This circuit track explores the Chermside Hills Reserves' open forest with its understorey of heath, grasses and shrubs. The track passes through thick vegetation beside Little Cabbage Tree Creek and climbs to the highest point in the reserve (Spider Hill) with views of the surrounding hills and suburbs.

Grade: medium, steep hills
Suited to: bushwalking, birdwatching, flora walks
Habitat: open eucalypt forest
Must: a sunset or sunrise walk to Spider Hill for amazing views

Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

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Nice easy track. Lots of grass trees

becdr on 13 Aug, 2021

Beautiful track and great for the little kids! Love all the grass and bottle brush trees! So beautiful in the late afternoon with the sun setting through the trees 😍

Aleisha on 9 May, 2021

Cute local reserve. Really great for the BCC to gazette of some bush for our flora and fauna :) The grass tree spikes are so prolific and architectural rn + there's still a little bit of banksia, pea flowers, and other heath wildflowers blooming if that's ur thing !

rb on 24 Sep, 2020

Beautiful walk with so many gorgeous grass trees

Suzanne on 31 May, 2020

nice walk

alenka on 10 Dec, 2017

Nice short walk. 1 hour would be quite a slow pace. Saw several wallabies. The North-East quarter of the circuit is currently closed for track maintenance. I would definitely classify this walk as easy or very easy

Lobster on 7 Jun, 2017

Nice easy walk. Took the dog along as well.

slance on 3 Jun, 2017

Lovely easy loop so close to the burbs. Took far less than an hour.

BridgetL on 6 Apr, 2017

It doesn't take long to forget how close you are to the city on this walk

DNFcacher on 22 Sep, 2016

A nice track without having to leave the city. There are a number of shorter tracks that branch of Giwadha but keep an eye in the direction you're going as some signs have disintegrated from termite activity. The tracks are also suitable for runners, mountain bikes and bird watchers.

View? Nope.

stepitup on 12 Sep, 2015

Great walk for kids, fun and great views

Teamsmith on 5 Jul, 2015

Good exercise.

Peare on 30 May, 2015

As per previous comment the lookout view is quite limited. Good place to spot butterflies.

rob.bushman on 21 Mar, 2015

Did this walk on my lunch break. View from spider hill is quite limited but track through reserve is pleasant.

Grumps on 11 Feb, 2014

Easy, not much to see at the lookout.

rob.bushman on 22 Jun, 2013


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