Trachyte Circuit (Mt Tibrogargan)

Glass House Mountains National Park
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This circuit leads through open woodland and heathland linking Mount Tibrogargan and Mount Tibberoowuccum. Interpretive signs along the track provide details of the area's special features. The Jack Ferris lookout, on Trachyte Ridge, allows for good views of the surrounding peaks. This ridge owes its name to a type of volcanic rock which forms many of the Glass House Mountains peaks.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
No Horses Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
No Trail Bikes Permitted

Getting there:

From Steve Irwin Way, turn west onto Barrs Road, which is half way between Beerwah and Beerburrum. At its junction with Marches Road, you will see the Tibrogargan Picnic Grounds clearly marked to your left.


Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, you can head off anti-clockwise on a well defined track. Watch for the trail signs as you cross the various fire trails.

By travelling anti-clockwise you junction with the Tibrogargan Circuit, which allows you to extend your walk by a further 2.9km.



GPS Tracks

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In the rain and quiet

drewmac on 16 Dec, 2018

Nice, casual stroll through she-oak and banksia.
You can park at the Mt Tibro carpark and take the path behind the main info sign.

Jen on 19 Aug, 2018

We did the Trachyte circuit to Jack Ferris lookout to watch the sun set. To get to the part of the track we wanted to start from, we drove through Matthew Flinders Park (off Steve Irwin Way) onto Evans Rd and then Berteaus Rd and followed the signs to the carpark. We spotted an echidna on our way back.

Ramona W on 11 Aug, 2018

Recommend the extra bit at the end around the base of Mt Tib.

Samantha on 7 Jul, 2018

One of my favourite walks, started at around 3:30pm waited in silence at Jack Farris look out as the bush around came alive with all types of birds, finches, bowerbirds, mistletoe birds - sensational colours. The candle stick bottlebrush and Geebungs were out and looking healthy. Nice time of year and day to do this walk.

Samantha on 7 Jul, 2018

Nice walk. The summit climb is for next time.

Marc Wingelaar on 24 Jun, 2018

2nd bushwalk - very easy for unfit people like ourselves.

Pokey and Sunshine Do Australia on Jun, 2018

It was a lovely hike/Walk the look outs near Mt Tibberoowuccum and at the bottom of Tibrogargan are wonderful.

Caleb J. Stanton on 19 May, 2018

We did this track and the extra bit around Tibro. Nice walk and nice views. Easy to follow and easy walk.

scruffy on 10 May, 2018

Started the walk late and it was a hot day. Some cooling from the odd tree cover but not enough. Nice walk though.

Sipan on 13 Jan, 2018

Nice partially shaded walk. Great views from the lookout point.
Had some people there on Saturday morning, but not too busy.

Helgi on 12 Aug, 2017

Lovely walk, fairly level (no steep sections, though sometimes rough underfoot) and well signposted. Some excellent views and lots of benches near the end of the walk. Loads of different types of forest to walk through. Really enjoyed it!

Georgina on 4 Aug, 2017

Worth the side track up to Jack Ferris lookout. When I walked through, quite a bit of the pine forest had been cut down. The track is well-graded and relatively easy to follow.

kerfuffle on 16 Jul, 2017

Did the walk anti clockwise as recommended, well signed all the way round and no issues navigating the track

JoshF on 28 May, 2017

We decided to do the 6km walk. We went to the lookout and after that followed all the signs even though the track seemed to be moving further away from the mountain when it seemed like we should of been heading back to it with the distance we had already walked. Then we ended up at a school and had to walk on the road and get onto Steve Irwin way. We saw the picnic area/loo. We headed back towards the mountain via a fire track and back onto a circuit which was another 1.7km. Omg we were so lost and exhausted and annoyed. Get the signage right National Parks. Never going back!

Sharm on 27 May, 2017

Love this trek. Part of circuit closed for maintenance until 20/05/17 but detour provided to Jack Ferris lookout and loop back to Tibro circuit. If using Matthew Flinders car park, head up Evans road to find track markers. Pretty easy going trail with a few up hill areas and steps in some places.

Cassablanca on 30 Apr, 2017

We thought that we would take it easy on our first Bushwalk of the new season, having had three months out due to injury and 'the heat'. Yep, we don't climb mountains at this time of year in South East Queensland!
It was great to see that National Park staff were out strimming the paths to make them more clearly defined, as directions were a little unclear when crossing fire trails.
We included the Tibrogargan Circuit on the walk and given that it was a scorching hot day we were pretty 'bushed' by the end.

F.A.B. on 7 Feb, 2017

This is a fantastic area with loads of wildlife and great views. One of my favourite locations in South East QLD

Samuel Armstrong on Jan, 2017

We walked as far as the Jack Ferris lookout, where we met two exhausted girls on their way back. They told us that after the lookout, the signage disappears and they had been lost for hours. It was a hot day and we had limited water so we decided not to risk it and turned back.

Sandie on 21 Nov, 2016

Nice run

andre on 18 Nov, 2016


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