Glass House Mountains National Park

Popular Walks


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18 km return
6 hrs

Beerburrum to Tibrogargan circuit via Soldier Settlers, Trachyte, Tibrogargan loop and Yul-yan-man track

This circuit will take you on all four trails between Beerburrum and Tibrogargan. It starts off easy but the last 5km is the hardest. The reward is an awesome hike!

13.22 km return
3.75 hrs

Beerburrum to Trachyte and Tibrogragan Circuits

Walk from Beerburrum to the Returned Servicemans memorial Track to Trachyte Circuit to Tibrogargan Circuit to Steve Irwin Way

12 km
2.25 hrs

Coonowrin Circut (almost)

This track ALMOST makes it around the entire Coonowrin Circut, infact it is only a matter of 385mts that is blocked off by a gate and heaps of Private Property signs.

800 m return
30 mins

Glass House Mountain Lookout

The lookout is about 10km from the Glass House Mountains township, in Beerburrum West State Forest. It offers panoramic views of the mountain peaks, Caloundra, Maroochydore, Brisbane and Moreton Island. A short walking track starting at the lookout leads you through open scribbly gum forest, down through a wet eucalypt forest gully and returns back to the lookout.

3.5 km return
90 mins

Mount Beerburrum

A paved but very steep walk leads 700 metres uphill through a small area of rainforest, then winds up through eucalyptus woodland to a fire tower. There is a 360 degree view of the Glass House Mountains and other parts of South East Queensland from the summit. On a clear day, Brisbane CBD is visible too. When descending the fire tower, go down backwards as you would with any ladder, several people have tried to go down forward and had very nasty accidents.

Very Hard
3.6 km return
3 hrs

Mount Beerwah

Best to do this walk early before the heat of the day. From the base it's a steep rock climb/scramble up that seems to go on forever. Once past this initial climb, you reach the Organ Pipes. From here it's a moderate walk/scramble to the top. Views are amazing from the summit. Take your time coming down, use your feet and hands to control your descent as it's steep. If you're willing to sacrifice your pants to the rock, a crab walk/butt scoot down is effective for grip and won't make you slide Take water and some energy food as you'll be tired and need to get some energy, especially in the warmer months. Approx 3hrs. Great if you like a challenge.

Take care with this walk/climb, but go soon. A small group of Australians calling themselves the "Jinibara" have Non-Exclusive native title to the national park and want to prevent others paying homage to this wonderful mountain by climbing it. Be proud of your achievement if you reach the summit, but only if you feel confident on the steep rock.

9.5 km one-way
3 hrs

Mount Beerwah Base

This walk travels along tracks and roads that link to circumnavigate the base of Mour Beerwah. It gives great views of the mountain from different angles and its many faces.

Very Hard
2.9 km return
3 hrs

Mount Beerwah Summit

The highest of the Glasshouse Mountains, the Mt Beerwah summit walk is slightly easier than Mt Tibrogargan but still quite challenging. It has extensive views of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and Glasshouse Mountains.

Very Easy
1.3 km
30 mins

Mount Beerwah Western Boundary

Just a short stroll with glimpses of Mount Beerwah on your left. this track ended with no signage although we continued walking along the fire trail until we came out at a main fire trail near the power lines possibly called Connection Road. The extra walk would be aprox 1.5-2km each way which made the total walk about 1hr.

4 km return
2.5 hrs

Mount Cooee

At just 167m, this is probably the least climbed and one of the least known mountains in the area, especially as it is overshadowed by Mount Tibrogargan immediately to the west.