Esk to Toogoolawah - Part of BVRT

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
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The 19 kilometre Esk to Toogoolawah section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is northwest of Brisbane along the Warrego and Brisbane Valley Highways. This section of the trail travels adjacent to Camp Creek and crosses Cressbrook Creek, a tributary of the Brisbane River, at Toogoolawah. The trail extends through farmland including lucerne, other pasture and small crops that are important to the local economy.
On trail signage indicates classifications between Esk and Toogoolawah. The distance and lack of trail facilities make this section suitable for people with a moderate to high fitness level. There are no drinking water or toilet facilities between Esk and Toogoolawah. Sufficient water must be carried.

Dogs Permitted
Horses Permitted
Cycling Permitted

Getting there

The 19 kilometre Esk to Toogoolawah section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) is northwest of Brisbane along the Warrego and Brisbane Valley Highways.  The township of Toogoolawah is approximately 120 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD.

Maps

http://www.experiencesomerset.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Map-Brisbane-Valley-Rail-Trail.pdf

Route/Trail notes

Surface is a mixture of dirt and gravel.  Medium to high fitness required due to length of trail and no facilities.  Carry sufficient water.

Permits/Costs

Free

Other References

http://www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/resources/publication/bvrt-esk-to-toogoolawah.pdf

https://www.experiencesomerset.com.au/brisbane-valley-rail-trail/

https://www.queensland.com/en-au/journey/brisbane-valley-rail-trail

 

 

GPS Tracks

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Comments

Completed over a couple of weekends walking up and back in sections over Winter. Have finally made it to Toogoolawah, next stop Harlin.

Bobbe on 31 Aug, 2021

Part of my unsupported, end-to-end walk of the entire Brisbane Valley Rail Trail in April 2016.

Bunya Nutz on 25 Apr, 2016

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