Mt Allan from Charlie Moreland Camp Ground


When you arrive at Charlie Moreland Camping ground in Imbil State Forest , go to visitor information then look to your left , there is a camp ground walk past that to find a gate and a sign stating Mt Allan hike trail 8.8km return
This is a steady continues incline that will lead you right up to Mt Allan firetower. This is a wide track used for fire trucks and Qld Parks to get up to the fire tower. Enjoy the amazing wide open space views of mainly a pine forest area.

Getting there

Park at Day Parking , walk up to information booth , look to left there is a camping ground and behind that you will find a gate and sign stating the trail hike


Visit Qld Parks website

Route/Trail notes

A track used bu fire trucks , so open and wide but a steady incline all the way up 


Day parking at Charlie Moreland is free and accessable by normal car , just keep in mind the road ( Sunday Creek Road ) is unsealed !

For camping permit visit the Qld Parks website

Other References

Visit Qld Parks website


This was a decent hike/walk in a nice area, but I wouldn't necessarily do it again. We got to the top in an hour (4.4km), but that was at a pretty tough pace. It's a fairly steep dirt track to the top which gets your legs working on the way up, but is hard on the knees and ankles coming down. Nice view at the top and the fire tower was pretty cool. The cicadas were insanely loud (it was a hot day) and there were lots of flies, even in the Charlie Moreland campground. We saw some beautiful crimson rosellas but not much other wildlife.

kmgail on 13 Jan, 2018

A very challenging walk with very steep ascension in many areas. We had to stop often given our average fitness levels, but well worth it! Took about three hours. Lots of wildlife and a terrific view of surrounds at the top.

Cassablanca on 17 Jul, 2017

A very challenging walk but a great workout and the view is definitely worth it. This was the second time I attempted this walk. The first time a few months ago I turned back and walked along the road as the fire trail was very overgrown. After crossing 2 creeks (very little water in them at the moment) take the righthand fork and you will soon see a sign pointing you in the right direction. The first 2ks are the hardest and there are markers after this which help. Would not do this in the middle of the day in summer as the track is quite exposed.

Megs on 15 Jul, 2017

Completed did walk today and hiked up Mt allan twice as I walked down to Bolumba Creek to see the Gold Mine , so back over Mt Allan to Charlie Moreland Camp site. 18km round trip , but so worth it even just the 8.8km return from Charlie to top and back. Wide open spaces to view.

J on 31 May, 2014


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