Trachyte and Tibrogargan Circuit

Glass House Mountains National Park

A nice, easy walk with nothing too strenuous. Leading from the car park, begin the Tibrogargan Circuit. At the first fork take a right (sign post and map at the fork). The circuit winds through open eucalypti, casuarina and native flora alongside Mount Tibrogargan and Mount Tibberoowuccum. Signage along the track provide information about the area's flora and fauna. The trail then ascends to the Jack Ferris lookout which is atop Trachyte Ridge and affords walkers a panoramic view of surrounding peaks and pine forest plantation. Interestingly, the Glasshouse Mountains themselves are volcanic plugs formed largely of rhyolite and trachyte which remain after the surrounding sandstone eroded over 25 million years.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
No Trail Bikes Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

From Steve Irwin Way, take a left onto Barrs Road, which is approximately 3 kilometers past the Mathew Flinders Park. There are two car parks in the area and both are on the left-hand side of the road. The first is for the car park is for the Tibrogargan Circuit. The second is for the Trachyte Circuit and is the closest to the trailhead.


Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

As above


Do you need any permits? What's the cost?

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?


Great combination of walks. Saw a goanna and lots of birds. So close to Brisbane too! Will definitely be back.

AmyKT on 24 Jan, 2022

Enjoyed it!

Kyles73 on 19 Jan, 2022

Nice easy walk good view at lookout about half way round little bit muddy in places

Greg Harvey on 9 Jan, 2022

Beautiful walk

Tamara on 15 May, 2021

Beautiful walk

Tamara on 15 May, 2021

Beautiful walk

Tamara on 15 May, 2021

Beautiful walk

Tamara on 15 May, 2021

With the recent rain, everything was green and the creek full and flowing. Lovely.

Joshua Cocks on 23 Apr, 2021

Nice easy walk with great views, and not too many walkers

Gail on 26 Jan, 2021

did this one yesterday....clocked it at 6.6klm including the small detour to the Jack Ferris lookout....trail is in good condition, well signposted...overall an easy walk...mostly dense forest, toilets are at the carpark, gpx and directions here are accurate...very enjoyable and not sure why it isnt as popular as some of the others on the sunshine coast...

Greg Brady on 7 Sep, 2020


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