Cedar Grove Hiking Trail

Amamoor State Forest

4.6km of rain forest. The first kilometre is a rise of 327mtrs above sea-level, which makes that about a 25% incline. The rest is a gentle downhill slope that flattens out to the forest floor.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Camping Permitted

Getting there:

Head west off the Bruce Highway to Amamoor, then head toward the Country Music Muster site. Cedar Grove is approx 4 km before.


Amamoor State Forest

Route/Trail notes:

4.6km plus the 400mtrs to the start. First 1 km is straight to the top. Then all good from there.



Other References/Comments:

Camping permit required if staying over at Cedar Grove or Amamoor Creek (fees apply).


Enjoyable walk, slippy in sections. I finished it in 1:20hr

Everestdunc on 11 Feb, 2024

Had a few breather breaks and water, trekking up the hill to the top of the ridge at the start. Would recommend a early start as it was extremely hot mid morning, but the swim at the end makes it all worthwhile.

Greg on 4 Jan, 2023

After going uphill it is a lovely walk through rainforest. Parts of the track are overgrown and a bit neglected but well worth the walk.

Debbie on 7 Mar, 2021

The beginning slope is punishing if you’re not fit but after that a lovely walk. Worth it..

Jude on 28 Feb, 2021

This was a really lovely walk but when you see the sign that says water and fitness required it is not wrong. The first 1km is straight uphill and pretty steep followed by a gentle downhill and then more uphill but less steep through the rainforest for another 500m or so. After that it is a pretty easy walk with some very exposed parts. We had a late start from Brisbane so ended up doing this between 1030-1230 and it was hot and humid so I wouldn't recommend doing it in the heat of summer.

Bobbe on 29 Oct, 2020

Quite challenging at beginning and feels like it never ends. Took an extraordinary 3 hours to do with two children. After recent rain the track was just mud in a lot of places and very slippery. Leave early in the cool and take plenty of water and snacks.

Shaja on 5 May, 2019

Have done this walk twice. First in 2009 and then in 2014. Fitness and good footwear are a must. Steep inline for the first part of this walk followed by a nice decline walk. There were times that we questioned if we were still on the path as there is little signage or defined track after the decline. Cool off in the creek at the end.

Shell on Nov, 2014

Starts off quite interesting through creek, then rain forest followed by a hike up the hill , follow this around and once walking downhill nice walk ending up other end of camp site.

J on 9 Aug, 2014

First section is a bit of a slog and don't expect any views for it. Creeks a great place to cool of when finished.

NerdTrails on 14 Dec, 2013

The first 1 km is hard, and water is definitely a must. There is a swimming hole at the bottom to cool off.

Ian and Sue on 5 Oct, 2013


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