the track itself is really pretty. Second half the scrub opens up and the views are worth the walk. Got lost at the T Junction where “Beware Feral Pigs” sign is located. Take the track to the right, on that almost immediately theres a fork, go left. If you end up walking through thick, high, dead, branchy scrub youve gone too far. After going left, you should soon come to a creek (dry) crossing, shortly after you should spot an old horse plow that has been left to fall apart (Will be on your left). If you find that & youre continuing on a track large enough for 4WD - youre going the right way. Shortly after the plows theres another fork, take the left (walking track) and not the continued multi use, larger track. The rest is easy 👍🏼

Shaun on 17 Jan, 2020

Went with the family this morning- young kids under the age of 13- took us around 1 3/4 hours including a few water breaks.. nice walk with undulating hills but jeez its dry...

Ozzie J on 6 Oct, 2019

I did the walk with my two kids, 5 years old and 9 years old.

Natasha on 15 Sep, 2019

Great walk through forest around the reservoir, took just over an hour.

Dean on 16 Aug, 2019

This was a lovely walk. Nice length, enough hills to get the heart started and great views of the dam at the beginning and end. We did take a wrong turn and head up a very steep fire trail for a while walking anticlockwise but corrected after less than a km.

Bobbe on 11 Aug, 2019

Walked anticlockwise. Steep in parts at beginning.

Jude on 25 Jul, 2019

Great walk, a few good inclines to get the heart pumping! Unfortunately we did get lost twice as there’s not a lot of signage at some points but did get back to the correct track fairly quickly. Looked liked the track had been recently cleared and tidied.
Lots of whip birds and bellbirds singing the whole time, just lovely!
Would definitely do it again!

Nads on 8 Jun, 2019

Average quality bushwalk circuit, more interesting to walk anti-clockwise but also easier to get lost. The lake is great for water activities in summer and there's lovely romantic lakeside picnicing spots

Angus Small on 27 May, 2019

Its a medium walk with some steep bits and slippery rocks if its been raining. Lots of birds.

Dwaino on 25 Apr, 2019

Done this a few times, nice walk, some hills, nothing too challenging

Sally on 11 Mar, 2019

At night, in a storm - Scary stuff!

JayTwo on 8 Oct, 2018

Very pleasant Monday morning. Saw only one other pair of walkers. Track quite clear and easy to follow. Can
t really get lost....if going anticlockwise as we did, just keep the water on your left! No snakes yet, plenty of birds, but surprisingly few water birds.

Going anticlockwise, as others have noted most of the uphill work is done early in the walk, but there's nothing challenging. A couple of hours no problem.
The facilities were supposed to have been upgraded, but there is only one picnic table. Toilets OK.

Mikemonty on 10 Sep, 2018

The GPS Track GPX file is not recognised by updated Garmin Basecamp

Derek Cook on 21 Jul, 2018

Anti-Clockwise, Overcast day. Rainforest and eucalypt bush with narrow track. There was a warning sign halfway near a T junction saying "Beware: Feral pigs", mainly nocturnal so day use would be safe. Plenty of bird life and a few lizards.

BenU on 27 May, 2018

Walking clockwise the first 20 minutes has some pleasant views of the reservoir but the majority of the narrow trail is through closed scrub with a reasonable amount of lantana. Signage is limited/non-existent and there are a number of trail branchings so Wikiloc came in handy for navigating. I'd rate this as more of an ok exercise walk rather than something to seek out.

Wig on 7 May, 2018

Beautiful walk, but as others have said signs are not great. Got lost on the way back but overall it was definitely worth it

Albany Alfonzo on 10 Sep, 2017

Tried going clockwise and got lost, so will go back this weekend and try the other way.
Beautiful walk.

TJ on 2 Aug, 2017

Walking this counter-clockwise gets the undulations out of the way while you're still fresh.

Brendan on 1 Aug, 2017

Walked this today, anti-clockwise. I suspect the signage is better for a clockwise walk but I might try that out in a week or so. The track is quite overgrown in parts, suggesting that it is not often used. I needed to reference with GPS a couple of times as track intersections I came to were not well signposted. But a pleasant walk all up - with nice views of the water during the last two kilometres.

Bruce on 28 Jun, 2017

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