Piccabeen Circuit

Mapleton National Park

Piccabeen Circuit provides a pleasant walk through piccabeen groves, tall blackbutt forest and rainforest communities and across various creeks.

Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Rainforest
492m
Maximum Elevation
36m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Head for Mapleton and turn into Obi Obi Road and then turn right (signposted) into Delicia Road, before turning right after 500m into Mapleton Forest Road. Follow this to the Mapleton National Park Day use Area, the last part of which is gravel road.

Maps:

Mapleton National Park

Route/Trail notes:

This is one of the best signposted tracks (no. 3) I have come across in a very long time. At each junction, there is are clear signs as to which way to go as well as a map board to tell you where you are. Well done National Parks.

So head out from behind the car park and turn left or right. If you head left, the track follows the road down to the Leafy Lane access, before heading out along various wide fire breaks. The first 2.5km is pretty flat, but from there on, it switchbacks and includes four creek crossings, which may be difficult to cross after heavy rain.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References

This is a 'shared' track with horse riders, so take care. Mountain Bike and Motor Bike riders are not allowed on this track, as their designated tracks are further north, but I saw tyre tracks, so be aware.

Comments

We hadn’t planned to do this walk today but the ghureela track is closed. It’s a really pretty walk but it’s pretty hilly. Gives a good workout. It is very well signed. We were confused at first though because we stopped at the wrong car park. We missed the first part that ran along beside the road and started at the wider trail which went straight ahead.

Ian and Sue on 5 Oct, 2019

Nice short walk with creek crossings

Salem13 on 13 Jul, 2019

Relatively quiet part of the park even on a Saturday. Easy track to follow , may after heavy rain be challenging to cross a creek or two but would say most of the time this should not pose an issue.

J on 16 Feb, 2019

Cooler weather than usual for January, has allowed me to get out and around early this year. Having never visited this part of Mapleton National Park, I was surprised by how many walks there were. Managed to cover three in the day, and given it is holiday time, I did not meet one single other person: no walkers, horses, mountain bikes or motor bikes!

F.A.B. on 10 Jan, 2019

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