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This is a great walk through mostly canopied forest that skirts around Enoggera Reservoir. There are some quite steep hills which will be a challenge if you are not very fit, but most of the walk is easy. Glimpses of the reservoir, lots of beautiful trees, the odd encounter with wildlife make for a very enjoyable couple of hours.

It is best to call into the Information Centre at Walk About Creek before starting this walk as they have detailed instructions on navigating the bit of suburb walking required to complete the circuit. It's also useful to have the topographical map as the hike isn't on marked trails - it would be difficult to get lost - but it's possible! If you are doing a circuit then just keep taking Left hand turns if going anti clockwise!

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted

Getting there

Start at Walkabout Creek Information Centre


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Route/Trail notes

Follow Reservior Break around the reservoir, see attached GPS for further guidance



Other References


Great walk, very beautiful and not busy at all. Took us just under 3hrs. A couple of steep sections in there, but a nice challenge. Quite gravely track so recommend boots over sneakers.

Anonymous on 25 Apr, 2021

Good walk, a few steep hills, otherwise nothing too challenging or spectacular.

Jeff Ells on 24 Jan, 2021

Lots of hills. You can't see the reservoir for half the walk. This walk took me 2 hrs. Get a map from the discovery centre and ask them for directions.

Clem on 9 Oct, 2020

My first time, did this walk on Sunday 19th July, no issues with closures (was closures recently due to burn offs), parking was difficult to find as this is a popular spot for walkers, runners and people using the water to SUP, kayak etc. Lovely walk with lots of greenery. Lots of birds. Lots of hills as well, take plenty of water even during cooler weather. Not a difficult track to follow with a map or app but there are no signs so be mindful of this. I popped into the Info centre and was given a map and some instructions on which way to go, very helpful for especially coming across a couple junctions and when exiting the walk at the dam wall. A little disappointing to finish in suburbia with the sounds of traffic and dogs barking and to walk through a bus terminal after such a pretty walk with sounds of nature. A great walk though that will burn the legs for sure.

Janelle on 19 Jul, 2020

I am a 13 year old who is writing a review on the Enoggera Reservoir Circuit. This walk is a lovely walk that follows the dam all the way round. We started at walkabout creek car park and went clockwise. It is an extremely hilly circuit with one long giant steep hill if you go clockwise. We ran the flats and downs and powerwalked the hills and did it in around 1h 30mins, probably around 2h if you just walked it. No drinking fountains along the walk so make sure to bring lots of water, especially in summer. This walk is also net very well sign posted, I suggest downloading a app called and it shows you where you are and you can look which way to go. There is also a fence which we had trouble getting through, if you want to get through going clockwise then walk down hill past the bus station and follow the fence line to the end and there is a dirt path that goes through it. Overall nice walked, and I really enjoyed it. Hope this Info is useful, hope you enjoy this walk too.

TheN8tureBoy on 19 Jul, 2020

Absolutely beautiful scenery and views of the dam. I went clockwise, and it was a little hard to find the gap in the fence to get through (at the start of the walk). Varied walk, with lots of inclines, logs to climb over etc.. It could be a little better signed, as I got lost a few times about 30min in. Otherwise, great walk! I'm going to go back and try anti-clockwise.

KB on 30 Jun, 2020

A lovely walk. A good range of flat and gentle with a few really steep inclines.
It would be a good idea to have the map with you. There are a few tracks that loop onto themselves turning a 10km walk into a 15km walk.

Louisa on 31 May, 2020

Completed this circuit in an anti clock wise direction. Well people are right, there are some killer hills on this track, but very enjoyable all the same. 2.15 mins

Robert on 18 May, 2020

Beautiful hike early in the morning with the steam rising off the water.

Nadine on 15 May, 2020

Walked with Simon, Sam, Mum and Dad

Brooke White on May, 2020

Nice walk, some killer hills but that was all part of the variety! incredibly wet as we walked, so 1/2 the track at lake level was underwater. Exciting Creek crossing due to water levels.

AliC on 9 Feb, 2020

nice walk some of the hills were killers

Oliver on 19 Oct, 2019

Started on the Araucaria Track but then moved to the Link Track and did the whole circuit. Ended up being 10.9km...a long dry, warm walk but completed in 2hr 20min. I’m reasonably fit but found some of the hills to be killers...they’re just not nice! The signage is non-existent so you need to regularly refer to a map. I have absolutely no desire to do this one again...

S K on 5 Oct, 2019

We walked the complete circuit as guided by the walkabout discovery centre and it actually was closer to 15klms? But this included the loop that went down to the dam

Lisa B on 3 Jun, 2019

A good walk but the circuit needs better directional signage.

Jessica Parker on 11 May, 2019

Busy on ANZAC day but enjoyable walk with many birds around.

Pi on 25 Apr, 2019

Very nice family walk. Got a little wet and muddy but thats all part of the fun!

Maddy on 25 Apr, 2019

To complete the circuit follow the mountain bike trail that branches from the Araucaria trail. At the end when. You reach the dam you need to skirt around a fence and you should end up at the bus depot. Follow the road up the hill and you should reach the wildlife centre and carpark.

JayWalker on 11 Apr, 2019

A nice walk through the bush and a great track close to town with plenty of hills for building up fitness. Lots of wildlife including Bell birds, Cockatoos, water birds, goannas and if you are lucky/ unlucky, snakes.

Allan on 27 Mar, 2019

Great to be so close to the city and still have so much wildlife. We saw a couple of lace monitors, a forrest kingfisher, several flocks of rufous fantales and heard a catbird and a whip bird or three. The swim at the end was a welcome finish on a warm day.

Sandgroper on 23 Mar, 2019


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